There is no better way to experience love and
compassion than by helping those in need,
a call Knights answer every day.


Knights banded together can accomplish more
than any of us could accomplish individually
in support of our Church and priests.


Knights socialize together and take care of each other –
we have each others’ back.


Members of the Knights of Columbus are proud
of our devotion to God and country,
and believe in standing up for both.

Knight of the Month Archives

Each month a Knight of this Council is selected the Knight of the Month because of his contribution to the success of the Council and/or by his actions demonstrated his commitment to the principles of Charity, Unity, and  Fraternity.   He could be awarded Knight of the Month for his efforts on a specific event or an accumulation of actions that warrant his selection. Nominations are accepted, discussed and voted upon during the regular Officers and Directors meeting held monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  The Family Activity Director administers the Knight of the Month process from nomination to awarding the recipient his certificate.   All Knights in good standing are eligible for this award.


Knight of the Month – June 2012

John Espree, June’s Knight of the Month, grew up in central Louisiana’s Evangeline Parish and moved to Texas at the age of 18. That’s why his e-mail address includes “cajun56texan75.” John and wife Bonnie started attending Holy Spirit in the early 2000s. John’s hometown is Mamou, hailed as the “Cajun Music Capital of the World.”…

Knight of the Month – May 2012

The camaraderie that Bennie Sikorski, Knight of the Month for May, experiences volunteering for the council reminds him of the bonds that he shared through 23 years of Army life. “You’re quite close to your fellow military,” he noted. His KC activities include a weekly “shift” with the frying unit during fish fry Fridays. Bennie…

Knight of the Month – April 2012

Rod Kinard is the Knight of the Month for April. Rod is a native of Abilene, Texas but was off to Lubbock only months after his birth; his father graduated from Hardin Simmons University and got his first teaching/coaching job there. The family’s next stops were in Oklahoma, first to Moore (just south of Oklahoma…

Knight of the Month – March 2012

Our Knight of the Month for March is Larry Dumais. He’s a handy guy – runs multiple businesses related to construction and home re-pairs. But recently he has also has become much more handy in the kitchen. Wife Cathleen went back to school on top of her job in the Cedar Hill ISD, where she…

Knight of the Month – February 2012

Work ethic has never been an issue with Frank Salazar, our Deputy Grand Knight and the council’s Knight of the Month for February. Frank owned an auto parts export company in Waxahachie for almost 20 years. The business drastically changed following 9/11, and the political climate in one country that was one of his major…

Knight of the Month – January 2012

Al Alonzo has been a member of our council for less than a year. But anyone who has participated in only a handful of 8157 activities since last summer knows he’s willing and able to pitch in just about any time – and he’s probably going to bring along his trusty camera. His interest in…

Knight of the Month – December 2011

A man and his pickup: Bob Lamb, Knight of the Month for December, is seemingly always ready to call upon his white F-250 diesel (2000 model year) to haul the council’s traveling grill to a cookout here or there. Bob ordered it direct from the factory. Had two miles on it when he picked it…

Knight of the Month – November 2011

Our Knight of the Month for November is a unique selection given that he isn’t a member of our council. But “drop-in” Mike Mann has exhibited the KC work ethic to the benefit of 8157 and Holy Spirit since he was sent from his home in Maryland early last fall to work in south Dallas…

Knight of the Month – October 2011

David Dybala put his Texas A&M engineering degree to good use for the Knights of Columbus recently when he helped Allen Reitmeier map out construction of a wheelchair ramp on a Knight Hands project. Activities like that helped earn David recognition as Council 8157’s Knight of the Month for October. David left Aggieland in 1972…

Knight of the Month – September 2011

Father-son combinations in a council are hardly a rarity in the Knights of Columbus. But in the case of Josh Estrellas, 8157‘s Knight of the Month for September, the sequence of their memberships is kind of like swimming upstream. Josh, a 20-year-old student at El Centro, took his first degree in June. And now his…

Knight of the Month – August 2011

Three years at Holy Trinity Seminary in Irving. Five years at St. Mary in Houston. Fr. Arthur Unachukwu didn‘t need to do the math: “That‘s a long time”,  he said with a sigh. And 8157‘s Knight of the Month for August says he‘ll forever be grateful for the support that he received on a regular…

Knight of the Month – July 2011

“A lot of people gripe about thankless jobs,”  says Juan Chapa, Knight of the Month for July. “When you‘re in the Knights, you can work your butt off but you don‘t feel thankless.” Juan has been a council member since the mid-1990’s, about 10 years after moving his family to Duncanville. He ushered with Alfonso…

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