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Charity

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

Unity

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

Fraternity

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

Patriotism

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

 

INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC

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T he heart and soul of the Knights of Columbus is in the service activities. Here is where the work of the order actually happens. Often we talk about how much good work that Knights do for the needy and it is here in the service activities that it actually happens. These Directors give of themselves unselfishly their time and energy to assure their assigned area is successful. How many behind the scenes hours spent we will never know.

The next time you go to a regular business meeting, listen between the lines and know and appreciate how much effort these Directors put forth to make the council successful.

What Does Council 8157 Do?

Church/Parish Activities

  • Award Scholarships to youth members of our parish
  • Holy Spirit Church Fall Festival, construction – operations – cooking – tear down
  • Catechists’ Appreciation Dinner
  • Parish Staff Appreciation Luncheon
  • Lenten Season Fish Fry Fridays
  • Pancake Breakfasts
  • December Breakfast with St. Nick
  • Sponsor some Youth Group fundraisers, including Spaghetti Dinner
  • Blood Drives in summer and winter
  • Sponsor Holy Spirit Catholic Church Picnic
  • Vacation Bible School Dinner
  • Set up chairs for Easter Sunday Masses
  • Set up chairs for Christmas Masses
  • St Elizabeth of Hungary School – School Carnival Cooking

Community Activities

  • Knight Hands assists members of community in need of home repairs
  • City of Duncanville PIP Days participation
  • Veterans Cookout at VA Medical Center Dallas
  • Annual Cancer Survivors cookout at Methodist Dallas Medical Center
  • Cookouts at Holy Trinity Seminary in Dallas
  • St. Joseph Assisted Living Residence Cookouts, twice per year
  • Emergency Medical Technician Appreciation Lunch

Council Activities

  • Corporate Communion Quarterly Mass and dinner/social
  • Annual Council Appreciation Dinner for all Knights
  • Annual Council Awards Dinner for all Knights
  • Conduct Free Throw Contests for youth
  • Help out with area Special Olympics
  • Donated money to install a water well in an African village
  • Donate money to State Charities
  • Donate money to Parish Ministries
  • Donated money to Rosaries for Angola
  • Operate the Concession Stands for Cedar Hill Little League Baseball
  • Operate the Concession Stands for Cedar Hill Football League
  • Sponsorships for Seminarians

Pro Life Activities

  • 40 Days for Life participation
  • Hike for Life organization and Cookout
  • Sponsor two youth going to Washington D.C. March for Life
  • Donate money to Bishop’s Pro Life Dinner

 

Surge…With Service – K of C Manual

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VIDEO: Founding to Future

Founding To Future

The Order’s history and how today’s Knights meet the challenges facing society and the Church.
Running Time: 17:29 mins.


 

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