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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.


 

Recent Articles

Our Council’s Knight Hands Program Garners National Recognition

ur Council’s Knight Hands Service Program received national (and international) recognition this month in a four-page article published in the Knights of Columbus – Columbia Magazine. Early in May of this year Knight Hands program creator/director Allen Reitmeier received notification from Supreme that they would be sending a journalist/photographer team to research and write the…

Spring cookout at St. Joseph’s

To say that the residents of St. Joseph’s Residence in Oak Cliff eagerly anticipate our semi-annual cookouts there is an understatement. As facility director Richard Hohman simply stated, “It’s a big deal.” Such was the case on Saturday, May 7, when a group of 11 brothers prepared and distributed hamburgers, hot dogs, beans, drinks, chips…

Successful Major Degree

Our congratulations to our new 3rd Degree Knights who attended the March 5, 2016 Major Degree from our council. They are: Charles Turner Ernest Alvarez Jeffrey Wallace Luis “Tony” Gonzalez Daniel Keough Juan Hernandez Tim Burns Ben Burns  

Our condolences to Fr. Eugene and family

It is with deep sorrow we report that Fr. Eugene’s 21 year old nephew died on Monday the 21st of March in Nigeria from liver failure. Brothers let us pray that God grants his family the strength to go through this most difficult time. Please keep Fr. Eugene in your thoughts and prayers. Jim Richardson Deputy…

Our Condolences to the Carrion Family

Sadly, we learned from Brother Knight Gualberto “Wally” Jr. today that his father Gualberto Carrion Sr. passed away Sunday afternoon. We extend our condolences to him and his family and ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers. There will not be any local funeral service. Gualberto Jr. will fly his father’s ashes to New Jersey…

Family of the Month – March 2016

Freddy and Milly Vazquez Freddy’s ascension through the KC ranks has been a rather quick one. He joined the order in August 2015 and, on the final Saturday of February, received the baldric of the Fourth Degree. The Vazquezes moved to Duncanville within the past year as Freddy began a new chapter of his life,…