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Knight Hands Getting After It

On the morning of March 18, 2019 at 8am, David Dybala, Mike Fitzgerald, Dan Murphy, Ray Rivera, Efrain Ochoa, Art Rodriguez, Jim Russell, Ken Rarick, Larry Balagna, Jack Ramsden, and I (Allen Reitmeier) gathered at the home of Norma Ortiz to begin the job of painting the exterior of her home located at 1847 Whitecliff…

Family of the Month – March 2019

Gerald and Toni Jacob The Jacobs have lived in DeSoto for 14 years and are enjoying semi-retirement. Gerald, who retired from the U.S. Navy in 2007 following 22 years, splits his time between Ubering and working some for Penske trucking. Toni runs a CPR business five minutes from their home. They will celebrate their 15th…

Knight of the Month – March 2019

Jorge Ruiz You might not know that Jorge often wore a cycling helmet years ago. He was a serious rider, traversing hundreds of miles on weekends. These days, we know him as a brother Knight who gladly wears many hats – Chancellor, director of our awareness committee, overseeing the council’s safe environment program and disaster…

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Lenten Fish Frys Kickoff

Lenten Fish Frys Kickoff The 2019 Lenten Season kicked off last Friday, March 8th with another record showing of parishioners and knight volunteers. We’ll be repeating this performance for six consecutive Fridays with the final fish fry taking place on April 12. The 56″ flat screen TV will again be awarded at the end of…

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Meeting Minutes 2019-3-5

MINUTES OF GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGKOFC COUNCIL 8157 March 5, 2019 The meeting called to order at: 7:30 PM by Grand Knight Tom Greco. The Grand Knight opened the meeting with an “Our Father” and the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll Call of Officers: P = present, EX= excused, A = absent Grand Knight: Tom Greco: P…

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March KofC Health Flyer

 The need for sleep to be healthy March is the month that we spring forward to daylight saving time. I don’t know why anyone would spring for that. If I had a vote, I’d vote to keep standard time all year. I know I’ll have jet lag from the change next week. So I decided…

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26th Annual Bishop’s Pro-Life Dinner Raffle

26th Annual Bishop’s Pro-Life Dinner Raffle Bishop Edward J. Burns invites you to the 26th annual Bishop’s Pro-Life Dinner on April 13th at the Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel. This spectacular event benefiting the Catholic Pro-Life Committee will feature contemporary Christian band and pro-life advocate, Tenth Avenue North. The evening will include a raffle, wine and…

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Council Recruitment Open House RESCHEDULED

Council Membership Recruitment Open House RESCHEDULED Due to scheduling conflicts with other church activities on the same weekend, we will postpone the Open House until some time in May. Council 8157 will be hosting its first ever OPEN HOUSE for membership recruitment on March 23 and 24, 2019. We plan on setting up in the afternoon…

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Family of the Month – February 2019

Doug and Diana Maddox At our February general membership meeting, Doug joined our officers group when he was voted in as the new warden. Doug and his family moved to Cedar Hill last July from Florida when he became an assistant director of the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery just up the road from Duncanville on…

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Knight of the Month – February 2019

Greg Warr Greg admits that he enjoys working with “spread sheets and numbers.” So it wasn’t a stretch when Allen Reitmeier approached him years ago to handle the financials of our baseball concessions operations. And Greg continues to handle those duties now for both baseball and football with our concessions committee. Greg is in his…

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Meeting Minutes 2019-2-5

MINUTES OF GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGKOFC COUNCIL 8157 February 5, 2019 The meeting was preceded by a 30-minute presentation on CERT, an emergency response organization currently serving Duncanville, Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Midlothian, Lancaster and Maypearl. The meeting called to order at: 8:05 PM by Grand Knight Tom Greco. The Grand Knight opened the meeting with an…

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10 Surprising Health Benefits of Love

Since this is the month of Valentine’s Day, I reviewed some literature on love and health. I believed intuitively that there is a link between love and health, but I think this article pretty well sums it up. 10 Surprising Health Benefits of Love: By Sherry Rauh FROM THE WEBMD ARCHIVES “I need somebody to love,”…

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Bishop Burns Releases List

The Bishop of Dallas, Most Reverend Edward J. Burns, has released a list with the “names of those priests who have been the subject of a credible allegation of sexual abuse of a minor in the Diocese during the period from 1950 to the present”, his letter stated. Bishop Burns also acknowledged that there could…

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Family of the Month – January 2019

Some 30 years ago, Chris Edwards asked Cecilia Leigh Hookings out for a first date on a Wednesday, took her to Campisi’s on Mockingbird Lane on Friday and decided on Saturday that she was the woman whom he wanted to spend the rest of his life with. And she felt the same way. Chris explains…

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Meeting Minutes 2019-1-8

MINUTES OF GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGKOFC COUNCIL 8157 January 8, 2019 The meeting called to order at: 7:30 PM by Grand Knight Tom Greco. The Grand Knight opened the meeting with an “Our Father” and the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll Call of Officers: P = present, EX= excused, A = absent Grand Knight: Tom Greco: P…


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