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Family of the Month – December 2019

Jorge and Eva Barragan The Barragans celebrated their 16th anniversary in November and are a fixture in that middle pew in Holy Spirit’s sanctuary in one of the front rows. They have five children: Galiliea 14, Jimena 12, Jorge Jr. 8, Lucia 6 and Mariana 1. You’ve also probably seen some of the older children…

Knight of the Month – December 2019

Pete Perta Seems like just yesterday that Pete took over as our Financial Secretary. Actually, it was April 2013. And what a job he’s done. “I take great pride in keeping our council in good standing,” he said. We see him “in action” this time of the year when annual dues come due, but he’s…

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Charity And Generosity During The Holiday Season

Charity And Generosity During The Holiday Season Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. People feel more generous this time of year. During this season what counts is generosity. Generosity is a form of charity, i.e; a key aspect of the Knights of Columbus principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. At this time of year charitable…

Family of the Month – November 2019

Jim and Lillian Kowalski The Catholic faith has been at the center of the Kowalskis’ relationship since the very beginning. Jim Kowalski and Lillian Skotak met in 1960 at a get-together of a Catholic singles group called the Dallas Vincentian Club. They were married two years later, and Jim joined the Knights in 1963 at…

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Knight of the Month – November 2019

Chris Kubin Chris can now look into the rear-view mirror at a rare achievement among Holy Spirit parishioners – having served as chairman of the fall festival for three straight years. And that was solo for a job that’s typically been filled by co-chairs. “It’s been very satisfying for a couple of different reasons,” Chris…

November 2019 Meeting

Meeting Minutes 2019-11-05

MINUTES OF GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGKOFC COUNCIL 8157 November 5, 2019 Mike Fitzgerald,Recording Secretary

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Lunch for our Veterans

Lunch for our Veterans Council 8157 showed our appreciation for our Veterans on Saturday November 9th, 2019 by cooking a lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs for the Vets at the VA Medical Center in Dallas. The event was attended by many of our council’s own vets and was headed by retired Naval Commander Dan…

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SACRED SCRIPTURE AND REVEALED TRUTH

Lecture No. 6 SACRED SCRIPTURE AND REVEALED TRUTHPart #1 The Catholic Church, founded by Jesus Christ, has spread the teachings of the gospel to every tribe, race and nation in every age for the past 2,000 years. The Holy Bible comprising both the Old and New Testament was combined together by the Church guided by…

Meeting Minutes 2019-10-01

MINUTES OF GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGKOFC COUNCIL 8157 October 1, 2019 Mike Fitzgerald,Recording Secretary

Family of the Month – October 2019

Tom Greco and Helen Beggane Tom and Helen were married on April 19, 1975 in Omaha, Neb., and have been Holy Spirit parishioners since 1982. “It’s been our spiritual home and a haven for both of us,” Tom said. They previously were active at St. John’s parish in Omaha on the campus of Creighton University,…

Football and Baseball Concessions

The Youth Football Cedar Hill league football season started on August 31 and will conclude on October 19 (barring a payoff tournament) This league plays either 4 or 8 games every Saturday starting at 9:00am and are completed about 4:00pm. The youth teams are 6, 8, 10, and 12 years old. Some of the teams…

The Waco Avenue House

When Devyn Buschow asked if Knight Hands could help with the painting of a house in Dallas, we said “sure”. Little did we know the extent of repairs that would have to done before painting could begin. David Dybala and I and Devyn looked at the home in early September of 2019 and decided we…

Property Improvement Program (P.I.P.)

Twice a year Knight Hands helps a needy citizen in the city of Duncanville by doing repairs to their home or yard. This year we did both. Jorge Ruiz replaced rotted fascia on the front of the home and Allen Reitmeier and Jorge Ruiz replaced rotting siding on the garage wall. David Dybala, Ken Rarick…

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Knight of the Month – October 2019

Doug Maddox Jr. So there were Doug and Paul Ryan – a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army and a retired Colonel in the U.S. Marines, respectively – holding down the fort by themselves, the fort in this instance being the council’s Valley Ridge football concession stand for the day’s final shift. “It took…


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