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Council 8157 Hosted Major Degree

Council 8157 Hosted Major Degree Council 8157 hosted a Major Degree on Saturday, September 7th, 2019. Among the candidates for Knighthood were four members of St. Elizabeth Council 17111 and one member from the Corsicana Council 5211. The candidates were accompanied by their Grand Knights, Joe Villegas from 17111 and Rudy Garcia from 5211. All…

Mass Shootings versus “The Culture of Life”

Mass Shootings versus “The Culture of Life” It’s become a weekly, sometimes daily occurrence.  Mass murderers stalk the land. 11 killed in Pittsburgh, 58 killed in Las Vegas, 17 killed in a Florida school and recently 22 killed in El Paso, 9 killed in Dayton and 6 policemen shot in Philadelphia.  Additionally, several cities have…

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Congratulations to SK La’Don Wright

Congratulations to our brother SK La’Don Wright It’s always good to share great news, our brother Sir Knight La’Don Wright had taken time off from our council several months ago to pursue his degree in teaching, below is a message I received today from him: Well it’s official brother and I wanted to share and…

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Family of the Month – August 2019

Allen and Linda Reitmeier The Reitmeiers are a kinetic couple seemingly always involved in an activity related to their strong faith life. They grew up in small Minnesota towns that fed into Albany High, where Allen won multiple wrestling championships. They were married in 1969 and came to north Texas in 1983. Business took them…

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Knight of the Month – August 2019

David Dybala Council 8157 has benefited through the years from the engineering skills of our Texas A&M grads, and David’s prowess in that area is on display in Holy Spirit’s community center. David supervised the parish efforts to renovate the dining room. He and a squad of parishioners, many of them council members, provided much…

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Family of the Month – July 2019

Russell and Patricia Gully Russell joined the Knights and our council in March 1987, a few months after the newlyweds moved to DeSoto. They met in Austin, where Russell was attending the University of Texas. Russell served as our Grand Knight 1994-96 and since then has for many years been 8157’s Advocate – and even…

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Meeting Minutes 2019-07-02

MINUTES OF GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGKOFC COUNCIL 8157 July 2, 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 Chaplain: Fr. Lee: EX Grand…

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Rummage Sale Setup

Rummage Sale Setup So that we can all remember how to assemble those tricky clothes racks for the Rummage Sale in the HSC Gymnasium, here’s a collection of photos from July 2018.

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Why We Love Mary – July 2019

Why We Love Mary In Luke 1:26-38,the Evangelist writes about the announcement of the the birth of Jesus:”Hail Mary Full Of Grace The Lord Is With You” The angel goes on telling Mary that her cousin Elizabeth who is barren will also conceive. The particular focus of the Annunciation to Mary is Jesus identity as Son…

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Council Receives Award

Council Receives Award At the Dallas Diocese Chapter Year End Banquet and Awards Dinner which took place at Council 799 KayCee Hall this past Thursday June 27th, 2019, Council 8157 was recognized with the “25 Year Saint John Paul II” State Charity Award for its charitable contributions to the Texas State Council 25 years in…

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Family of the Month – June 2019

Dan and Pat Murphy The Murphys have been active parishioners for years. If you dropped by Holy Spirit’s recent Vacation Bible School, you saw Dan helping out. If you take in a weekday Mass, you’ll likely see Pat among those who deliver Holy Communion to the sick and homebound. On Sunday mornings, the two of…

Spring Baseball Wraps Up

The spring little league baseball season wrapped up this past weekend (Sunday June 23rd, 2019) culminating with the final games of the annual World Series.  For sure there were lots of heroes during the regular season; and the Council is grateful for those efforts.  As you know, the concessions committee lost one of their most…

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Knight of the Month – June 2019

Jim Russell Jim has just about reached the figurative halftime of a challenging KC assignment – serving as a council officer and as the ultimate assembly officer. He’s one fraternal year into being the Faithful Navigator for Assembly 2799 and finishing up one year as Council 8157’s recording secretary. He’s turning in the latter given…

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Family of the Month – May 2019

Dan and Betsey Schneider You’ll recall Dan experienced a horrific accident at our April 5 Lenten fish fry during which he fainted, having donated blood earlier that Friday, and fell into multiple pots of 350-degree frying oil out behind Holy Spirit’s community center. Dan suffered second- and third-degree burns and spent weeks recovering at Parkland…


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