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Breakfast for Catechists

Breakfast for Catechists On Sunday September 15 the Knights of Council 8157 assisted in helping to keep the tradition going at Holy Spirit, that of showing gratitude for our Catechists with a full pancake breakfast. Upon learning from the Children’s Faith Formation Coordinator the breakfast might not happen this year due to a lack of […]


Family of the Month – September 2019

Steve and Denise Zehnder The Zehnders certainly aren’t unique among council families for having four grandchildren, but theirs arrived all at once. When Steve refers to “the quads,” he isn’t talking about his legs. Rylin, Sydney, Harper and Mason are now 7 years old. In the early going, daughter Amber and husband George Shawver (who […]


Knight of the Month – September 2019

Hector Rubio Hector has proved to be a versatile brother Knight since joining our council in January 2016 at the invitation of Jorge Ruiz. He’s a regular participant in Knight Hands and particularly enjoyed when those who were involved in this year’s City of Duncanville PIP project were treated to a dinner that was attended […]

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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Knight of the Month – August 2019

David Dybala David, a Knight since 1980 and a member of our council since 1985, supervised the renovation of the parish dining hall into what’s now called The Upper Room. He not only put his Texas A&M engineering skills to good use yet again but also acquired the mural (from Istanbul, Turkey) that now graces […]


Knights Of Columbus And The Knights Templar

Knights Of Columbus And The Knights TemplarAugust 2019 Lecture The Knights of Columbus was founded in New Haven, Connecticut; in 1882. The Knights Templar was founded in 1120 by the Church Council in Nablus in Jerusalem. What is the connection between the two after 900 years? The Templars began in the wake of the first […]