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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.

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Patriotism

Members of the Knights of Columbus are proud
of our devotion to God and country,
and believe in standing up for both.

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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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…

2019 Festival Operations Agenda

2019 Festival Operations Agenda Thursday September 26 from 5pm-9pm  Set up dining room for silent auction (6-8 people) Set up gym for bingo and vendors (4 people) Set up foyer for health fair (2 people) Take out items / stage for Friday morning setup (8 people) Block off parking (1 person) Friday September 27 from…

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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…

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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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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…

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…

Knight Hands #319

Every time Knight Hands takes on a large project, I am amazed how quickly and efficiently the Knight Hands get the work done. And so it was with the project completed on June 14th at the home of Herene Franco located at 591 5th St. in Lancaster. For those of you who are wondering why…

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Knight hands undertook a huge project when we decided to replace the siding on the home of Jesse Ann Nobles located in Cedar Hill. Initially it was the siding on only one gable end of the home that we thought needed to be replaced; but upon further inspection we decided that both gable ends had…

Little League World Series June 19-23

It’s World Series Time – All Hands on Deck Brothers, Next week the Cedar Hill Baseball Association season culminates with the League’s World Series starting Wednesday, June 19th and going through Sunday June 23rd. This is The Big Event of the year for our council as we operate and must staff the concessions stands for the duration…

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EMT First Responders Appreciation Day

EMT First Responders Appreciation Day During EMT Appreciation week on Thursday May 23rd, 2019 the Knights of council 8157 showed our appreciation for EMT and First Responders by assisting them with the cooking gear, tables and chairs needed for their annual luncheon and bringing them over to the campus of Methodist Charlton Medical Center. There…

Property Improvement Program

Starting in March 2017, this Council has participated in the P.I.P program sponsored by the Vitality Commission of the City of Duncanville and coordinated by the First United Methodist Church of Duncanville.  Each spring and fall residents of Duncanville are offered the opportunity to submit an application to the City of Duncanville for assistance to…

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St Joseph’s Residence Cookout 2019

St Joseph’s Residence Cookout 2019 The Knights from Council 8157 once again performed our spring cookout at St. Joseph’s Residence in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, adjacent to the Catholic Retreat Center. Despite a last minute date change from Saturday May 11th to Sunday May 5th (Cinco de Mayo), the turnout of both residents…

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May 2019 KC Health Flyer

May KC Health Flyer May is National Stroke Awareness Month In this month alone some 65,000 Americans will experience a stroke according to the National Stroke Association. The national Institutes of Health report strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. You are likely aware of many of the risk factors of…

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St Joseph’s Cookout Moved Up to May 5th

St Joseph’s Cookout Moved Up to Sunday, May 5th The St Joseph’s Residence Cookout has been rescheduled and moved up by a week to Sunday, April 5th, 2019. We’ll be meeting at 10 AM at Holy Spirit church parking lot and caravan to St Joseph’s. We should be back by 1 PM. Please let Dan…

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Serious Accident At Fish Fry

Serious Accident At Fish Fry A serious accident occurred at our fish fry this past Friday, April 5th. As the fish frying got underway Brother knight Dan Schneider fainted and collapsed onto two gas stoves with pots full of hot oil, spilling all 5 pots of 350 degree oil on the ground. Dan landed face…

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Beware Poisonous Plants

Beware Poisonous Plants Although the weatherman seems to have pulled an April Fool joke on us this week, it really is spring. And, as we know, in spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of fishing. I’ve been a fisherman since I could hold a cane pole and catch bream in Arkansas. When…

Knight Hands Getting After It

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…

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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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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…