Author: Jeff Miller


Family of the Month – May 2021

Russell and Tricia Gully The Gullys have been constants at Holy Spirit since 1986. Of the many roles they’ve performed over the years, they’ve added another during the parish’s return to in-person Mass attendance since last August by being involved in the hospitality ministry that has helped safely admit and seat congregants. When family activities […]

Alex Sabo raffle tickets

Knight of the Month – May 2021

Alex Sabo Alex is scheduled to make a training video for selling raffle tickets to the annual Bishop’s Pro-Life Dinner that might include: “I sold the grand-prize winner! This year it could be you!” Alex’s devotion to the pro-life movement came out of a visit years ago to the abortion clinic on Record Crossing in […]


Family of the Month – April 2021

Family of the Month – April 2021 Efrain and Lisa Ochoa Customers for our first-time drive-through Lenten fish fry dinners were probably unaware that the Ochoas double-teamed many of those Fridays. Efrain was “out back” in the preparation area, helping with the cooking of hush puppies and french fries while also getting his gloved hands […]


BK Tim Burns, Eagle Scout

BK Tim Burns, Eagle Scout Ben Burns recalled from his childhood how difficult it is to become an Eagle Scout. He wanted to do so when growing up in Mineral Wells. Then his family moved to Irving, the troop there was much more into camping and just having fun than service and achievement, and he […]


Knight of the Month – March 2021

David Scholl Knight of the Month – March 2021 April 1 marked 33 years since David took his major degrees in northern California four months after joining the council at Holy Spirit parish in Fairfield, California (located on North Texas Street, if the name of the parish wasn’t enough of a coincidence). David’s inspiration was […]


Family of the Month – March 2021

Mario and Becky Tiambeng Family of the Month – March 2021 The Tiambengs, natives of The Philippines, arrived in Duncanville with their three children in 1978 from – where else? – Chicago. Mario was pursuing an English degree at DePaul University and Becky was attending Loyola University (yes, the same Loyola of Chicago that has […]


Family of the Month – February 2021

Family of the Month – February 2021 Rod and Lynn Kinard The Kinards are usually the go-to couple for the 5 p.m. Sunday Masses at Holy Spirit after in-person attendance was resumed late last summer. Lynn serves as the sacristan, performing the often unnoticed before-and-after duties. Rod typically serves as Hospitality Minister Captain, overseeing the […]