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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.

Family of the Month – November 2019

Categories: Knight of the Month,News & Announcements

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 the urging of his then-new father-in-law when they were parishioners at St. Elizabeth of Hungary in Oak Cliff. Lillian was among the founding members of St. E’s Mothers Club, and Jim was a co-founder of the Dallas Parochial Soccer League. Jim helped start Council 8157 in 1982, served as Grand Knight in 1983-84 and ’88-89. In between, he was honored as our Knight of the Year in 1983. He’s an Assistant Diocesan Deputy, which means he’s often attending another council’s meeting when we’re in session in Duncanville. He and Lillian usually attend Holy Spirit’s 9 a.m. Mass, with Jim overseeing the hospitality ministers. They have four grown children and six grandchildren.