Family of Month – May 2016


Ernest Alvarez family

ernest-alvarez-01Ernest and son Ernest III helped bring a new element to the weekly fish fries during the recently completed Lenten season. They prepared fish tacos at their Oak Cliff home and then, with the help of neighbor Tony Gonzalez, distributed them during the Friday dinners. Ernest said his 26-year-old son saw him getting tacos ready at home early on and simply said, “I’m going with you.” “We do everything together,” Ernest said. “We like helping people.” The elder Ernest drives for Tony’s MEXSNAX company while the younger one is an electrician. Ernest joined the council in February, after he’d already begun helping with the fish fries. Ernest and wife Carmen are parishioners at St. Elizabeth of Hungary and celebrated their 27th anniversary in early April. And don’t try to squeeze the “secret recipe” for the fish tacos out of him. Ernest said his son is looking at joining the Knights. “That would be my proudest moment,” he said. We’ll be pretty excited about that, too.