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Family of the Month – March 2017

Mike and Susan Fitzgerald Mike recently joined Susan in retirement, and the long-time Ovilla residents are ready to see more of the world. They’ll spend nine days in late March on a cruise through central Europe. Next fall, they plan to cross the Atlantic again with some fellow parishioners to see Ireland. Mike took his first…

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Knight of the Month – March 2017

Jeffrey Traub Special Olympics has long been an emphasis of the Order, and, Jeffrey has been involved in that as both a participant and coach. He joined our council last May and added his major degrees the following month. Jeffrey lives in Duncanville and often walks to Mass. He most often attends the 5:30 Saturday…

Lecture No. 42 – March 2017

They met in a grove of oak trees near the middle of their island and after hours of fasting and prayer one of their number rose. The soft breeze stirred his white robe as he spoke: Across the sea will come Adze-head, crazed in the head’ His cloak with a hole for his head, his stick bent…

Family of the Month – February 2017

Andy, Susan and Madison Goza The ever-active Goza family celebrated another milestone in their faith life when Madison was confirmed by Auxiliary Bishop Greg Kelly at Madison’s school, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, on Feb. 25. Andy has packed a great deal into his time with the Knights, which began during the summer of 2008. He…

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Knight of the Month – February 2017

Greg Warr Greg has been a member of our council since late in 2012 and has become a valuable contributor to the committee that oversees our baseball concessions operations in Cedar Hill. Greg is a native Arkansan and originally joined the Order in 1980. He came to Texas to follow his father in the telecommunications…

Little League Baseball Starts Very Early in 2017

Little League began with a “bang” this past weekend of February 25th and 26th as Cedar Hill Baseball hosted 50 teams out of a 171 team Metroplex NIT tournament.  Those 50 teams played 61 games at Valley Ridge Park on Saturday and Sunday and 31 games were played at Dot Thomas Park as well on…

Lecture No. 40 – February 2017

(Note: The following lecture wasn’t delivered at the Feb. 7 meeting because of the length of the meeting.) In 1977, Alex Haley’s “Roots” was broadcast and probably set off the current interest in genealogy. I have believed for a good long time that everyone is a product of their ancestry. We know that our genes carry the traits…

In memoriam: Deacon Les Alt (1929-2017)

SK Leslie McKean Alt, a longtime deacon at Holy Spirit and a brother Knight since 1987, died on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at age 87. Les was ordained on June 6, 1987 — wife Fran was one of the readers at the ordination ceremony at St. Pius X — and joined our order the following December….

Free-throw contest – January 2017

The council’s annual free-throw contest was held in the gym at St. Elizabeth School in Oak Cliff on Tuesday evening, Jan. 10, with nine boys participating. Since the council event doubled as the District 109 competition, the five age-group winners all advanced directly to the state contest. That will be held at nearby Bishop Dunne…

Lecture No. 38 – January 2017

My high school biology teacher was a bachelor and fresh out of Boston College. It was his first year as a teacher. Biology was our sophomore science subject. My class was pretty much evenly divided between boys and girls, but Mr. Hefernan, affectionally known as “Hef,” did have a small problem. Six of the school’s 10 girl cheerleading squad…

Family of the Month – January 2017

Larry and Sheila Balagna The Balagnas are enjoying retirement, thank you, and the parish and our KC council are the beneficiaries of their increased opportunity to give their time and talent so lovingly. Larry was most recently the event coordinator at Northwood University in Cedar Hill until October 2013. Sheila was credit manager for Gibraltar…

Knight of the Month – January 2017

Dan Keough Dan has been a valued influence on parish life at Holy Spirit for decades and has brought that same energy and commitment to KC business since joining the council in October 2015 – about 10 years after he was first pursued, as he recalls it. Dan is a proud Hoosier who came to…

Breakfast with St. Nicholas

The annual Christmas celebration for which the Knights provide the culinary manpower for the parish’s Children’s Faith Formation held on Sunday morning, Dec. 11, was another example of how math works for Council 8157. The call went out for “about 10” volunteers to work the event, with two hours of preparation preceding the serving hours…

Knight of the Month – December 2016

Jim Ouimet First, let’s clarify the French pronunciation of Jim’s last name (WE-may). Jim was part of the foundation of our new efforts operating the concession stand for the Cedar Hill football association this past fall. Jim came early and stayed late just about every week, diligently working in the “fry division” located back behind…


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