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John 14:6 – May 2019

John 14:6 Brother Knights !   Council # 8157 has decided to reinstate our lecture series previously given by our esteemed Faithful Navigator SK Jim Russell.  The series was temporarily halted in order to shorten the length of our monthly meetings.  We are now  about to restart these lectures via email on a monthly basis…

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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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Family of the Month – April 2019

Mike and Susan Fitzgerald Mike moved to Dallas from his native Minnesota, attending St. Thomas Aquinas in 1980 when a co-worker invited him out on a double blind date. The ladies were Susan and one of her former classmates at Mesquite High. The evening led to a phone, a courtship and their wedding that November….

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A Life Well Lived

A Life Well Lived Father Eugene Okoli’s wonderful eulogy during the April 5 funeral Mass for our brother, SK Andy Goza, noted that some people wondered if Andy had a twin brother given that he often seemed to be in two places at once when it came to activities involving the Knights of Columbus, Holy…

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Knight of the Month – April 2019

Eric Conner Eric is second-generation Knight. He recalls the excitement of he and his brother staying in a hotel in Wichita Falls on the weekend that their father, Nathaniel Rex Conner, was inducted into the Fourth Degree; his father was also a Deacon. Eric graduated from high school in Austin, earned a double-major degree in…

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Meeting Minutes 2019-4-2

MINUTES OF GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGKOFC COUNCIL 8157 April 2, 2019 The meeting called to order at: 7:30 PM by Grand Knight Tom Greco. The Grand Knight opened the meeting with an “Our Father” and the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll Call of Officers: P = present, EX= excused, A = absent Grand Knight: Tom Greco: P…

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For Andy

For Andy Before you cry about me, just try to understand, That I am resting safely in the greatness of God’s hand. I know there’s a special place for me and those I’ve come to love, like the spirit on our faithful emblem it hovers high above. I’ll be working hard for you just like…

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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…

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Sir Knight Andy Goza

Rare video of Sir Knight Andy Goza during fish fry raffle in 2016 In memory of Sir Knight Andy Goza, here’s a rare video of Andy conducting the raffle after the last fish fry in April 2016. Rest In Peace, Sir Knight.

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Prayers for the Goza Family

Prayers for the Goza Family It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the sudden passing of our brother knight SK Andy Goza. Andy passed away this morning peacefully while sleeping at home. Andy was one of the most influential knights in our council, in our community and in the Dallas Diocese Chapter. His leadership,…

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DDC Meeting to be hosted by Council 8157

DDC Meeting to be hosted by Council 8157 The next KofC Dallas Diocese Chapter organizational meeting will be hosted by Council 8157 at the Holy Spirit dining room for the first time ever. Mark your calendars for the upcoming meeting on Thursday, March 28, 2019. This meeting is usually attended by knights from all the…

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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Family of the Month – March 2019

Gerald and Toni Jacob The Jacobs have lived in DeSoto for 14 years and are enjoying semi-retirement. Gerald, who retired from the U.S. Navy in 2007 following 22 years, splits his time between Ubering and working some for Penske trucking. Toni runs a CPR business five minutes from their home. They will celebrate their 15th…


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