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Kavin Stuckly – June 2018 transfer

First of all, the first name is pronounced with a short “a” sound, like former SMU football coach Mike Cavan. Kavin and his family have lived in Duncanville since 2009, and he recently decided to transfer his KC membership over from the council in North Richland Hills, just northeast of Fort Worth. Kavin grew up…

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Francisco “Frank” Bernal – May 2018

Frank has lived in Duncanville for most of his life. But during his high school years, his family apparently lived in a sliver of the city that sent its children to Cedar Hill schools. Hence, he’s a graduate of Cedar Hill High. Frank then went on to Mountain View College and UT-Arlington. He has worked…

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Wendell Jean Pierre – April 2018

Wendell turned heads during his meeting with the council’s admission committee when he revealed doing lots of research on the Knights before pursuing membership, which was informally extended to him by Tony Gonzalez during an ACTS retreat. Wendell’s Catholic faith has long been important to him, going back to attending St. Augustine High in his…

Roberto Diaz – June 2018 transfer

Roberto recently reactivated at the urging of Frank Salazar and Tom Greco. He retired as a master sergeant following 24 years in the U.S. Army in 1997 and most recently was a member of the council that serves Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He retired from his most recent civilian line of work, teaching Junior ROTC at…

Family of the Month – June 2018

Larry and Sheila Balagna The Balagnas were again here, there and everywhere among council activities during the past three months. They were part of the 8157 contingent that drove up to the St. Joseph’s Catholic residence home in Oak Cliff to provide a wonderful cookout lunch on the Saturday before Mothers’ Day. Sheila was part…

Knight of the Month – June 2018

Ray Rivera The Knights of Columbus are often referred to collectively as “the strong right arm” of the Catholic Church. Ray is one of the members of our council who embody that literally, often with a spatula, a hammer or a power tool in his right hand. Rare is the 8157 cookout in which he…

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Tuesday’s Meeting Rescheduled

There will be no meeting tomorrow night, Tuesday July 3rd, it has been rescheduled due to the church closing for the holiday. Please mark your calendars for next Tuesday July 10, 2018 at 7:30 PM. Next General Membership Meeting Tuesday July 10, 2018 7:30 PM Thank you, Awareness Committee KofC Council 8157

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A Message from Grand Knight Jim Richardson

To All  My Council 8157 Brothers: As I complete my second year as your Grand Knight of our Council on June 30th,  I wanted to let everyone of you know what a pleasure and honor it has been for me to have had the opportunity to serve our parish community working by your side on…

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Council 8157 voted Dallas Diocese Chapter Council of the Year!

The Knights of Columbus Council 8157 was awarded the high honor of “DDC Council of the Year” (out of 60 councils in the Diocese) at the Dallas Diocese Chapter Year End Meeting and Awards Banquet. The sold out event took place at Council 799 Hall in Dallas on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Special guest speaker for the…

Family of the Month – May 2018

Victor Jr. and Valerie Zaragoza The Zaragozas just finished another year of youth Faith Formation teaching, providing instruction to a class of fifth graders. “It’s fun to teach the kids our faith,” Victor said, “but it also serves as a refresher for yourself.” Victor and Valerie have been married for 10 years. They met when…

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Knight of the Month – May 2018

Jorge Barragan Eight years ago, Jorge was a regular member of the Saturday morning men’s group at Holy Spirit that was organized by Dan Keough. Another attendee was Andy Goza, who happened to mention that Jorge, who was active in parish activities such as setting up for the fall festival, was a natural to join…

St. Joseph’s Luncheon

What a beautiful scene it was on Saturday morning/afternoon May 12th, 2018, as the Knights of Columbus and some of their mates and grandchildren gathered at the St Joseph assisted living home in Oak Cliff for the semi-annual cook-out for the 55 residents who live there and their families.  On this day before Mother’s day…

Council 8157 Helps Bring Running Water to African Village

Joachim Edozie Okoli went by “Edo.” Close to graduating in law early in 2016, he was a shining light to everyone in his family and in his community, the small, southeastern Nigerian village of Umuonyiuka within the town of Ufuma. He was born in 1991. Two years later, one of his uncles – Eugene Okoli…

PIP Days and Knight Hands Replace Fence

Our Council’s commitment to helping our community was evident during the City of Duncanville’s PIP Days program on Saturday May 5th, 2018. The project assigned to our Knight Hands team consisted of replacing a dilapidated six feet high wooden fence for a neighbor in need. The fence which enclosed the backyard on two sides spanned…


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