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Jorge Barragan

Family of the Month – September 2018

Jorge and Eva Barragan Two generations of Barragans have figuratively rolled up their sleeves at our Valley Ridge concession stands this year, 6-year-old Jorge Jr. at the baseball stand and 10-year-old Jimena at the football location joining their father. Jorge and Eva have three other children: Galilea (13), Lucia (5) and Mariana (born this year on Holy…

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Knight of the Month – September 2018

Wendell Jean Pierre Wendell joined our council in May, became the retention director in July and is scheduled to join the Fourth Degree later in September. He was recruited to the Knights at an ACTS retreat by an 8157 member (Tony Gonzalez) and has, in turn, recruited an attendee of that same retreat. Wendell quickly learned…

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AAP Issues Flu Vaccine Recommendations

AAP issues Flu vaccine recommendations for 2018 The new flu shot is now available. I know some of my brother Knights don’t get an annual flu shot for various reasons. I won’t try to debate anyone’s reason for not getting the flu shot except ………. As of Aug. 18, 2018, a total of 179 children…

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In Memoriam: Ira Stroughter (1947-2018)

Ira Anthony Stroughter, who first joined the Knights of Columbus when he turned 18 years old, died on July 31 at the age of 71. Ira was a Dallas native, first attending St. Anthony Catholic Church near Fair Park, and moved to DeSoto and was a Holy Spirit parishioner beginning in 1999. He graduated from…

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Blood drive – August 2018

Blood drive – August 2018 Lou Lemons jumped right in as the council’s new director of health activities by overseeing the blood drive that was held in Holy Spirit’s community center dining room on Sunday, Aug. 19. The drive collected 40 donations. Hats off to Lou and those who helped: outgoing health director Patrick Stepniewski,…

Doug Maddox

Doug Maddox – August 2018 transfer

Doug Maddox Doug and his family moved to Cedar Hill in July from Florida when he became an assistant director of the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery just up the road from Duncanville on Mountain Creek Parkway. He joined the Knights in 2014 in Lake Worth, Fla. He retired from the U.S. Army as a lieutenant…

KEN RARICK

Family of the Month – August 2018

Ken and Patty Rarick The Raricks have long been involved in Holy Spirit activities, as was the case this past July when they were among a couple dozen parishioners who spent a Sunday afternoon helping to prepare Fall Festival raffle envelopes to be mailed to thousands of Holy Spirit families. Ken joined our council in…

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Knight of the Month – August 2018

Jack Ramsden Our council is filled with brothers who are tireless workers, and Jack is certainly among. He’s regularly involved in Knight Hands projects, is often among those are help with breakfasts and cookouts both at the parish and offsite and offers a thoughtful and respectful opinion at many a monthly general membership meeting. Jack…

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Lecture No. 54 – August 2018

Several weeks ago, maybe a few months ago, the church observed Vocation Sunday. I usually associate the word “vocation” with a call to the priesthood or possibly the religious life. Members of the religious orders all share a special vocation. Certainly, our Deacons are engaged in a special vocation. The homilist explained that the word…

Keith & Mary Archer

Family of the Month – July 2018

Keith & Mary Archer arrive to work their shifts at the concessions stands during the July 2018 Little League World Series at Valley Ridge Park in Cedar Hill. Keith and Mary Archer How many Council 8157 members met their wives at Holy Spirit? OK, how many did so in the community center gym? While playing…

Heat Related Illness

Warning Signs and Symptoms of Heat-Related Illness

Heat-related illnesses are preventable. Learn the symptoms and what to do if you or a loved one shows signs of having a heat-related illness. For more information contact: Lou Lemons, Health Activities Director

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Keith Archer – May 2018

Keith is one of those new members who has hit the ground running. That can happen when someone joins while we’re staffing the Cedar Hill youth baseball concession stands during the spring season. He and Mary, his wife of 29 years, got acquainted with the snow-cone machine and other aspects of the Valley Ridge stand…

John Bosco Umejiego – June 2018 transfer

John was first attracted to the Knights of Columbus as a child in his hometown in Nigeria, where he saw Fourth Degree members participating in their ornate attire. When John was an adult in the United States years later, the KC’s provided an excellent avenue from him to give back to his faith community. John…

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Knight of the Month – July 2018

John Espree It was another successful effort in staffing the council’s youth baseball concessions stands across Cedar Hill this spring. Much of the credit goes to John, who again served as the captain of the first shift at the Valley Ridge complex and got our day off to a rousing start. He and wife Bonnie…

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New monogrammed caps

Our new monogrammed Council 8157 caps are available for purchase. Contact Andy Goza if you would like to order yours. Shirts are also available in various styles and sizes. Andy Goza andygoza@msn.com (214) 212-8114‬


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