Knight of the Month – February 2014



rizo-art-senatoArt Senato

Maybe we should retire the February Knight of the Month award for Art Senato since he has repeated in earning that distinction for the second consecutive year. Any month would likely be a fitting month to honor Art, a Knight since 1974 and a Holy Spirit parishioner since 2005. In his capacity as co-director of youth activities with Larry Dumais, Art helped coordinate the annual parish and district free-throw contests that were held in January in Holy Spirit’s community center gym. He also is a charter member of 8157’s Degree Team, serving in the role of Inside Guard. Art is a regular helper at the pancake breakfasts in the fall, the Fall Festival, the fish fries during Lent and might soon serve up another spaghetti dinner for Holy Spirit Youth like he did last winter. He’s a native New Yorker (not well disguised by his accent) and has lived in Texas since the U.S. Air Force assigned him to Carswell AFB in 1955 – residing in Arlington since 2001. Art served in both the Air Force (1952-56) and the Army (1958-77) as a helicopter and airplane mechanic. Decades after taking his First Degree, Art said council participation is as important to him as ever. “The Knights of Columbus is a big thing for me,” he said. Art, you’re a big thing to us.