ST. JUDE COUNCIL # 7736
FAMILIES OF THE MONTH

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March 2017

The Cosby Family

When it comes to a “family affair”, the Cosby’s define that phrase to a “T”. Any KofC event that involves kids, cooking, coordinating, or family, Roger, Jason, and Andrew are there to help (along with the kiddos). Then add Julie to the mix and they are extremely active in their support of our ministries at St. Jude. Julie is the DRE of Youth & Young Adult Faith Formation as well as both EM and Lector (Reader). Thank you both for all you do and God Bless your family!


February 2017

The Cleaver Family

Charley and Seymora are extremely active in their support of our ministries at St. Jude. They are both EM’s and Lectors (Reader’s). Not only has Charley been involved with the above ministries, he has been involved with Temple Keepers (a new Fitness program) that the Knights are leading each Saturday morning until Lent begins. Temple Keepers began planning in December with weekly meetings to outline exactly what Temple Keepers would be doing. Charley has stepped up and is a strong asset assisting in the exercise program. Seymora has recently been trained as a Eucharistic Minister and both Pat and Seymora serve together as lectors and EM’s at the 7:30 am Mass. Thank you both for all you do and God Bless you both!


January 2017

Goodnight Family

Mike and Carlene are extremely active in their support of our priests at St. Jude. They are both sacristans. Mike regularly supports Fr. Thu as an altar server at Sunday, Wednesday night and at daily mass. He also, attends Saturday morning mens bible study and has stepped up in his leadership for our council as Deputy Grand Knight. They are always at the Wednesday night pro-life rosary led by the Knights. Carlene supports our parishioners and others in need as she brings the Eucharist to those not able to attend mass due to health issues. Thank you both for saying yes, when asked to help. God Bless You !


December 2016

Larry & Nancy Evans

The Evans family is amazing and they are passionate about the activities they are involved in at St. Jude. As lead for Pro-Life Larry just completed a very successful 40-Days for Life campaign and encouraged many brothers and their wives to attend. They are perfect examples of showing that you can work together as a family to serve, from being Lectors, Eucharistic ministers and BINGO workers. Larry regularly attends men’s bible study on Saturdays and works on Kairos Prison ministry. Nancy is an active member in the Lady Knights and the CWO. Congratulations and the Knights and St. Jude are lucky to have you two as active members in the church.


November 2016

Gary & Florence Marcucci

The Marcucci’s are everywhere, from BINGO (both Knights and CWO’s), pancake breakfast, active in the Lector ministry, they are tremendous models for all in the parish to emulate. Gary and Florence again this year have supported the 40 Days for Life campaign each Friday night at the abortion clinic in Fort Worth. Thanks, to you both for all you do for St. Jude and the Knights.


October 2016

The Pressley Family

John has been extremely busy over the last several months for our council, he is Grand Knight and Leader of our Councils 1st Degree team, a regular member of Honor Guards standing at St. Jude special masses, auctioneer at the recent Religious Appreciation dinner, organized the pits at the Wurstfest, Fr. George’s retirement party and our most recent Church Festival. He is also a lector and along with his wife , Cindy are Eucharistic ministers. Cindy is an active member of the Lady Knights and recently helped with the building of the beautiful baskets for the Religious Appreciation Dinner that helped raise almost $5,000. Thanks, to you both for everything you do for St. Jude and the Knights.


September 2016

Tim Henz and Family

Tim is always available if you have questions. As a trustee for our council, he helps keep us in line in matters of running the council and bookkeeping. He is a past Grand Knight of our council and past Faithful Navigator of the Mary Queen of Peach assembly. He helps us promote after masses, whether it is a membership blitz, selling raffle tickets or handing out fliers, if you look around you will usually see him in the mix. His wife Cindy is very active in the parish as well, she helps with many events from the church festival to the casino night and was very helpful in preparing the theme baskets for the recent religious appreciation dinner. Thanks to the Henz’s and keep up the excellent work.


August 2016

Richard Cardenas and Family

Richard has really stepped up over the last several months and gotten very involved. He regularly attends the business meetings and can be seen at many of the events that we have going on. He accepted the role as Family Event chairman and along with his wife and children helped put on our family picnic last year and is looking to lead the picnic event in October. He has involved his family in the Matlock Street cleanup this past month when his daughter helped. Thanks Cardenas family for setting such a good Christian example for all families to follow.


July 2016

Speedy & Chickie Golzales

These two set such a great example for not only our council but for St. Jude’s. Over the past two years as our Grand Knight, Speedy introduced several ideas and events to our council and encouraged each brother knight to do the same. A couple of events: On-the-Border buyback, Theater Arlington and the Councils 1st Golf Tournament all are events that went well for our council. He energized our council to achieve Star Council each of the past two years which is not an easy task. Chickie is always there to support him and led the Lady Knights in their efforts of supporting the Knights. Speedy and Chickie thanks for your love and support over the last several years. Well Done !!


June 2016

Bill and Liz Bellman

One of the Dynamic Duos of the Parish. Involved with the Youth and RCIA and many other ministries. We thank you for what you do for our Parish.


May 2016

Pete and Del Marie Murphy

THANK YOU for their tremendous effort in putting together the Denim N Diamonds event. They surrounded themselves with active men and women of our Parish and made the event a success. Thank you both for your support of the Knights and the Parish.


April 2016

Norton Family

Vic and Jan are great assets to our parish. Vic, as a deacon, is very active throughout the parish assisting our priests in fulfilling ministries to our people. This includes preaching at mass, performing baptisms and weddings, and visiting the sick and in-firmed. Jan heads up our elementary education programs at St. Jude. She coordinates the First Communion prep as well. Thanks to Jan and Vic for all they do for the Parish.


March 2016

Jerry and Bonnie Rodriquez

If you have ever gone to Breakfast after the 7:45 mass, you have probably been greeted by Bonnie when passing through the service line. Jerry and Bonnie both are pillars of our St Jude's community. Whether feeding our Knights at officer installations, Turkey and Brats, Parish Festival, Pickle Parade and many other events, Jerry and Bonnie quietly go about their business doing God's work. Thank you both for all that you do for the Knights, CWO, Altar Servers, and our parish!


February 2016

Lee and Claudia Livingston

Lee is the past Treasurer for the Council, chaired the Golf Tournament, is Saturday's Usher Lead and much much more. Claudia is also very much involved in parish functions, on the Bingo event team and is an active member of the Lady Knights.


January 2016

Eddie and Ramona Jackson

Eddie and Ramona continue to improve upon past successes. While it is sad to see so many families in need, the preparation of Eddie and Ramona ensure that our St. Vincent de Paul Society fulfill the needs of each and every individual. Thank you Eddie and Ramona for your tireless efforts.


December 2015

John and Cindi Pressley

You can always count on John and Cindi to be of service to our Council and the Parish. Our council's success derives success from Families like theirs. They are EM's, Readers, Lady Knights and they head up may different events. They simply respond. Thank you both!!


November 2015

Jairo and Olivia Hernandez

Jairo and Olivia were both a tremendous asset in the success of the Family Picnic Helped in starting, organizing and finally putting on the event. Both are very much involved in various parish ministries and great Family examples. Thank you for your service to the Knights and the Parish.


October 2015

Larry and Nancy Evans

Larry and Nancy Evans the dynamic duo, numerous ministries like pro-life, Bingo, Eucharistic Ministers, CWO events, Golf tournament, Festival etc.. Thank you both so much for what you do for the Parish.


September 2015

Vic and Jan Noton

Vic and Jan are great assets to our parish. Vic, as a deacon, is very active throughout the parish assisting our priests in fulfilling ministries to our people. This includes preaching at mass, performing baptisms and weddings, and visiting the sick and infirmed. Jan heads up our elementry education programs at St. Jude. She coordinates the First Communion prep as well. Thanks to Jan and Vic for all you do.you Larry for all you do for the Parish and the Council.


August 2015

Bill and Liz Bellman

What can I say as this family loves there Church in so many ways from working with the youth of the Parish and organizing the Confirmation ceremony. Endless outings, Bible study and so many other activities in the Parish, you see them both. So the Knights say thank you for what you do for the Knights and the Parish.


July 2015

Marty and Kay Verville

Both are involved in many parish ministries to include sacristans, usher, Pro-Life, EM and money counter. Marty is the newly elected Faithful Navigator for the 2112 Assembly and seminarian co-ordinater for the Council.
Thanks to Marty and Kay


June 2015

Mike and Carlene Goodnight

Mike and Carlene Goodnight are both involved in various ministries in our Church and both always willing to lend a helping hand no matter what is being asked.


May 2015

Ramos Family

Although new to the council Marcos, Justin and Cynthia are there when the call goes out, Pickle parade, prolife events, bingo, breakfast and they just completed their major degree. Truly a family affair. Thanks for all you do!


April 2015

Gary and Florence Marcucci

Look around and they are everywhere at Parish activities. Sacristans, EM's, CWO, Bingo etc.. you name it they do it. Very much involved in the Parish. Gary and Florence thanks for all you do.


March 2015

Mark and Joann Von Plinsky

Mark is a great asset to our council and parish, he is our current Deputy Grand Knight and involved in many Knight activities. He is always pitching in grilling, working fish frys, selling rosaries and food sales, Joann is involved in many parish events and active in the Lady Knights.


February 2015

Lee and Claudia Livingston

Lee is the Treasurer for the Council, on the Bingo event team, Saturday's Usher Lead and much much more. Claudia is also very much involved in parish functions, on the Bingo event team and is an active member of the Lady Knights.


January 2015

Tom and Martha Wilson

Tom is a great asset to our council, he and Martha are involved in many parish activities. Tom is always willing to pitch in and help when he sees something that needs to be done. Martha was very helpful pitching in at the Council Family Christmas Party


December 2014

Larry and Donna Ciarkowski

Larry is a great asset to our council, he and Donna are involved in many parish activities. Larry is always willing to pitch in and help when he sees something that needs to be done. Larry is heading up the Pro-Life memorial construction project. Donna is very much involved in the Lady Knights.


November 2014

Dennis and Cathy Levine

Dennis is a great asset to our council, he and Cathy are involved in many parish activities. Dennis is always willing to pitch in and help when he sees something that needs to be done. Dennis is an Eucharistic Minister helps in our cooking events, selling rosaries, helping with various activities. Dennis recently became a Fourth Degree Knight.


October 2014

Randy and Cindy Duhon

Randy is a great asset to our council, he is at many events and is always willing to pitch in and help when he sees something that needs to be done. Randy is our Chancellor for the council and is an usher at Masses. Cindy is an active member of the Lady Knights and helps out in the parish.


September 2014

Tom and Cynthia Pailliotet

Tom is a great asset to our council, he is at many events and is always willing to pitch in and help when he sees something that needs to be done. Tom also helps the parish as the Eucharistic Minister coordinator. Cynthia, is also very active in the Parish and the Lady Knights.


August 2014

Pat and Mary Henz

Pat and Mary Henz give so much of their time and talents to the organization and to the church. Thank you for your work with the Religious Appreciation Dinner, these guys can always be counted on for tremendous support. Couples like Pat and Mary are what make our council shine!


July 2014

Larry and Nancy Evans

Larry and Nancy both work for our Pro-life and Bingo activities. Thank you both for all you do!!


June 2014

Randy and Cindy Duhon

Randy and Cindy both worked the Special Olympics for our council this weekend. Cindy did a great job greeting the volunteers with a smile as she served fajitas on Saturday! Thank you both for all you do!!


May 2014

Pat & Mary Henz

Pat and Mary work tirelessly for the Knights of Columbus. This month, Pat finished a year long service in coordinating the State Convention of Texas. Job well done you two!!


April 2014

Cliff Vittorio and Alan Letter

Cliff and Alan work side by side at many of our events. Cliff and Alan help to keep us all smiling while we fry fish or work the Bingo food line. Thanks to you both for your hard work!!


March 2014

Wes and Cindy Borysewicz

Wes and Cindy serve our parish as Sacristans, Extraordinary Ministers, and Lectors at the 10 AM Mass. They represent our council well each and every day and are always willing to lend a helping hand. I thank them for their service and dedication.


February 2014

Albert Gutierrez Family

You may see Albert at the Bingo passing out the loot to the winners, but you also see him helping out in numerous ways around the church each and every week. Thank you to Albert and his wife for all that you do for St Jude's.


January 2014

Eddie and Ramona Jackson

Eddie and Ramona continue to improve upon past success. While it is sad to see so many families in need, the preparation of Eddie and Ramona ensure that our St. Vincent de Paul Society fulfill the needs of each and every individual. Thank you Eddie and Ramona for your tireless efforts.


December 2013

Jerry & Bonnie Rodriguez

It takes an awfully big lighter to smoke a turkey! Ha! All bad jokes aside...Jerry stepped up again this year and provided our council with the smoked turkeys that we sold during the Turkey Raffle. Thanks for all that you do for us Jrod!!


November 2013

Speedy Gonzales Family

Speedy is everywhere! Whenever called, he comes to serve! Thanks, Speedy!!


October 2013

John and Cindi Pressley

You can always count on John and Cindy. This year, John, Cindy and Thomas joined forces to put on an outstanding Soccer Challenge for our area youth. Thanks to families like these, our council remains a successful organization.


September 2013

Pat and Mary Henz

Pat and Mary epitomize the core value of a good Catholic family. Pat’s passion for the Knights of Columbus pushes our council to strive for new goals in areas like the American Wheelchair Mission that we have never focused on previously- and Mary is right there with him providing her support along the way. You guys really made our council proud this year at the Religious Appreciation Dinner!! Thanks for all you do!!


August 2013

George and Barbara Kimmel

George and Barbara give so much of their time and talents to the organization and to the church. Whether its making baskets for the Religious Appreciation auction, or baking for the council Bingo, these guys can always be counted on for tremendous support. Couples like George and Barbara are what make our council shine!!


July 2013

Bill & Liz Bellman

Bill and Liz show their love to the church in their everyday lives. From wrangling with the youth and helping them to put their faith in action, to organizing the Confirmation events, Bill and Liz do so much that never seems to elicit a Thank You! So from the Knights of Columbus, we say Thank You for all that you do!


June 2013

John & Cindy Pressley

The Pressley's were instrumental in organizing this year's Special Olympics event. While John made sure everyone had a job to do preparing the food, Cindy and their daughters helped serve the volunteers a hot meal. Thank you for all that you do!


May 2013

Dennis & Kathy Levine

I truly love seeing the Levine’s at our events. Dennis and Cathy have and infectious air about them that warms your heart with just a smile! Thank you for all that you do for our council!!


April 2013

Larry and Nancy Evans

Multifaceted organizations like the Knights need people to step up and lead. Larry and Nancy have done so in all of their church activities. Most recently, we have had the pleasure to have them running our fish frys and serving deserts each of the Fridays during Lent. Thank you both so much for the contributions you all have made to our council. You truly are pillars in our organization!


March 2013

Larry and Donna Ciarkowski

Family of the Month - Larry and Donna Ciarkowski
One family that is the backbone of our success is the Ciarkowski's. Larry and Donna are behind the scenes making our council great! Without the support we receive from Minuteman Press, we would not be able to reach to people of our community. If you have been to an event at 7736, then you have been exposed to their work. This doesn't even begin to include the additional work Larry puts in at Fish Fry's, Bingo's, and many other events. I can't begin to thank you both enough! Thanks for your support of our council!!


February 2013

Liz & Bill Bellman

If you don’t know Bill and Liz, you probably should. These two have been the backbone of our St Jude’s community. They have spent countless hours in the spiritual development of our future Catholic leaders, as well as, organizing the many individuals who use utilize our church facilities. Thank you for all that you do!


January 2013

Josh and Angelica Vetrano

Josh and Angelica Vetrano are involved in many areas of our community from working with our youth to playing in the Christmas Choir. Please join me in congratulating them as December’s family of the month!!


December 2012

Eddie & Ramona Jackson

"When I was hungry, you gave me to eat..." Eddie and Ramona keep living the gospel through their work with the St Vincent de Paul Society. This year they made over 73 baskets that were given out to needy families in our area. Thank you Ramona and Eddie, you are truly demonstrating the spirit of charity and God's love!!


November 2012

John and Cindy Pressley

September and October are two of our busiest months every year. This is the time when we are raising money for our charitable causes. One thing that you can count on during this time of year is the Pressley's being there and giving 110% effort. Our council appreciates all of your involvement and sacrifice through the years.


October 2012

Bob & Patti Schuljak

Bob and Patti Schuljak know how to throw a party and each year it keeps getting better and better! Bob and Patti hosted our annual pool party this year with the help of the Levine family. Not only did the council enjoy the pool, but Patti added a new wrinkle this year - a ping pong tourney that saw your Grand Knight ousted in the first round by Ms. Carley Kidman. As underwhelming as that performance was, it gives me great pleasure to select the Schuljak's as this month's recipient of the Family of the Month honor.


September 2012

Eddie Sanders Family

Eddie is one of the true inspirations in our council. Although he has his personal restrictions, it doesn't hamper his spirit. Eddie, accompanied by his Dad, Howard, completed his 2nd and 3rd degrees this past month. Our council couldn't be more proud of him!!


August 2012

Jerry & Bonnie Rodriguez

If you have ever gone to Breakfast after the 7:45 mass, you have probably been greeted by Bonnie when passing through the service line. Jerry and Bonnie both are pillars of our St Jude's community. Whether its helping the Sisters with projects around their homes or feeding our Knights at officer installations, Jerry and Bonnie quietly go about their businessdoing God's work. Thank you both for all that you do for the Knights, CWO, Altar Servers, and our parish!


July 2012

Bill & Christina Tillotson

This recognition is more of a reflection on Christina rather than Bill. A special thanks to Christina for allowing Bill to play "Knights" with us for the last two years!!


April 2012

Bob and Amanda Kowalski

Amanda and Bob have been active parishioners at St. Jude for many years. Last month, Amanda was the driving force behind the Mansfield St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This event gave the Knights a GREAT opportunity to be proud Catholics and support for our priest. Thanks to Bob and Amanda for all your hard work in our church and community.


March 2012

Pat and Sarah Hergenrother

This is a couple that gives so much to St. Jude. Pat is very active with the high school youth and religious ed – so active that we don’t see him TOO often at Knights only events. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t working for the Knights in other ways. Sarah is also very involved with religious ed. Thank you for all you do for the parish Pat and Sarah!


February 2012

Pete and Margret Vaquez

Pete and Margret Vasquez are active parishioners who serve as an inspiration to many around them. Pete is an active Knight who is always ready to give a helping hand. And Margret is active in the parish as the editor for the weekly mass bulletin. Thank you for all you do for the parish Pete and Margret!


January 2012

Eddie and Ramona Jackson

The Christmas season presents unique challenges to our St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Jude. Eddie and Ramona worked tirelessly through December to serve the poor, hungry and needy of our community. They were both up at the Parish Center day and night. We are proud to call Eddie a Brother Knight and to name the Jacksons our Family of the Month for January.


December 2011

Vic and Jan Norton

Vic and Jan Noton are great assets to our parish. Vic, as a deacon, is very active throughout the parish assisting our priests in fulfilling ministries to our people. This includes preaching at mass, performing baptisms and weddings, and visiting the sick and infirmed.

Jan heads up our elementry education programs at St. Jude. She coordinates the First Communion prep as well.

Thanks to Jan and Vic for all you do.


November 2011

Lee and Claudia Livingston

Lee and Claudia Livingston have been active members of our parish for many years. Lee is presently serving our Council as Treasurer. Lee and Claudia were both active in our latest very successful Parish Festival. And Claudia is the Lector Coordinator for the parish. Lee and Claudia continue to be an inspiration to many with their dedication to their faith and church.


October 2011

Chris Laurent Family

Chris Laurent and his family have been very active in the Council over the last month. Chris is an active member of our Degree Team and took part in our September First Degree. He and his family came out and supported the Festival Bingo. And his whole family came out at the Parish Festival and covered our booth for several hours in the afternoon. Thanks to Chris and his family for all they do.


September 2011

Dave and Cyndi Kennedy

Dave has just finished up a long stint as Recorder for our Council. This important job is often overlooked but Dave did a great job. And Cyndi has been very active with the Lady Knights, helping put together the auction baskets for the Religious Appreciation dinner. She also is active as a Eucharistic Minister.


July 2011

Dave and Lori Tomlin

Dave and Lori worked very hard throughout the spring to make our Scholarship Raffle a raging success. The prizes they pulled together led to our most successful raffle ever. And Lori's tireless work with the Lady Knights has resulted in them assembling a shocking 15 baskets for the Religious Appreciation Dinner silent auction. Thank you Dave and Lori for all you do.


June 2011

Marty and Kay Verville

Marty has been doing it all the last few months. He was at every Fish Fry early and stayed late. He has taken over the Community Director job with gusto, helping get a handicap ramp built at a parishioners house. His lovely bride Kay helps as a Eucharistic Minister and is a picture of gracefulness to us all (especially at Super Bowl parties with many Steeler fans present). Thank you Marty and Kay for all you do.


May 2011

Larry and Donna Ciarkowski Family

Larry and Donna are a great asset to our Council. Larry is very active as the head of our Bingo Food committee and was a weekly breading expert for the Fish Fries. Donna is very active with the Lady Knights. And both were very generous in donating the printing expenses of our raffle tickets. Thank you for all you do Larry and Donna.


April 2011

Bill & Liz Bellman

Bill and Liz Bellman – Is there a couple in this church that does more for our youth? Bill is an active Knight while maintaining a rigorous schedule of working with our high school youth. And Liz tirelessly works for St. Jude as our Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries. Thanks to Bill and Liz for all you do!


March 2011

Bob and Patty Schuljak

Bob has worked tirelessly in heading up our Pancake Breakfast efforts. Due to his efforts, we now are turning out even better breakfasts and turning a bit of a profit as well. Bob's energetic demeanor and willingness to work hard is an inspiration to everyone who works breakfasts.

His wife Patti is a religious ed teacher, teaching 7th graders on Wednesday night. She has been involved in other ministries at St. Jude as well.

Congrats to the Schuljak's on being our Family of the Month!


February 2011

Tom and Cynthia Pailliotet

Tom is a great asset to our council, serving us as Advocate. He is at many events and is always willing to pitch in and help when he sees something that needs to be done. Tom also helps the parish as the Eucharistic Minister coordinator.

Tom's lovely wife, Cynthia, is also very active in the Parish. She was a great help in planning and putting on the Council Christmas party. Cynthia also is strongly pro-life, as is Tom, and attends our monthly trip to the abortion clinic and has earned her ACE wings.


January 2011

John Pressley Family

For all the help with the Christmas Party, including decorations and running the gift exchange.


December 2010

Dave Tomlin Family

Dave and Lori have been tirelessly selling magnets after all the Masses since November. Lori also donated a lovely gift basket to teh Council to auction off at a future event. Dave and Lori also are active in the Sacristan ministry at St. Jude.


October 2010

The Rodriguez Family

The Jerry and Bonni Rodriguez Family are the Family of the Month for October. Bonnie has recetntly stepped up as head of the Lady Knights as well as Altar Server Coordinator. And Jerry is always there to help his brother Knights whenever asked. And their daughter Andi has been very active around the Parish as well.

 
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