COUNCIL RECOGNITION

 

KNIGHTS OF THE MONTH

March 2017

Pedro Rios

Pedro can always be counted on to help with any Knight sponsored event, especially when it comes to serving people. He is very active in all cooking events, which include pickle parade, parish festival, Lenten fish fry, and all the pancake breakfasts’ events. And most of all he always does it with a big smiley face  Thanks Pedro, for all you do. God Bless you!

February 2017

Pat Hergenrother

Pat is the “main man” when it comes to fitness. His certified personal trainer experience has been a valuable asset to the new KofC Temple Keeper’s program. From the beginning planning meetings Pat took the lead on which exercise programs would best fit our parishioners. Each week Pat sends out the exercise routines that will be used for the Saturday morning class. This takes time to plan, as there are many different routines, such as warmups, weights, and cardio. The St. Jude parishioners are keeping their temples clean, both physically and spiritually and loving every Saturday morning. Pat also helps with the food pantry and picking up food from the local Walmart and transporting back to the food pantry. Thanks Pat, for all you do. God Bless you!

January 2017

John Pressley

John knows what it means to get involved, because he is involved in just about everything that is going on at St. Jude and in our council. He is a Eucharistic Minister, Lector and Sacristan and is a regular for standing honor guard whenever needed. He is a leader in our council by regularly attending and taking an active part in our monthly business and planning meetings. He is one of the organizers when our pits are needed for an event, brats, Halloween in the Park, Family picnic and especially the Special Olympics. He is also the Grand Knight and leader of the 1st degree team for our council. John, thanks brother, for being there whenever you are needed.

December 2016

Ethan Whitt

Ethan is an inspiration to all brother knights. He always has a smile on his face and given the chance, will tell you how lucky and happy he is to be a member of the Knights of Columbus. He regularly attends our monthly business meetings and helps at mass as an usher. In October, Ethan became a full 3rd degree Knight as he attended a major degree. He is very involved in the Special Olympics as an athlete. Keep up the good work and keep smiling.

November 2016

Dan Gietl

Dan joined our council earlier this year and has been very involved in many different activities. He attends our regular meetings, Saturday morning mens bible study, has helped out on several events and most recently he and his wife, Donna, have been regulars on Friday nights during the 40 Days for Life praying at the abortion clinic. This is most important as we get close to the end of the “Year of Mercy“. Thanks Dan and keep up the good work.

October 2016

Pat Henz

From being the Master of Ceremonies at the Religious Appreciation Dinner, coordinator of the Honor Guards for Corporate Communions, Blue Mass, Chalice Fund Presentations, Funerals and other activities, Pat is always doing something. He is a regular at the Parish Festival cleanup on Sundays and is the Lecturer for our council. He currently holds a position at the Diocesan level in Texas and just enjoys being a Knight and a valued member in our council.

September 2016

Fr. George Foley

Job Well Done and Congratulations are just a couple of words to describe Fr. George. After 57 years of service to the priesthood, Fr. George gets to enjoy golf and his other hobbies a little more as he retires. Those he has served from St. Jude, all of his previous parishes, the Knights of Columbus and the military and anyone who has had the pleasure to know him is truly blessed. Thanks Fr. George and if you ever need anything the K of C council 7736 will always be there for you. God Bless You!

August 2016

Tom Scott

We are lucky to have Tom in our council. He came to us as a transfer from Alabama and jumped right in as our Chancellor and membership director. In a little over a year he has made a huge difference in organizing our blitzes and following up with the potential candidates. Having just completed a very successful 1st degree held at St. Jude’s on July 28th where we welcomed eight new members as well as one transfer into council #7736. Tom thanks for all you do and keep up the outstanding work.

July 2016

Jim Connor

Truly an asset to the K of C and our council is lucky to have him. Jim is always recruiting and it seems like he is always asking for more form 100’s. Even with some health issues over the last year, nothing stops him. You can see him standing Honor Guard with the 4th Degree and helping at Bingo, Knights Breakfast, you name it he is always around. He regularly attends council and assembly meetings and he is an officer in our council, Jim keep on truckin’ thanks for all you do.

June 2016

Pedro Rios

This young man since joining our Brotherhood a little over a year has accomplished his 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degrees and can be seen at just about all of our events to include breakfasts, pickle parade, bingos and cookouts. Just a great asset to this Council. Thank you so much for what you do Pedro. God bless you and your family.

May 2016

Bob Murzin

Bob was very active in the selling of Scholarship Raffle tickets this year and in years past. He also was involved in the Denim N Diamonds event and is an active member of the parish in many ways. Thank you Bob for your help to the Knights and the Parish.

April 2016

Joe Shannon

Brother Shannon has been very active in Knights activities. Latest event was the Fish Fry, did not miss a Friday-he put in many many hours at this event and the Pickle Parade. So Joe, we thank you for your dedication and willingness to help.

March 2016

Ed Haidusek

Have you seen those pits? Those guys are the direct result of Ed’s hard work and passion for the Knights! Thank you Ed for all that you have done and continue to do.

February 2016

Ken Coleman

Ken has been in the council for a few months and has already participated in Bingo, the Church Festival, Turkey and Brauts sales and numerous other events. He started as soon after he joined us here at St Jude's and continues to serve. Thanks for all your help Ken.

January 2016

Don Mayo

Don has been a fantastic contributor to our council, he works tirelessly at the food pantry, thanks Don for your constant support.

December 2015

Bill Tillotson

Even being our District Deputy, Bill still takes time to help out in our council events such as, Bingo ,Coats for Kids, Turkey Raffle, Reader, Choir, and many other events. Thanks Bill for taking time to help.

November 2015

Mark Von Plinsky

Mark is our current Deputy Grand Knight and most recent was instrumental in the success of the recent Family Picnic. Mark is involved in Bible study, Bingo, Honor Guard, Parish festival and helps out at our various events and is always available to help out. Thank you Mark for what you do for the Knights and the Parish.

October 2015

Joe Shannon

Brother Shannon has been very active in Knights activities. Just last 3 events- Wurstfest, Parish Festival and Golf tournament-he put in many many hours at these events. So Joe, we thank you for your dedication and willingness to help.

September 2015

Larry Ciarkowski

Larry spearheaded the "Pavers Project" which was a tremendous success. Larry is also available to help the Council when and wherever he can. Thank you for all you do for the Parish and the Council.

August 2015

Brandon LeClaire

I just could not pass on this one. Our Brother Knight Brandon has answered the call to serve the Church. He will be entering the seminary real soon to begin his Journey. His Brother Knights wish him well and our prayers will be him. Thank you Brandon for what you did with the Knights in such a short time. Special Olympics, Breakfasts, fish frys, and many cooking events. You are an asset to our Council and we wish you well.

July 2015

Keith Roemeling

Keith is the newly appointed Financial Secretary for the Council and very much involved in many parish ministries to include usher, RCIA, Bible Study and Pro-Life. He is a great asset to our Council. Thanks Keith

June 2015

Mike Goodnight

Mike has been an excellent addition to our council involved in various church ministries and functions. Participates in numerous knights events; pickle parade, breakfasts, Bingos and many many more.

May 2015

Greg Ipock

Greg serves on our council as the inside guard, event chair for our fish fry, helps at breakfasts, bingo and other events. Always there when we call out for help. Helping out the 4th degree with its car show, he is a tremendous asset to our council. Thanks for all you do!

April 2015

Jesse Zamarripa

Jesse is a tremendous asset to the council. He helps at events like Bingo, Pickle Parade, Breakfasts, and fish frys even helps other parish organizations at their breakfasts. Thanks for all you do Jesse.

March 2015

Tony Ayala

Since becoming a Knight Tony has been very active many events from Pancake Breakfasts to Bingos and the most recent fish frys. He is also involved in parish activities. A true asset to our council.

February 2015

Chris Heath

Chris is on the Degree Team, Diocesan Prolife Coordinator, liaison to our food suppliers, Usher Lead, Recorder for the 4th Degree Assembly, responds to any events and there when needed, he is a true asset to our council.

January 2015

Tom Syverson

Tom has been very instrumental in the Family Memorial Project and is always volunteering for various projects that involve workmanship and building experience. He is always pitching in grilling or at fish fries he is an asset to our council.

December 2014

James Connor

James is involved in numerous events from fish fry’s ,honor guard, selling rosaries, he volunteers at nursing home and recently became a 4th degree.

November 2014

Kyle Henson

Kyle has been a force when we ask for help for different events. They include fish fry’s, bingos, selling rosaries, food sales etc. He is a great asset to the council

October 2014

Mike Barboza

This young man became a Knight in Jan 2014 and has since participated in all of our events. Festival, bingo's, fish fries. Octoberfest and pickle parade. He just became a fourth degree knight. Way to go Mike!

September 2014

Cliff Vittorio

Thank you Cliff for being there for us at our events and for answering the call when clean ups are needed, bingo food needs to be prepared, and for the many other things that you have done for our council!!

August 2014

Chris Heath

Without a doubt, our Family Event at the Air Hogs game was one of the best in recent memory. Chris worked for several months putting the program together with the Grand Prairie Air Hogs, and they truly made us feel like VIPs! Thanks Chris for all you continue to do for our council!

July 2014

Donald Mayo

Donald has been a fantastic contributor to our council, he works tirelessly at the food pantry, thanks Donald for your constant support

June 2014

Albert Gutierrez

Albert work tirelessly at the special Olympics year. Whether it was cutting the vegetables or cooking the meat, Albert was ready to jump in and help with a smile. Thanks Albert for your constant support.

May 2014

Lee Livingston

Lee is one of the hardest working Knights around. Among his numerous duties around the church, he still makes time for the Knights and helping out where he can. At the State Convention, Lee was an instrumental player in making the Country Store an overwhelming success. Thanks for all you do Lee!

April 2014

Brandon Le Clair

Brandon has been a fantastic contributor to our council over the last year! When we see Brandon at the council events, he is truly a Jack of all trades.Thanks Brandon for always lending a helping hand no matter what is being asked.

March 2014

Chris Jacquez

Chris did a fantastic job recruiting new members over the last few months. I thank Chris for his dedication and effort to our new member growth.

February 2014

Mark Von Plinsky

Mark did an outstanding job coordinating our Blitz in January. New members keep our organization strong and helps us promote the ideals of charity throughout our community. Well done Mark!

January 2014

Tim Henz

Tim, who is currently serving as our Faithful Navigator for our 4th Degree Assembly, always makes time for his council. On an icy day in December, Tim and his boys answered the call to clear the walkways in front of St. Jude for the Saturday evening Mass. Tim's charitable spirit should be emulated by all of us.

December 2013

Bill Tillotson

Even though Bill has taken on new responsibilities as our District Deputy, he still makes time to give back to his council. Bill was instrumental this month in pulling together the Coats for Kids drive. Bill, your work here has been and continues to be appreciated by our council.

November 2013

Ed Haidusek

Have you seen those pits? Those guys are the direct result of Ed’s hard work and passion for the Knights! Thank you Ed for all that you have done and continue to do.

October 2013

Chris Heath

Chris is a genuine asset to our council. A fervent protestant against abortion, Chris has been a relentless warrior against this abomination. We are proud of Chris’ efforts this month for continuing to spread the message about the murderous practice of abortion.

September 2013

Kyle Martinez

Always around to lend a hand- that’s how I would describe Kyle this month. Helping with Chapter meetings, peer ministry, or cooking spaghetti, Kyle was working hard and making us laugh!! Thanks for all your help, Kyle!

August 2013

Chris Heath

Without a doubt, our Family Event at the Air Hogs game was one of the best in recent memory. Chris worked for several months putting the program together with the Grand Prairie Air Hogs, and they truly made us feel like VIPs! Thanks Chris for all you continue to do for our council!!

July 2013

Marvin Sulak

Marvin is one of the most humble men you will ever meet. Marvin’s role as Financial Secretary has made him the backbone to our success as a council over the years. Thank you Marvin for being a role model, confidant, and a measuring stick for our council’s knights!

June 2013

Brandon LeClaire

Brandon is one of the newest members of our council. Brandon made his 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Degrees inside of a week and has hit the ground running. Brandon help on Mother's Day by participating in every duty available and helped make our Mother's Day Breakfast a success. At the Special Olympics, he and his Mom were up to the task of cooking hamburger for the volunteers. Keep up the good work Brandon!!!

May 2013

Ray Reyes

We affectionately call him Ray Ray! That affection comes as a return of the love that Ray shows for his brothers. Thank you Ray Reyes for being there for us at our events and for answering the call when clean ups are needed, bingo food needs to be prepared, and for the many other things that you have done for our council!!

April 2013

Speedy Gonzales

Pickle Parade Cook, Pickle Parade Representative to the City of Mansfield, Chief Raffle Sales Person at all Masses, Honor Guard Participant, and Movie Knight Organizer are a few of the titles that Speedy has worn this past month. Thanks for always answering the call when the council needed you. Your help is greatly appreciated!!

March 2013

Mark Von Plinsky

Mark Von Plinksy was blessed at birth to be born into a family with terrific initials. And, Mark truly lives up to his MVP status. You can find Mark at all of our events, willing to lend a hand, or offer suggestions on how we can improve. The Knights are in need of people with great character, and 7736 is very proud to have our very own MVP.

February 2013

Kevin Henry

Kevin’s passion centers on helping the youth of our community. Kevin teaches the game of basketball to many children each year in an effort to pass on the love he has for the game. We consider ourselves lucky to have Kevin organize our council’s Free Throw contest. Thanks Kevin!

January 2013

Tom Wilson

Tom is on of our newly inducted 4th degree knights, who is dedicated to helping out the council. At this month’s bingo, Tom spent his time working in the kitchen while cheering on his wife as she tried to win some CASH! Thanks for all your hard work Tom!!

December 2012

Bill Tillotson

Anyone ever heard of this guy? Of course you have! After being one of the most successful Grand Knights in recent history, Bill has not decided to rest on his laurels. He continues to support our council in more ways than most people realize. Bill has taken on the communications chair and web master for our council. This is on top of all of the support that he gives us at all of our events. Thank you Bill for your tireless support!!

November 2012

Kyle Martinez and Dennis Levine

Grill Masters Kyle Martinez and Dennis Levine had a busy October! Their work behind the pits earned them the title of Grill Master after the Halloween in the Park event. These two brothers flame broiled enough bratwurst and sausage on a stick to feed two armies! Your work gentlemen is appreciated!!

October 2012

Marvin Sulak

Each council has one. Some are good, and some are...well, they give good effort. Whether you all know it or not, Marvin Sulak is one of the best Financial Secretaries around. The council has been blessed to have Marvin working for us. There is a reason why the FS is included on the Star Council awards alongside the Grand Knight. It is because so much work goes into running the financial portion of our organization. Marvin not only keeps us in check, but keeps us out of trouble with the State, Supreme and even the IRS. Thank you, Marvin, you truly are a the light that guides our pathways!!

September 2012

Scott Blue

Scott transferred into our council last year and was asked to take on the ProLife chair for 7736 because Chris Heath had moved on to the diocesan level. Scott has been instrumental in in putting together the upcoming rosary awareness weekend and the 40 Days for Life campaign! Thank you Scott for your time and dedication!!

August 2012

George Kimmel

George was elected Chancellor of our council in May of this year, and has hit the ground running. The role of the Chancellor is key to the success of any council. George successfully organized our first membership blitz in July that has us positioned for a great year in 2012-2013. Thank you George for all your hard work in recruiting our new brothers.

July 2012

Tim Henz

Tim is a past Grand Knight of our Council and is instrumental in the success of our scholarship program. At Tim’s direction, our outside panel of judges were able to review all scholarship applicants anonymously. The integrity of our selection process has been tremendous due to Tim’s efforts.

April 2012

Larry Evans

We had very successful Fish Frys this Lent. A lot of guys worked very hard, but no one put in more time than Larry Evans. Larry headed up every Fry this month and kept up a positive and cheerful attitude throughout! Thank you for all your hard work, Larry!

March 2012

Gregg Ipock & Cliff Vittorio

I couldn’t decide who deserved this honor this month so I gave it to both these guys! These two new members cam out and worked their TAILS off at the Super Bowl Turkey and Brauts. They then came out and worked the first Fish Fry as well as the Bingo the next night! These guys have really jumped in with all four feet! Thanks guys!

February 2012

Speedy Gonzales

It would be hard to recognize anyone OTHER than Speedy Gonzales for the February Knight of the Month. Speedy coordinated a successful membership blitz and got 11 guys to our First Degree last month. What a great job! And he still has leads he's working for February!

January 2012

Kevin Henry

Kevin has taken on youth sports programs for the Council. Kevin was already heavily involved in various sports activities but wanted to do something for the Council as well. In January, he will be coordinating our Free Throw contest for Council 7736. This event has been dormant for several years and we're very excited to have it back. Thank you for all you do, Kevin.

December 2011

Gary Marcucci

Gary is a real fixture in our Council. Over the last year, he has coordinated our Bingo activities and built it into a great fundraiser. Gary always brings a great sense of humor to all he does and makes it fun. Thank you Gary for all you do.

November 2011

Adolfo Rubio

Since joining the Council in September, Adolfo has been a very active member. He came right out the September First Degree and worked a full day at the Parish Festival. Adolfo also had his son out helping. Adolfo was also at the Halloween in the Park to help cook and sell turkey legs and sausage on a stick to help raise funds. Adolfo is planning on attending his Major Degree in November as well.

October 2011

Brett Cleary & Kyle Martinez

Brett and Kyle are friends who just joined the Knights after finishing high school. Both were active as youth peer ministers prior to joining the Knights and are still helping Bill Bellman. These guys have been great Knights since making their First Degree. They came and watched the First Degree in September. They have come out and prayed during thr Forty Days for Life. And they were out working all day at the Parish Festival. Young guys like this are always welcome in the Knights and we need more like them. Thanks Brett and Kyle!

September 2011

Cesar Balderas

Cesar made his First Degree in July and decided his first event to volunteer for would be the Mansfield Wurstfest on August 13. Little did he know the event would be five times larger than expected and he’d be serving like a madman for 5 hours straight! Cesar performed like a champ and has actually been seen at events since then! Way to go Cesar!

July 2011

Ricardo Villareal

Ricardo is a new member who has jumped in with both feet. He has already made his Major Degrees in May. and he also was out for most of the Special Olympics grilling hamburgers. Ricardo is a great guy with a good attitude towards work and we ar proud to call him a brother Knight.

June 2011

Fabian Madrigal

Fabian is a guy doing much behind the scenes that few ever see. He is one of the first guys to jump in and help when a brother Knight is in need. He has been there to help several brother Knights with house and childcare duties at all hours of the day and night. Fabian is quietly and humbly living the first principle of Charity and deserves to be recognized. Way to go Fabian!

May 2011

Larry Evans

Larry did a tremendous job heading up the Lenten Fish Fires this year. He took charge of running the operation right from the get go - was the first one there and the last to leave every time. Larry did a great job and deserves the thanks of every man in this Council.

April 2011

Chris Heath

PGK Chris Heath hasn’t slowed down much in the past year. Chris continues to head up our Prolife efforts. He also is helping with the Fish Fries and in several other areas as well. Thank you Chris for all you do!

March 2011

Ed Haidusek

Ed has worked tirelessly with his uncle over the last several months to reconstruct one of our smokers. The finished product was on display at the Super Bowl Turkeys and Brauts and it looked beautiful. Thanks should go to Ed for all his efforts in renovating this smoker which will prove to be a great asset to our Council in the coming years.

February 2011

Larry Ciarkowski

Larry has been doing a great job with running the Bingo food, which is a very profitable endevour for our Council. He makes sure there is enough food, cooks the food, and cleans up after BINGO. Laryr is a great asset to our Council.

January 2011

Speedy Gonzales

For all your help with the most successful Membership Blitz the Council has had in a long time.

December 2010

Tim Henz

Tim really helped with the Christmas Parade by bringing his trailer and old tractor to run through the parade. He and his family also decorated the float which made the parade a joy for so many of us to enjoy. Thank you to Tim for all you do for our Council.

FAMILIES OF THE MONTH

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.