Our October of the Month is none other than our very own Grand Knight, Khirri Virgil. In addition to being our Grand Knight, Khirri spreads himself thin with his support of our parish; particularly with our youth. He has participated/coordinated the Confirmation classes over the last several years and regularly engages with and attends the various youth workshops & retreats. He is the consument role model for our youth and St. Theresa's is fortunate to have him as one of our church leaders. Congrats Brother Khirri!
Congrats to our February Knight of the Month: Brother Thomas Fagbamiye. Thomas serves as an usher, Lector and Extraordinary Minister for many years. He is also our current Membership Director and, as a Past Grand Knight, also serves as a Trustee. He is also the Knight of Columbus' State Wheelchair Chairman. He regularly works with the Archdiocese of Atlanta's Office of Intercultural and Ethnic Diversity, as well as an organizer with the Pan African Catholic Organization of Atlanta. Thomas unselfishly gives of his time and talent and we are fortunate to have him serve in our council. Congrats Bro Thomas.
Congratulations to our January Knight of the Month, Brother Charles Justice. Brother Charles just joined our council in the last few months, but has already jumped in and assisted with our recent smoked turkey and ham sale (which benefited our annual Diaconate Luncheon), as well as our Annual Monastery Goods Sale. He is also an active contributor in our business meetings. Thank you Brother Charles and congratulations.
Fr. Joe Shaute
Our December Knight of the month is our beloved pastor, Fr. Joseph Shaute. Fr. Joe is a 100 supporter of the Knights of Columbus. He took his 2, 3 & 4th degrees at St. Theresa's during his initial stint here as the Parochial Vicar and associate pastor several years ago. Upon his appointment as St. Theresa's pastor a year or so ago, he has again embraced the Knights via our local council, as well as being a stable presence in our parish family. He has worked through the ins and outs of a very complicated building process and navigated the construction of our new youth building, which has been named C.I.T.Y. (stands for Christ in the Youth). We are proud to have him as our pastor, as well as a Brother Knight. Congratulations Fr. Joe!
Our November Knight of the Month is Brother Innocent Oji. Brother Innocent is a devout catholic family man, who supports many of both the Knights and parish functions. He is also our current Advocate. Congratulations Brother Innocent!
Congratulations to our October Knight of the Month, Brother Anthony Thomason. Anthony recently accepted the position of Director out Youth Ministry this past Jujy, after the Director at the time, Rene Singleton accepted the DRE position in her hometown f Savannah, GA. Bro Anthony has filled in magnificently. He and his lovely wife Sarah also welcomed a beautiful baby girl into their family. Evelyn Rose Thomason arrived on October 26th. Congrats Bro Anthony to you and your family!!
Amado Del Rosario
Brother Amado has been a mainstay in our parish and Knight community. He is a frequent participant and organizer in events/celebrations such as the Our Lady of Guadalupe and The Passion Play conducted for the past several years on Good Friday. He is also a 4th Degree Sir Knight and regularly participates in the Honor Guard for many of our functions. Amado is a true testament to God's work in our community, as he continuously tries to encourage worship and fellowship with all nationalities that make up our very diverse parish. Thank you Brother Amado!
Congratulations to our August Knight of the Month, Bro Paul Lipari. A long time member of our council, Paul has participated in and/or coordinated many events and projects: our Annual Golf Tournament, Operation Christmas and the Carrabbas Fundraiser, just to name a few. He has also served as a Trustee and an Outside Guard in the Council, as well as an Extraordinary Minister at St. Theresa. He has served and supported St. Theresa and the Knights for many years and truly deserves this award. Thank you Bro Paul!
Congratulations to our July Knight of the Month, Bro Warren Scandrick. Warren is very active in the the RCIA program; including facilitating the BOW (Breaking Open the Word) sessions conducted with our Candidates and Catechumans. He also serves as a Lector, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and participates in the Prison Ministry, the list goes on. St. Theresa is blessed to have such a faithful servant. Thank you for your witness to the faith Bro Warren!
Dr Dimitri Arfanakis
Congratulations our June Knight of the Month, Dr. Dimitri Arfanakis. He was actually chosen as last month's recipient, but headed off on a well-deserved vacation before we had a chance to award it to him. Nonetheless, he is well-deserving of the notoriety. In addition to being a respected dentist (he was recently inducted as a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry in New Orleans), he is a regular supporter of our parish, our community and the Knights (Douglas Dental Care annually supports our golf tournament which raises money for beneficiaries such as the OLPH Cancer Home and the Fisher House. Thank you Dr Dimitri for generously offering your time, talent and treasure!
Congratulations to our May Knight of the Month, Bro Charles Wheeler. Charles is our current Recorder and in addition to co-chairing our Tootsie Roll Campaign, he regularly volunteers for many of our programs/events, including participation in our Assembly's Honor Guard. He is also an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and PSR instructor. Bravo Bro Charles!
Congratulations to our April Knight of the Month, Dan Kochan. Among his many activities at St. Theresa's, Dan leads the choir at the 5 pm Saturday Mass and most recently, coordinated the effort to get a wheelchair ramp built for a member of the Douglasville community who was involved in a horrific car accident. Bravo Dan, thank you for all you do!
Congratulations to our March Knight of the Month, Brother David Hagenow. Brother David routinely assists with events/functions/ongoing projects such as the Annual Fish Fry, church ground maintenance, visitation to our Vets,... He is also a member of our Golf Tournament Committee and is a lector, usher and an extraordinary minister at Mass. Thank you David for your support of our council, our parish and community.
Congratulations to our February Knight of the month Bro Jerry Zlotucha, who among other things, coordinates our Quarterly Blood Drive as well as our Semi Annual Baby Bottle Drive and The Walk for Life to support the Pregnancy Resource Center. He is also a Lector and an Extraordinary Minister. Thank you for your service Jerry!!
Congratulations to our January Knight of the Month, Hector Melara, who is very active in the St. Theresa Community as well as a continued supporter/contributor of our various Knight events.
Congratulations to our December Knight of the Month. He is a member of our Degree Team as well as a regular volunteer with several of our events/fundraisers. Thank you Carl!
Congratulations!! Brother Eric Lewis, our November Knight of the Month.
Congratulations!! Bro Joseph Hrovat, October Knight of the Month. Thank you for all that you do, including your service as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, a Religious Education Instructor, participant/host for an ARISE Prayer Group and a member of our Formation of Men studying to become a Permanent Deacon.
Congratulations to our Knight of the Month, Bro Matthew Krull
John and Sandra Bumbalo
Congratulations to our October Family of the Month, John "Bomber" Bumbalo Sr and his lovely wife, Sandra. The "Bomber" has served as our council's Financial Secretary for the last several years and has been key to our council's overall success. He has also served on our Annual Ron Starnieri Golf Tournament Committee. He and Sandra also volunteer on many of our Knight and parish functions and events. Thank you Bomber & Sandra for your valuable contributions to our council. parish and community!!
The Okafor Family
Congratulations to our January family of the month: Brother Chris Okafor, his wife Dorothy and their family. Brother Chris and his family are regular supporter of both Knights and parish events. Brother Chris has also been a long time usher, lector and has also begun serving as an Extraordinary Minister. Congrats to the Okafor Family.
Stephen HIll and Family
Congratulations to our December Family of the Mont: Stephen Hill, his wife Shannon and children AJ and Cilia. Stephen was assigned to our council earlier this year as our Field Agent, but in addition to immediately engaging with several members of our council, he attended our Parish Picnic, supported our Green Egg Fundraiser (which raised money for our parish's playground equipment) and participated in our recent 1st degrees and Business meetings. He is a dedicated family man who is an excellent example of a servant of our Lord. Congrats to Stephen and his Family!
Congratulations to our November Family of the Month, Brother Mathew Krull. Matt and his wife, Kate, have one child and are active members of our parish. He has served as the President of the Douglas County Bar, the Douglas County Solicitor General and and as well as a board member of The SHARE House. He and his family have regularly supported our Knights and parish events. Congratulations Brother Matthew and your beautiful family.
The Leiva Family
Congratulations to our October Family of the Month, Brother Henry Leiva and Family. Henry, his wife Lucy and their children are very active members of St. Theresa's. Henry and Lucy participate as sponsors for our RCIA classes. Anthony and Samantha are altar servers. We are blessed to have them in our parish community.
Dominic Snyder and Family
Dominic has been a longtime member of St. Theresa's having grown up in the parish and was an active Squire, Scout, and altar server as well as being very active in our youth programs. Dominic now has a family of his own and he and Alexis regularly attend Mass with their sons John Gabriel and Peter (Alexis not pictured here, as she was just finishing up from a shift at work). They are classic examples of a Christian family. They have also been selected as one of our state representatives for Family of the Month. Congratulations to the Snyder Family!
The Carlson Family
Congratulations to Bro Chris Carlson and his family on being chosen as our August Family of the Month. Chris, his wife Edie and their rather large family (height and volume) family are long time members of St. Theresa and and spend a great deal of time serving in many capacities: Parish School of Religion (PSR instructors, Confirmation sponsors, altar servers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and regular supporters of the various Pro-Life activities. They are the epitome of what Our Lord asks of a Catholic Family!
Congratulations to our July Family of the Month, The Taylor Family. Carl, Angela and their daughter Erika have been staples in the St. Theresa Parish community; be it Lectoring, serving as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Prison Ministry, PSR Instructor; you name it, they are fully immersed in serving our parish and Our Lord. Carl is also studying in Formation for the Permanent Diaconate in Atlanta. We thank you Carl, Angela and Erika for your dedication to our council and parish family.
Deacon Israel Melara and Family
Congratualtions to Deacon Israel Melara and his family who were chosen as our June Family of the Month. Deacon Israel and his family work tirelessly in the St. Theresa community to assure that we as parishioners can worship, socialize and be all that Our Lord intends for us to be as a family. Thank you Deacon Israel and your beautiful family!
The Virgil Family
Congratulations to our Family of the Month, the Virgil Family. Khirri Virgil, who is our current Deputy Grand Knight and Youth Director and his wife Jessica CM Virgil are staples in the St. Theresa family. They both teach in the PSR, including the Parent and Confirmation classes and are both Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and part of our Discipleship Council. Jessica is also a Lector. Through God's grace, they also recently welcomed Baby Avery to complete what was already a beautiful family. We thank you for all you do for the Knights, for St. Theresa and for our community!
Vince and Sandra Mackey
Congrats to our Family of the Month, Vince and Sandra Mackey. They transferred to St. Theresa several months ago and have jumped right in with our events/projects; including being one of our dedicated volunteers at the recent Lenten Fish Fry. Thanks you Vince and Sandra!
The Cabanas Family
Congratulations to our March Family of the Month, Eugenio Cabanas and his Family. They have been participating regularly in our weekly Lenten Fish Frys this year and staying afterwards to assist in cleanup and table/chair breakdown. Eugenio also donated a cleaning service from his local business to be raffled off and the money will be used to benefit the parish building fund. Congratulations and thank you to the Cabanas Family!
The Mulcare Family
Congratulations also to our February Family of the month, Bro Mike Mulcare and his lovely wife Peggy. They have been long time supporters of our parish and community. Mike has served as the Douglas County District 3 Commissioner for the last several years. Among his many accomplishments is the building/opening of the new Douglas County Animal Shelter. Thank you Mike and Peggy!!
The Foran Family
Bob, John and their families are very dedicated supporters and contributors at ST. Theresa, including a recent project, where Bob, John & Tucker Foran (also a brother Knight) constructed a wheelchair ramp for a recently disabled parishioner, Antonio Jeffries. Congratulations and thank you for all your fine work!
The Holmes family
Congratulations to our December Family of the Month: Andy, Samantha (Sam) and their two boys Andrew and Luke. They are avid supporters of St. Theresa and Andy is both the Co-Leader of our Squires Circle, as well as a Scout Leader for the Cub & Boy Scouts @ St. Theresa. Andy & Sam also celebrated their 20th Anniversary earlier this year. Thank you both for all you do!
Congratulations to the Brillhart Family, our November family of the month. Darcy and Mellisa are both involved in various ministries in the parish and Darcy is currently the chairperson of the Discipleship council.
Congratulations to our October Family of the Month, Warren and Anna Umphress. They both are Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, participate in ARISE and Anna is the Coordinator/Instructor/Facilitator of St. Theresa's R.C.I.A. Program.
The Kochan Family
Congratulations to our Family of the Month, Bro Dan Kochan and Family