COUNCIL RECOGNITION

 

KNIGHTS OF THE MONTH

December 2020

Timothy Stephens

We would like to recognize Tim Stephens for his efforts in setting up and coordinating our council's involvement in the Shield a Badge with a Prayer program. This program is a wonderful way for our council to serve the community!

November 2020

Scott Ripberger

We recognize Scott for stepping up to help out with November's food drive for the Allen Food Bank.

July 2020

Carl Griffith

We recognize Carl's dedication and service as an usher and his help with Wednesday adoration and the "This Man Is You" program.

June 2020

Austin Endo

December 2018

Fisher Greg

October 2017

Brad Meyer

July 2017

Rich Bisordi

Rich's volunteering for the prison ministry brings his devotion to those less fortunate, and for that reason Rich is nominated as Knight of the month.

June 2016

Carl Griffith

For outstanding service to Our Lady of Angels Parish, the Parish Pastoral Council, Eucharist Ministry, Religious Education and support of the community and the Knights of Columbus through events and fundraising.

May 2016

Al Holmes

For Al's years of dedicated service to the Knights of Columbus as a charter member, by being Chief Counselor for the Squires, inspiring our young men to be active in the church and great leaders and by being a devoted member of Our Lady of Angels parish.

April 2016

Gary McGinnis

Gary McGinnis has many years of dedicated service to the Knights of Columbus & Our Lady Of Angels. He organized and ran our three annual Lenten fish fries. He helps out with Project Gabriel (Catholic Pro Life Committee of Dallas). Gary has helped our parishioners move furniture, ensures we make our monthly deliveries to the food pantry and volunteers for fundraising at Toyota Stadium..

March 2016

Patrick Harte

Patrick Harte is involved in many areas of our Council. You can see him helping with the Squires on day, and helping with the Fish Frys the next. He is also a strong advocate for Pro Life and has spent countless hours praying at the local abortion clinic. He is also a regular volunteer at Toyota Stadium where we raise funds via commission on food products we sell.

February 2016

Rod Tiffee

Rod Tiffee has many years of dedicated service to the Knights of Columbus. He has been Treasurer, Trustee and Advocate. He regularly helps with our Fundraising efforts. He is currently our Pro Life director and has ensured all those efforts go well including the Crosses of the Innocent.

January 2016

Coy Pierce

For his years of Dedicated Service to the Knights of Columbus Managing our Safe Environment Program, Participating in our First Degree team and Major Degree team, and Being a member of the Deaconate Program.

December 2015

David Yu

David Yu has been heavily involved in the Pro-Life for the past four years. He was director for the previous two years. He has also helped with Fundraising efforts at Toyota Stadium.

November 2015

Dave Ayres

Dave has supported the Knights fundraising by volunteering at FC Dallas games all season. He is our Retention Director. He put in many hours with our Golf Tournament. He also supports our Veterans by providing meals and organizing outings such as a recent fishing trip. He is an outstanding Knight and is a model for all of us.

October 2015

Don Burks, Sr.

For outstanding photography and service supporting our Council's 2015 Golf Tournament.

September 2015

Rich Bisordi

Rich Bisordi is very avtive in many programs in our council. He handles the arrangement for our Membership Shirts, helps with Fish Fry and Fundraising. He is also involved in Prison Ministry at the Collin County Jail.

August 2015

Harry Loftus

Harry has become a very active knight in a very short time since receiving his First Degree in September 2014. He achieved his Major Degree in January and plans to become a Sir Knight in the October exemplification. He and his brother-in-law Bill Pilcher are co-chairing Membership and are doing a wonderful job.

May 2015

Bill Plicher

Bill has become a very active knight in a very short time since receiving his First Degree in December 2014. He is now a Sir Knight. He and his brother-in-law Harry Loftus are co-chairing Membership and are doing a wonderful job. Bill also participates in our various council activities.

April 2015

Gary McGinnis

Gary has effectively run a very successful Fish Fry season (3 Fridays during Lent), and was able to include many knights who haven't participated in the past. He also helps in multiple Community activities, including moving furniture / furnishes for multiple parishioners, donating food / furnishings to those in need.

June 2014

Will Johnson

March 2014

Bryan Stewart

December 2013

Chris Kersh

Chris has done an excellent job as our Communications Director over the last 18 months. We appreciate his documentation of the many KC activities with the council. We wish him the best of luck in his new job!

November 2013

Michael McDermott

Michael McDermott has been recognized as our Knight of the Month in November! As our Assistant Family Director his help was instrumental in ensuring our First Annual Trunk of Treat program was a success. We appreciate your additional efforts Michael!

October 2013

Ric Rodriguez

Ric has been the driving force at establishing a Squire Circle at Our Lady of Angels! This is a major milestone for our council! An investiture occurred on October 10th with 18 young men becoming charter members. IN addition, Ric and his wife Dez were very involved with ensuring that the October Parish picnic was a rousing success. We appreciate all his efforts!

September 2013

Keith Hymel

Keith has tirelessly worked to oversee our upcoming KC Golf Tournament Fundraiser. He has secured sponsorship, head count to work the event and even had to make a last minute decision to change our golf tournament location. Our council is ahead of schedule in assuring a smoothly run fund raising event. Outstanding commitment and work ethic to see this through!

August 2013

Dan EckelKamp

Dan is the smiling face most parishioners see as they walk into any of our three Masses every weekend! He is the current Fundraising Chairman of our Council and is the immediate past Faithful Navigator of the Forth Degree Assembly. Dan is an active member of the 4th Degree Color Guard is ALWAYS there for our council. He is an honorary Lifetime member of the Knights having recently celebrated 50 continuous years of service and is still one of our most active members! Congratulations Dan!

July 2013

Xavier Badillo

As a new Knight, 'X' has been very involved at our FC Dallas fundraising events. He has embodied our family inclusiveness with having his daughters work with him at two of the four recent events he has worked. He is a dedicated Police Sergeant with the Plano Police Department. Please join me us recognizing Xavier Badillo as our July Knight of the Month!

June 2013

Jason Beckett

Jason is a road warrior during the week but always finds time to participate in multiple FC Dallas fundraising events throughout the year.

November 2012

Paul Robertson

Paul regularly spends more than 10 hours a week volunteering for the Knights and Our Lady of Angels teen outreach programs. He is also our Recording Officer, capturing and posting the details from our meetings, keeping us all on track and up to date. Paul, Thank You for all of time and effort supporting the Knights and the OLA community.

September 2012

Mark Anderson

Mark helped the Knights tremendously by raising over $2000 in donations and prizes to support our September golf event. He worked with companies like Citi, The PGA Golf Store, and Stacie’s Furniture to make our event even more successful. He’s been with Our Lady of Angels and the Knights for just over a year. Mark has a son Steven going to UT and a daughter Erica living in the area with her family. Mark, thank you for being part of council 13044, and having such a great impact in your first year.

August 2012

Reed Fontenot

Reed is recognized this month for being point person for our council’s first hosting of a Major Degree. Fourteen volunteers from our council welcomed 29 brothers into full knighthood. Reed is also the proud father of Jonathan, a new member of 13044 and a Marine Reserve.

November 2011

Ed Franco

Ed is one of those really smart, but quiet Knights, who simply gets things done in a quality manner. Ed has stepped up to lead as both an officer and as family director last year. This year he has taken on the responsibility of community director and has done an outstanding job in leading things like Veteran’s Day recognition and coordinating the Food Pantry efforts.

October 2011

John South

As our Financial Secretary for the past few years, John has been invaluable to the Council through his administration of our financial and membership records. He is the Brother who keeps us current in our forms submitted to Supreme, oversees/assists with audits along with the Trustees, and in essence, makes sure we are current with our records with Supreme. This is a complex job, and John is a busy man with his “real” job. We appreciate John’s leadership and contributions to our Council, and thank him for his service.

FAMILIES OF THE MONTH

June 2021

Khanh Nguyen and family

We recognize Khanh and sons Matthew and Anthony for their outstanding work helping out with concessions at recent FC Dallas games at Toyota Stadium. Thank you!

November 2020

Ric and Des Rodriguez and family

We recognize Ric for his ongoing service to the Knights, and we celebrate Des's return to health!

July 2020

Deacon Coy Pierce and family

We recognize the hours of hard work and study that Deacon Coy has put in, as well as the help and sacrifice of his family during his journey to become a Deacon.

June 2020

Craig and Rhonda Bernard

December 2018

Linda and Gordon Allen

March 2018

Jim and Chris Kornegay

October 2017

Keith and Kathy Hymel

July 2017

John and Mary South

For the constant volunteering for our fundraising at Toyota Stadium and their work within the church John and Mary South our our pick for Family of the month.

June 2016

Lloyd Sartor Family

To Lloyd, Krissy and their entire family: For outstanding service to Our Lady of Angels Parish, Eucharist Ministry, Marriage Encounter, Parish Pastoral Council and all the community and fundraising support with the Knight of Columbus.

May 2016

Chuck Pattie Family

For Chuck Pattie and Terri Fox and their family and their outstanding Service to the Knights and Our Parish for Religious Education, Fund Raising, Eucharistic Ministry, and Community Support

April 2016

Bobby Chua Family

Bobby and Guia Chua tirelessly provide much help to Our Lady of Angels Parish. They co-head the Prayer Ministry, Eucharist Ministry, and back-up weekend mass preparation needs (sacristan. They also lead our Sunday rosary, organize our annual International Rosary, and observed the Door of Mercy Celebration for our parish at the cathedral. Bobby is a major recruiter of new knights. Thank you for your devotion.

March 2016

Mike Cogbill Family

Mike and Carolyn Cogbill are very active in the Parish and the Knights. Mike is an Eucharist Minister (EM), Usher and a member of the PPC (Parish Pastoral Council). Carolyn is an EM, Lector, a member of the PPC and involved in the Women's Club. Mike is very involved in the Knights as past Financial Secretary, Fish Fry Frying Master. and his wife Carolyn for her ever tasty Cole Slaw / Tartar Sauce

February 2016

Chris Friend Family

Chris, Suzanne Friend and family have provided dedicated service to Our Lady of Angels Parish. This support includes Teen Religious Education by coordinating and maintaining the Y-Disciple and J-Walk programs. Additionally Suzanne stepped up to fill in during the recent unexpected absences of the OLA Teen Directors of Religious Education in 2015-2016 programs.

January 2016

Tom Bauer Family

For Your Tom and Lisa Bauer Families Dedicated Service to the Community through Bridge The Gap/Trusted World, Your Support of the Homeless by Organizing, Supplying and Delivering Needed Shelter and Comfort, and Participating in the Eucharistic Ministry and Ushers.

December 2015

David Rekieta

David and Jammie Rekieta and their family are very involved in our parish. Together they minister in the Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation for Engaged Couples. David provides important service to Our Lady of Angels parish as a deacon. David is also involved in Prison ministry and has a leadership role in the parish's new Evangelization program. He and his family have helped in some of the Religious Education programs including retreats, and have helped in our fundraising efforts at Toyota Stadium.

December 2015

David Rekieta

David and Jammie Rekieta and their family are very involved in our parish. Together they minister in the Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation for Engaged Couples. David provides important service to Our Lady of Angels parish as a deacon. David is also involved in Prison ministry and has a leadership role in the parish's new Evangelization program. He and his family have helped in some of the Religious Education programs including retreats, and have helped in our fundraising efforts at Toyota Stadium.

November 2015

Chuck Pattie Family

Chuck Pattie and his wife Terri Fox both volunteer at our FC Dallas games. They are both Eucharistic Ministers and Terri co-chairs and coordinates. They also support our parish through their efforts with our Religious Education programs. Please thank Chuck and Terri for their outstanding support.

October 2015

Keith Hymel Family

Keith and Kathy Hymel are recognized for outstanding service and community support organizing, leading and achieving excellence for our Council's 2015 Golf Tournament.

September 2015

Joey Bondoc Family

Joey Bondoc and his wife Bernadette, daughter Joelle and son Jeremy are very active in the knights and our parish. They managed the Trunk or Treat in 2014 and the Parish Picnic the last two years. All are active in various parish ministries - Eucharistic Minister, Religious Education, Liturgy, etc.

August 2015

Phil Delfino Family

Phil, his wife Cosette and daughters Jessi and Izzy are very active in our parish. Phil is involved in as an usher, sound ministry and Parish Pastoral Council. His daughters are involved in Children’s Liturgy and Choir. All have helped with our various Fundraising activities.

May 2015

Kevin Almeida Family

Kevin, his wife Cheryl and his teenage sons Ryan and Jordan procured the Easter Egg contents, stuffed the eggs and help lay the eggs on Holy Saturday. Kevin also rented n Easter Bunny costume so the kids could take their picture with the Easter Bunny. Also Keven and Cheryl bought and dethroned 500+ roses and cards for Mother's Day!! All the honored ladies appreciated both!

April 2015

Chris Scheurer Family

Chris (Benjamin C.) Scheurer is a Counselor in our companion Squires Circle, and is heavily involved in education opportunities in the Circle. His wife Katie is a 4th grade teacher in the Religious Education in the parish. His son Ben is a very active Squire. Chris and Ben recently completed a successful bike raffle for the Squires. The whole family participates in Knights events.

June 2014

Ric Rodriguez and family

December 2013

The Lloyd Sartor Family

Congratulations to the Lloyd and Krissy Sartor Family for being named December Family of the Month! Both have been active Eucharistic Ministers and involved in Religious Education. In addition, both Lloyd and Krissy are TABC certified and have been consistent contributors to our fundraising efforts at Toyota Park.

November 2013

Dan Diel Family

Congratulations to the Dan Deil family for being named as KC Family of the Month in November! Dan and his wife Kimberly have been very active as of recent with the Parish picnic and the new Trunk or Treat Halloween event! His daughters Olivia and Rachael were involved with both events helping to entertain the younger kids. Olivia was a big hit at the Parish picnic in Princess attire!

October 2013

The David Yu Family

As our pro-life director David and Yang Yu and their children Daniel, Jason and Pricilla are recognized as our October Family of the Month! His family has been very involved at ensuring council focus on Pro-Life activities. David's focus on the McKinney Hike for Life event resulted in the largest dollar contribution amount raised with $5,200 for CPLC. He and his daughter Pricilla took an active part in the walk. He also makes sure that we are scheduled monthly to Pray for Life at the McKinney Planned Parenthood Clinic. Congratulations to the Yu family!

September 2013

Phillip and Gloria Garcia Family

Phillip routinely serves as a Eucharistic Minister during Mass and he is Chairman of the Pastoral Council. His wife, Gloria, was recently in charge of the OLA garage sale. She not only sings in the OLA choir but also the Bishops choir! She was recently seen sporting a Form 100 trying to recruit a new member to our council! Congratulations!

August 2013

The Rick and Karla Matos Family

Rick and Karla are very involved in the spiritual development of the youth of our Parish. They were both involved with the recent Freshman in Action Confirmation retreat where Karla was the Director. They often host the High School Youth Bible study ‘Soul Out’ in their home. Rick actively participates in KC fundraising events at FC Dallas and routinely plays and sings in our OLA choir. Rick also recently had an impactful interview with Catholic radio here in Dallas. Congratulations to both Rick and Karla!

July 2013

Coy and Julia Pierce

Coy is an officer in the 3rd degree and recently assumed an officer role with the 4th degree assembly. He has also joined he 10% of 4th degree knights as a formal member of the Color Corp. He and Julia, are both Eucharistic Ministers at Our Lady of Angels. Finally, Julia is on the Parish Pastoral Council and is an integral part of the Women's Club where she is spearheading efforts with their wine tasting event. Please join me in recognizing the Pierce Family as our July Family of the Month!

June 2013

The Bobby Chua Family

Incredible participation in multiple ministries at Our Lady of Angels by the entire Chua family

November 2012

Paul & Jean Lebeuf

Paul and Jean are great and guiding members of our parish donating many hours and expertise to OLA and The Knights of Columbus. The Lebeuf’s are members of our Parish Council as well as Religious Education instructors. Paul has recently stepped up to lead with his work as a Trustee on the Knight’s Council. Their daughter Caroline currently attends John Paul. David, their oldest, attends Texas A&M. Paul and Jean, Thank You so much for helping us all build a stronger community and families with your time and dedication to the Parish and the Knights.

September 2012

Glen and Lucy Rummel

Glen was volunteering at our veteran’s cook out event with Dan Eckelkamp when Dan took ill with what we now know was dehydration. Glen stayed with Dan in the hospital and remained in contact with Dan’s wife Peggy until she and their son Albert, who is also a knight, could get to the hospital. Glen has been a Knight for over 5 years. He and his wife Lucy have 7 grandchildren. Glen, thank you for being there for Dan and Peggy and bringing calm and reassurance to a stressful day at the hospital in Bonham.

August 2012

Paul and Tammy Robertson

Paul and Tammy have been members of Our Lady of Angels for over 10 years with their three sons Patrick, Nick and Collin. They have been outstanding volunteers at our church. Paul and Tammy are instructors in our Middle and High School Religious Education Program. Nick plays the guitar in our choir, and Collin serves as an usher. We also appreciate Paul’s ongoing effort as our Recording Officer!

November 2011

Coy & Julia Pierce

Coy converted to Catholicism last year and became a Knight shortly thereafter, and has made great contributions to Our Lady of Angel’s Knights of Columbus Council. Since joining our council Coy has taken on the position of Inside Guard and also recently stepped up to become the council’s Youth Director. Coy has successfully put on the council’s soccer challenge this past fall and is currently planning the council’s Free Throw Contest in January. Coy and Julia are role models for new members and families coming into the council and the parish.

October 2011

The Patrick Harte Family

October was a big month for Pro-Life, and Patrick and his family were very involved in Pro-Life events. Patrick helped lead the Council efforts for the Hike for Life in McKinney, and set up Council 13044 as a Team which raised nearly $1000 for Pro-Life efforts. You can see Patrick, Kasia, and Connor at many Knight’s events—pitching in and being social. The Council appreciates Patrick’s leadership of our Pro-Life efforts and thanks him and his family for their contributions.