Information Regarding Council Directory

Information regarding the Council directory has been emailed and paper mailed to all Members.  The link to download the directory, submit information updates, and to sign up for a photo session (to receive a free 8×10 family photo and free copy of the Council pictorial directory) are on this page:

Council Directory Page

The page is password protected.  The password has been distributed to all members via email, paper letter, and will be announced at Council meetings.  If you have not been able to access the page, please contact John Guerra ( for assistance.

Info Regarding December Events


There are several upcoming events in December.  Please find details below and help us get the word out to all Members.

  • December 1 – Memorial Service  (in leiu of regular meeting)
  • December 4Annual Awards Banquet and Christmas Party
  • December 6Major Degree
  • December 14Kids’ Christmas Party
  • December 31Dues are due

December 1 – Memorial Service, This Tuesday Evening

On behalf of the Knights of Columbus Dallas Council 799, we invite you to join us on Tuesday, December 1st for the Memorial Service honoring all Deceased Knights of Council 799, with a special remembrance of the decedents from the past year.  This year we will not have Liturgy of the Eucharist, but will have the mass readings and service at the upstairs hall of the KayCee Club (10110 Shoreview Road, Dallas, TX 75238).  Following the Service, we will host a reception to continue our fellowship – with light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

This event will replace our regular meeting for the month of December.  Guests are welcome to attend.  We will honor all the Knights of our Council who have passed, and request that attire be appropriate for a wake service.  (no flip flops and tank tops please).

Annual Awards Banquet and Adult Christmas Party (Friday, Dec 4)

This Friday, December 4th, 2015, beginning at 7:00pm, Dallas Council 799 and Father Abram J. Ryan Assembly 1087 will host a combined Awards Banquet and Christmast Party.  All Members and their spouses are invited.  We will have a dinner and an awards ceremony to honor distinguished Knights from our Council.  There is a possibility of karaoke – which was a big hit last year.  Dress is formal (tuxedo, suit, or sports coat is fine).
We will open for a short happy hour, starting around 6:30pm.  At 7:00pm we will post the colors, prayer, and an opening ceremony.  Dinner will be served approximately 7:30pm.

Major Degree – Sunday, December 6

All Members are invited to the Major Degree this Sunday.  We will begin with 8:00am mass at St. Patrick Catholic Church.  All Degree Candidates are invited to arrive by 7:45am so we can collect in the foyer and process together.  After Mass, we will all head over the KayCee Club for a light breakfast and registration of all candidates.

Please bring your current Membership card to attend.  First Degree Members can complete their 2nd and 3rd Degree in this ceremony.  Current 3rd and 4th degree Members are encouraged to attend to support their fellow Knights.  After the Major Degree, a light lunch will be served.

Kids’ Christmas Party – December 13

Bring your kids and join your fellow Knights and their families for the annual 799 Kids’ Christmas Party on Sunday, December 13th from 3-5pm in the upper hall of the KayCee Club.

Your kids will enjoy ornament decorating, Christmas cookie decorating, making a Nativity craft, and a coloring station, as well as games, including Snowman Bean Bag Toss, Christmas Tree Ring Toss and Pin the Hat on the Polar Bear.  Additionally, an elf will be on hand for all of your kids’ balloon twisting desires.  Also, a certain someone may be stepping away from his workshop briefly to make an appearance.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer for set-up or clean-up or have junior high or high school aged children who would like to serve as volunteers during the party, please contact Ken Riney at

Dues for 2016

Statements have been printed and will be sent in the mail within the next week or so.  Dues are due by the end of December.  We typically provide a grace period for the January meeting, where you can pay in person before the meeting.

This year we will, once again, attempt online dues payment.  Please watch for an email with your dues amount and link to pay dues.


Trunk or Treat – October 30

KC 799 Invites you & your family to the 4th annual: KC Trunk or Treat 6:00 pm Oct. 30th, 2015 in the downstairs parking lot of the KC Hall. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 decorated cars at 8:30PM!  This event is for Knights and their invited guests.

1. Decorate your car at home or at the event
2. Decorate your kids & yourself
3. Have plenty of candy to pass out, a couple of comfy chairs, canned food items for St. Vincent de Paul
4. Arrive @ 6:00PM and start trick or treating @ 6:30PM from car to car
5. **Hot dogs, hamburgers for $1.00 (Cash Only Please), sodas & chips available
6. Adult Beverages available for purchase (No outside alcohol is permitted)
**A grill team will sell hamburgers, hot-dogs, drinks, snacks, etc.  Everything will be $1/each to cover a portion of our costs.  (cash-only please)  Beverages available in the bar and possibly hopefully by the pool gate.

Hike For Life

Get on the form this morning and make a donation to our Council 799 team:

Hike for Life – TODAY

I hope to see you at the 2015 Dallas/Bishop Lynch Hike for Life. The Hike is being held at Bishop Lynch High School Saturday 3 October (TODAY). If you are unable to attend or financially contribute, please keep the Babies and Mothers in your prayers as well as the tireless workers throughout the Pro Life community.

Bishop Lynch High School
9750 Ferguson Rd
Dallas, TX 75228

8:00-9:00 – Registration
9:00-9:40 – Opening Presentation
9:45 – Hike Begins
10:30 -12:30 – Ministry Fair and Refreshments

Bingo Tonight!

Bring your friends and come join us for the fun tonight at the Kaycee Club! All proceeds will go to the Fr. Abram J. Ryan Assembly’s Charity Fund to benefit those in need.
Come Play with us!
Sunday September 20
Sunday October 18
Sunday November 15
Doors open at 4:00 pm… Play begins at 5:00 pm and ends at 9:00 PM
KayCee Club Hall
10110 Shoreview Road, Dallas 75238

Game Special
For $20 you get Cards for two Sessions
Each Session has 6 games
Each game has three faces or cards
Plus at the end of the two sessions
One Blackout game
(13 games for $20 per person)
No splits between persons on play cards
Additional cards may be purchased
No one under 18 is permitted by state regulations…
Prizes range from $50 to $100 per game with one game $300
No smoking or outside food/drinks are permitted. Food and Drinks are available for purchase.
All Proceeds go to the Fr. Abram J. Ryan Assembly Sponsored Charities

You are invited to become a “Sir Knight”

You Are Invited ~ Join The Fourth Degree!
Trifold October 2015

You are encouraged to become a proud member of the Fourth Degree, the highest degree of our Order, whose principle stands for Patriotism. Fourth Degree members are deeply involved in promoting love for country, a deeper devotion to our Catholic faith and support of our clergy. Founded in 1900 to combat the discrimination of the day against the Church, they are often referred to as “the Visible Arm of the Order”. Many Fourth Degree members are seen, in their colorful regalia, performing in honor guards for our parishes, councils and communities. Yes, there are monthly meetings but also social nights (“Open” meetings) that you are encouraged to bring the wife and family to. Annual dues (to the 4th Degree Assembly) are only $20 plus the $15 to support the Chalice Fund for donations in memory of our departed Sir Knights.

All 3rd Degree Knights interested in being Exemplified into the Fourth Degree need to have made their Major Degrees (2nd & 3rd), be a citizen of the country in which you reside and be a Brother Knight in good standing You are hereby advised that the Fall Exemplification will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015 in Dallas! If that doesn’t fit into your schedule, the next opportunity will be in Spring 2016, location TBD.

Time is short, as our final deadline for considering your applications and getting all paperwork completed is September 1. Please contact SK Jim Hale, Faithful Admiral, at 214-392-3230 or email him at for more information.

The Father Abram J. Ryan Assembly was chartered April 6, 1914. It is Council 799’s assigned assembly, and together they share a long history!

I’m attaching the flyer (aka ‘Trifold’) to this email. I have plenty of the Form-4 applications, etc. Trifold has the detailed schedule for the day plus hotel information – note that parking at the Marriott is $14 daily unless a room is booked – no exceptions. I am NOT sending the reservation form, because that’s likely to get sent in without any other paperwork, only causing mass confusion at District (and US).

Simply means we need to get each man, in-person, to 1.) fill out a Form-4, 2.) complete the reservation form and 3.) submit their payment. Get all the required signatures at both council and assembly levels. Then we still must read-in their names in to the committee & for full membership approvals…whew.


Speaking of money, the Candidate’s Fee is $70, which includes their banquet ticket. The Ladies Luncheon is $25, and all guest tickets for the evening banquet are $35. Plus, if they don’t own one yet, there’s a tuxedo they need since that is the required attire for both candidates as well as members at exemplifications. ISW, K&G (ugh) or Al’s Formal Wear. The $99 special at K&G is lightweight material and cheap. But you do get what you pay for ….recommend traditional, one or two button, peaked lapels, not shawl collar. No vest either.

June 23 – Officer Installation (upstairs) and First Degree (downstairs)

Council 799 will hold its “Installation of Officers” (also referred to as “Commissioning Service”) on Tuesday, June 23rd at 6:30 pm. The Installation of Officers will be held in the upstairs hall, begining promptly at 6:30pm. All officers, Color Corps, distinguished guests, all family of incoming board members, guests, members of the Council are invited.

That same evening, Council 799 will host a First Degree Ceremonial. The First Degree will be conducted in the downstairs hall, beginning at 7:30 pm. All candidates are required to report to the downstairs boardroom by 7:00pm. Only Members of the Order, and the candidates, are permitted to attend the First Degree Ceremonial. Current year membership cards are required for entry. A light dinner will be provided following the First Degree Ceremonial.

Major Degree – April 26

Reminder regarding the Major Degree on Sunday, April 26. The Major Degree will start at 7:30 am with Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas. This will be a Corporate Communion with the Color Corps. All Candidates and Members are encouraged to attend the Mass.

After Mass all candidates will reconvene at KayCee Hall (10110 Shoreview Road, Dallas, TX) for light breakfast and registration. The degree is scheduled to start at 9:00am. All candidates and members will be required to present a valid current membership card in order to be admitted to the degree. Please dress appropriately for mass and ceremony. Candidates should be accompanied by members of their home council. A light lunch will be provided following completion of the Major Degree.