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“I am and you are not”, The Lord's lesson on humility to St. Catherine of Siena


Blisters for Sisters—2017

Photo of Sister walking in 2016

Over the last several years the Serra clubs in the metro KC area have worked together to affirm and support the work of religious Sisters on both sides of the Missouri river by two signal events: the Blisters for Sisters walk-a-thon in the Spring and the Religious Sisters Appreciation Day in late August.  Each event provides religious Sisters' congregations with fund to support vocation activities.

Serra KCK actively supports each program. Here we report on Blisters for Sisters 2017, organized by Serra Clubs in the KCMO area with a slide show of photos (click here), and a gallery of photos (click here) from that event. These photos by Larry Werner tell the story of the enthusiasm and joy the Sisters and participants have for the walk-a-thon as well as the dress and habits of the many congregations working for the Kingdom in the metro KC area.

Meet the new SerraKCK Board!

Gradient background for membership drive

“Serra is a holy ministry of the Catholic Church.

“On behalf of the Church, I must tell you of my esteem and my encouragement for your numerous initiatives in favor of priestly and religious vocations.

Excerpts from the Induction Ceremony: read more of the induction ceremony text here, click here to see Board members and their position on the Board and here to see photos of the Induction Ceremony.

5th Grade Vocation Day 2017

Students posing with cut-out of Pope Francis

During lunch Seminarian Dan Weger and a group of students pose with a cut-out of Pope Francis with cut-outs of a priest and a nun. Click here to see photos in a slideshow of the event and the Johnson County and Serra KCK Serrans who made this event so successful. Click here to see a wonderful gallery of photos by Larry Werner. Click here to vote on which Serran is the most "Papabile" and here to see a note of thanks from Vice-Principal Janet O'Connell.

Pope Francis in Fatima May 13, 2017 canonizes Francisco and Jacinta

President Burns letter for May 2017

photograph of Jim Burns As you know by now, I try and report activities of the past month as the basis of my monthly letter to you.  John Stanley provided an excellent presentation on Prison Ministry at our only luncheon meeting of the month.   By the time you read this epistle, we will have hopefully had another successful Vocations Day.  A large number of Serra KCK members have signed up to help with serving lunch to 5th Grade students from all the Archdiocesan schools.  This was our major activity for April and we always look forward to a fun day.

Read the complete letter here.


From many places but a good place to start looking is our Archdiocesan parishes. You many be surprised by which parishes are really productive in recruiting for Serra KCK and which are not quite as active. In which category does your parish belong. If in the latter, how can it be made a recruitment star?

See the membership by parish table here.

Serra KCK Roster now on our website!

Photo of Frank CummingsFrank Cummings had his photo taken and now it's your turn. The roster is well beyond the beginning stages with 113 photos of members. Each photo will be converted to black and white so it can be used in our printed roster.

Click here to see the website roster. Click here to see the list of Serrans who need to have their photo taken for our Serra KCK printed roster as well as our website roster.

SI Rome Convention update

Reserved rooms in 3 of the convention hotels are booked but reserved rooms in a 4th hotel has been arranged. Currently 531 Serrans have registered for the Rome Convention with a breakdown by country as follows: Australia 4, Brazil 68, Canada 49, El Salvador 2, India 2, Italy 177, Nigeria 28, Philippines 3, Thailand 34, UK 11, USA 153.

Still interested? Reservation information is on our Calendar page.

Serra USA and links to other Serra clubs in the US.

Keep up to date on what's going on in USA Serra CLubs by clicking HERE for the redesigned Serra USA website. Newsletters are no longer available but there are links to clubs that have websites (like ours!) under "Membership", "USA Clubs".

Send a birthday greeting to your favorite priest or seminarian

May birthdays? Click HERE
June birthdays? Click HERE
To search birthdays in 2017 by last name click HERE.

To see seminarians adopted by KCK Serrans click HERE.


April Newsletter Click on the image to see the current and the previous 5 months of Serra KCK Newsletters. They will open in Adobe Reader (free download). Then print your newsletter directly from the Adobe Reader menu, if you wish.