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The Famous George A. Gorman Dinner

Rick Wiseman presenting proclamation naming the dinner in his honor to George Gorman

On June 1, 2017, after the Al Bukaty golf outing in the morning and afternoon priests, bishops, deacons, deacon aspirants, seminarians and serrans met for fellowship and dinner at St. Patrick Catholic Church's Acitivty Center. In the course of the program Rick Wiseman presented George Gorman with a proclamation naming the dinner in his honor for his steadfast support of this and other Serran activities over 5 decades. The dinner is now "The Famous George A. Gorman Dinner".

Click here for a slideshow of the dinner and here for a gallery of other photos.

Ordination of 17 Permanent Deacons!

Newly orddained transitional deacons greeted by the faithful on leaving the Cathedral

Archbishop Naumann ordained 17 permanent deacons on June 3, 2017 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Olathe. Click here for photos of their ordination.

Arch kck wins "Pitching for Priests"!

Photo of winning run
Photo courtesy of Catholic Radio

It was close but the KCK team, behind from the start, fought doggedly inning after inning. In the 9th, down 2 runs, with two out, Fr. Dan Morris, with a perfect swing, hit the ball so far out in left field that he not only drove the baserunner in for the tying run but circled the bases, slid home to score and end the game. Final score Arch KCK 18, Diocese of KC-St. Joe 17.

Click here to see a brief slideshow of the game.

President's letter for June 2017

photograph of Gary McCoy Gentlemen, the month of May has been a very busy and spiritual filled time for all including your new officers, the board of trustees and all of you who participated in the many events which took place. To kick the month off 175 Sisters & Nuns from both sides of the state line gathered at St Thomas More on a Saturday morning for Blisters for Sisters which was a rewarding and fun filled day for all who participated including the Serra volunteers who cooked, served and participated in the days activities.

Read the complete letter here.

Son of Prime Minister of Poland Ordained Catholic Priest

photo of Fr. Szydto and parents

Fr. Tymoteusz Szydto pictured after his ordination to the priesthood with his mother, Poland Prime Minister Beata Szydto, and his father behind him. After his ordination Fr. Szydto said, "Human words cannot express the gratitude I owe to you, my God. Therefore, I can only humbly ask you to preserve me in Your holy service".

Prime Minister Beata Szydto said, "Yesterday he received Holy Orders in the cathedral and today he has said his first Holy Mass in his home parish, for our neighbors and family members. Here he was baptized, took his First Communion and was an altar boy. We are overjoyed … This is an historic day for our family, a great feast; we are extremely happy and equally proud."

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

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

To see seminarians adopted by KCK Serrans click HERE.


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