At the tipoff you knew that the Revs were up to their old tricks. The ball "slipped" from referee Dave's hand,bounced to the Revs for an easy layup. But the All stars showed an amazing talent, making 3 pointers look easy so that Fr. Strobl, announcing the game, said "the Stars are putting on a basketball clinic and the Revs should be taking note".
Then Fr. Zimmerman disguised in ref's jersey entered the game and began calling everything in the Revs favor until he was chased by security. He was last seen running for the exit.
Read more here and see the amazing game-winning shot by seminarian Andrew Gaffney here.
Graham Whitney sent this to us as a possible reflection for Lent. It is entitled "The Power of a Glass of Water—Why simple acts of thoughtfulness matter". It comes from a Buddhist tradition but is further expanded, and sanctified, in the compelling statement of Jesus, "Whatever you do to the least of my brothers you do also for me".
Read the reflection here
Many thanks to Will Miller, Gene Schreiner and Jack Lawrence for this first Vocation Mass of 2017 held at Queen of the Holy Rosary. Fr. Bill Bruning, pastor, warmly welcomed the 50 Serrans and their spouses seated in pews reserved for them, invoked a special blessing on the work of Serra at the Intentions for the Mass and led the congregation in reciting the Serra Prayer for vocations. He also suggested the congregation use the Serran prayer daily for one month out of the year.
Gene and Will took on most of the work to prepare the Church and the Serrans for the Vocation Mass. They arranged for Serrans to sit with parishioners at the pancake breakfast that followed the Mass and prepared and distributed cards with the Serran prayers for vocation and perseverance that many took with them. Kevin Caldwell gave the first reading at Mass and Serrans brought the gifts to the altar. We hope that the several parishioners who expressed interest in the Serra Mission will consider joining Serra in the near future.
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Why are we showing a video from Kuala Lampur, Malaysia? Because it gives us a glimpse of our Universal Church in action and this video of the Church in Kuala Lumpur's lenten plan may just give us some ideas on how we can have a better Lent in 2017.
Daily lenten meditations
We take seriously our responsibility to help Club members as they work to fulfill the second mission of Serra, to deepen their own spirituality so as to be better disciples of Christ. There are three Lenten reflections to chose from, one from the monks of Conception Abbey, another from Serra International and the third from Bishop Barron complete with links to the related USCCB readings. We will keep those of the first 20 20 days of Lent together before removing them for the last 20 days of Lent.
President Burns letter for March 2017
Our year is moving along quickly and activities continue to fill the Serra KCK calendar. Many of you and your spouses attended the annual Valentine Mass and Dinner at Milburn CC. Thank you Dave Boone for coordinating, Msgr. Mullen for our Mass and inspiring Homily and the Milburn staff for a delicious meal and service. We all had a great time. We also had a wonderful Vocations Mass ...
Serra KCK Roster now on our website!
Bob Graham had his photo taken and now it's your turn. The roster is beyond the beginning stages with 91 photos of members. We have now added the name of their parish to each Serran photo.
It will be a very nice Serra family photo album right now but it will be even better when we get 100% of our members photos in place. Take a look at your photo and look for the photos of your friends. If you don't see photos of your friends, tell them to come to a meeting with you and have their photo taken! Get your friends involved!
Click here to see the album. If you don't see your handsome face, be sure to add your picture to the Serra KCK roster! It's simple, easy and free.
Pray with us for Vocations
O God, Who wills not the death of a sinner, but rather that he be converted and live, grant we beseech You, through the intercession of Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, St. Joseph her spouse, Saint Junipero Serra and all the saints, an increase in laborers for Your Church, fellow laborers with Christ to spend and consume themselves for souls. Through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with God forever and ever. Amen
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
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To see seminarians adopted by KCK Serrans click HERE.
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