Fr. Justin Hamilton, ordained a priest in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas by Archbishop Naumann on November 4, 2017, was one of the many seminarians the Serra Club of Kansas City in Kansas has prayed for, and supported, from seminary to their ordination to the transitional diaconate and now the priesthood. November 4, a truly a day of great joy for the Archdiocese!
Read here a little more about his ordination and see photos, courtesy of the Leaven and Lori Wood Habiger, of his ordination, with some comments on the steps in the Rite of Ordination to the Priesthood.
The power of the Communion of Saints was again evident on Wednesday November 8, 2017 at the Annual Serra KCK Memorial Mass and Dinner for deceased KCK Serrans. The candles are a symbol of Serra KCK to honor with a Mass and prayer those Serrans who have gone before us and upon whose shoulders this strong club was built.
Jim Wilson follows his report of the beginning of Serra KCK in 1970 with a second chapter on the people and activities of the Club to 1981. You will know many of those who worked with zeal to help the Archdiocese encourage, support and affirm vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Their work to develop a strong vocation club was one of the many gifts these men, supported by their wives, gave generously and lovingly to our Church.
Click here to read Jim Wilson's Chapter 2 of the origin of Serra KCK.
On November 14, 2017 Archbishop Naumann was elected Chair of the USCCB's Pro-Life Council and Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville Kentucky as head the religious liberty subcommittee. Click on the image to play the video.
President's letter for November 2017
We have just finished celebrating both All Saints Day and All Souls Day and in doing so we pause to recognize two of our trusted members who have just recently joined the heavenly choir, Dr James Pretz and Robert Clune ......
Ron Rice is the latest Serran to offer a "God Moment for the website. You will find his as well as the most recent and all "God Moments" here.
A "Thank You" to Serra KCK from Amanda Stueve
Note: Amanda Stueve worked for more than 2 years to clear her educational debt while living with The Little Sisters of the Lamb and discerning her vocation. She appeared before the Serra KCK Board, told her her story and received financial help. Chalk up another solid vocation step with help from Serra KCK!
Thanks you so much for coming to see Morgan and me as we entered the postulancy with the Little Sisters of the Lamb.
I’m sorry that I did’t get a chance to greet you afterward. I hope you enjoyed praying with the community and that you can share with your fellow Serrans about our postulancy ceremony. (See column at right, top).
I wouldn’t be here without the Serra club and all your prayers - it can be hard to persevere inn a vocation and I know the prayers of the Serrans are active in giving young people courage to respond to God’s call.
In Peace, Amanda
USA Council of Serra International
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Amanda and Morgan accepted as Postulants!
Following Vespers with Archbishop Naumann, the Little Sisters of the Lamb formally accepted Amanda and Morgan into Postulancy.
Click here for the story and photos.
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