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Advent 2017Photo of Advent wreath with candles

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Advent began on Sunday, December 3, 2017. To help us have a prayerful preparation for the great feast of the Incarnation we will present to you each day in Advent a video prepared by Dynamic Catholic offered without cost. Each day's video will appear on the Home Page for easy access. We hope you will have a deeper apprecaition of Advent as a result of these videos. Remember to check the website each day in Advent for the latest video.

The second week of Advent:
The video for day 8 "Prepare the way" is here.
The video for day 9 "This Litle Light of Mine" is here.
The video for day 10 "Choosing Hope" is here.
The video for day 11 "If It All Depends on Me" is here.
The video for day 12 "No One Hopes Alone" is here.


Photo of the opening session of the Nathional Catholic Youth Conference
Courtesy of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis

At the National News Conference in Indianapolis on November 17, the 23,000 Catholic millennials present received a message about vocations, a messages we all need to hear. Sister Miriam James Heidland told her tragic life story and how words of encouragement led her to recover from her addiction, and ultimately, to enter a vowed religious congregation. The words that encouraged Sister Miriam are words we can say to family members or friends who face their own life crises. (Story by John Shaughnessy of Catholic News Service)

Click here to read Sister Miriam's story.

Continuing the History of Serra KCK

Jim Wilson with John Juryck and Louis Kusec, to early members of Serra KCK
Jim Wilson with Lou Kusec and John Jurcyk, early members of Serra KCK

Jim Wilson now has completed Chapter 3 of his history of Serra KCK. It touches on the era when Msgr. Tank was a seminarian, when Fr. Dolan in a Lazy-Boy recliner held "court" at the George Gorman Steak Dinner and the struggles of the then Vocation Director Fr. Dennis Wait to increase the number of seminarians from our Archdiocese. And there is more to come!

If you would like to contribute anecdotes or longer bits of Serra KCK history contact Jim.

Click here to read Jim Wilson's Chapter 3 of the origin of Serra KCK.

What is it like to be a priest?

President's letter for December 2017

photograph of Gary McCoyClearly one of the highlights of our vocation effort in November was the way our Vice President of Vocations, Jack Lawrence developed a plan of action and support for the 2017 Vocation Awareness Week which included visits to all four of our high schools St James Academy, Bishop Miege, Aquinas and Bishop Ward. Each year the support and interest each of these schools show in support of their campus ministry grows thanks to his efforts and our volunteers who help out.

Read the complete letter here .

God Moments

photo of sky opening op"Snatched by Joy"is the latest "God Moment" offered for our website. You will find his as well as the most recent and all "God Moments" here.

Because we all have God Moments in our lives we welcome a short telling of a God Moment from each KCK Serran. This kine of faith sharing is one way to deepen our spirituality.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre in D.C.?

Tomb of Christ in the Chruch of the Holy SepulcherThe tomb of Christ below the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem is a favorite spot to pray for those of us fortunate to visit the Holy Land. For those of us not so fortunate the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C. will have a virtual tour of this site for visitors to D.C. from November 2017 to August 2018. The virtual tour will also be featured on the National Geographic Channel in the fall of 2018.
Click here for information.

USA Council of Serra International

Click here to see upcoming USAC Events and the current world-wide Serra membership.

Pope Francis' intentions for December 2017

The Elderly: that the elderly, sustained by families and Christian communities, may apply their wisdom and experience to speading the faith and forming the new generations.

Sisters thank Serra for vocation support

Because of the generousity of all those who donated to the vocation fund of RSAD, the metro Serra Clubs were able to make two donations two women who who needed financial support in order to progress in their vocagion efforts. Gene Schfeiner received letters from two congregations thanking the metro Serra Clubs for their support.

Read the letter thanking us for supporting Neema Mwigune here and that of supporting Sr. Margaret Antunes here

Send a birthday greeting to your favorite priest or seminarian

December birthdays? Click HERE
January birthdays? Click HERE

To search birthdays in 2017 by last name click HERE.

To see seminarians adopted by KCK Serrans click HERE.


December 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.

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