Religious Sisters Appreciation Day (RSAD) is our largest annual event for religious sisters on both sides of the Missouri river. A relatively new congregation, the Benedictine Sisters of Mary Queen of the Apostles, located in their Priory of Ephesus in Kansas City, MO. Their mission: "Having received our call to emulate Our Lady in her final, hidden years, we offer our lives in prayer and sacrifice for priests".
Read more about these Sisters here, and see a video interview about them in the featured video to the right.
If you haven't yet registered to attend and donate to Religious Sisters Appreciation Day-2018 please do so now by clicking here.
Building on Jim Wilson's overview of the major event of our history, we add more depth to some of the events he described. This issue of the website, featuring our Religious Sisters Appreciation Day and Religious Sisters generally, is an appropriate place to extend Jim Wilson's history of our Club.
Read this addition about the history of what was then known as the “Nun's Appreciation Day” here.
Three years ago, Briana Murphy, a parishioner from Olathe, approached the KCK Serra Club for help in pursuing a vocation to the religious life. Like most young people, Briana had incurred a large student loan. Our Serra Club supported Briana for the two years she worked with the Labouré Society to clear her debt.
Recently, John Coakley had the opportunity to meet with Briana (now Sister Kenesis) while she visited her family in Olathe. Read John Coakley's report of that visit here.
For all members of Serra KCK: here is a summary of the Income and Expenses for our Serra Club for the Fiscal Year 2017-18 that just ended on June 30th. We almost matched our Income to Expenses. That may not be so easy for the current Fiscal Year since we lost 14 members and 10 died last Fiscal Year. Please ask your friends to consider joining the Serra Club and invite them to a lunch meeting.
You will find the report here.
President's letter for August 2018
We are in the middle of summer and we all know how fast time passes by, yet we stay focused on what is important to us, our families, and to our faith. As Serrans, we continue to grow in our faith by praying for the vocations, but also by being associated with one another. By being around people that pray, set good examples, and are committed to their faith, it is easy to see how our own personal growth develops. It’s an amazing thing!
We evangelize each other by sharing personal stories of faith, and that is the purpose of this section. Read the compelling story of faith by Burton Huerter offered for this month.
I have been a Serran 8 years. I have met 150 men from Wyandotte and Johnson County that I would not have met if I had not joined the Serra Club of Kansas City in Kansas. These are holy and spiritual men. These men have encouraged me to be holy and spiritual.
Read more here.
The Serra Club of Morogoro
Letter of Appreciation to Archbishop Naumann
The Board of the Serra Club of Kansas City in Kansas has established a "Sister Relationship" with the Serra Club of Morogoro in order to help them further develop their vocation, membership and outreach activities. To further assist the Serra Club of Morogoro in their vocations activities the Board authorized sending them a financial donation.
We transmitted a letter from the Bishop of Morogoro to Archbishop Naumann thanking him for approval of this relationship. Read the letter Bishop Mkude of Morogoro sent to Archbishop Naumann by clicking on the image of the letter above.
We will have more about our sister Serra club in Morogoro in the next update.
Tuesday, August 28 is the commeration of the death of Saint Junipero Serra.
Pope Francis' intentions for August
Universal – The Treasure of Families
That any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.
Send a birthday greeting to your favorite priest or seminarian
To search birthdays in 2018 by last name click HERE.
To see seminarians adopted by KCK Serrans click HERE.
For historians and others who may be interested
We plan to keep links to the last several website home pages and calendars. Click on the links below for the first set:
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