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Larry Werner's year of Mercy, year of pilgrimages

Photo of Pope Francis approaching the White House

"Venite ad me" is written on this ceiling decoration, so appropriate for the Jubilee Year of Mercy that ends this November 20th. And that is what Serran Larry Werner did in making a pilgrimage of Holy Door sites in Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska.

Click HERE to see read why he began this pilgrimage, the churches he visited and the spiritual benefits received in his written and photographic narrative .

What does being embraced by Christ feel like?

photo of three Franciscan Poor Sisters

Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, a relatively new congregation in our Archdiocese, now lives in a renovated convent that not only houses 6 Sisters but welcomes, as guests, homeless or abused women.

We meet Sisters, see Serra KCK photos of them at our events, but we do not often hear their overwhelming emotion on entering an order. Click HERE to hear Sister Magdalena speak about the generosity of Serrans and others in renovating their convent and her feeling on entering the Franciscan Servants of the Poor after being aways from the Church for many years.

Celebrating Religious Enthusiastically!

Photo of Bob Miller, Ben Zarda at Dr. Lee Humphery at C.O.R.E Awards Dinner

The 25th Annual Priest and Seminarian Appreciation Day, Monday September 19, 2016, supported by metro Serra KC Clubs among many other individuals and groups was another grand affair with golf in the morning and afternoon, cards, conversation and fellowship in the afternoon, both at the Nicklaus Golf Club at Lionsgate and an Awards dinner at St. Michael the Archangel Porter Hall.

Click HERE to see the C.O.R.E 2016 slideshow. On that page find links to a gallery of all 60+ photos and a video that will allow you to catch a little of the joy of C.O.R.E 2016 in pictures and music.

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As we approach Election Day, it might be good to reflect on Bishop Barron's comments on "Bad Religion", the title of a popular book by Ross Douthat. The Kingdom of God, which is the result of His grace, can never be equated with a particular political or economic system, however strong and just it may be.

Your photo in Serra KCK's roster!

Beginning Oct. 24, 2016, we will be taking your photos at each of our regular Wednesday meetings for the 2017 - 2018 Serra KCK Roster.

Come early and getting your photo taken before the meeting or stay for a few minutes after the meeting and have it done.

Two photographers, one setting, no waiting. And best of all it is free!

President Burn's letter for October 2016

photograph of Jim BurnsPresident Burns highlights the National Religious Vocation Conference, to be held October 27-30 in Overland Park as a important opportunity for Serrans to volunteer for this important vocation event. He also welcomed Ed Rafferty as our newest Emeritus member and encouraged all of us in carrying out acts of mercy to our fellow Serrans.

Click HERE to read his letter.

Aspirant Voices

Back in February 2016 Briana Murphy entered the novitate of the Servants of the Lord with a bit of help for Serra KCK. Amanda Stueve also reveived support from us to pay off her educations debt. She was able to earn enough to pay off half of the total and is making good progress in paying off the rest. She has now raised $23,130 and has a good chance of raising all the noney she needs by the end of December. She has tentatively been accepted by the Little Sisters of the Lamb and could enter in February 2017. Click HERE to read her latest report

That is her faith story. But we need to hear from you about important moments in your faith journey. Email HERE a vignette important on your faith journey.

Vocation Fair October 26, 2016

photograph of Vocation Fair flyerNearly 100 Religious Orders will be present to showcase vocations and Serrans can help as well. John Coakley has been working with the organizers of this important Vocation event in our area. Read John's report HERE.

What other Serra Clubs are doing for vocations

Keep up to date on what's going on in USA Serra CLubs by clicking HERE. Newsletters are listed first, followed by websites. Forty USA Serra clubs have a website, but guess which is the best of all!

Send a birthday greeting to your favorite priest or seminarian

October birthdays? Click HERE.
November birthdays? Click HERE

To search birthdays in 2016 by last name click HERE.

To see seminarians adopted by KCK Serrans click HERE.


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