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Valentine Day Mass and Dinner2017!

photo of Ken and Chris Corsini

Serra KCK's first event in each new year is the Valentine Mass and Dinner held again at the delightful Milburn Country Club on February 8, 2017, in the middle of National Marriage Week, during which we celebrate the gifts and blessings of holy matrimony. The blessings, strenghts and durability of the Sacrement of Marriage were clearly evident in the faces of the husbands and wives present at this Mass and Dinner.

Click here to see photos of the 2017 Mass and Dinner

National Marriage week February 7-14

Photo symbolizing marriage commitment
Photo courtesty AgapeHer

From Amoris Laetitia:

“The word of God tells us that the family is entrusted to a man, a woman and their children, so that they may become a communion of persons in the image of the union of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

“No one can think that the weakening of the family as that natural society founded on marriage will prove beneficial to society as a whole.”

For more on marriage from the USCCB click here and from Archbishop Naumann click here.

Gene Schreiner's Pilgrimage to Poland

Photo of Amanda at the Lumen Christi monastery

Gene Schreiner gave a wonderful talk on his recent pilgrimage to Poland, his visits to Auschwitz and the buildings and shrines associated with St. John Paul II, Maximilian Kolbe and Sister Faustina. He spoke of the impact his visit to Sr. Faustina's convent, her mystical encounter with Christ and Christ's wish to have all Christians know the depth of His Divine Mercy. I could not take out the highlights on some texts, so excuse those.

Read Gene's comments on Divine Mercy here and a gallery of Phil Punswick’s photos of the Poland pilgrimage here.

An open invitation to all

The Vocation Office of the Archdiocese invites everyone to “HUNDREDFOLD: A guide to Parish Vocation Ministry”, a workshop at the Savior Pastoral Center on March 10, 2017. the featured speaker is Rhonda Gruenewald, the author of the book on which the workshop based. Click here for information on the workshop and registration.

2017 March for Life, Washington, DC.

Apostles of the Interior life: an invitation for prayer for consecrated life

On this day, where we pray for and celebrate consecrated life, the AVI Sisters are inviting you to join a new e-mail prayer group that is specifically for prayers for vocations to the community. Would you be willing to offer prayers for young women who are discerning or are in formation with the AVI community?

Read more here!

President Burns letter for February 2017

photograph of Jim BurnsAs I sit to finish the February letter, we are fresh from attending the 24th Annual Support our Seminarians (SOS) Benefit Dinner. What an impressive event, which was attended by almost 700 with Union Station the venue. Both area Bishops, 2 Abbots, multiple priests and seminarians were in attendance.

Read more here.

the light of Christ in KCK

The seed of the Kingdom, although hidden, continues to grow and bear fruit. From time to time we catch a glimpse of the Kingdom in our own neighborhoods.

We will post articles on this theme from time to time. Here is the second, Among Royal Children, from the Lumen Christi Monastery, 36 south Boeke St. KCK

Read this short vignette here

Serra KCK Roster now on our website!!

Photo from Serra RosterBernie Dierks had his photo taken and now it's your turn. The roster is still in the beginning stages but we have 84 photos of members and are looking for more.

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 the photos of your friends. Look at the photos of those whom you have seen but didn't know their names.

Click here to see the album. Now be sure to add your picture to the Serra KCK roster!

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

February birthdays? Click HERE
March birthdays? Click HERE

To search birthdays in 2017 by last name click HERE.

To see seminarians adopted by KCK Serrans click HERE.

Newsletters

February 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.