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Viet Nguyen, Carter Zielinski ordained priests!

On june 30, 2018 at the Church of the Nativity Archbishop Naumann ordained Deacons Viet Nguyen and Carter Zielinski to the priesthood, the third such ordination in this year. The photos of this ordination ceremony (courtesy of Lori Habiger and the Vocation Office) concentrate, not entirely but more especially, on the reactions of the two families. Click here to see them.

Pitchin for Priests July 6. For details and registration, see our calendar

Photo of player sliding into 3rd base
A hit, runner to first, safe, and safe at third!

Over 1900 tickets sold prior to the game and many more bought tickets at the gate. We don't know yet the amount of money raised to support seminarians in both the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph and the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas but will let you know the minute we have that information in hand.

We have a lot of photos for Pitchin'Priests 2018 so we divided them into two sideshows - one of photos of the game here, and the other focusing on the people tailgating and in the stands. It was wonderful to see the enthusiasm the crowd had for the priests who played and those who attended and equally wonderful to see the Archbishop and priests warmly interacting with the children. You will find this second slideshow here.

Updates on the 2018 SI convention in Nashville

Phot of our convention Delegates
Gary McCoy, Judy Cozzens, Greg Schwietz, Nancy Gibson, Jim Burns

Read Gary McCoy's report on the Convention here.

Here are two videos of the convention prepared by Fr. Toby Collins, C.R., chaplain for the Serra Club of Kitchener-Waterloo in Ontario. The first video is a short retreat with Archbishop Sartain of Seattle on "Living Life as it is" here, and the second video a panel Q&A about vocations here.

Religious Sisters Appreciation Day Aug. 12!

Photo of Sisteers embracing one another at RSAD

Religious Sisters Appreciation Day (RSAD) is our largest event for religious sisters and which, because of the generosity of Serrans and others, generates a significant amount of money to support their vocation activities. Read here several notes of thanks from Sisters received by Gene Schreiner for this support.

Have you registered to attend and to donate to Religious Sisters Appreciation Day? If not please click here to register for, and to donate, to this very successful Serran event.

Read here about Sister Hana Klaus, a Jewish convert to Catholicism, as an example of the wonderful contributions Sisters have made to our Church

The saints in 60 seconds

President's letter for July 2018

photograph of Tom SpencerFellow Serrans,
As summer begins, the heat reminds us that we are in the Midwest, yet the Serra Club’s activities continue to thrive. June is the month we had our annual golf outing for the Sisters Servants of Mary.

Read the complete letter here.

God Moments

We evangelize each other by sharing personal stories of faith, the purpose of this section. Read the compelling story of faith by Gene Schreiner offered for this month.

In the 1980’s while I was working for IBM in KC I came down with bronchitis one winter after a cold. The Bronchitis seemed to hang on and on. After sometime I went to the doctor who confirmed I had a bad case of bronchitis and in addition to getting a prescription to treat it I was told that because of damage to my bronchial tubes I should be careful because I most likely would get bronchitis anytime I caught a cold. Read more here.

The Serra Club of Morogoro

Image of the letter sent to Archbishop Naumann by Bishop Mkude
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.

Simon Baluku, the president of the Serra Club of Morogoro, responded on behalf of himself and his Club with heartfelt thanks to the Serra club of Kansas City in Kansas. Read his two emails of thanks here.

We transmitted a letter from the Bishop of Morogoro to Archbishop Naumann thanking him for approval of this relationship. Read more about the Serra Club of Morogoro and the letter sent to Archbishop Naumann here.

Serra International

Sunday, July 1, 2018 is the feast day of our patron Saint Junipero Serra.

Pope Francis' intentions for July 2018

Evangelization – Priests and their pastoral ministry: That priests who feel fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work may find relief and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and with their brother priests.

Send a birthday greeting to your favorite priest or seminarian

July birthdays? Click HERE
August birthdays? Click HERE

To search birthdays in 2018 by last name click HERE.

To see seminarians adopted by KCK Serrans click HERE.


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