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October 2017 Respect for Life Month

Respect life poster from pacatholic.org
Photo courtesy pacatholic.org

October 2017 is Pro-Life month and the United States Council of Catholic Bishops has many resources for our parishes and for us. You can access their pro-life website here.

The video on the right features a teen responding to an article in the magazine Teen Vogue telling teens essentially that abortion is no "big deal". It is worth viewing if only for this courageous teen speaking out but could be of of interest of any teen in your extended family. Pro-life activities, important in themselves, also have a "vocation" aspect to them, bringing many closer to Christ.

Remember Amanda Steuve?

Photo of Amanda Stueve on pilgrimage
Amanda on pilgrimage with the Little Sisters and Brothers

Amanda Stueve had been waiting for about a year to join the Little Sisters of the Lamb in Kansas City, Kansas. Stueve, 27, graduated from Texas A&M University in 2013 with a master's degree in international affairs and $58,000 in student debt. The Little Sisters of the Lamb couldn't afford to absorb her debt, and Amanda, who had yet to land a job in her field, sought help from the Labouré Society and Serra KCK who helped her clear her debt. 

Read an update on here progress, full of joy and enthusiasm, in her formation with the Little Sisters here.

Are Our Vocation Prayers Helping?

Novices of the Dominican Sisteers of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist

The new and rapidly growing Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist have recently come to the Diocese of Kansas-St. Joseph to teach in the Catholic School of St. Michael the Archangel parish in Lee Summit. This summer 11 novices made their First Vows and 7 Sisters made their Final Vows. They accepted 16 new Postulants this fall.

These Sisters are not in our Archdiocese but one can't exclude the thought that our vocation prayers played a role in creating their "Vocation Crisis". a crisis not in numbers but in space and funds to care from them all. We pray, but the Spirit acts where and when He cho0ses.

Clikc here to read and learn about what their final vows mean to these Sisters.

President's letter for October 2017

photograph of Gary McCoyFall is indeed in the air and your Kansas City in Kansas Serra Club is busy getting ready for October but first let's take a look back at all we accomplished together in September. In spite of a very gentle rain right before tee off time on the 18th many of our priests and seminarians got together for the 26th consecutive C.O.R.E. golf outing at the JC Nicklaus golf club at Lions Gate.

Read the complete letter here .

God Moments

You will find recent and all "God Moments" here.

Happy Birthday Msg. Mullen!

Photo of Msgr. Mullen on his birthday

Our chaplain was presented with a birthday cake (reportedly baked by KCK Serrans themselves) on his birthday, October 11, at our Regular meeting at Painted Hills. The cake went so fast that by the time I could get to it some of it was already eaten by Msgr. Mike and his many friends.

Msgr. Mullen's birthday cake

Order New Serra KCK Badges at meeting or online!

photograph of the new Serra KCK BadgeMany have signed up for these new, attractive badges at our regular Wednesday meetings and more have signed up online. If you haven't yet ordered new badges for yourself and you spouse you can get your order in the first batch right now, online, until Friday Oct.13.
You can sign-up online here.

USA Council of Serra International

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

"Inspire, Ingite, Engage"— The Region 9 Convention

Click here to see the welcome page, list of proposed speakers, hotels and the registration form for the Serra Region 9 Convention in Omaha October 20-22, 2017. Registration is due by October 1, 2017 so don't delay.

Send a birthday greeting to your favorite priest or seminarian

October birthdays? Click HERE
November birthdays? Click HERE
To search birthdays in 2017 by last name click HERE.

To see seminarians adopted by KCK Serrans click HERE.

Newsletters

September 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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