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Hurricane Harvey—some reflectiions

Houston neighborhood devasted by hurricane Harvey

You have seen and read how Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston and the Texas Gulf coast. I can add little to the news reports but I do have a few thoughts as I contacted friends still living in Houston and learned a little about how the Houston Catholic Community helped save lives and assist those in need.

Click here to read these reflections.

History of Religious Sisters Appreciation Day—Part 3

Photo of Sister winning at bingo

Gene Schreiner has given us a "History of the Sister's Picnic" for the years 2011-2017 during the time he played major roles in the leadership of this large Serra KCK activity. Following his contribution we plan to go backwards in time in at least 2 phases to the origin of the "Sister's Picnic

Click here for this third part, "History of the Sister's Picnic-3 written by Gene Schreiner.

Sisters asked Gene to list on our website the names of Sisters too ill or infirm to attend RSAD 2017 so Serans can pray for them, an additional gift we can give to these Sisters. The link to the page with their names is here.

Need Help? Just Ask Serra KCK

Serra banner at Holy Cross and Holy Spirit Fair
Photo courtesy of Jack Lawrence

Jack Lawrence answered the call, got the banner and cut-outs he acquired for our Club and brought them to Dave Boone for the Holy Spirit "Fun Fair" on Friday afternoon and evening September 9. Then Holy Cross got them the next day for their parish fair. John Spaniol snapped photos of close to 50 kids in the cutouts and sent them to the parents of each kid.

The Serra KCK connection is real and active. Call on Serra KCK when you need some help in putting on your home parish's event. Almost everything parishes do is related to vocations in some way.

Click here for Dave Boone's comments and some photos

A great video of Pitchin for Priests 2017. Click HERE to see it!

Winning run scored by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Courtesy of The Catholic Radio Network

President's letter for September 2017

photograph of Gary McCoyWithout question the 40th annual Religious Sisters Appreciation Day was the highlight of our focus, energy and accomplishment for the month of August. The event which honors the .....

Read the complete letter here .

God Moments

Several Serrans indicated they would send a "God Moment" to us for publication but none have been received at the time of this update.

At an archaelogical dig, Msgr. Mullen's past revealed!

Click here to read the story

USA Council of Serra International

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

Updates

USAC Vocations Conference Call September 19th at 7:20 pm. Click here for information and how to connect.

You are invited to join Abbot James Albers and Fr. Meinrad Miller on Sept 23, 2017 in Oklahoma City to celebrate the Rite of Beatification for Father Stanley Rother, the first American-born martyr and the first U.S. priest to be beatified. Click here for more information.

"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

September birthdays? Click HERE
October 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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