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Four Ordained to the Transitional Diaconate!

Ordained Transitional Deacons with Archbishop Naumann

On May 19, 2018, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Lenexa, Archbishop Naumann ordained four seminarians, Nicholas Ashmore, Kenn Clem, Colin Haganey, Joel Haug, AVI and Daniel Weger, to the transitional diaconate. In the photo above, Archbishop Naumann. from the steps of Holy Trinity, presents these ordained deacons to the public at large.

See the photos of the Transitional Deacons Ordination sent to us by the Vocation Office here.

New Serra KCK Board Inducted!

Photo of the passing of the President's pin to Tom Spencer

At the May 9th regular meeting Msgr. Mullen inducted our new Board for 2018 - 2019. This photo show one of the rites of passage: the transfer of the President's pin from Gary McCoy to Tom Spencer. We have more on the induction ceremony here.

Blisters for Sisters, May 5, 2018

Photo of two Sisters finished the course

Blisters for Sisters 2018 lived up to the previous Blisters for Sisters and even surpassed them. We will have the final tally for you, participants and funds raised, the Mass and luncheon, on the page we link to below.

This Blisters for Sisters was again sponsored by the Serra Clubs of eastern Kansas and western Missouri which lay astride the Missouri river, another example of the power and reach of vocation events when Serra Clubs are able to work together.

Text and photos of Blisters for Sisters 2018 here.

A "Mass in Hell"

Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Street Ministry in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sister Magdalena of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor (supported by Serra KCK) recently wrote us this note describing their work among the drug addicts and poor in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A French journalist witnessed their ministry and a Mass that was held in streets where many drug addicts lay sick or dying. He described the scene as "A Mass in Hell".

Sister Magdalena writes: "Here is the article that was published in France when the Bishop of Toulon, France, visited the Fraternity in Brazil. (we have a Sisters house in Toulon). He took a journalist with him who wrote this story about our street ministry in the center of Sao Paulo. I translated it to English."

Read this incredible and moving story here. Scenes of their street ministry are here.

New and Notable

Archbishop Naumann, Congressman Ryan and Sam Brownback address the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. Catholic New Services has a summary of their remarks here.

Archbishop Naumann's interview on EWTN's "The World Over" is on YouTube. EWTN won't give me a link to the video but to see it do a google search using: "You tube Naumann The World Over"

Main points of Pope Francis' "Gaudate and Exultate"

President's letter for June 2018

photograph of Tom Spencer

Read the complete letter here.

When received, the President's letter will appear here.

God Moments

Photo of Mary' house in Ephesus

A spiritual awakening in Ephesus

"Feelings of a Spiritual Awakening started to grow in me. We took the modern highway north, passing the rooms of the Basilica of John, the modern mosque made partially out of the stones of the Basilica, and the ruins of the Temple of Diana. Three great religions in one Valley."

Read all of Serran Jack Lawrence's "God Moment" here.

The Serra Club of Morogoro website launched.

photo of Serra Club of Morogoro on a fieldtrip
Two boys from a Catholic School join their friends in Morogoro

The Serra Club of Morogoro, after seeing our website as that of a more established Club, requested our help in strengthening their relative young Club. One of the several ways we might help is by giving them a presence on the web. Please check out their website and see what they have accomplished and what they hope to achieve. Click here.

Serra International/USAC

The International Convention in Nashville June 27 to July 1, 2018.
Information and Registration here.

For all of us interested in encouraging vocations, click here to learn about the role of orthodoxy in encouraging vocations to the priesthood. We are grateful to Gary McCoy for bringing this article to our attention.

One of the purposes of the Serra Club's monthly meetings is to increase our knowledge and love of the Faith, thus equipping us with more competence and confidence as we carry out our Serran mission. The USAC prepared a manual to guide us as we work toward that goal.
To download this important manual from USAC click here.

Pope Francis' intentions for June 2018

Universal – Social Networks: That social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects other for their differences.

Please Note These Upcoming Events

Pitchin' for Priests

Photo from Pitchin Priests 2017

The 5th annual Pitchin' for Priests baseball game between the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas and the Diocese of St. Joseph-Kansas City is scheduled for July 6, 2018 at the Community America Ballpark/T-bones Stadium. Discounted tickets and complete information are found here.

Religious Sisters Appreciation Day

Photo of RSAD 2017

Religious Sisters Appreciation Day will be held in the afternoon of August 12, 2018 from 3 - 6pm at St. Patrick Parish Center. Click here for information and early registration.

Send a birthday greeting to your favorite priest or seminarian

June birthdays? Click HERE
July 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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