This traditional and successful annual program of the Archdiocese is successful not only for the priests, Sisters, Deacons and others who demonstrate and talk frankly to the students about discerning vocations but also by the Zarda family and the Serra volunteers.
Undergirding the discussions, rosaries with the students, Adoration of the Exposed Host, the "Betty and Ben Zarda Family 5th Grade Vocation Day Luncheon."
Read the report of John Muehlberger who organized the Serra's volunteers and photos of the event here.
The Sixth Grade Essay contest, sponsored by Serra KCK, is a companion program to the Fifth Grade Vocation Mass (above) for students in Catholic elementary schools. We do not know how many, but cannot doubt, that many vocations begin at these ages and are facilitated by programs such as these.
Twenty participating Archdiocesan Schools, delivered inspiring and thought-provoking messages on the topic: “Why Are priests, Sisters, Deacons, and Brothers Necessary for the Mission of the Catholic Church?”
John Coakley chaired this year's essay contest. Read his beautiful report, the student's essays, see photos and learn who the hardworking judges were here.
On April 25, 2018 Msgr. Mullen inducted 5 new members in front of a attentive audience during our regular meeting a Painted Hills. Each new member will wish to review his commitment to Serra and each established member should get to know these new members by name and face. The link to the induction page, including photos, excerpts from the Ceremony and a link to the complete Induction Ceremony is here.
Hear the remarks made by Archbishop Naumann and his mother Louise on them receiving the Lumen Christi award at St. Benedict's Abbott's Table 2018. Click on the video bleow.
We plan to keep links to the last several website home pages and calendars. Click on the links below for the first three:
President's letter for April 2018
This "God Moment" is taken from an interview Fr. Marcel Uwineza gave to the student newspaper of Boston College. Fr. Marcel is a friend of our adopted son Fr. Jean-Baptiste Ganza.
Read his "God Moment", the "Price and Grace of Forgiveness" here.
You will find all "God Moments" on that same page.
The Serra Club of Morogoro
A recent update from the Serra Club of Morogoro who asked our help and support in performing their mission.
Their president, Simon Baluku writes, "Wish you the best and thanks for the love you are showing us here in Tanzania. Our Club members say , thanks and please keep it up. God bless you abundantly for your time and dedication. Easter wishes and greetings!"
USA Council of Serra International
Click here to read USAC President Greg Schwietz article "Is Serra Facing a Leadership Crisis?"
Pope Francis' intentions for April 2018
Universal – For those who have Responsibility in Economic Matters That economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.
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