Young Ladies Respond to Sister’s Vocation Discernment Talk

Each year, the Serra Club of North Columbus holds Vocations Awareness Luncheons for eighth grade and high school students of the Diocese of Columbus. This year’s Girls Luncheon, on November 7 at St. Andrew Parish, featured Dominican Sr. John Paul, the principal of St. Michael School. Nearly 200 young ladies from area grade schools and high schools enjoyed lunch and her inspiring, yet practical presentation.

Club President Rosemary Finneran welcomes the young ladies.
Nearly 200 girls listen intently to Sr. John Paul’s talk.
Sr. John Paul, OP, principal of St. Michael School.
As one might expect, a solid turnout of St. Michael’s students!
A happy contingent from Bp Watterson High School!

 

Sisters Enjoy Luau with Serra Club of North Columbus

In late September, the Serra Club of North Columbus hosted a luau themed luncheon for the religious sisters of the Diocese of Columbus. Held at the St. Martin DePorres Center on the campus of St. Mary of the Springs, over 100 sisters enjoyed lunch and entertainment.

This annual celebration of the sisters’ dedication to the Church is one of the signature events organised by Serra North.

Program Chair Ginger West and President Rosemary Finneran.
Serra North Chaplain Fr. Jeff Rimelspach welcomes the sisters and offers the meal blessing.
Colorful table decorations highlighted the luau theme!
Ginger West, who knows nearly every religious sister and priest in the Diocese, shares her warm recollections of the important place the sisters held in her upbringing.

 

 

Catholic Foundation Awards Grant to Serra Club of North Columbus

The Serra Club of North Columbus gratefully acknowledges the recent award of a 2018 Responsive Grant by the Catholic Foundation to help the club support its 2017 Vocations Awareness Luncheons. Each year, Serra North hosts two luncheons for approximately 300 eighth grade and high school students, focused on vocations to the priesthood or religious life.

At the 2017 Boys’ Luncheon, held October 3rd, Fr. Dan Dury, pastor of St. Catharine parish, regaled the audience with his vocation story in his characteristic enthusiastic style. The upcoming Girls’ Luncheon, November 7th, will feature Sr. John Paul Maher, O.P., Principal of St. Michael School.

This Catholic Foundation grant supports the expenses related to both these luncheons.

Serra North Awarded 2017 Catholic Foundation Responsive Grant

The Serra Club of North Columbus was awarded a grant of $1,399 by the Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Columbus to support the Club’s 2016 Life Awareness Youth Luncheons, which typically draw close to 300 students over two events held for high school Boys and Girls. These Luncheons are  the signature projects of the Serra Club of North Columbus, and feature clergy or religious speaking on discernment of vocations.

The 2017 Awareness Luncheons are scheduled for the Boys on Tuesday, October 3rd, and for the Girls on Tuesday, November 7th.