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.

Serra Club of North Columbus – Day of Reflection, May 2, 2017

Msgr. Frank Lane addresses the Serra Club


Our annual Day of Reflection, held at the Pontifical College Josephinum’s Jessing Center, was led by Msgr. Frank Lane. He presented two insightful talks, as well as a homily during Mass in the newly renovated St. Turibius Chapel. With over 25 members and two dozen guests present, the Club also acknowledged Msgr. Lane’s recent 50th Jubilee of his ordination.




In celebration of Msgr. Lane’s 50th Jubilee, Serrans Frank Hartge, Fr. Jeff Rimelspach, and Bill Messerly present him with gifts.

New Officers inducted

The Day of Reflection also saw the induction of new President Rosemary Finneran, Secretary Mary Ann Kent, and continuing as Treasurer, Frank Hartge.

Fr. Don Franks Speaks to Serra North

Fr. Don Franks from St. Ann’s Church in Dresden spoke at the Serra North luncheon. He spoke about daring to dream within our parishes and that we all are called to be leaven for Christ.

Picture: Fr. Jeff Rimelspach, Chaplain (L) and Fr. Don Franks (R)

Serra Display for the Women’s and Men’s Conferences

The Serra Club of North Columbus unveils the new display for the Columbus Catholic Women’s and Men’s Conferences.  Bill Messerly, President, Frank Hartge, Tresurer, and Rose Mary Finneran, President Elect, admire the new display.  Contact if you would like more information about joining Serra.

Serra North – February Lunch

Fr. Douglas A. Martis, PhD, STD, Associate Professor at the Pontifical College Josephenium spoke to the Serra North members at our monthly luncheon.   He spoke about the importance of silence when we pray the Mass.  Join us next month on Tuesday, March 7th to hear Fr. Don Franks.