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.

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 bgatch@hotmail.com if you would like more information about joining Serra.