At the Serra Club of Columbus Board Meeting on November 21, President & CEO of the Catholic Foundation, Loren Brown presented the Board with a grant of $1,000 to fund their Altar Server Award Program. Every year the Pastors in the Diocese of Columbus nominate two 8th-grade students to receive a certificate and medal recognizing their excellence in Altar Serving. The event is held at the Cathedral and Bishop Fernandes presides over the award ceremony. The program is in its 60th year.
Heartfelt thanks to The Catholic Foundation for the generous financial grant
The Catholic Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization that receives and manages assets to provide perpetual funding for the parishes, schools, and ministries within the 23-county Diocese of Columbus. The Foundation’s Board of Trustees is comprised of Church, business, and civic leaders who represent various regions of the Diocese. The Catholic Foundation inspires giving and assists donors to provide for the long-term needs of the Diocese of Columbus. For more information, to catholic-foundation.org
Serra Club of North Columbus was proud to sponsor the annual young men’s vocation luncheon on Tuesday, Nov the 9th at The Pontifical College Josephinum. Bishop Earl blessed us with his time and true inspiration as he spoke to over 150 young men from Our Catholic Schools & home-schoolers within our diocese. All eyes and attention were on our Most Reverend and Humble Bishop as he shared his story of discerning the call to the priesthood. We have no doubt that his message resonated with many young men and stirred up their openness to hearing where the Lord may be leading them. The Bishop was transparent in stating that there are too many weak men. We need boots on the ground, those boots being men willing to sacrifice, willing to lead, willing to say YES to God’s calling. His message was delivered with a mix of a coach’s pep talk in the locker room and a theology teacher. St. Gabriel Radio will be airing his talk soon- stay tuned! Several seminarians led tours of the Josephinum and answered many questions from these young men. Please join us in prayer for all young men to be open to God’s true calling in their lives.