Serran Vocations Crucifix Inspires Students to Pray About and For Vocations
The Serra Club of Downtown Columbus presented their first Serran Vocations Crucifix to All Saints Academy at the Club’s lunch meeting on July 12, 2019at Saint Charles’ Cavello Center.
Father David Schalk, Pastor of Christ the King Church, blessed the crucifix. It was then presented to Mrs. Laura Miller, the Principal of All Saints Academy, by Serra Club President Mrs. Virginia Hardy and Mr. Tom Murphy, President-elect. Music Teacher Mrs. Liz Carle and 3rd grade student Iyonna Godfrey accompanied Mrs. Miller for the presentation.
The Serran Vocations Crucifix comes with a prayer program for students that encourages them to pray for their vocation, to be open and follow God’s will for what He calls them to be.
The Downtown Serra Club launched their Serran Vocations Crucifix program in July 2018, with a Crucifix blessed by Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, who serves as the Episcopal Adviser to Serra International. During Eucharistic Adoration, the crucifix had been touched to a relic of Saint Junipero Serra at Serra’s International Convention in Nashville. Club members Chester and Virginia Hardy, who attended the Convention, donated the beautiful crucifix to the Club. The Serran Vocations Crucifix program has been well received among club members, schools and wherever it has been shared.
Regional Director Addresses Club
Gino Dimattia, Great Lakes Regional Director of Serra, was the featured speaker at the July 12 luncheon meeting. He shared the story of Saint Junipero Serra, describing the challenges and successes of his life as a missionary. Mr. Dimattia also related the story of the founding of the first Serra Club in 1935 in Seattle, Washington. He also described the current programs and efforts in which Serra engages the mission of fostering vocations to the Priesthood, Diaconate and Consecrated Religious Life.
To attend a meeting or learn more about the Downtown Serra Club, contact the Membership Officer at email@example.com
Join us for the 2019 Serra Day of Reflection with Msgr. Frank Lane
Who can attend? Serra members, friends of the Serra Club, and St. Gabriel Radio listeners.
Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: The Pontifical College Josephinum, Main Building
7625 N. High Street, Columbus 43235 (Note: While still on the campus, this is a change in location from that originally announced)
Donation suggested: $25 (please make checks payable to Serra Club of North Columbus)
RSVP: (614) 846-6133 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All functions are in the main building
9:00 AM – Registration and Breakfast
9:30 AM – First Conference St Turibius Chapel
10:30 AM – Period of Silent Reflection; Confession; Mass Meeting Room
12:15 PM – Lunch and Second Conference, Q & A
2:00 PM – Day Concludes
The Serra Club of North Columbus held their annual Day of Reflection on Monday, May 7, at the Jessing Center at the Pontifical College Josephinum. Over 30 Serrans and guests heard Fr. Jonathan Wilson, Pastor of Newark Blessed Sacrament Parish, offer two talks on “Living the Life of Christ in Our Daily Lives.” During the event, the group visited the recently restored St. Turibius Chapel for prayer, confession, and Holy Mass.
Just prior to the conclusion of the Mass, Serra North Chaplain Fr. Jeff Rimelspach offered a blessing for officers continuing or assuming new roles in the club.
Serrans listen to Fr. Wilson’s homily, expanding on the theme of his presentations.
Holy Mass was celebrated by Fr. Jeff Rimelspach, with Fr. Wilson con-celebrating.
President Rosemary Finneran discusses the day’s itinerary
Fr. Wilson answers questions at the end of the day.