Heartfelt thanks to The Catholic Foundation for the generous financial grant
in the Vocations category of Responsive Grants for 2022 to help support the recent vocation luncheons for young men and women!
Annual vocations awareness luncheons for high school and middle school boys and girls are organized and hosted by the Serra Club of North Columbus each fall, in the Jessing Center on the campus of the Pontifical College Josephinum.
The Girls’ Luncheon in early October was addressed by Sr. Leonarda Zielinska, O.P. of the Dominican Sisters, Immaculate Conception Province. Several of the various orders of sisters in the diocese presented information tables, enabling the attending girls to see the wide variety of charisms and apostolates of the sisters.
At the Boys’ Luncheon in early November, Bishop Earl Fernandes delivered a riveting talk on his own vocation story, and an explanation of the urgent need for young men to discern, and answer, Christ’s call to the priesthood.
Nearly 200 students attended each event, along with clergy, teachers, and members of the Serra Club.
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
We are grateful!