Today we honored Ellyn Dekker for her 30+ years of service to the Serra Club! She paved the way for the Serra Club of North Columbus as a past president, board member, launching the vocations lunches, and ceaseless prayers for vocations!
Ellyn shared ‘My life has been blest with the work of Serra Club. Working with like-minded Catholics in helping with encouragement and support for priests and all the other religious vocations is an important part of my attempt to live my faith with action. “
Thank you, Deacon Steve Petrill for sharing your personal testimony with the Serra Club of North Columbus. Dcn. Steve inspired all of us and so did his wife’s beautiful art, Art At Dawn- Dawn Petrill. Thank you Petrill’s for your Yes to God’s call. ‘Build up vocations by building up families!’
Have you ever heard of The Barnabas Ministry? It is a true gift to our Diocesan priests. Fr. Blau, O.P. created this ministry knowing diocesan priests need to get away on retreat once a year, go on vacation and avoid burnout. As a true Dominican, Fr. Blau is an itinerant preacher and knows it is an honor to serve in this capacity. ‘Our Catholic priests are the pens that God uses to write his love letter to us.’ Through diocesan subsidy, this ministry allows Fr. Blau to cover for our often spread thin priests. Please pray for this beautiful ministry and Fr. Blau and all our priests.
“Be satisfied with the Mass!” One of many pearls of wisdom Fr. Blau, O.P. shared at the Serra North monthly meeting. It was also an honor to welcome another new Serra Club member, Doug Stein! #pray4vocations
Our first Serra Club of North Columbus meeting of ’22 was filled with many graces! We were blessed by Fr. Jeff Rimelspach offering Holy Mass in St. Rose of Lima’s chapel within The Pontifical College Josephinum. We inducted several new Serra Club members who are excited to join us in our mission: #praying4vocations! Being within the walls of this seminary enhanced the meaning of our mission! Please join us and pray for vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life!