Sisters Enjoy Luau with Serra Club of North Columbus

In late September, the Serra Club of North Columbus hosted a luau themed luncheon for the religious sisters of the Diocese of Columbus. Held at the St. Martin DePorres Center on the campus of St. Mary of the Springs, over 100 sisters enjoyed lunch and entertainment.

This annual celebration of the sisters’ dedication to the Church is one of the signature events organised by Serra North.

Program Chair Ginger West and President Rosemary Finneran.
Serra North Chaplain Fr. Jeff Rimelspach welcomes the sisters and offers the meal blessing.
Colorful table decorations highlighted the luau theme!
Ginger West, who knows nearly every religious sister and priest in the Diocese, shares her warm recollections of the important place the sisters held in her upbringing.

 

 

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.

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.