Serra Club of North Columbus Vocation Luncheon for Boys

On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, the annual Serra Club of North Columbus Vocation Luncheon for Boys took place at the Jessing Center on the Josephinum Campus. The luncheon was supported by a grant from the Catholic Foundation.

Fr. Ed Shikina, parochial vicar for St. Brendan the Navigator parish, was the keynote speaker. He earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the Pontifical College Josephinum and credited Fr. Paul Noble, Director of Vocations for the diocese of Columbus, for encouraging him in his vocation. He showed the video, Fishers of Men, by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). This film inspired Fr. Shikina to compare vocations to the priesthood to the call to become superheroes—to be someone remarkable and do something remarkable.

Fr. Jeff Rimelspach, Chaplain for the Serra Club of North Columbus, provided the opening and closing prayers for vocations.

Students from St. Brendan the Navigator, St. Brigid of Kildare, St. Pius X, Immaculate Conception, Bishop Ready, and St. Francis de Sales attended the event. They toured the grounds and buildings of the Pontifical College Josephinum after the luncheon.

St. Brenda the Navigator Students with Father Ed Shikina
St. Brendan the Navigator Students at the Luncheon

 

St. Brigid of Kildare Students with Father Ed Shikina
Immaculate Conception Students with Father Ed Shikina
St. Francis de Sales Students with Father Ed Shikina
Serra Club of North Columbus Vocation Luncheon for Boys 2019
Bishop Ready Students with Father Ed Shikina
Brogan Malony of St. Pius X with Fr. Jeff Rimelspach and Fr. Ed Shikina

Serra Club of North Columbus Vocation Luncheon for Girls

On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, the annual Serra Club of North Columbus Vocation Luncheon for Girls took place at the Jessing Center on the Josephinum Campus.  The luncheon was supported by a grant from the Catholic Foundation.

Sr. Bozena Tyborowska was the speaker.  She is a member of the Little Servant Sisters of the Immaculate Conception LSIC.  Sr. Tyborowska was born in Poland.  She has been a sister for 20 years and is an Early Education Teacher and Vocation Director for her congregation.

The luncheon was targeted at young women from eighth grade through twelfth grade.  A tour of the Josephinum followed the program.