Induction of New Officers and New Members

The Serra Club of Columbus held its annual induction of officers and new members on June 28. Bishop Earl Fernandes and Fr Bill Hahn concelebrated the Mass in the Mother of Mercy Chapel on the campus of St Charles Preparatory School. Many members and spouses were there to celebrate the occasion. Mass was followed by dinner in Walter Commons.



Congratulations to Fr. Jeff Rimelspach and Ginger West

We want to express our joy for the wonderful night we had celebrating our very own Serrans who were the recipients of two special awards; the Good Shepherd Award, Fr. Jeff Rimelspach, and the Pope Leo XIII Award, Ginger West. It was truly a special evening, graced by the presence of Bishop Earl Fernandes from the Columbus Catholic Diocese at the prestigious The Pontifical College Josephinum. The night was filled with warmth and beauty, as we honored our dedicated Chaplain, Fr. Jeff, and a lifelong Member, Ginger, for their contributions to our community. Congratulations to Fr. Jeff Rimelspach and Ginger West on their well-deserved recognition!

Fr Jeff Good Shepard

Join us in May for a daily Memorare Novena for Vocations!

Join us in praying a daily novena of 10 Memorare’s during the month of May!


We are hoping over 1000 people join us in prayer from our Columbus Diocese.

  • Recite 9 Memorares for an increase of vocations to religious life and the priesthood, or more specifically for one of the religious orders in our diocese. (See list below)
  • Recite the 10th Memorare in thanksgiving.
  • This is a novena that St. Mother Teresa of Culcutta prayed often in emergencies or in times of great need. (Known also as the “flying novena”)


Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,

that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection,

implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother;

to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.

O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions,

but in thy mercy hear and answer me.


Women’s Religious

Albertine Sisters
Apostolic Sisters of St. John
Order of Brigitta (Bridgettine Sisters)
Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm
Children of Mary
Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Kilimanjaro
Daughters of Holy Mary of the Heart of Jesus
Daughters of Mary,, Help of Christians, Salesian sisters
Daughters of Mary, Mother of Mercy
Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist
Dominican Sisters of Peace
Dominican Sisters, Immaculate Conception Province
Franciscan Sisters of Penance and Christian Charity
Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Franciscan Sisters T.O.R.
Leaven Sisters of the Immaculate Conception
Missionaries Sisters Servants of the Word
Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco
Sisters of Notre Dame
Sisters Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
The Little Servant Sisters of the Immaculate Conception
Men’s religious
Dominican Friars
Capuchin Friars
Fathers of Mercy
Mercedarian Friars
Missionary Servants of its Word
Precious Blood Fathers
Theatine Fathers


We were blessed by Fr. Frank Brown’s (St Brendan, Hilliard) vocation story at our Tuesday meeting at The Pontifical College Josephinum. Fr. Brown, like many young men, didn’t understand the meaning of a vocation/calling but after a breakup in college, he was lunged closer to God. The ups and downs in the years following college led him to do many things that often caused him to say to himself “Who does this?” Like walking 4 miles to and from daily mass. As he continued to long for more silence and less noise in his life, he was able to hear God more clearly. God was so gentle and patient with Fr. Brown as he discerned the calling for his life. Fr. Brown concluded his talk by sharing ‘I am at peace!’ Not only is he a parochial vicar at St. Brendan, but he also runs the Melchizedek and Avow groups, for young men and women discerning the call to Priesthood or Religious Life.

May God Bless Fr. Brown today and always! #Pray4priests