Sept. 14, 2016 | Issue 54
Three Priestly Vocations that Took Root on 9/11
FDNY chaplain Thomas Colucci was ordained on May 28. Photo from


Our nation observed the 15th anniversary of the tragedy of 9/11 just a few days ago. Amidst news programs and documentaries exploring the ways in which our country has changed and become stronger as a result of that day, we as Serrans can find comfort in this story of at least three (surely there are untold numbers more) priestly vocations that took root in the rubble of the World Trade Center.

We Asked, They Answered: What Vocation Directors Need
You are invited to a
US Vocations Committee Conference Call
Thursday, September 29th 2016 at
5:20PM Pacific, 6:20PM Mountain, 7:20PM Central & 8:20PM Eastern
Five minute briefing followed by five minutes for questions
Topics for discussion
  • Vocation Directors Survey Results
  • 1st Contact with Parish Pastor
  • National Vocations Awareness Week
  • CARA Study (The impact of college experiences on Vocational Discernment)
More information to follow
Dial:  641-715-0700 / Access Code:  936393#
Once you call in, please wait for roll call to identify yourself.
Club Vocation VPs and Club Presidents are encouraged to participate. 
Please RSVP to John Halloran at for the meeting and /or the minutes. 
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Serra's 74th International Convention Recap: Including "State of Serra" speech by Past President Tim O'Neill, "The Year Ahead" by President Dante Vannini, "Key to Success in Serra" by USA Council President Greg Schwietz, and photos by Wayne Mikols

A Serran "Buried Treasure": Spiritual benefits for all Serrans, over 50 times a year!

A Serran Liturgical Calendar: Plan powerful club programs with the help of this calendar from the Programs Committee

And much more!
Upcoming Events / Faith-full Funnies

Oct. 30, 2016:

Nov. 6-12, 2016:
National Vocations Awareness Week

Feb. 5, 2017:
World Day for Consecrated Life

Feb. 16-19, 2017:
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