Father Jordan Samson, vocations director for the diocese, accepted a $7,000 check recently from the Serra Club. The gift, presented by John Ranek, will be used for seminarian education.
More information about Serra Club from their website:
Serra Clubs work with their bishops, dioceses and religious vocation directors to encourage and support vocations to the priesthood and to the religious life.
Serra activities include attending meetings with speakers focusing on topics of importance for Catholics and on vocations. In addition to participating in many group activities, Serra members do noteworthy work on their own time, affirming seminarians, priests and religious.
In summary, Serrans are dedicated Catholics who pray for the increase and perseverance of vocations to the priesthood and the religious life. Serrans also encourage others to pray for vocations during various parish or diocesan activities.
Whatever is the need to support priests and religious, members of Serra are ready to move ahead and follow the words of St. Junipero Serra. His motto was “Always forward, never back.”