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									           THE SERRA NEWS – MAY 2011


                   SERRA CLUB OF DUPAGE COUNTY
   Encouraging and affirming vocations to the priesthood and religious life through prayer and active fellowship since 1958


                                                      CONTENTS
Serra Club Calendar                                                             World Youth Day - Seminarians
Illnesses: Serrans & Friends                                                    Save the Date
President’s Corner: Two Invitations                                             Vocation Prayer
Bishop Siegel to Join Serra                                                     Fr. Guiney Speaks to Serrans
Paul Solomon, Seminarian                                                        Year of the Eucharist
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Serra Club Calendar
May 7 Sat  Officers & Trustees Meeting (All members are invited to attend.)
                  St. Procopius Abbey, 5601 College Rd., Lisle
                          7:00 am – Mass (Church)
                          7:45 am – Meeting (Private dining room, lower level)
                          9:00 am – Adjournment
May 23 Mon Monthly Vocation Mass & Meeting (Guests are welcome. Dinner is optional at $15.)
                       Guests, please contact Joanne Carr: CARRGEOJO@gmail.com or 630-665-0994.
                            St. Petronille Parish, 420 Glenwood Ave., Glen Ellyn
                                    6:00 pm – Rosary for Vocations (Church)
                                    6:20 pm – Mass (Church)
                                    7:00 pm – Social Time (Parish Center)
                                    7:20 pm – Dinner & Program (Parish Center)
                                                          Speaker: Fr. Jeremiah Lynch, SJ – Community Outreach for
                                                                   Catholic Schools, Diocese of Joliet
                           8:30 pm – Adjournment (approximate)
June 11 Sat Officers & Trustees Meeting (All members are invited to attend.)
                   St. Procopius Abbey, 5601 College Rd., Lisle
                           7:00 am – Mass (Church)
                           7:45 am – Meeting (Private dining room, lower level)
                           9:00 am – Adjournment
June 13 Mon INSTALLATION OF NEW OFFICERS/TRUSTEES & INDUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS
            Monthly Vocation Mass & Meeting (Guests are welcome. Dinner is optional at $15.)
                      Guests, please contact Joanne Carr: CARRGEOJO@gmail.com or 630-665-0994
                            St. Petronille Parish, 420 Glenwood Ave., Glen Ellyn
                                    6:00 pm – Rosary for Vocations (Church)
                                    6:20 pm – Mass, Installation and Induction (Church)
                                    7:15 pm – Social Time (Parish Center)
                                    7:30 pm – Dinner & Program (Parish Center)
                                                          Speaker: Bishop Joseph Siegel – Diocesan Administrator
                                      8:30 pm – Adjournment (approximate)
For These Serrans & Friends of Serra Who Are Ill, We Pray to the Lord.
Jim & Rita O’Toole, Betty Rosenbaum, Jim Cormack, Gahan Hangsterfer, Jim McGonnagle, and
Mark – son of Scott & Stephanie Jenkins.

The President’s Corner by Ed Graham
        I cordially invite all of you to join us on Monday, June 13, as Bishop Joseph Siegel joins
us to celebrate Mass, install our new officers and trustees, and formally induct our new
members into the Serra Club of DuPage County. I promise you a very enjoyable evening.
Please see more details at the Calendar on the first page.
        Also, I strongly encourage you to attend the priestly ordination of Steven Borello on
June 4, 2011, 11:00 a.m., at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus in Joliet. The Rite of
Ordination and the Ordination Mass comprise one of the most beautiful, solemn and joyful
liturgies celebrated in the Catholic Church. Join all the priests in the diocese in celebrating and
witnessing Steven’s ordination and welcoming him to the ministerial priesthood.

                                                    With praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God
                                                          The Diocese of Joliet-in-Illinois
                                                 joyfully announces and invites you to attend the
                                                                  Ordination of
                                                 The Reverend Mr. Steven Dominic John Borello
                                                      to the Sacred Order of the Priesthood
                                                    through the Imposition of Hands and the
                                                           Invocation of the Holy Spirit
                                                                        by
                                                                 His Excellency
                                                      The Most Reverend Joseph M. Siegel
                                                 Administrator of the Diocese of Joliet-in-Illinois

                                                           Saturday, the Fourth of June
                                                in the Year of our Lord Two Thousand and Eleven
                                                         at eleven o’clock in the morning
                                                        Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus
                                                            604 North Raynor Avenue
                                                                  Joliet, Illinois

Bishop Joseph Sigel to Join Serra on June13th
       We are humbled and grateful that on Monday, June 13, Bishop Siegel will celebrate
Mass, conduct the installation of the Serra Club’s new officers and trustees and induct the new
members into the club.. After Mass, following dinner, Bishop Siegel will address the group.
Non-Serra Club members are invited to attend this special event.
       Non-members wishing to attend should contact Joanne Carr: CARRGEOJO@gmail.com.
Dinner is $15.00 and may be paid that evening or sent in advance to Joanne Carr, 320 Browning
Ct., Wheaton, IL 60189. Make checks payable to: Serra Club of DuPage County.
       See more details at the Calendar on the first page.
Paul Solomon, Seminarian
       Paul will be going to the North American College in Rome this fall to continue his
studies. His candidacy will be celebrated on May 28, 2011 during the 6:30 pm Mass at Ss. Peter
& Paul in Naperville. All are welcome and no reservations are required. Congratulations, Paul!

World Youth Day – Madrid, Spain – Seminarians
       Fr. Burke Masters, Director of Vocations, and the Diocesan Vocation Office are raising
money to send 16 of our seminarians to World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain for two weeks in
August. They will join a delegation of 132 young people from the Diocese of Joliet. The
expected one million young Catholics from around the world will experience the Universal
Church at its finest by celebrating faith and fraternity in Jesus Christ in the presence of Pope
Benedict XVI, the Vicar of Christ on earth. This type of experience is unforgettable in the lives
of young people.
       The cost per seminarian for the trip is $4000. If you would like to make a donation to
support this pilgrimage, please make your check payable to and send to:
                Diocese of Joliet Vocation Office
                ℅ Fr. Burke Masters
                101 West Airport Road
                Romeoville, IL 60446
       Fr. Burke adds, “Please also pray that the Holy Spirit inspires all the pilgrims on this
journey to dedicate their lives to the service of Christ and the Church. Thank you for your
generosity.”

Save the Date - 37th Annuial Seminarian Send-off!!
        Don’t miss the Diocese of Joliet’s 37th Annual Seminarian Send-Off on Sunday, August 7,
from 1:30 to 4:30 pm at Benedictine University’s Krasa Center in Lisle. Join Bishop Joseph
Siegel and the priests of our diocese as we share a meal and celebrate with our seminarians
before sending them off for another year of seminary formation.
        Can’t attend the Send-Off? Become a Champion for Vocations and make a donation to
support our future priests.
        Visit www.serradupage.org to make reservations or donations.
        For more information, contact George Carr at 630-917-7580 or carrgeojo@gmail.com.

Prayer for Vocations
O loving and gracious God, Father of all, you bless your people in every time and season and
provide for their needs through your providential care. Your Church is continually in need of
priests, sisters, brothers and deacons to offer themselves in the service of the gospel by lives of
dedicated love. Open the hearts of your sons and daughters to listen to your call in their lives.
Give them the gift of understanding to discern your invitation to serve you and your Church.
Give them the gift of courage to follow your call. May they have the spirit of young Samuel who
found fulfillment in his life when he said to you, "Speak Lord, for your servant is listening." We
ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer. Amen.
         Taken from a compendium of Prayers for Vocations collected by the USCCB from the dioceses:
                                       www.foryourvocation.org
Fr. John Guiney Speaks to Serrans
       Fr. John Guiney, SMA (Society of African Missions), now serving Sacred Heart Parish in
Lombard, joined the Serra Club of DuPage County for its monthly Mass and meeting on April
25th. He spoke about his twenty years working among the lepers in Africa; and Father also
shared his thoughts on vocations and the priesthood, the need to serve and be charitable to the
poor, and his Irish heritage. While Serrans and guests enjoyed his wonderful sense of humor,
Father’s evident enthusiasm and devotion for the priesthood was the most inspirational.

                                    YEAR of the EUCHARIST
                                    April 1, 2010 – June 26, 2011




                       When did you last attend Eucharistic Adoration?
                Do you ever stop by church and visit our Lord in the tabernacle?

                             To be here before you, Lord, that’s all.
         To shut the eyes of my body, to shut the eyes of my soul and be still and silent;
                     to expose myself to you who are here, exposed to me.
                   To be here before you, the Eternal Presence. Michael Quoist

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The Serra Club of DuPage County was founded in 1958 and is part of Serra International, recognized by the Holy See as the
global lay apostolate for vocations in the Catholic Church.
Our objectives are: to foster and promote vocations to the ministerial priesthood in the Catholic Church as a particular vocation
to service; to support priests in their sacred ministry; to encourage and affirm vocations to the consecrated religious life in the
Catholic Church; and to assist its members in their own lives to recognize and respond to God’s call to holiness in Jesus Christ,
through the Holy Spirit.
We carry out our objectives in the Diocese of Joliet through a variety of programs including: the Diocesan Annual Seminarian
Send-off, Adopt-a-Priest Pin Program, Vocation Prayer Calendar, annual diocesan Seminarian Poster, and Picture Yourself as a
Priest Program. The Serra Club also provides support to the Vocation Office as requested.
The Serra News is distributed monthly by the Serra Club of DuPage County.
Contact George Carr at CARRGEOJO@gmail.com or 630-917-7580 with corrections, suggested content, or to be removed from
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