January 26, 2019

Happy 2019!

January 8, 2019 was the Serrans first meeting of the New Year.  We started with rosary and Mass in the beautiful church of St. Hugo of the Hills.  Our celebrant was Father John Maksym, associate at St. Joseph the Worker parish, in Lake Orion. Tom Scholler, Vice President of Membership, then inducted three new members into the club.  We are very pleased to welcome Peter Samoray, Graham Walker and Nina Walker.  They will be great assets to our club. Following Mass, we met in the gathering room for fellowship and a delicious dinner.  Out time together is one of the highlights of our meetings. Father John Maksym gave an inspiring
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Available to all Serra Club Members because of affiliation of Serra International with the Pontfical work for priestly vocations. On the day you join:   A Plenary indulgence is granted on the day a person joins the society if he receives the Sacraments of Penance and of Holy Eucharist and prays for the intention of the Holy Father. A plenary indulgence is granted under the usual conditions (confession, communion,  visit to a church or public oratory, and prayer for the Holy Father’s intention)  on many feast days.  Feasts of our Lord.  Feasts of Mary.  Feasts of St. Joseph.  Feasts of the Apostles.  Feast days of the saints.  And more. Serrans may
  The Detroit Oakland Serra Club has been fostering and encouraging vocations here in the Detroit area since 1965.  Part of what keeps us going and helps to keep our eye on the target – vocations, is to have inspired speakers at one of our meetings each month. At one of our meetings a couple of weeks ago, our Vice President of Programs, Tom Ryan, who works at finding those inspirational speakers, had had a speaker lined up but at the last minute the speaker could not make it and there was no time to find a substitute! Well, Tom looked around and realized that the beloved priest that has