Representatives of the Serra Club of South Bend, Susan and Ray Vales and Frances Sain, met with Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades to present a check for $3,000 raised through the sale of Father’s Day cards in several of the South Bend and Mishawaka parishes and will be used for the education of diocesan seminarians. The Serra Club is an organization that prays for, supports and promotes vocations to the Priesthood and religious life. The Vatican has designated Serra as the global lay apostolate for voctions in the Catholic Church. Serra clubs are named after their patron, Father Junipero Serra who founded missions along the California coast and evangelized thousands. The canonization of Father Serra by Pope Francis will take place on Sept. 23 at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The Serra Club of South Bend meets twice a month at the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka. The Serra Club is open to all Catholics and new members are always welcome. For more information call Ted Niezer at 412-328-5351 or Frances Sain, president, at 574-272-1989.
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