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The Religious Sisters’ Appreciation Day will be held on Sunday August 11th from 3 to 6 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Parish Center in Kansas City, KS. This is the 42nd year for this event to honor the sisters in the Kansas City metro area. This event has changed over the years from an outdoor sisters’ picnic for a few sisters on the Kansas side of KC to an indoor Nuns Appreciation Day for over 200 sisters in the KC area. While this event is coordinated by the Serra Club of Kansas City in KS, all six of the KC Metro area Serra Clubs provide support.

The priests from the Archdiocese pulled off a stunning 14-12 victory in the 6th annual Pitching for Priests softball game.  The series is now tied at 3 and the travelling trophy is back on our side of the state line.  The parking lot at Community America ballpark was filled with tailgaters before the family-friendly event.  Approximately 3,000 fans enjoyed the game.  Highlights included Sister Paul Collette, LSP throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.  Sponsored by the Catholic Radio Network, this event is an excellent opportunity to promote awareness of religious vocations.   Click the "Read More" button to view the slideshow. 

 We had a beautiful day for the “Al Bukaty” golf outing. There were forty-two golfers with a mixture of priests, seminarians, deacons, deacon candidates, and Serrans  playing. Thanks to the Bukaty Insurance Co. and the K. C., KS. Serra Club we gave out $750 in prize money. Fr. Mark Mertes won the top prize of $100. All the priests who participated in golf took home at least $75 each.

On May 25th at the Church of the Ascension, Archbishop Naumann ordained six men to the priesthood.  Our new priests are Nicholas Ashmore, Kenn Clem, Colin Haganey, Joel Haug AVI, Mark Ostrowski and Dan Weger.  A photo slideshow follows.  All photos courtesy of the Archdiocesan Vocation Office.

Archbishop Naumann ordained Travis Mecum and Anthony Mersmann to the Transitional Diaconate on May 18th at Holy Spirit Church in Overland Park.  A brief slideshow follows.  All photos courtesy of the Archdiocesan Vocation Office.  

The 6th annual Pitching for Priests softball game is coming to Community America ballpark Friday July 5th at 7 PM. This is a great family event, featuring the priests from the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas vs. the priests from the Diocese of Kansas City - St. Joseph.

 Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for children age 12 and under. Bring the family and cheer for our priests. Order tickets here.

The 13th Annual Serra Blisters for Sisters  walk was  held at St. Thomas More Parish on May 4th, 2019.  170 sisters representing 20 Religious orders from both dioceses attended.

The 2019 Serra USA District 12-2C Spring Leadership Planning Conference (SLPC) took place April 27, 2019 at Church of the Ascension in Overland Park, KS. Twenty (20) representatives from all three district clubs attended. Atchison (1), Johnson County (8) and Kansas City in Kansas (11).  The day began with Mass celebrated by Monsignor Tom Tank. After Mass, Monsignor Tank addressed the attendees and thanked them for their support for vocations and agreeing to be leaders of their respective clubs. He also expressed his personal commitment to Serra reminding all of that in the past, he was chaplain for the KCK and JOCO clubs.


On March 27th, four Sixth Grade students from our Catholic Elementary Schools rendered enlightening and edifying messages.  Their essays truly reflected off the stars of our saints in heaven.  After preparation began last September among boys and girls within seventeen schools, steady composition and research were developed in these thoughtful essays.

A very nice crowd of Serrans and spouses attended the retreat given by our Chaplain Monsignor Mullen at the Savior Pastoral Center. The theme was the Beatitudes from the Gospel of Matthew 5:3-12.

The Runnin' Revs were victorious over the Serra All Stars 41-39 in an excitement-filled game at Bishop Miege field-house.   In this photo Coach Msgr. Michael Mullen shares some of his wisdom, gleaned from countless hours poring over scouting data, with his team of priests and seminarians from the archdiocese.  

The Ben and Betty Zarda 5th Grade Vocation Day Luncheon was held on March 5th at The Church of the Ascension school. There were 25 Serrans in attendance to help our co-ordinator, John Muehlberger, assemble and serve the luncheon.  A total of  750 5th Graders from throughout the archdiocese attended this event. 

At the regular meeting on January 23rd, Msgr. Mullen inducted five new members into our club. 

Monsignor Mike Mullen Celebrated the Mass on February 13, 2019 at the Valentine Mass and dinner. 

Making it a family affair.  Together these gentlemen represent families with a total of twelve generations helping the Sisters Servants of Mary by hosting the spaghetti dinner.

The annual SOS Benefit Dinner was a great success. Held at Union Station on Friday, January 25th, the activity benefits seminarians from our Archdiocese, the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph and Conception Seminary. Setup volunteers included eight members from our club. We were also well represented at the dinner.  See the photos at the end of this article. 

The Serra Valentine Mass and Dinner will be held on Wednesday, February 13th at Milburn Country Club in Overland Park.  Registration information is on the calendar page.

John Bartolac (wearing a "We love the Sisters" apron) with Sisters Servants of Mary

Since 1990 Super Bowl Sunday in KCK has always been associated with the annual Spaghetti Dinner orchestrated and supported by three families and their friends. Serrans are among their supporters either by helping out at the Spaghetti Dinner or by purchasing tickets for the meal and/or the various raffles offered.  See the calendar for details.

Archbishop Naumann always attracts a large crowd of Serrans and this was no exception. Other honored guests included Fr. Scott Wallisch, archdiocesan co-director of seminarians, Fr. Dan Morris, archdiocesan vocations director, Jerry Malone, president of Johnson County Serra club, Nancy Gibson, past district governor and Matt Fassero, president of the Atchison Serra Club.

Fr. Dan gave a brief update first. The archdiocese has seven men currently with applications to seminary. While it’s good to have that many, he cautioned us that they still have to go through the discernment process. The Archbishop’s Quo Vadis retreat will be held Dec. 21-23 for young men who are interested. Entitled “In Mercy Chosen” it will be lead by Fr. Bill Bruning.