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1 October 2015 ROCHESTER SERRA NEWSLETTER Junipero Serra LEADERSHIP TEAM Chaplain Kevin Connolly President Dorothy Arendt President Elect Ed Rowley VP Programs Ray Zeman VP Vocations Marilyn Treder VP Membership Chuck DeVos Ed Rowley VP Communications Jim Cook Secretary Wendy Shepherd Treasurer Virginia Smith Trustees Chuck DeVos Bill Doucette Gene Treder Dorothy Arendt Dear Serran Friends, September 23, 2015 was an extra special day to be a Serran! On that day our patron Blessed Junipero Serra was elevated to the sainthood by Pope Francis in Washington, DC. What a beautiful, historical ceremony it was! From the moment Pope Francis stepped onto the US soil his presence on the screen brought tears to my eyes. I can only imagine the emotions of those present. Pope Francis is gracious and inspirational. We can pray that his presence continues to infuse new energy to our Church and our mission for more vocations. Perhaps he will inspire a new moral standard for our country. canonization with a morning Mass at Resurrection Church followed by a gathering after the Mass. on Tuesday, October 13 th at Willow Creek; Social at 5:00 PM and Dinner at 5:30. This is our annual recognition of the consecrated men of our Deanery who have administered to us from birth to our death. Please plan on attending and getting your reservations to Virginia Smith before October 6 th. If you need transportation, call me at I will arrange that for you. You can further acknowledge your favorite priests on Sunday, October 26 th, Priesthood Sunday. Let them know what an important role they play in your lives. More Serra Celebrations! of service and know he will continue to make a difference in the people he serves. On a recommendation from Bishop Quinn, we welcome John Evans, a chaplain at Rochester Serra Club. You will be able to welcome him as he celebrates Mass with us at our monthly meeting on Friday, November 6 th. We thank God for his willingness to serve our club! Cheryl Kieffer of Resurrection Catholic Church shared this beautiful message in their parish bulletin about St. Junipero and int has a special place in our hearts as consider all of the Serrans who meet at Resurrection monthly to celebrate Mass, a meal, and hear testimonies of faith - inspiring them to Thank you, Cheryl, for acknowledging our mission! We will be honored to have Emeritus Bishop Harrington at our Oct. 2 nd meeting presiding at Mass and Program. Be there to greet him. We always appreciate and enjoy the company of Bishop Harrington. Serra! Spread the word! Blessings to you and your families, Dorothy Arendt With Kevin Connolly djusted workload, he will not be able to continue as our Chaplain. We appreciate his years

2 Chaplain September 2015 General Meeting We were blessed to have two speakers at our General Meeting. Sister Iria Miller gave a beautiful biography and history of Father Junipero Serra ( ). He was born in Majorca Spain and was given the name Miguel Jose. Educated by the Franciscans when he entered the Order he choose the name Junipero in memory of the companion of St Francis. Serra came to be a missionary in America, first establishing missions in Mexico and then traveling to what is now California where he founded nine of the Missions, one which is San Juan Capistrano. Though there is some controversy (regarding treatment of the native Indians) about his canonization, he was chosen for sainthood because of his missionary zeal as he proclaimed the message of the Gospel, his love of the Sacraments and his love for the people he converted. There are monuments and memorials to Serra, also known as the Apostle of California. Serra International was established in his honor. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II on September 25, 1988 and canonized in the US on September 23, 2015, by Pope Francis at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception National Cathedral in Washington, DC. Saint and is the first Saint canonized in the United States. A special guest at our September meeting was Serra District Governor, Mr. John Wagenaar, who came to induct the Serran Officers and Board serving this year. He also highlighted our patron Father Junipero Serra and his then scheduled canonization on September 23 rd. Our prayers to promote vocations to the priesthood are being answered as more men are discerning the call by the Lord and entering Seminary Schools. As Serrans in serving the Lord. John thanked the Serrans for all they do in the Rochester Serra Club in promoting and praying for all vocations. PHOTOS FROM OUR MEETING John Wagenaar and Rochester Serrans

3 John Wagenaar and Sister Iria Miller with a picture of Junipero Serra. Respectfully submitted by Wendy Shepherd-Secretary Priests Appreciation Dinner Things To Know Appreciation Dinner held at Willow Creek Golf Course, th St SW, west of Hwy 63 South. Social time starts at 5 PM and Dinner at 5:30 PM. This is our annual thank you to those who enable us to celebrate Mass th.

4 UPCOMING ROCHESTER SERRANS EVENTS CALENDAR October 1 Holy Hour of Adoration 9:00-10:00 AM on Thursday 2 Regular Meeting 11:30 AM Mass at Resurrection Church, celebrant TBD; 12:00 PM Lunch with program speaker; Program Speaker Retired Most Rev. Bishop Bernard Harrington; Lector Jim Cook; Eucharistic Ministers Marilyn Treder, John Roemer; Gift Presenters Evelyn Cashman, Natalie Kline. 7 Adoration at the NEW Lourdes High School 7:15 AM ending with Benediction. NOTE: THE FINE ARTS DOOR IS OPEN FROM 6:30 TO 8:00 AM, THEN LOCKED. YOU CAN ENTER THAT FINE ARTS DOOR FOR MASS, BUT FOR ADORATION AFTER 8 AM, YOU HAVE TO BUZZ THE OFFICE (ON THE PILLAR ON YOUR RIGHT AT THE CENTER MAIN ENTRANCE DOOR) AND STATE THAT YOU ARE FROM SERRA CLUB FOR THE ADORATION. THEN GO IN TO THE MAIN OFFICE AND SIGN IN. EXIT THE MAIN OFFICE. 13 Course. 5:00 PM Social, 5:30 PM Dinner and Program. RSVP by October 6 th Invitation sent in the US Mail. 16 Board Meeting 9:00 to 10:30 AM at Resurrection Church 25 Priesthood Sunday. November 5 Holy Hour of Adoration 9:00-10:00 AM on Thursday 6 Regular Meeting 11:30 AM Mass at Resurrection Church, celebrant Father John Evans; 12:00 PM Lunch with program speaker; Program Speaker Deacon Jerry Freetly; Lector Wendy Shepherd; Eucharistic Ministers- Ed Fujan, Chuck DeVos; Gift Presenters Art, Helen Mueller. 18 Adoration at the NEW Lourdes High School 7:15 AM ending with Benediction. NOTE: THE FINE ARTS DOOR IS OPEN FROM 6:30 TO 8:00 AM, THEN LOCKED. YOU CAN ENTER THAT FINE ARTS DOOR FOR MASS, BUT FOR ADORATION AFTER 8 AM, YOU HAVE TO BUZZ THE OFFICE (ON THE PILLAR ON YOUR RIGHT AT THE CENTER MAIN ENTRANCE DOOR) AND STATE THAT YOU ARE FROM SERRA CLUB FOR THE ADORATION. THEN GO IN TO THE MAIN OFFICE AND SIGN IN. EXIT THE MAIN OFFICE. 20 Board Meeting 9:00 to 10:30 AM at Resurrection Church November Retreat for all Serrans at Christ the King Retreat Center, st Ave South, Buffalo, MN 55313, phone: December 3 Holy Hour of Adoration 9:00-10:00 AM on Thursday 4 Regular Meeting 11:30 AM Mass at St. Francis Church, Father John Evans; 12:00 PM Lunch with program speaker; Program Speaker Seminarian David Kruse; Lector Joanne Drews; Eucharistic Ministers- Jane Wehner, Wendy Shepherd; Gift Presenters Marilyn, Gene Treder. 9 Adoration at the NEW Lourdes High School 7:15 AM ending with Benediction. 18 Board Meeting 9:00 to 10:30 AM at Resurrection Church January st Regular Meeting of 2016

5 ROCHESTER SERRA CLUB PRAYER REQUEST FOR PRIESTS Rochester Deanery, Diocese of Winona, MN OCTOBER 2015 WILL YOU PRAY FOR A PRIEST EACH DAY? Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Let us pray for those men and women in training to be priests, sisters, brothers, and deacons. Pray also for those discerning to commit themselves to the religious life. See our current seminarians by linking from the Web site at: or 4 Alphonsus Ihuoma 5 James Kunz 6 John Lasuba 7 Tom Loomis 1 Kurt Farrell 8 Msgr. Gerald Mahon 2 Joseph Fogal 9 Mark McNea 3 Shawn Haremza 10 Jose Morales 11 Paul Nelson 12 Joseph Pete Paul Chinnappa Surprenant Pothireddy 15 John Wilmot 16 Pat Arens 17 William Becker 18 James Buryska 19 David Byrne Charles Collins Kevin Connolly 22 Msgr. Thomas Cook 23 John Evans 24 Kurt Farrell 25 Pope Francis 26 Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI 27 Deacons 28 Sisters Serving Our Deanery 29 Bishop John Quinn 30 Seminary Students 31 Senior Priests Prayer suggestions Lord Jesus, bless all priests and religious and give them grace to do your great work on earth. Keep them, Lord, close to your heart and under the shadow of your protection. Bless their labors for you and grant that their harvest of souls may be a source of joy and consolation to them during life and may merit an everlasting reward for them in death, that having led many souls to you they may see you face to face. FOR VOCATIONS: Father, we trust you to call others to the priesthood to continue your work in our Diocese. For more information about the Serra Club, or if you have any questions, please call Dorothy Arendt at , Or Ed Rowley at Or Chuck DeVos at

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