Diocese and Bishop
Diocese of Hamilton – Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI
Meeting Times and Location
The Kitchener-Waterloo Serra Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month at St. Teresa’s Church, 44 Leonard St., Kitchener. The Holy Hour for Vocations begins at 5:00 PM is followed by Mass at 6:00 PM. The meeting continues with a meal and speaker. On the third Wednesday we plan parish visits to promote prayers for vocations. Members are kept informed by e-mail as to the location of parish visits.
What’s K-W Serra All About
Annual Golf Day For Diocesan Priests
The Kitchener-Waterloo Serra Club held its 23rd annual golf day for our diocesan priests on Monday June 5th, 2017 at Brookfield Golf and Country Club. Here are pictures of some of the golfers attending the event.
The Club will hold its 24rd annual golf day for our diocesan priests on Monday June 4th, 2018 at Brookfield Golf and Country Club. All Serra clubs are invited to join us for this great day. Please e-mail Lee Hishon, email@example.com.
2017 Altar Server Awards
On May 18, the K-W Serra club presented seventy-six servers with medals. Bishop Ustrzycki celebrant and Chaplain Fr. Toby Collins CR homilist, thanked the servers for their service in their parishes. The bishop hoped they would continue to serve particularly when they are in high school and beyond. The servers are pictured here in two groups. Thanks to Fr. Allen Varlaki pastor and the staff at St. Anthony Daniel parish Kitchener for their wonderful accommodation of this event.
2017 Annual K-W Serra Club Priest Ski Day
Six diocesan priests joined us for our annual Priest Ski day. Included was one priest from Barrie. Apres Ski was hosted by Jim and Sandy Beingessner. It was a great day for skiing as the weather cooperated.
Club Chaplain Fr. Toby Collins and several students traveled from St. Mary’s High School in Hamilton, Ontario to the Dominican Republic to build a house for a family in need.
What a year it has been! Thanks to the many prayers that were answered our Club continues to grow and explore the “vocation landscape.” We have been blessed by the presence of speakers who have demonstrated to us all that God is very much at work in our community and in the world.
Though the “speed bumps” of illness and injury continue to be present, the perseverance and conviction of our members have helped us grow in awareness of our roots in California, made us more mindful of our mission, and challenged us to invite others to share in this mission at the parishes we continue to visit.
We humbly ask for God’s blessings as we enter the Year of Consecrated Life in a spirit of gratitude and hope. Gratitude for the privilege of being called to support those considering and living out vocations to the priesthood and/or consecrated life, and hope that the Holy Spirit will continue to move the hearts of those yet to discover the joy in saying “yes” to the call.
May God bless us and continue to provide those in discernment with the loving support they need through Christ our Lord. Amen. St. Junipero Serra…pray for us!
With much gratitude for the opportunity to be your Chaplain,
Fr. Toby Collins, CR
List of Officers
- President – Mary Helen Stroeder – firstname.lastname@example.org
- V.P. Program – Mary Helen Stroeder – email@example.com
- V.P. Membership – Bill Zister – firstname.lastname@example.org
- V.P. Vocations – Al Smith – email@example.com
- V.P. Communications – Lee J. Hishon – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Acting Secretary – Noreen Hishon – email@example.com
- Treasurer – Lou Reitzel – Carolereitzel@hotmail.com
- Trustee – Carole Reitzel – Carolereitzel@hotmail.com
- Trustee – Noreen Hishon – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Trustee – Betty Martin – email@example.com
- Past President – Bill Zister – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chaplain – Fr. Toby Collins, C.R. – email@example.com