Diocese and Bishop
Archdiocese of Winnipeg – Archbishop Most Reverend Richard Joseph Gagnon
Meeting Times and Location
St. John Brebeuf Church, 1707 John Brebeuf Place – Tuesday evening.
Annual Club Activities
Burse Dinner: fund raiser
One day Retreats: spring and fall
June B.B.Q. : for all Religious in the archdiocese
Sponsor golf hole: Annual Swing & A Prayer Golf – all proceeds directly to Archdiocese seminarian fund
Annual Fundraising Dinner
On October 15th, 2015, the Serra Club of Winnipeg hosted its Annual Fundraising Dinner in support of vocations. The money made at the dinner will help defray the cost of education for seminarians. The evening began at 6:00 p.m. at the Caboto Centre with refreshments, comradery and a raffle.
Guy Coughlin, President Serra Canada Council, His wife Marlene, Beverly Hicks, Vice President of the District (MB / SK) Joseph Onwu, a friend of Serra, Father L. Altilia, S.J., President of St. Paul’s High School, and Irene Kirouac, President, Serra Club of Winnipeg.
Reverend Leonard Altilia, S.J., president of St. Paul’s High School, was the guest speaker. Father Altilia spoke about his discernment and journey to the priesthood, which began at a young age. He told of his desire to be a teacher as well as a priest, which he felt was not possible. Then he learned of the Jesuits. At that time, it was more acceptable to speak of vocations and there was no hesitation to make it known among his friends his desire to be a priest. Today, it is much more difficult for young men to talk of their decision. Since becoming a Jesuit Priest, Fr. Altilia has spent his career at schools and has never been a parish priest. He talked about ‘vocations’ and ‘praying for vocations’. He strongly feels living our baptismal vows is our vocation.
Left to Right – Irene Kirouac, President, Serra Club of Winnipeg, Archbishop Richard Gagnon, Archbishop, Diocese of Winnipeg, Guy Coughlin, President, Serra Canada Council
The evening was very successful with a record attendance of 275. The Serra Club would like to thank everyone who supported the dinner. Archbishop Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg, has been presented with a cheque for $15,000.00 to assist seminarians in their discernment.
List of Officers
- President – Irene Kirouac – firstname.lastname@example.org
- VP Communications – Omer Dewandel – email@example.com
- Secretary – Marlene Coughlin – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Treasurer – Kevin McCulloch – email@example.com
- Chaplains – Fr. Dominic Yuen and Fr. Christopher Dubois
- Serra Foundation Representative – Bob McGregor – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Trustee – Guy Coughlin – email@example.com