Leadership Conference

The annual Spring Leadership Con-
ference was held at St. Mary's
Seminary on May 8th. Ed Gilliard Diastrict 10 GovernoeElect, pre-sented an informative overview of Serra Worldwide, followed by Mass, then a delici- ious lunch in the din-ing hall. The after-noon sessions were devoted toworkshops for presi- dents and presidents-elect, and the VPs of Vocations, Programs, Membership ,and Communiica
tions.The exchange of informa- tion will make all the District 10 Clibs more effective. Atten- dees from BASC were Rodney Preutt, Jerry Schrader, Virginia Thompson, Mike Montz,and Tim Healy.

New Members

New members recently inducted are Deacon Hector and Magda Ibarra, Leo Braun, Michelle Santoro, Wade Adams, and Paul and Mary Lou Centers.

A former member, Elodia Madeksho, became active again

Andrew Project

The diocessan Andrew Project, which is designed to inform and interest young men and women in the priestly and religious life was presented by Sister
Rosalie Karstadt, Associ- ate Diirector, Office of
Vocations for Priesthood
and Religious Life. CDs explaining the priest- hood and religious life are planned. Our club’s presentation date to interested persons is on June 22nd, from 6:30 to 8:30 at Mary Queen Church.

Altar Server Picnic

Rain dampened activities at the picnic, however those who attended had a fabulous time. See the Website for pictures.

Member News

Virginia Thompson is the new Programs V.P., replacing Alicia Casmus who served so well for so may years.

Christmas Banquet

Auxiliary Bishop Joe Vasquez addressed the 210 guests at the annual Bay Area Serra Club Christmas Banquet honoring priests and religious that was held at Mary Queen Church in Friendswood on December 19th. The bishop thanked the Serrans for their work in fostering vocations, and then explained his concept of a “collaborative mini- s stry”. He said that priests should not be the solitary source of every parish decision. The best way to run a parish is to involve the parishioners in parish decisions. Good advice involves finding true solutions, rather than listening to those who say what they think you want to hear. Bishop Vasquez said that if parishioners maintain a vital role in church business, the church would be successful.


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