P. O Box 23017, Belleville, IL, United States, 62223

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Winter 2023Fall 2022

St. Junipero Serra

Our Patron Saint

St. Serra’s devotion to God, preaching the gospel, as well as his zeal for evangelization, is what defined his sainthood and makes him the ideal patron Saint for priests and religious.


What We Do

Monthly Holy Hour

Integral to our mission of promoting vocations is prayer. Every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 4:00 P.M., Serrans join with the Poor Clare Sisters at their monastery for Adoration and the Rosary. All are welcome!

Tours for Youth

Fostering an interest in the priesthood or consecrated life starts young.  We facilitate visits for local young women and men to learn more.


Bi-monthly Luncheon

We meet every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Shiloh.  (NOTE: this is a change in venue going forward)   Mass begins at 11:00 AM, followed by a short meeting, prominent speaker or educational program, and an optional lunch at a nearby restaurant.

Priests Picnic

Serrans host a yearly celebration for all priests (both active and retired) of the Belleville Diocese to show our heartfelt appreciation for accepting their call to Priesthood.

Deacons Dinner

A yearly dinner which honors our Deacons, their wives, and families is held to give a sincere Thank You for their commitment to the Church.

Sister’s Luncheon

Serrans host a yearly Luncheon for the Sisters in the Belleville diocese in appreciation of all their services to the community.

We are officially recognized by the Holy See

The Vatican recognizes Serra International as the only global lay apostolate for vocations in the Catholic Church.  Serra Club of St. Clair County is an affiliate of Serra International.


Join us!

To advance our mission, we are always welcoming new members.
To learn more, join us for free at one of our luncheons or click below and fill out the form to receive more information.

Know that the greatest service that man can 
offer to God
is to help convert souls.

– St. Rose of Lima

A Prayer for Priests

Gracious God,

You have called us through Baptism to discipleship believing in your Son, Jesus Christ, who has sent us to bring the Good News of salvation to the world. We pray to you, asking that you grant us more priests and religious who will help us build up your Church in the Diocese of Belleville and the world. Stir up the grace of a religious vocation in the hearts of many of our youth. Grant to them the willingness and generosity to give of themselves in service to our Lord Jesus and his people. May a new generation of priests, deacons, sisters, and brothers be a sign of your presence among us. We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.


Additional Prayers

Our Leadership

All the good that we do is dependant on willing leaders and volunteers. We are grateful for their service!

Jim Wachtel

President Elect
Steve Kappel

Mike Kappel

Assistant Treasurer
Cheryl Heimerman

Marvin Winkeler

VP Membership

VP Communications
Mel Lucash

VP Programs
Steve Bertelsman

VP Vocations
Steve Kappel

Serra Foundation Rep.
Brenda Bishop

Veronika Stancius

Len Bechtoldt

Natie Climaco

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