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

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Winter 2024

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.

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What We Do

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Amen

Prayers

Our Leadership

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

President

Steve Kappel

President Elect

Vacant

Treasurer

Mike Kappel

Assistant Treasurer

Cheryl Heimerman

Secretary

Jim Wachtel

Assistant Secretary

Len Bechtoldt

VP Membership

Marvin Winkeler
Al Parker

VP Communications

Mel Lucash
Andrea Parker (website)

VP Programs

Jeanne Haar

VP Vocations

John Raney
Bill Polka

Serra Foundation Rep.

Brenda Bishop

Trustee

Len Bechtoldt

Trustee

Natie Climaco

Trustee

Al Parker

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