SERVERS AND SACRISTANS RECOGNITION “AN AFTERNOON OFF” AT A REDS BASEBALL GAME MAY 6TH
In the 1950’s every spring the altar servers of our parish would get an “afternoon off” from school to go watch a Reds baseball game. It was a big deal! Sun or snow, the 6:00 AM weekday or 10:00AM Saturday funeral mass, altar servers could be counted on for their service to their parish and God.
To recognize the service by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati grade school students as altar servers and sacristans, parishes can grant an “afternoon off”. To assisting making this possible, The Serra Club in Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Reds are making available $5.00 discounted tickets for the Monday May 6th 12:35 PM Reds-Giants baseball game.
Interested grade schools and parishes should have a representative call Cincinnati Group Sales Representative, Craig Sample at 513- 765 -7970 with credit card information
In 2018 parishes from Cincinnati to Celina Ohio showed their appreciation to over 400 of their Server /Sacristans.
Serra is offering this special opportunity because of the great impact serving at the altar can have on a young man. A survey of the 2018 Ordinands, found that 75% of those ordained were once altar servers, and 74% of them were encouraged to consider their vocation by a parish priest (who likely got to know him through his service at the altar).
Serra USA promotes vocations and has existed in this role for 80 years, being recognized as an official lay arm of the Church for vocations since the 1950’s. The patron of Serra International is St. Junipero Serra, the Apostle of California.
The Serra Club of Cincinnati focused vision has 4 points, Pray- Affirm- Invite- Educate. In 1974 at the urging of Archbishop Paul Leibold, Fr. John Rea, the then Archdiocese Director of Vocations, began the Serra Club in Cincinnati. Serra International’s web site is www.SerraUS.org .
Contact: Dottie Ciok, 513-731-9600