We foster and promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life and to further Catholicism by encouraging members, in fellowship, through education, to fulfill vocations to service.

Members of the Lincoln Serra club are Catholic men who are active in their parish and committed to promoting vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

About St. Serra

Our patron saint lived a life of priestly zeal and heroic virtue.

History of Our Club

Our club is part of a broader international organization.

What We Do

We offer many activities and events throughout the year.

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March 15, 2024
3rd Friday Speaker – Bishop Robert Finn

Bishop Robert Finn, chaplain of the School Sisters of Christ the King Convent, explained that in 2006, when he was a new Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Sister Wilhelmina asked him if she could move her convent, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, to his diocese. He asked what their vocation was. She said to pray for the sanctification of his priests. He  welcomed them to come to his diocese. There were 14 sisters when they moved to the diocese. Sister Wilhelmina was the Foundress of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.

Sister Wilhelmina died at the age of 95 and was not embalmed, placed in plain wooden coffin, buried in a shallow grave on May 30, 2019. Her coffin was dug up on the feast day of St. Louis de Montfort in May 2023 so her remains could be re-interred in their church. The sisters expected to find bones but discovered that their foundress’ remains, including her religious habit, were almost perfectly intact.

November 17, 2023
3rd Friday Speaker – Dennis Kellogg

Before joining the staff for the Lincoln Diocese in July of 2022, Dennis worked for 35 years in broadcast journalism, most recently as news director of Nebraska Public Media.

Dennis has a master’s degree from Syracuse University and an
undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton. He has served as president of the Nebraska Associated Press Broadcasters Association, president of the board of directors of the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association and as Nebraska state coordinator for the Radio Television Digital News Association.

Dennis and his wife Jennifer are members of St. Peter Parish in Lincoln.
They have three adult children and eight grandchildren.

Dennis Kellogg is the Director of Communication for the Diocese of Lincoln. His in charge of
all internal and external communications within the diocese. He works with Schools and Parishes with their websites, crisis management, and legal issues. He supervises all media, the weekly TV Masses in Lincoln and Hastings, Facebook Pages, YouTube Channel, and print media like the Southern Nebraska Register.

Dennis plans on building a closer relationship with Spirit Catholic Radio; he plans to start doing
podcasts with Bishop Emeritus Fabian Bruskewitz and Bishop Conley. In the Southern Nebraska Register has more local columnists, “Book of the Bible in a minute” from the Emmaus Institute, Sunday Mass Readings, Seminarians of the week, have a picture of Jesus in the weekly banner and more local pictures of Southern Nebraska Catholics. (Catholics has a Crucifix for the letter “T”.)

October 20, 2023
3rd Friday Speaker – Anders Peterson

Anders Peterson is the team leader for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this year and has 6 women and 5 men on his team. Anders has been assigned to the UNL campus for 5 years now. He is from a small town of Canton, SD which is 20 minutes South of Sioux Falls, SD. He graduated from Iowa State University and was a member of a fraternity. As a sophomore, he like the 70% of college students was lonely or very lonely. He would walk past the Newman Center on campus every day and something drew him to stop in one day. There was so much hope and joy with students there that drew him into wanting to return. His junior year he was asked if he wanted to attend a bible study and he did. By the time he was a senior he took RCIA and joined the Catholic faith in 2018. So including this year, he has been a Catholic starting on his 6th year.

The UNL FOCUS team has 700 students who attend 60 Bible Studies! The goal of FOCUS is for Divine Intervention and then create Authentic Friendships and then for college students to become Disciples bringing others to and lead Bible Studies!

Anders said that the Masses at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church on Sunday’s at 10 AM is full, the 11:30 AM and 5:30 PM are ¾ full and the 9:10 PM is full. He does Bible Studies in Fraternities and mentors 140 guys. Last year, his Bible Study group at Farmhouse has two guys who discerned that wanted to become priests and this year they are in the Seminary!

Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House Celebrates 60 Years

Father Gary Coulter is celebrating 10 years as director of the diocesan retreat house this year and reported to the Serrans at their 3rd Friday program on May 19. He shared about the retreat center, the types of retreats offered, and more. Read about his talk by clicking the button below.

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Serra Club Supports Sisters’ Program for Women

The Serra Club of Lincoln presented the School Sisters of Christ the King with a $1,600 donation to help support the Epiphany House Program in Lincoln, which the Sisters offer for young women desiring to grow in their relationship with God in the context of community.

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