The Rev. Fr. Ralph W. Thomas, pastor of St. Paul, celebrated the Mass for vocations and Serrans then met for a covered dish dinner in Boeke Hall.
The young men were Matt Jordan of St. Francis de Sales parish, son of Walter and Shari Jordan, and Michael Joseph of St. Mary parish in Hudson, son of Mike and Lori Joseph.
The parents attended the dinner with their sons.
Bill Wittenauer of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish is president of the Akron club this year, replacing Rudy DiDonato of St. Paul who served three years. The members of the Akron club are from nine Summit County parishes. The Rev. Fr. Ralph Coletta,retired pastor of St. John the Baptist, is the club moderator.
Other officers are John Olin of Barberton Sacred Heart, treasurer; Vic Dandrea of Holy Family, secretary and vice presidents Dave Nesline of St. Paul, programs; Ron McAvoy of St. Paul, vocations; Tom Giffels, St. Vincent, communications, and Pete Mihelick of Holy Family, membership. Trustees are Rudy DiDonato of St. Paul, Kathy Mihelick of Holy Family and, Bob Maher of Hudson St. Mary.
Serra International is a non-profit Catholic organization made up of laymen and laywomen from around the world who pray and work to foster and promote vocations to the priesthood and consecrated religious life.
Meetings are at noon on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Martin University Center, 105 Fir Hill, on the University of Akron campus
Guests and new members are always welcome. For more information call: Steve Dishauzi - (330) 928-8474 or John "Pete" Mihelick - (330) 688-8806
Click on the headline to view an album of photos at the dinner.