Priest of the Year

Msgr. Arnold passed away on March 20th of this year and his award was received by his surviving six siblings who were most grateful to receive it on his behalf. “Our brother loved everything about being a priest,” said Heidi Arnold.

Click the "Read More" button above to view the full Priest of the Year article including a Video of Msgr. Arnold's family receiving the award on his behalf.

Monsignor Dan Arnold

Dennis Deiner

Serra Club President

A message from the Serra Club President

The Serra Club is an international Catholic lay organization dedicated to supporting and encouraging vocations to the priesthood and religious life. The first Serra club was formed in 1935 in Seattle. Our Erie chapter was founded on February 24, 1960 becoming the 193rd club in existence.


The name comes from Fr. Junipero Serra a Spanish priest and friar of the Franciscan Order who founded several Spanish missions in California.  


We meet once a month at noon for lunch and a speaker on some aspect of our Catholic faith. The goal of these meetings is to create an opportunity for our own spiritual growth and fellowship. We also have three or four special event evening meetings during the year.

 I therefore... beseech you to
live a life worthy
of the calling you have received.

Ephesians 4:1 

Fr. Michael Kesicki

A message from the Serra Club Chaplains

Dear Friend:

The Serra Club of Erie has a proud history of supporting vocations in our diocese.  Each year we welcome new members - they find that the mission and activities of the club resonate with their Catholic faith and strengthen it. As the Co-Chaplains, appointed by the Bishop of Erie, we are proud to serve the club as members pursue creative ways to promote priesthood, consecrated life and the diaconate.
We hope that the website helps you to become more familiar with our club. Please join Serrans in praying for vocations. May each of us live out our vocation with generosity and fidelity!

Sincerely in Christ,

Fr. Michael Kesicki and Fr. Scott Jabo

Fr. Scott Jabo

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