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​Holy Trinity Knights of Columbus Council 9967 initiates landscaping efforts at Assumption Seminary

September 17, 2021 | posted by Today's Catholic newspaper

Topics: Vocations


Holy Trinity Knights of Columbus Council 9967 initiates landscaping efforts at Assumption Seminary

Knights of Columbus from Holy Trinity Council 9967, along with Deacon Ricardo Serdan and his son, spent several hours in early August laboring at lawn work to beautify the grounds of the Assumption Seminary. On this first visit to the campus, this group of men mowed the grass, trimmed bushes and plants, edged the lawn, swept, raked and disposed of clippings, and power-washed the entrance sign and statue of Mary.

Auxiliary Bishop Gary Janak recently tasked three archdiocesan deacons -- Ricardo Serdan from Holy Trinity Church, pastored by Father Rodolfo Caballero; Gabe Becerra from St. Helena Church, pastored by Father Lénin E. Náffate; and Jorge Cabello from St. Luke Church, pastored by Father Eric Ritter -- to develop a plan to get volunteer groups from throughout the archdiocese to donate their time and effort to maintain the grounds at Assumption. The seminary had lost their old groundskeeper to retirement and thus needed assistance.

Deacon Ricardo, who also serves as parish administrator at Holy Trinity, discussed a plan with Council 9967 Deputy Grand Knight Marcus Vigil. The deputy grand knight quickly ran the idea by Grand Knight Brian Mylar, and they subsequently “adopted” two of the 13 plots of land at Assumption Seminary.

The Holy Trinity Knights council has committed to maintaining these plots for the next two years, in support of the Refund Support Vocation Program (RSVP), which states that as the strong right arm of the church, Knights of Columbus are committed to providing moral, financial and spiritual support to future priests and religious at all stages of their formation.

Assumption Seminary operates under the auspices of the Archdiocese of San Antonio is a bilingual and multi-cultural community of priestly formation. This seminary exists for the personal, spiritual, theological and ministerial preparation of diocesan seminarians for the Roman Catholic Church. Assumption Seminary’s goal is to enable Christ-centered men to grow and develop as collaborative and culturally sensitive pastoral leaders committed to the gospel.