All Saints students raise awareness of vocations

By Anne Marie Amacher

The first-grade class of Kathy Veith won first place in a vocations door decorating contest at All Saints Catholic School in Davenport. Cheryl Jones’ eighth-grade class received first place in the video contest. The Serra Club sponsored the vocations awareness contests.

DAVENPORT — To promote vocations, the Serra Club in the Diocese of Davenport challenged students at All Saints Catholic School to create their own vocations awareness program.
Students responded enthusiastically, producing a brochure and holding door-decorating and video production contests earlier this month.
All Saints Principal Jeanne VonFeldt said student council members Sarah Huber, Elizabeth Fennelly and Abbey Heinrichs headed up the project. Bill Barrett, Serra Club president and member of Holy Family Parish next door to the school, said he approached All Saints because of its connection with the club. Priests, religious and others have spoken at the school for a number of years.
Barrett said Serra Club believes awareness about vocations should begin in grade school. Club members decided youths needed to come up with the ideas and put the proposal in the student council’s hands.

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