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2019-2020 Missionaries of St. Junipero Serra Membership Contest: A Resounding Success!

June 19th, 2020|Comments Off on 2019-2020 Missionaries of St. Junipero Serra Membership Contest: A Resounding Success!

We are pleased to announce that the Missionaries of St. Junipero Serra Membership Initiative and contest, established by Serra International President Ruben Gallegos, Ph.D. and the Serra International Board, in cooperation with the United States Council, was a resounding success! With over 80% of the USA Serra Clubs (162) participating, [...]

How to Get Your Serra Club to Thrive During the Pandemic

April 28th, 2020|Comments Off on How to Get Your Serra Club to Thrive During the Pandemic

President Cozzens Dear Serrans, I challenge you to meet the needs of our Church at this time.  We cannot let the virus stop us from fulfilling our duties and mission as Serrans. We need to be creative in reaching out to support our priests, seminarians and consecrated orders.  [...]

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Pope Francis’ Address
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Listen to an English translation of His Holiness Pope Francis’ address to Serrans at their private audience with him during the Serra International Convention in Rome, June 23, 2017.
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Popular Speaker Tom Thibodeau at the Serra International Convention in Nashville, June 30, 2018.

“Walk with Saint Junipero Serra as he traces our Lord’s footsteps in search of workers for the vineyard.”

A Franciscan missionary Saint Junipero Serra is well known as the 18th century founder of a string of California missions. Like Saint Serra, the Serrans of today put faith into action. Whether through meetings, vocational programs, or personal involvement in school, parish and diocesan activities, Serrans accept the challenge of fostering vocations and encouraging spiritual growth.

Let St. Serra inspire us to nurture vocations and become missionaries ourselves as we work for vocations. The USA Council Program Committee invites you to carry out this program of renewal by which all Serrans recommit themselves to furthering Serra International’s principles and objectives.

If you want to know more about our patron, please read the in-depth article, “Missionary Disciple: The Spirituality of Saint Junipero Serra” by Father Joseph Chinnici, OFM, historian and President Emeritus of the Franciscan School of Theology at Oceanside, CA.
Download Fr. Chinnici’s article here.It was first published in the June 2017 issue of The Serran Magazine.

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A Brave New World: Promoting Vocations in the Time of Covid-19

How do Serrans promote vocations during a pandemic? With prayer, technology and a whole lot of creativity.


2020 Free Committee Conference Calls

Did you know that Serra’s USA Council national standing committees for Communications, Programs, Vocations and Membership host conference calls open to all Serra members? If you need fresh ideas, inspiration, motivation, or problem-solving, consider these calls your access to the Serra brain trust.

US Serra Vocations Conference calls are held on the second Monday every other month.

Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212
One-touch: tel:+18722403212,,903410349#
Access Code: 903-410-349

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July 13, 2020 (Mon)        5:20 P.M (P).; 6:20 P.M.(Mt); 7:20 P.M.(C); 8:20 P.M.(E)
Sept. 14, 2020 (Mon)      5:20 P.M (P).; 6:20 P.M.(Mt); 7:20 P.M.(C); 8:20 P.M.(E)
Nov. 9, 2020 (Mon)         5:20 P.M (P); 6:20 P.M.(Mt); 7:20 P.M.(C); 8:20 P.M.(E)

Communications: Phone:  605-475-4855        Access Code: 167549#
August 5, 2020 (Wed)     8:30pm (E); 7:30pm (C); 6:30pm (Mtn); 5:30pm (P)

Membership: Stay tuned for Zoom invitation
August 4, 2020 (Tues)    8:20pm (E); 7:20pm (C); 6:20pm (Mtn); 5:20pm (P) 

Programs:  Phone: 712-775-7031      Meeting ID: 648 583 478#
Jun. 1, 2020 (Mon) 8:00 pm E; 7:00pm C; 6:00 pm M; 5:00pm P