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Serra’s Mission: No Time to Stop

March 28th, 2020|Comments Off on Serra’s Mission: No Time to Stop

Read: Luke 17:11-19 and Matthew 8:2-3 President Cozzens Our world has come to a stop. We are asked not to meet, not to hold social gatherings for fear we will be infected. The devil could not have thought of a better plan. In this environment, how can we continue to serve our [...]

Seven Serran Prayer Teams for Vocation Directors

November 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Seven Serran Prayer Teams for Vocation Directors

From Serra's USA Council President Judy Cozzens: Vocation directors' jobs are very difficult. One vocation director may be serving four parishes on top of his vocation director duties. Another may be a half-time director with no secretary to help. The pressure is great: many vocation directors have pastors tell them that [...]

Featured Video and Audio from Serra USA

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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“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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Mexico City Serra International Convention Recap

Serra’s 77th International Convention in Mexico City was an unforgettably fun and spiritual experience for all. Look inside this issue for pictures from the event, plus an in-depth article on Our Lady of Guadalupe by Fr. Eduardo Chavez.


2019 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.
Phone (U.S.): 605-313-5729 Access Code: 576391#
International dial-in numbers:
Or Join the meeting online:
May 11, 2020 (Mon)       5:20 P.M (P).; 6:20 P.M.(Mt); 7:20 P.M.(C); 8:20 P.M.(E)
July 20, 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: 515-604-9094 Access code: 182997
May 13, 2020 (Wed) 8:30p E; 7:30p C; 6:30p M, 5:30p P
Or May 16, 2020 (Sat) Noon E; 11:00a C, 10:00a M, 9:00a P

Membership: Phone: 712-770-4598      Access Code: 936393#
May 12, 2020 (Tues) 8:20p E, 7:20p C, 6:20p M, 5:20p P

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