“Be a Top 10 Serra Club.” Audio from President Greg Schwietz at the 2017 Serra Rally.
“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.
Serrans are lay Catholics – men and women of all ages and from all walks of life: lawyers, doctors, accountants, business people, nurses, engineers, sales people, clerks, retirees etc., all dedicated to promote and foster vocations.
December 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Doing Big Things and Being Relevant
Is Your Club Relevant? by Serra's USA Council President Greg Schwietz In many of the dioceses where Serra clubs currently exist, this question of relevance arises. Either this is the result of an internal review [...]
July 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Christ’ed Friendships: The “secret sauce” that holds Serra together
In most dioceses that have Serra clubs, Serrans are rightly and properly identified with the many vocations activities that they do for the Church with regular frequency. It’s a given that most Serrans are known [...]
April 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Serra Is Not for Everyone, but Its Mission Is
by USA Council President Greg Schwietz A few months ago, we welcomed a new club into the Serra family: The Serra Club of North Idaho. This new club, with full starting support from our Spokane, [...]
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Special Serra International Foundation Issue
The Serra International Foundation takes the work of Serrans far beyond the reach of individual clubs. In this issue, read about how the Foundation helps vocations promoters in India, Zambia, Rwanda, Haiti, the USA and more.
Featured Club Program: The Many Forms of Consecrated Life