https://youtu.be/P_J2xmDtGNM Serra International Episcopal Adviser Thomas Cardinal Collins of Toronto graciously took time to be with us on his birthday, Jan. 16, to talk to us about seeking and forming candidates to the priesthood and religious life. Cardinal Collins was followed by a brief presentation by Serra's USA Council Communications Vice President Jesse [...]
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The Missionaries of St. Junipero Serra Contest is already underway for 2020-2021! After a wonderful success of 350 new members gained as a result of last year's contest piloted in the United States, this year we are opening the contest up to all Serra clubs around the world. USA clubs, click here to register for [...]
https://youtu.be/NGj41BoCkEM Last Saturday, December 12, 2020, Serra's USA Council Episcopal Adviser Bishop Thomas Daly was the inaugural speaker for "Serra Meets," the new online monthly speaker series. Over 200 Serrans and friends of Serra gathered virtually to listen to Bishop Daly's message. Our next "Serra Meets" presentation will be on Saturday, January 16, 2020 with Serra International Episcopal Adviser Thomas [...]
Fr. John Paul Lewis, founding chaplain of the brand new Serra Club of Oklahoma City, leads prayer at the club's charter ceremony on Nov. 12. Even in the middle of the pandemic, God is growing Serra. After an 18-month-long formation process, the Serra Club of Oklahoma City was officially chartered on Thursday, Nov. [...]
How many Serrans do you know whose children also joined Serra? How can we pass our ministry to the next generation, and beyond? Read about it in the latest edition of The Serran magazine. Click here to download.
At the January 2020 Serra Rally in Ventura, California, attendees enjoyed an in-depth presentation on the findings of the V Encuentro initiative, presented by Armando Cervantes and Kenneth Johnson-Mondragón. The session focused on vocations ministry amongst Latinx/Hispanic people, especially youth, in the United States. Highlights from the presentation have been divided into four videos now [...]
No parties, no Masses, no potluck swaps, no elementary school group art projects... With our go-to Priesthood Sunday celebration ideas inaccessible during the pandemic, we've got to get creative about how to tell our priests that we appreciate them on Sept. 27. The Serra clubs of Harlingen, McAllen and Brownsville, Texas, may have just the [...]
Serra USA Council Past President Judy Cozzens will participate in the virtual conference for the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors (NCDVD), August 31-September 2, 2020. Check out her inspired welcome message to them here.
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, this contest was the most [...]
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. We can use this time [...]