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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 Church, support our religious and [...]
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 vocations is their job and [...]
In the past 15 years, Serra International has lost over 8,000 members; that's over 500 members per year. You can help reverse this trend when your club participates in our MISSIONARIES OF ST. JUNIPERO SERRA CONTEST. Increase your club's membership for a chance to win: Cash prizes Dues rebate Free registration for the Serra International [...]
by Greg Schwietz, President, Serra's Council for the United States Recent statistics cite a remarkable decrease in attendance at Mass of younger generation Catholics. Matt Zerrusen, president of Newman Connection, estimates that over 80% of young Catholics going to college stop actively practicing their faith by the time they graduate. At a recent conference, popular [...]
Serra club new member orientation is now easier than ever! Serra USA’s New Member Orientation module is available online at the link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/05kmvqzmzk59j3b/Serra%20New%20Mem%20Orientation%20Nov%202018.mp4?dl=0 This 35-minute recorded webinar is designed to be viewed by members new to Serra within the last three years, and is accompanied by a printable support document: https://www.dropbox.com/s/emd7lq2otitcd7r/Serra%20NMO%20Nov%202018%20docs.pdf?dl=0 Because the session is [...]