New V Encuentro Videos Added

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 [...]

New V Encuentro Videos Added2020-09-16T10:44:47-05:00

Celebrating Priesthood Sunday in the Pandemic

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 [...]

Celebrating Priesthood Sunday in the Pandemic2020-09-14T16:41:39-05:00

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, this contest was the most [...]

2019-2020 Missionaries of St. Junipero Serra Membership Contest: A Resounding Success!2020-06-19T13:19:59-05:00

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 Church, support our religious and [...]

Serra’s Mission: No Time to Stop2020-03-29T00:01:45-05:00

For Serra Clubs: Missionaries of St. Junipero Serra Membership Contest

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 [...]

For Serra Clubs: Missionaries of St. Junipero Serra Membership Contest2019-10-03T16:56:00-05:00

Newman/Serra Partnership Helps Young Catholics Keep the Faith

by Anne Shepherd-Knapp and Alice Wold, Serra's USA Council Vocation Committee Serra's USA Council and the Newman Connection, a Catholic outreach organization, have partnered over the last several years to connect graduating high school seniors with Catholic ministries at their college destinations. It is estimated that 80% of Catholics who attend college no longer practice their [...]

Newman/Serra Partnership Helps Young Catholics Keep the Faith2018-04-23T11:11:11-05:00

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 as “doers.” One will find that typically Serrans are active on many fronts, mostly focused on vocations, while also supporting [...]

Christ’ed Friendships: The “secret sauce” that holds Serra together2020-03-29T00:01:45-05:00

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, Washington club (Club #2, celebrating 80 years this year), and District Governor Aileen Fields, is the first club in the [...]

Serra Is Not for Everyone, but Its Mission Is2020-03-29T00:01:45-05:00

“The Serran Litany. We’re called: It’s our Vocation” by Greg Schwietz

                      The Serran Litany We’re Catholic leaders. We’re committed to our Mission. We’re focused on Vocations. We’re do-ers. We rise to the challenge. We’re called: It’s our Vocation. What (or who) is a Serran? If you can nod your head yes to any of the statements in my [...]

“The Serran Litany. We’re called: It’s our Vocation” by Greg Schwietz2020-03-29T00:01:45-05:00