What is the state of vocations in the United States? What are the United States bishops' expectations of Serra's USA Council as one of only three "consulting organizations" on the theme of vocations? For the answers to these questions and more, check out the Serra Meets page for a video recording of our March 13 [...]
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https://youtu.be/hcixwGV5vWM Family life is never easy. Of the three characters in the famous Parable of the Prodigal Son, how many have you played at one time in your life or another? Please take a few minutes to meditate on Bishop Daly's second reflection for us this Lenten season.
https://youtu.be/lZ0iSBuy2ew St. Vincent de Paul said, "One of the surest signs that God has great plans for someone is when He sends them distress upon distress, trouble upon trouble. The real time to recognize the spiritual mettle of a soul is the time of temptation and tribulation, because the way we are during these [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]