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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

“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 [...]

Thoughts on how to recruit new Serrans…by Greg Schwietz, President, USA Council of Serra

What is the best way to recruit new Serrans? This fall our very active USA Council membership committee (Nancy Gibson, VP) has introduced a new and proven recruitment program that encourages club members to work through their local pastors and religious to recommend family members and local Catholic leaders for Serra membership. In pilot trials, [...]

2017 Serra International Convention

Plan now to attend this wonderful event. The 2017 Serra International Annual Convention will be in Rome, Italy June 22 - June 25, 2017 it promises to be informative, historical, and very enjoyable. For registration and additional information please visit Serra International.

Serrans worldwide pray rosary together

International Rosary for Vocations Conference Call For months now, Serrans worldwide have been praying the Rosary together for vocations. All Serrans, family members and friends are invited to be a part of this monthly international prayer of the Rosary for vocations. We begin our prayer on the last Saturday of each month at 8:00 AM [...]

IRS Form 990 Reporting Requirement

In order to comply with IRS Reporting Requirements for Not for Profit Organizations, the Serra Clubs in the USA Council of Serra International are required to file a IRS Form 990-EZ. The Form 990-EZ must be filed by the 15th day following the close of the clubs' fiscal year on May 31 or October 15. [...]

2016-17 Serra Club Officer Reports Due

The 2016-17 Serra Club Officers reports are due. Please use this report form to submit your club officer report 2016-17 Incoming Club Officer Report

Begin Planning Today – National/Worldwide Vocation Events

The National Vocation Awareness Week, World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life and World Day of Prayer for Vocations are now available and posted to our website. The planning kits can be downloaded for use in your clubs, parishes, schools, religious congregations and dioceses. Previously Serra Clubs, parishes and dioceses paid over $90,000 to NCCV [...]