All clubs must register with the Serra office by Jan. 30, 2022 in order to qualify for this promotion. 

There is no cost to participate, but only registered clubs will qualify. Click here to register.

 

A Letter from Serra International
President Michael Bragg
and US Council President Richard Arians

THE MISSIONARIES OF ST. JUNIPERO SERRA 2021-2022

 A MEMBERSHIP INITIATIVE OF SERRA INTERNATIONAL and The United States Council

Our needs remain the same and have never been greater. Therefore, our 2021-2022 GOAL remains the same:  In 2022 we must continue to increase! Our Church needs our prayers and our labor. Now more than ever. We must:

  1. Increase the number of Catholics praying for vocations and
  2. Increase the number of Serrans around the world devoted to our remarkable mission to foster and affirm religious vocations.

The results of your efforts over the past two years have stopped a yearly decline of nearly 500 Serrans a year for over the past 10 years.   Even this past year, we have been able to maintain our membership numbers in spite of the incredible difficulty caused by the Corona Virus pandemic.  Now, once again, we are asking you and your club to become a “Missionary of St. Junipero Serra.”  Commit yourselves to grow your membership numbers and invite more Catholics to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

DUTIES OF A MISSIONARY OF ST JUNIPERO SERRA:

  • PRAY: Personally pray the Serra Prayer for Vocations daily. Prayer cards are available in the Serra Store at a discounted rate.  Tape one onto your mirror, your desk at the office, or wherever it will remind you to say the prayer each day. 
  • DISTRIBUTE the Serra Prayer for Vocations prayer card whenever there is an opportunity to do so. Ask family and friends, even complete strangers to join Serrans everywhere to pray for vocations. Carry a stack of them in your car, in your office, in your briefcase — even place them on your kitchen table for guests to receive during a dinner party.  
  • INTRODUCE family and friends to Serra and its mission at a local Serra club event, whether it be at a remote meeting, a rosary, or a holy hour.
  • FOLLOW UP with those who attend a Serra event with an invitation to become a Serran.
  • PARTICIPATE IN THE MISSIONARIES OF ST. JUNIPERO CONTEST: Every club can be a winner of cash prizes, dues rebates and free registrations to the Serra Rally in Dallas Texas in January, 2023 or the Serra International Convention in Thailand, Summer 2023.  See contest rules (attached).

Peace be with you,

Michael Bragg, 

President,  Serra International

Richard Arians,

President, United States Council of Serra International

 

The Missionaries of St. Junipero Serra Contest 2021-2022 RULES AND PRIZES

LARGE CLUB CATEGORY (25 MEMBERS OR MORE)

  • The club with the largest net increase in new members in the Large Club category will be awarded $2,000. 
  • The club with the second largest net increase in new members will be awarded $1,000.
  • The club with the third largest net increase in new members will be awarded $500.
  • The club with the highest percentage increase in new members will be awarded $500.
  • All remaining clubs who show a net gain of 5 or more new members will receive a 10% rebate of club dues for one year starting July 1, 2022.
  • In addition, all Large Category clubs who gain 5 or more new members will receive one FREE registration to the Serra National Rally in Dallas, January 2023 or the Serra International Convention in Thailand. Summer, 2023.

SMALL CLUB CATEGORY (FEWER than 25 members)

  • The club with the largest net increase in new members in the Small Club category will be awarded $1,000
  • The club with the second largest net increase in new members will be awarded $750
  • The club with the third largest net increase in new members will be awarded $500.
  • All remaining clubs who show a net gain of 5 or more new members will receive a 10% rebate of club dues for one year starting July 1, 2022.
  • All clubs in the Small Club category who gain 5 new members or more will also receive one FREE registration to the Serra Rally in Dallas, January 2023 or the Serra International Convention in Thailand, Summer. 2023.

Contest rules:  HOW WE TRACK YOUR CLUB’S RESULTS

  • Duration of the contest; Use of the Serra Membership Portal: The Serra office will use the Serra International web portal (serrainternational.org) to track the change in the number of active members in your club, beginning July 1, 2021 and ending at midnight, June 30, 2022.
  • All clubs must register with the Serra office by January 30, 2022 in order to qualify for this promotion.  There is no cost to participate, but only registered clubs will qualify. Click here to register.
  • A contact person must be designated as the club’s Membership Contest coordinator. For most clubs that person will be the VP of Membership.  This person will be responsible to keep the club membership roster located on the Serra portal current and accurate. 
  • Once you have registered you will be notified confirming your contest contact and your official starting membership count. 
  • All award rebates will be based upon paid invoices as of July 1, 2022 which will confirm the club’s total membership count.  Rebate checks of 10% will be sent to clubs who show a net increase of 5 new members of more.     
  • Only net gains will be counted towards awards. 
  • A club must be in good standing to qualify for this contest (dues current and paid).
  • The free convention/Rally registration award DOES NOT include room charges or travel to the event destination.
  • Serra club contest status will be posted in the Always Forward, Never Back electronic newsletter on a regular basis. 
  • Successful clubs will be announced and recognized at the end of the contest at the Serra International Convention and in the Serran Magazine.   

 

LET’S PRAY MORE and WORK FOR SUCCESS!