What Is “Serra Meets”?

Serra Meets is a monthly series of virtual lectures from leading clergy and experts on the topic of Catholic vocations, designed to inspire you and keep you connected to our mission as much of our ministry moves online.

Patterned after regular Serra meetings, Serra Meets events open and close with prayer, speaker introductions, feature a notable keynote speaker(s), followed with a Serra business topic. This is a wonderful opportunity of Serra clubs across the United States to come together during this time of COVID. We encourage Serra clubs to use these videos for virtual or in-person meeting programming, followed by discussion.
Serra Meets is organized and hosted by the US Council of Serra International.

On July 10, 2021, we were treated to a wonderful presentation entitled “The Sacredness of Vocation Ministry” by Mrs. Rosemary Sullivan, Executive Director for the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors (NCDVD). Watch this video to uncover some profound and practical insights from one of our most powerful fellow lay collaborators for vocations.

On June 12, 2021, Dr. Chainarong Monthienvichienchai, Past Serra International President and member of the Serra Club of Bangkok, Thailand, spoke to Serrans about the challenge of helping young people respond to God’s call.

On May 8, 2021, Fr. Frank Donio, S.A.C. spoke to Serrans about promoting religious vocations specifically for men. Fr. Donio is Executive Director of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men of the United States. 

On April 10, 2021, Archbishop Bernard Hebda of Saint Paul and Minneapolis shared with us a fantastic presentation on Visio Divina (Latin for “divine seeing”), a method of prayer guided by meditation on an image. In this presentation, His Excellency focuses on Caravaggio’s “The Calling of St. Matthew.”

Fr. Luke Ballman, STL, Executive Director of the USCCB’s Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations (CCLV), and Fr. Daniel Hanley, STL, Associate Director for the CCLV, discussed the state of vocations in the United States at Serra Meets on Saturday, March 13, 2021.
 
 

Serra Meets with Bishop Thomas A. Daly of Spokane, WA on Feb. 13, 2021.

Serra Meets with Thomas Cardinal Collins of Toronto, Ontario on Jan. 16, 2021.

Serra Meets with Bishop Thomas Daly of Spokane, Washington on Dec. 12, 2020.