The Serra Rally 2019 in Review

For 2019, we moved the Serra Rally to Ventura, California, right in the heart of Saint Junipero Serra’s final and most famous chain of established missions. This was a true spiritual touchstone for Serrans, many of whom went on a pilgrimage of the northern missions after the Rally. We enjoyed some outstanding speakers this year, including Serra International Episcopal Adviser Thomas Cardinal Collins of Toronto, who never fails to eloquently provide food for thought along with a good dose of humor. We hope you’ll enjoy our speakers in the videos below, whether you are remembering them as a Rally attendee or viewing them for the first time. More videos will be uploaded soon, so check back often.

Fr. Ralph O’Donnell

Featured Powerpoint Presentation Available for Download: “My Sheep Hear My Voice and Follow Me: Vocational Discernment at Every Age” by Fr. Ralph O’Donnell, Executive Director, USCCB Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations

Read a summary of Fr. O’Donnell’s talk here.

Looking for audio from the 2018 Rally? Click here.

SAVE THE DATE: Return to beautiful Ventura, California for the next Serra Rally on January 16-19, 2020.

Featured Video from the Serra Rally 2019

His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins
“Serra Discipleship
and Spirituality”

Judy Cozzens, President of Serra’s Council for the United States
“Welcome to the Serra Rally; The Urgency of the Serra Mission for Vocations”

Christina Lamas, Executive Director for the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry
“What You Need to Know about Generation Z: Engaging the newest generation of young Catholics to become missionary disciples”
Download Ms. Lamas’ slides here (.pdf)
Supplemental article on Generation Z by Dr. Charlotte McCorquodale (.pdf)

Fr. Marinello Saguin
“The New Generation Priest”

Fr. Steve Davoren, Former Vocations Director for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
“Lessons Learned from the Field”

Fr. Leon Hutton, Pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Ventura, CA
“The Role of Prayer in Vocations Work”

Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Vocations Panel

Fr. Sam Ward, Vocations Director
Sr. Jennifer Marie Zimmerman, SND
Sister Elizabeth Therese, OCD

Christian Clifford
“Defending St. Serra in the Marketplace”
Download Mr. Clifford’s Powerpoint Presentation

Homer Radford
USA Council of Serra’s Vocations Vice President

“Keeping College Students Connected to their Catholic Faith with Newman Connection”

Nicholas Martell
“How Laboure Society Saved My Vocation”