Engage, Inspire, Ignite!
Serra’s USA Council’s popular annual Serra Rally event is moving to Ventura, California, in 2019! Expect a super-charged leadership and inspirational weekend in a place infused by the spiritual presence of our patron, Saint Junípero Serra.
The purpose of the annual Serra Rally is to keep Serrans powerfully connected to and enthusiastic about their vocations mission. The way the Rally does this is three-fold. At the Rally, you will:
- Engage with other Serrans from around the country to strengthen your organizational network for sharing ideas, solving problems, and building morale
- Be inspired by top-notch lay and religious speakers who work on the front lines calling laborers to the Harvest
- Ignite and renew your dedication to our vocations apostolate via opportunities for profound spiritual development and conversion
Attending the Serra USA Rally in Phoenix was an energizing experience. Meeting and sharing ideas with like-minded Serrans from around the country was fun and exciting. Having a number of our members attend has been very positive for our club which is now growing.
Our Featured Speakers
… plus other Los Angeles-based speakers addressing the vocation needs of today’s church.
Bring Your Serra Club Chaplain
Treat your club chaplain to a change of scenery and a spiritual refresher. Our keynote speaker, Fr. Eugene Hemrick, will lead breakout sessions just for chaplains. Take advantage of our special registration discount for club chaplains ($200). If a chaplain comes with two members from his club, his registration is free.
A special half-day training for district governors will take place on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 17.
In the Footsteps of Saint Junípero Serra:
California Mission Trail Pilgrimage
A pilgrimage tour of seven California missions is planned for all who wish to stay after the Rally, starting on the afternoon of Sunday, January 20 and ending on Wednesday, January 23 with a flight home on January 24. Coordinated by Canterbury Pilgrimages and led by Fr. Jim Heyd of Chicago, this will make the 2019 the most special Rally yet (until 2020, that is!). Connect to your Serran spirituality like never before when you treat yourself to this California Mission Trail pilgrimage. Click here for more details.
Ventura Beach Marriott Hotel
2055 Harbor Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
Rally 2019 Room Rate
$130 per night, before taxes
Make your reservation directly with the hotel at this link. Hotel reservations must be made by you and are separate from the Rally event registration.
Event Registration Cost
- Register by Dec. 17 and pay only $290 per attendee; after Dec. 17, the fee is $340.
- $200 for Serra Club chaplains; if attending with two members from his club, this registration fee is waived
Register online for the Rally here.
Your Registration Fee Includes
- All talks
- All workshops
- 2 lunches
- 2 dinners
- 3 receptions (plus entertainment)
- Transportation to Old Mission San Buenaventura
The airport nearest to the Ventura Marriott is the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA), about 40 miles southeast. Burbank Bob Hope (BUR) and Los Angeles International (LAX) are over 60 miles away. The hotel does not provide shuttle service to any of these airports, but Roadrunner shuttle and private taxi are options. Visit the hotel’s maps and transportation page for more details.
California Mission Trail Pilgrimage
After the Rally, stay on for a very special pilgrimage of six California missions between Ventura and San Francisco coordinated by Canterbury Pilgrimages. Find out more here.
Call Serra’s USA Council office in Chicago at 312.201.6549, or email us.
Have you ever wondered what actually happens at USA Council and Serra International beyond the world of your own club? Here’s your chance to learn and be inspired and enriched by the leadership of our organization! For me, the Serra Rally is like a reunion. I look forward to seeing old friends and leave wanting to be a better Serran!