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Serra is the global lay apostolate for vocations within the Catholic Church. We are committed to working for an increase in vocations to priesthood and consecrated life.

Serra Convention

New Orleans – AUGUST 8-11, 2024
Join us for Serra’s 81st International Convention in vibrant New Orleans, the perfect destination for an unforgettable convention! Immerse yourself in the rich Catholic heritage of the city, explore the beautiful St. Louis Cathedral, stroll the renowned French Quarter, and savor delicious Cajun cuisine while connecting with Serrans from around the world!

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Serra News

Wichita Serra Club Celebrates 75 Years

Bishops and priests joined the long-standing Wichita Serra Club to celebrate its Diamond Jubilee, and thank God for their abundance of vocations.

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What is a Culture of Vocations?

by Serra International | Jul 20, 2023 | News
We use this term a lot in Serra. Creating a Culture of Vocations in parishes and dioceses is our primary strategy to achieve our Serra mission. But what does it mean? How do we know we have achieved it? What are the signs that a Culture of Vocations exists in a parish...

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Who is at the Center of Your Prayer?

by Serra International | Mar 21, 2020 | News
Today's Readings The parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector going to the temple to pray was a way for Jesus to show that merely following the rules and going through the motions of righteousness as dictated by the (old) law does not stand up to sincere humility...

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Our Threefold Mission

To promote and affirm vocations
while growing in holiness

Promote and Support Priestly Vocations

Serrans ardently promote vocations to the ministerial priesthood. We recognize the Catholic priesthood as a sacred calling that is essential for our faith, and we stand alongside our priests, offering unwavering support in their ministry.

Encourage and Promote Vocations to the Religious Life

Serra is dedicated to encouraging and promoting vocations to the consecrated life within the Catholic Church. We recognize the profound beauty and transformative witness of Religious Sisters and Brothers, and we strive to inspire and nurture those who hear this divine calling.

Answer the Call to Holiness

Serrans embark on a personal journey of responding to God’s call to holiness in Jesus Christ, guided by the Holy Spirit. We support one another in this sacred pursuit, fostering an environment where each member can thrive as they grow closer to the Father.

Join Our Mission

By joining Serra, you become part of a vibrant community of passionate individuals who are actively shaping the future of our Church. Together, we empower one another, embarking on a remarkable journey of faith, service, and transformation. Most importantly, we make a difference! Through a myriad of programs and activities, we touch the lives of young Catholics and “plant seeds” of priestly and religious vocations.

The Serran Magazine

For more than 50 years, The Serran has provided in-depth news, event coverage, and inspiration for promoting vocations

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The Serra Foundation

With your help, The Serra International Foundation supports seminaries and vocation programs throughout the world. Will you contribute toward the next generation of priests, brothers, and sisters? Your generosity makes a world of difference.

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Serra is the global lay apostolate for vocations within the Catholic Church