Members of Serra are lay Catholic men and women of all ages and backgrounds who ensure the future of our Church by creating a “culture of vocations.”
What is a “culture of vocations?”
A culture of vocations is an attitude and social environment which uplifts and promotes vocations to the Catholic priesthood and religious life.
A culture of vocations aims to enforce the idea that while the priesthood and religious life are holy and mysterious callings from God, they are as valuable, vibrant and celebrated lifestyle choices as any other career or profession.
How do Serra clubs support and encourage this culture?
Serran vocation activities broadly fall into the following categories:
Awareness: Serrans coordinate events and programs that raise community awareness of the gifts of religious life.
Affirmation: In ways big and small, Serrans affirm the lives and works of those who have already answered the call to religious life.
Invitation: Serrans are not afraid to ask: “Have you ever considered a calling to the religious life?”
Prayer: St. Pope John Paul II said, “Prayer moves the heart of God.” The foundation of all Serran efforts is prayer for vocations.
Serrans accept as their responsibility the promotion of vocations to the priesthood and religious life. They possess a deep appreciation of the ministerial priesthood as being essential to the Church. Serrans have been generous in offering their support to those who hear the call to serve Christ in the priesthood. — Saint John Paul II