Serra GB National Conferences

 
National Council meeting and AGM October 2021, 

Following some 19 months of restrictions due to Covid. Our board and members set out our plans to resume normal activities with emphasis on restoring our membership which has declined over the past  two years.

Shared  vocations programmes from our Serra GB clubs were explored and further developed in order to encourage more vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life including better use of social media to attract younger people to our apostolate.

Emphasis was placed on the continued support we must give to our Bishops and vocations directors, through prayer and action, the most important aspects of our work. 

 



 


Our last National conference of 2019, .

developed on the Holy Father's document "Christus Vivit."  past with great memories


Theme: "Serra and vocational discernment."

 

Glasgow Serra had the honour of organising and hosting our
   
Serra GB National Conference of 2019
at The Best Western Lancashire Manor Hotel.
 It was indeed a most inspiring presentation given  by our keynote speaker     Fr Eamonn Mulcahy C.S.Sp. (Spiritan Fathers)  who guided us through the Holy Father's apostolic exhortation "Christus vivit."  We were introduced to Fr David Pember  f rom the "Just Youth Volunteers"  also  of the Spiritan Fathers with some of his young members. M any of the young volunteers go  forward to seminary or novitiate  to become priests or  religious, but mainly they work promoting our faith among young people.
 
 

 

Serra International Conventions

 
As the world works to manage and control the pandemic affecting international travel, and in the interest of the health and safety of our Serrans all over the globe, the Serra International Board made the decision to postpone the Toronto June 2021 convention until June 2022.
 

                                                                                                                        
 

The re-scheduled streamlined Serra International Convention 


Chic
ago, October 7-10, 2021 allowed those countries principally from the USA  to attend. 

Regrettably there was no easy corridor from the UK to the USA.                                          

Our Serra International Convention 
will return to Toronto on 14th - 17th July, 2022



77th Serra International Convention 2019

Our convention was a great success. Delegates were treated to a typical Mexican, Serran hospitality and joined in the celebrations with members from around the world .They enjoyed speakers of international renown. Serrans from across the world were honoured and indeed priveleged to visit the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe as a special highlight of our convention programme. Most outside the Americas were not familiar with Our Lady of Guadalupe. See our article in the August '19 edition of Serra GB focus.

 
 

 
 
Serra GB  focus  newsletter. 


December edition 2021


October edition  2021

The Focus newsletter reflects the core mission of Serra, to encourage vocations,  and assist our members and friends in knowledge and understanding of our faith.
   
    
  The bi-monthly Serra GB focus contains information about our apostolate, vocations stories, articles relating to our  liturgical calendar  and news items from home and abroad.   The  Serra GB focus is distributed to our members, associates, friends of Serra and those interested in our vocations apostolate. Should you wish to view previous issues, enter Serra GB focus on your browser and select  the month from the dropdown list or contact  the Secretary.

Retrace St Junipero Serra's footsteps, courtesy EWTN :  here


Current events:

As we slowly return to some kind of normality we hope to return to our normal programme of events in the near future.
Our Serra clubs are slowly reopening returning to our normal meetings.
Consult each club for their progress.

 
Online Mass is still relevant for those who cannot physically attend,
Spiritual Communion and Prayers for release from Covid-19 here


Vigils for vocations:
Around the time of the Holy Father's vocation messages on Good Shepherd Sunday, our Vigils take on national and international importance with vigils being held around the country. Vigils for Vocations will return in v arious parishes throughout the country, with Mass, reflections, Eucharistic Adoration, speakers, seminarians and finishing with Benediction and Night Prayer.
Contact your local Serra club for more information.

Schools events:

We expect to return when schools deem it responsible to do so.

Our senior schools events, with students from 4th-6th years, attract some 500-600 students viewing our religious and diocesan exhibitions for priesthood and consecrated life, followed by discussion groups and concluding with concelebrated vocations mass.  School events are very popular with staff and chaplains. We hope we are planting the seeds for the Lord's call.    
                                                                                                 
 

  Rosary for Vocations:

Serrans from all over the wrld are invited to join in a 
recitation of t
he Rosary for vocations. Our monthly international Rosary which started in 2017 continues on the last Saturday of every month.
To join the Rosary free of charge from your computer, tablet or smart phone, click: here
You can also download a Rosary for vocations for you or your Rosary group, with intentions, from our resources page under Holy Hours

 

 

World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2021.

The Holy Father's message "The Dream of vocation."
This year “The year of St Joseph” Saint Joseph suggests to us three key words Dream, Service and Fidelity for each individual’s vocation.  The Holy Father inspired by the life of St Joseph interpretes these three key words.
                               R ead the full text of the Holy Father’s message

 

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