Serra GB Conference 2018 

August 31st - September 2nd

“Always go forward, never go back”
 
The conference will be held At Hope University, Taggart Ave, Liverpool, L16 9JD. The Serra GB conference is an opportunity to learn more about our faith from speakers sharing their experiences. Our Keynote speaker Sr Moira Meeghan speaking on “The call of the Gospel, standing on the shoulders of those who have gone before us. The awareness of vocations and the Journey of Prayer into the Future”. Sister Moira is a Sister of St. Mary of Namur. Head teacher of Faith primary School and Outreach worker of The Irenaeus Project, Liverpool. It is a time to further develop our faith enjoy our liturgical celebrations with our guest of honour, Right Rev Bishop Thomas Williams and our Serra GB chaplain Fr Anthony Cogliolo. It is a time to make new and renew friendships
Serra members from around the UK will meet to enjoy our liturgies and social events renewing our friendships and inspired to return to our clubs with renewed vigour. Guests are welcomed Booking forms are available through our nationwide Serra Clubs or direct from our Liverpool Serra Club;
Tel: 0151 724 6249 or:
 serra.liverpool@gmail.com 
The Serra GB conference of September 2017

" A mission to the priesthood " from ur keynote speaker Mgr Anthony Figueiredo from the Vatican, worth watching! here


Serra GB focus newsletter, June2018 edition
 Our Newsletter is distributed to our members, associates, friends of Serra and those interested in our vocations work.  
click here to view

Priests for Scotland 
 "Bishop John Keenan, president of Priests for Scotland noted:
"The number of priestly ordinations in Scotland has hit a 20-year high—with 12 last year. The previous year with that number of Scottish ordinations was 1997".

Schools Vocations events

Our recent senior schools events, usually at the end of term, with pupils from the 5-6th years attracted some 2-300 pupils each viewing our religious and diocesan exhibitions for priesthood and  consecrated life followed by discussion groups and finishing with a concelebrated voations mass. These vocations events are becoming very popular with the Staff and school chaplains. We hope we are planting the seeds for Lord's call.


Three new priests for the Archdiocese of Liverpool


Congratulations! to Philip Carr, Anthony Kelly and Carl Mugan, who were ordained to the priesthood at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ The King, Liverpool, on Saturday 7th July 2018.  Let us pray for them in their new ministry, and that the Lord calls more men to serve Him in this way.



Vigil for Vocations:

The next scheduled Vigil for Vocations events will be held in parishes around Great Britain at various times. Consult our clubs for the nearest vigil to you. These Vigils are joyful nights with Mass, prayer and reflections on the priesthood and consecrated life.  


Rosary for Vocations:

C
onference call. The last Saturday of every month, Serrans from all over the world are invited to join in a recitation of the Rosary for vocations. Our monthly international Rosary for vocations continues on Saturday 30th June from Nashville and each last Saturday of the Month through 2018. To join the Rosary free of charge from your computer, tablet or smart phone, click  
here

 
Holy Father's message for Good Shepherd Sunday 2018 here

World Day of Prayer for vocations was last observed on the fourth Sunday of Easter,  also known as "Good Shepherd Sunday."  The purpose of this day is to publicly fulfil the Lord's instruction to, "Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest" (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2) Pope Francis

 



Serra International Convention

The 76th Serra international Cnvention 2018

The recent Serra International convention at the end of June was an outstanding success with 5 prelates of the church as speakers and concelebrants at our liturgies. The introduction of our new Episcopal advisor His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins who was with us for the full convention was the keynote speaker expressing the need for more vocations and encouraging our apostolate to continue to carry out our necessary workexpanding our membership throughout the world. The Cardinal’s homily here .
 
Our venue, the city of Nashville while very hot was truly the “City of music” with music at every corner and hospitality from our Serran hosts exceeding all expectations.
 
As usual Serran friendship rekindled and socialising added to the success.
Our new president Mario Buscardi expressed the great expectations of our organization and his pledge this year to expand our membership. Our president’s inaugural speech
here
 
Next year, June 19-23, our 77th International Convention will be held in Mexico City. Think ahead. 
 

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