Serra GB Conference 2018 

August 31st - September 2nd

“Always go forward, never go back”
 
Serra members from around the UK met in August and shared our liturgies and social events renewing our friendships and inspired to return to our clubs with renewed vigour. Our National conference was held at Hope University, Liverpool, the conference was once again an opportunity to learn more about our faith, share vocations promotion ideas, appreciate our apostolate and hear from our keynote speaker Sr Moira Meeghan. Sister Moira is a Sister of St. Mary of Namur. and a faciliatory of the Irenaeus Project in Liverpool. See our October edition of focus for report

The Serra GB conference of September 2017

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


Serra GB focus newsletter, October 2018 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 at the end of term, with pupils from the 4th-6th years attracted some 250-300 pupils 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 See our October edition of focus for the schools event .


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:

 Vigils for Vocations events will be held in parishes around Great Britain at various times. Consult our clubs for the nearest vigil to you. The Vigils are joyful nights with Mass, reflections on the priesthood and consecrated life.    Next "Vigil for vocations" in Glasgow, 2nd November at University chaplaincy, 7pm-9.00pm.  

Rosary for Vocations:

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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 See also our October issue of focus  for  Rosary with Vocations intentions.


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, encouraging our apostolate to continue carrying out our necessary work and expanding 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 friendships 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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