Serra International Convention

The 76th Serra international Cnvention 2018

The 2018 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 was with us for the full convention and 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. Hospitality from the Serra club of Nashville exceeding all expectations.
 
As usual the 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! 


 

 
Serra GB Conference, August 31st- September 2nd  2018         
“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

Serra GB Conference 2019
Will be held early in October 2019
Preparations are underway and announcements will follow soon.




 

Serra GB focus newsletter, December 2018 edition here:

Our Newsletter is distributed to our members, associates, friends of Serra and those interested in our vocations work.  


 

Current Events 
   
                                               
Vigils for vocations:

Vigils are on going at Vigils for vocations: various parishes throughout the UK,
with mass reflections, Eucharistic adoration, speakers, seminarians and finishing with Benediction.
Contact your local Serra club for more information.


Schools Vocations events:

Our recent senior schools events, with pupils from the 4th-6th years attracted some 500-600 pupils viewing our religious and diocesan exhibitions for priesthood and  consecrated life followed by discussion groups and finishing with a concelebrated voations mass. These school 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 photos.

Rosary for Vocations:
 
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 continues on Saturday 30th December and each last Saturday thereafter in 2019. To join the Rosary free of charge from your computer, tablet or smart phone, click  here See also our December issue of Serra GB focus for Rosary with vocations intentions.


Holy Father's message for Good Shepherd Sunday 2018
here

The Holy Fathers message for 2019 will be available early next year.

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)
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