Our mission is to foster and affirm vocations to the ordained priesthood and vowed religious life in the United States and, through this ministry, our members' common Catholic faith
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The Objectives and Purpose of Serra International are:
To foster and promote vocations to the ministerial priesthood in the Catholic Church as a particular vocation to service, and to support priests in their sacred ministry;
To encourage and affirm vocations to consecrated religious life in the Catholic Church, and
To assist its members to recognize and respond in their own lives to God's call to holiness in Jesus Christ and through the Holy Spirit.
About Vocation Ministry
Since 1935, Serra International has responded to this challenge through the first of its two objectives, fostering Church vocations. Through the years, Serra has supported the ministry of its members to call out and affirm dynamic men and women as they share their ministry in the service of the Church. Serrans' particular ministry focuses on promoting vocations to the ministerial priesthood and religious life. We know that men and women of all ages are seeking the opportunity to serve God and their neighbor. Serrans, through their prayers and vocation activities, invite these men and women to explore their call to service in the Church.
To engage in those projects and programs that will prepare Serra clubs and parishes to assist their bishops and vocation directors in carrying out their vocation ministry in the diocese and parishes.
To continue to develop and distribute new manuals and promotional videos dealing with such topics as: affirmation of vowed religious, ordained priests, Life Awareness retreats, parish vocation committees, vocations in minority communities, programs for youth groups, and training in the use of the Ministry Potential Discerner.
Key Areas of Emphasis
Prayer for Vocations
O God, Who wills not the death of a sinner - but rather that he be converted and live - grant that we beseech you - through the intercessions of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin - Saint Joseph, her spouse - Saint Junipero Serra - and all the saints - an increase of laborers with Christ to spend and consume themselves for souls - through the same Jesus Christ - Your Son - Who lives and reigns with You - in the unity of the Holy Spirit - God forever and ever, Amen.
Prayer for the Perseverance of Vocations
O God, You have constituted Your only begotten Son supreme and eternal Priest for the glory of Your majesty and the salvation of mankind: grant that those whom He has chosen ministers and dispensers of His mysteries may be found faithful in fulfilling the ministry they have received.
Prayer for Priests
Divine Savior Jesus Christ, who has entrusted the work of your redemption, the welfare, and salvation of the world to priests as your representatives, through the hands of your most holy Mother and for the sanctification of your priests and candidates for the priesthood, I offer you this present day wholly and entirely, with all its prayers, works, joys, sacrifices, and sorrows. Give us truly hold priests who, inflamed with the fire of your divine love, seek nothing but your greater glory and the salvation of souls.
And you, Mary, good Mother of priests, protect all priests in the dangers of their holy vocation and, with the loving hand of a mother, also lead back to the Good Shepherd those poor priests who have become unfaithful to their exalted vocation and have gone astray. Amen.
President: Mary Catherine Siers Past President: Cyril Schultz Vice President: Secretary: Marian Moll Treasurer: Dave Beyerlein Vice President for Vocations: Marian Moll Vice President for Communications: Vice President for Membership: Trustees: John Moll, William Ruger and Cyril Schultz
"Where Vocations are Fostered"
The Serra Club of Saginaw Established June 20, 1951