Become A Member – What is Serra?
With over 1,109 Serra Clubs in 46 countries on six continents, Serra brings to its members a deeply personal and spiritual experience through a variety of events and activities organized by the Serra International. Most importantly, it allows you to fulfill your commitment, in a special way, to promoting vocations.
Formally recognized by the Holy See as the global lay apostolate for vocations in the Catholic Church, Serra, is a voluntary association of some 20,000 Catholic laymen and laywomen called Serrans.
Serra clubs are known worldwide for their efforts to foster and affirm Catholic vocations to the ministerial priesthood and vowed religious life. Serrans value not only their work, but also the sense of community they receive from knowing that they are not alone in their dedication to the men and women who have dedicated their life in ministry and service to our Church.
Serra clubs are very instrumental and dedicated to the formation and support of Parish Vocation Committees, contact your local parish office for more information for your parish vocation committee.
Each Serra club is part of a vast network of clubs, district, regions and national councils that comprise Serra International the ” Lay vocation arm of the Catholic Church.” There are many benefits to membership within a Serra club including:
- Spiritual Growth: Spiritual growth and enrichment through the deepening of your faith and increasing knowledge of the church’s teachings.
- Education: Study of current events happening in the public square in light of our Christian principles.
- Service Projects and Social Activities: Association with priests, religious and Catholic men and women who are faith filled, dedicated and generous – all sharing the ideals of the church and Serra and working toward a common goal.
With a Serra membership, you gain immediate access to a very large network of Serrans across the world. The resources that are available to you as a member are numerous and including:
- Bellringers: Stay informed with the latest news, Articles and Event updates, in-depth issue analysis and spiritual guidance.
- Local Chapter Membership: Get updates on local issues and participate in local programs with a free membership in one of 170 local chapters.
- Resource Library: Find crucial information on various Serra projects worldwide, have access to personal stories, chapter/council/District News, Serran responsibilities, and other essential news, articles and information from Serra’s online Resource Library.