What We Do

We pray ... We act ... We spread the Word.

WE PRAY
WE ACT
WE SPREAD THE WORD

Serrans of Philadelphia

All Serra Clubs throughout the world cite their origin with four Catholics from Seattle, Washington, who saw a need in 1935 for the Catholic laity to foster religious vocations.

The organization became an official apostolate of the Catholic Church 16 years later, and its mission remains unchanged: “to foster and affirm vocations to the ordained priesthood and vowed religious life, and through this ministry, grow in our Catholic faith.”

The Serra Club of Philadelphia is the local apostolate of Serra Club International and Serra USA in supporting and promoting vocations through prayer, events, and vocations programs.

We Pray

“The entire People of God is responsible for promoting vocations, and does so chiefly by persistent and humble prayer for vocations.”
St. Pope John Paul II
Ecclesia in America, No. 40

PRAY FOR VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD

PRAYERS

PRAY FOR VOCATIONS TO ALL RELIGIOUS LIFE

PRAYERS

PRAY FOR VOCATIONS TO THE DIACONATE

PRAYERS

We Act

We offer programs on our own, and we partner with organizations in promoting and supporting both vocations and vocations education.

EVENTS CALENDAR
MONTHLY MEETINGS

Every third Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. with a brief general business meeting followed by an invited guest speaker.  A private Board of Directors meeting follows the open meeting.

SEVEN SERRANS PROGRAM

This program is a way to pray weekly for Vocations Directors. Participants choose one day of the week to pray, so someone is praying for the directors each day of the week.

PRIESTHOOD SUNDAY

Priesthood Sunday is a special day set aside to honor priesthood in the United States. It is a day to reflect upon and affirm the role of the priesthood in the life of the Church as a central one.

NEWLY ORDAINED MASS & LUNCHEON

This event takes place annually after the Ordination of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  We celebrate and honor our newly ordained priests.

ALTAR SERVERS PROGRAM

Altar Servers Certificate Program Sets New Record in 2022! Read more about the parishes, volunteers, and results.

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We Spread the Word

We connect with parishes, schools, and the public in communicating the need for men and women to consider religious life, in featuring the events and activities dedicated to supporting that effort, in sharing print and electronic resources available for increased knowledge on one or more aspects to this life and Catholic life in general, and links to national and international Serran resources.