Serra Club of Colorado Springs
Our mission is to foster and affirm vocations to the ordained priesthood and vowed religious life in the United States and, through this ministry, that of our members' common Catholic faith.
Our local Club gathers remotely via zoom on the first Thursday of the month at 3 p.m. to pray together the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Rosary for Vocations. All are welcome to join us. On the third Thursday of the month, we gather at the St John Henry Newman Chapel and Student Center at 11:30 a.m. for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Mass at noon. We then convene in Clennan Hall at the Newman Center for lunch and a guest speaker. Please join us in our mission to foster, support and affirm Vocations. For more information, contact us at SerraCOSprings@dioCS.net or at 719-866-6486. Stay current on Serra Club activities and happenings with our monthly Newsletter.
Are You Being Called? Take the Vocation Match Survey. Additional resources for vocations and discernment are available at the US Conference of Catholics Bishop Vocations website.
The Serra Vision
With the belief that the Holy Spirit directs the formation of the flock to form a unified whole, so Serrans, as the “lay vocation arm of the church," will encourage and support priests and religious.
To educate and inform our members, collaborators, and the Catholic Community of our commitment to promote the ordained priesthood and religious life.
To encourage and affirm the ordained priesthood and vowed religious life as a positive lifestyle
To inspire and call forth a well-trained and dedicated corps of leaders at all levels of Serra by spiritual and practical formation.
Therefore, that by our works, we will be recognized and sought after as the organization that actively works and promotes vocations to the ordained priesthood and vowed religious life.
Since 1935, Serra International has grown from the informal luncheon of four men in Seattle WA. to a global association of over 20,000 individuals in forty-six countries.
On May 3, 1951, Serra International was made part of the "Pontifical Work for Priestly Vocations within the Sacred Congregation for Seminaries and University Studies."
The USA\Canada Council was approved and formed in 1994. In 2000, Serra International approved and formed the Serra Council of Canada and USA Council each adopted an organizational structure similar to Serra International. The USA Council adopted the geographical regional boundaries parallel to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
There are over 11,500 Serrans in 327 Serra Clubs in the United States. The primary purpose of the USA Council is to assist and promote the local Serra club.
To accomplish this purpose and respond to the unique vocational needs of the Church in the United States the USA Council of Serra International adopted a structure and vision to support vocations.
For more information, visit the websites of Serra USA and Serra International, or contact the Colorado Springs Serra Club at SerraCOSprings@dioCS.net