SERRA

Charleston, West Virginia

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Welcome to the Home Page of the Serra Club of Charleston, West Virginia.

Serra International is a global lay apostolate for vocations in the Catholic Church.  The purposes of Serra International are to foster and promote vocations to the Catholic priesthood and religious life and to encourage its members to fulfill their own Christian vocations to service.

Serra International comprises Clubs around the world whose members are faithful Catholic laymen and laywomen called Serrans.  Since it was founded in 1935 in Seattle, Washington, more than 1,170 Serra Clubs have been chartered in 46 countries on six continents.

Our Club was founded on March 17, 1951, under Charter No. 60. The Charleston Club is growing and always welcomes new members for its important mission of prayer and work for the Church.  You may know one of our members.

Serra International was named in honor of Blessed Father Junípero Serra, the 18th century Franciscan missionary who founded many missions in Northern California.  Father Serra was beatified by Pope John Paul II on September 25, 1988. His Feast Day is July 1.

Serra Objectives & Purposes

Junipero Serra Portrait 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.

Today's Readings

The following is a list of today's mass readings:

Featured Vocations Websites

We invite you to take a few minutes to visit these websites:

Roman Catholic Vocations

Catholic Priesthood

Religious Vocation

Catholic Religious Vocation Network

vocation.com