Saint Junipero Serra

Serra Club of S. Palm Beach County

The Serra Club of S. Palm Beach County, Florida welcomes you and invites you to learn more about us and to consider joining us in our mission and ministry.

We are part of Serra International, a global organization of Catholic laymen and laywomen, whose obectives 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.

The Serra Club of South Palm Beach County works closely with the Office of Vocations of the Diocese of Palm Beach. To learn more about us, please contact us at membership@serraspbc.org.

Serra History

In 1935, four Catholic men in Seattle, WA, interested in promoting vocations to the priesthood and enhancing their spiritual lives, formed a club. They chose Padre (now Saint) Junipero Serra, the noted 18 th century Franciscan missionary, and founder of many California missions, as their patron and namesake. This small group eventually grew into Serra International.

In 1951, Serra International became aggregated to the Sacred Council for Catholic Education and the Pontifical Work for Priestly Vocations. 

In 1986, Serra International voted to welcome women as well as men to membership in the organization.

Today, there are more than 1100 Serra clubs in 46 countries with a total membership of more than 20.000 men, women and permanent deacons. Each Serra club is a member of both a national council and Serra International. Serra International, which is headquartered in Chicago, links Serra clubs around the world. For more information about Serra International, visit the Serra International website at www.serra.org.

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