INTRODUCING: The Missionaries of St. Junipero Serra

Introducing:

THE MISSIONARIES OF ST. JUNIPERO SERRA

A membership initiative of Serra International

As president, my 2019-2020 GOAL to develop and implement a Plan of Action is twofold: 

  1. Increase the number of Catholics praying for vocations and
  2. Increase the number of Serrans around the world devoted to their remarkable mission to foster and affirm religious vocations.

We must increase! Our Church needs our prayer and our labor.

 

Increase the number of Laborers in the Vineyard:

You are the solution to closing the gap between a shortage of priests and an increasing number of Catholics. We can increase both our prayer support and our Serra club membership in the following simple way:  Invite faithful Catholics to join us in our Serra apostolate to foster and affirm vocations to the priesthood and consecrated religious life. I am asking you to become a “Missionary of St. Junipero Serra” and commit yourself to growing our membership numbers as well as vocations to the religious life.

 

Duties of a Missionary of St Junipero Serra:

  • PRAY: Personally pray the Serra Prayer for Vocations daily. Prayer cards are available in the Serra Store at a discounted rate.  Tape one onto your mirror, your desk at the office, or wherever it will remind you to say the prayer each day. 
  • DISTRIBUTE the Serra Prayer for Vocations prayer card whenever there is an opportunity to do so. Ask family, friends and complete strangers to join Serrans everywhere to pray for vocations. Carry a stack of them in your car, in your office, in your briefcase — even place them on your kitchen table for guests to receive during a dinner party.  
  • INTRODUCE family and friends to Serra and its mission at a local Serra club event; whether it be a meeting, a rosary, a dinner, or a holy hour.
  • FOLLOW UP with those who attend a Serra event with an invitation to become a Serran.
  • PARTICIPATE IN THE MISSIONARIES OF ST. JUNIPERO CONTEST: Every club can be a winner of cash prizes, a dues rebate, and free registrations to the Serra International Convention in New Orleans this summer. See contest rules (below).

 

Peace be with you,

Ruben Gallegos, Ph. D.

President, Serra International


 The Missionaries of St. Junipero Serra Contest

Large Club Category (25 members or more)

  • The club with the largest net increase in new members in the Large Club category will be awarded $3,000. 
  • The club with the second largest net increase in new members will be awarded $2,000.
  • The club with the third largest net increase in new members will be awarded $1,000.
  • The club with the highest percentage increase in new members will be awarded $1,000.
  • All remaining clubs who show a net gain of 5 or more new members will receive a 10% rebate of club dues for one year starting July 1, 2020.
  • In addition, all clubs who gain 5 or more new members will receive one free registration to the next Serra International Convention in New Orleans (June 25-27, 2020).

 

Small Club Category (25 members or fewer)

  • The club with the largest net increase in new members in the Small Club category will be awarded $2,000, and one free registration to the Serra International Convention in New Orleans (June 25-27, 2020).
  • The club with the second largest net increase in new members will be awarded $1,000, and one free convention registration.
  • The club with the third largest net increase in new members will be awarded $500, and one free convention registration.
  • All remaining clubs who show a net gain of 5 or more new members will receive a 10% rebate of club dues for one year starting July 1, 2020 and one free convention registration.
  • All clubs in the Small Club category who gain 3 members or more will receive one free convention registration. 

 

How We Track Your Club’s Results

  • Duration of the contest; use of the Serra Membership Portal: The Serra office will use the Serra International web portal to track the change in the number of members in your club, beginning July 1, 2019 and ending at midnight, June 1, 2020.
  • All clubs must register with the Serra office by November 30, 2019 in order to qualify for this promotion.  There is no cost to participate, but only registered clubs will qualify. Click here to register.
  • A contact person must be designated as the club’s Membership Contest coordinator. For most clubs that person will be the VP of Membership.  This person will be responsible to ensure that the club membership roster located on the Serra portal is kept current and accurate. 
  • Once you have registered you will be notified confirming your contest contact and your official starting membership count. 
  • All awards will be based upon the official count according to the Serra Membership web portal as of July 1, 2019.   A gains will be net. 
  • A club must be in good standing in order to qualify for this contest (dues current and paid).
  • The free convention registration award DOES NOT include travel and room charges to convention.
  • Serra International will post ongoing results in the Always Forward, Never Back electronic newsletter so you will know how much more work your club members need to do to win.
  • Successful clubs will be announced and recognized at the Serra International Convention in New Orleans on June 27, 2020.    

 

LET’S PRAY MORE and WORK FOR SUCCESS! 

 

Date To Display: 
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 to Monday, June 1, 2020