Serra USA was formed in 1935. It happened when a small group of lay people in the Pacific Northwest decided to form an organization to promote and foster vocations to the priesthood and consecrated religious life. As a result, they chose Father Junipero Serra, the great missionary, as their patron.
Serrans are lay Catholics found around the world. They are men and women of all ages and from all walks of life. Members range from lawyers, doctors, and business people, to nurses, clerks, stay at home workers, and retirees. All are dedicated to promote and foster vocations.
The Serrans have maintained a presence in the Diocese of Gary since the diocese was founded in 1957.
We work to encourage vocations to the priesthood and religious life in Northwest Indiana.
We provide affirmation and encouragement to our seminarians and women in religious formation.
We do all things through Christ - in our prayer lives and in our activities.
We 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.
We encourage and affirm vocations to consecrated religious life in the Church.
We assist members to recognize and respond to God’s call to holiness in their own lives.
WHAT WE DO
We're an organization that is active and open throughout the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary, Indiana.
Our members are Catholics with passion and dedication from Lake, Porter, LaPorte and Starke counties.
BEARING GREAT FRUIT
The seminarians discerning priesthood for the Diocese of Gary come from diverse backgrounds and have varied interests. The Serrans support our seminarians, providing encouragement and assistance, getting to know the men who will be our next generation of shepherds.