Our CLUBS - Within Orange County there are three Serra Clubs. They meet at various times and places. Each club has officers and elected trustees who make up the Board of Directors. A Chaplain advises the board and club in matters of the Church, and he is also the club's spiritual advisor. The clubs plan and execute programs to increase vocation awareness and to raise funds in support of our mission. Prayer is the key to our success.
OUR MISSION is to foster, affirm and promote vocations to the priesthood, religious life, diaconate and to all ministries in the Catholic Church, and through the support of all ministries, to deepen our members' personal faith lives.
The following 5 Prayers for Vocations were copied from the Serra US Five Star Program for Vocations.
Prayer #1 Almighty and eternal God, in your unfailing love you provide ministers for your Church. We pray for those whom you call to serve the Church of Diocese of Orange as priests. Inspire in them a generous response. Grant them courage and vision to serve your people. May their lives and service call your people to respond to the presence of your Spirit among us that, faithful to the Gospel and hope of Jesus the Christ, we may: announce glad tidings to the poor, proclaim liberty to captives, set prisoners free and renew the face of the earth.
Prayer #2 O God, Father of all Mercies, Provider of a bountiful Harvest, send Your Graces upon those You have called to gather the fruits of Your
labor; preserve and strengthen them in their lifelong service of You.
Open the hearts of your children that they may discern Your Holy Will; inspire in them a love and desire to surrender themselves to serving others in the name of Your son, Jesus Christ.
Teach all Your faithful to follow their respective paths in life guided by Your Divine Word and Truth. Through the intercession of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, all the Angels, and Saints, humbly hear our prayers and grant Your Church's needs, through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Prayer #3 Loving and Generous God, it is You who call us by name and ask us to follow You. Help us to grow in the Love and Service of our Church as we experience it today. Give us the energy and courage of Your Spirit to shape its future. Grant us faith-filled leaders who will embrace Christ's Mission of love and justice. Bless the Church of the Diocese of Orange by raising up dedicated and generous leaders from our families and friends who will serve Your people as Priests, Sisters, Brothers, Deacons and Lay Ministers. Inspire us to know You better and open our hearts to hear Your call. We ask this through our Lord. Jesus Christ, Amen.
Prayer #4 O God, Who wish all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of Your truth send, we beg You, laborers into Your harvest, and grant them grace to speak Your word with all boldness; so that Your word may spread and be glorified, and all nations may know You, the only God, and Him Whom You have sent, Jesus Christ Your Son, Our Lord, Who lives and reigns world without end. Amen.
Prayer #5 Heavenly Father, You have asked us to pray for vocations, that there might be young men and women willing to give of themselves for the
sake of the Gospel. Hear the prayers of your Church and, through the merits of Your Passion and Death, send an abundance of good and holy
priests, Religious and other consecrated persons to serve faithfully the People of God. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Mary, Mother of all vocations, pray for us!