Founded in 1958, the fifty members of the Serra Club of DuPage County encourage and affirm vocations to the priesthood and religious life through prayer and active fellowship. Though part of an international vocation apostolate, Serra International, our club devotes most of its energies to vocations in the Diocese of Joliet.
A monthly Vocation Mass and Meeting, with dinner and a guest speaker, is held at St. Petronille Church, 420 Glenwood Ave, Glen Ellyn, usually on the third Monday, and begins with a Rosary for Vocations at 6:00 pm. (Guests are welcome. Please contact Joanne: firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-665-0994.
Our club sponsors the Diocese of Joliet Annual Seminarian Send-off each August before the men return to their studies and priestly formation. Nearly 400 people attend including the seminarians and their families, the Bishops and priests of the diocese, Serrans, and many others in the diocese who are devoted to the priesthood.
Additionally, the Serra Club manages the Adopt-a-Priest Pin program, the Picture Yourself as a Priest program, and the diocesan Vocation Prayer Calendar.
Serrans renain ready to assist the diocesan Vocation Director as called upon.
New members are welcome!