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A Message from the Serra Club of Erie President
Tom Guelcher, President
The Serra Club is an international Catholic lay organization dedicated to supporting and encouraging vocations to the priesthood and religious life. The first Serra club was formed in 1935 in Seattle. Our Erie chapter was founded on February 24, 1960 becoming the 193rd club in existence.
The name comes from Fr. Junipero Serra a Spanish priest and friar of the Franciscan Order who founded several Spanish missions in California.
We meet once a month at noon for lunch with a speaker on some aspect of our Catholic faith. The goal of these meetings is to create an opportunity for our own spiritual growth and fellowship. We also have several additional events throughout the year.
The star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.
~ Matthew 2:9-10
A message from the Serra Club of Erie Chaplain
The Serra Club of Erie has a proud history of supporting vocations in our diocese. Each year we welcome new members - they find that the mission and activities of the club resonate with their Catholic faith and strengthen it. As Chaplain, appointed by the Bishop of Erie, I am proud to serve the club and pursue creative ways to promote priesthood, consecrated life and the diaconate.
I hope that the website helps you to become more familiar with our club. Please join Serrans in praying for vocations. May each of us live out our vocation with generosity and fidelity!
Fr. Scott Jabo, Chaplain
"As a practicing Roman Catholic, the idea of promoting vocations with like-minded people appealed to me. Today it is a very important part of my life. I never imagined that Serra would mean so much to me! The praying aspect, events and the new friends are bonuses I never expected."
Dennis Deiner, Serra Club President
Serra Club Member Since 2011