Serra Council of Australia New Zealand and the South Pacific

Serra International

Serra International is aggregated to the Pontifical Work for Vocations to the Priesthood within the Congegation for the Clergy. Almost 1,100 Serra Clubs have been chartered in 44 Countries since 1935 when Serra began in the United States of America. Serra International was formed three years later as the Apostolate extended beyond America.  Membership of Serra is in excess of 15,000. Members, referred to as "Serrans", are Catholic laymen, laywomen and Permanent Deacons. Serra is named after Father ("Fray") Junipero Serra, the noted Spanish Franciscan missionary priest who played a leading part in 18th century missionary work in Mexico and California.

Father Junipero was beatified in 1988 and was canonised in September 2015. His Feast Day is celebrated on 1st July. 

International Structure

Serra International's Constitution and By-Laws provide for a carefully-defined organisational structure. Led by an International Board of Trustees, Serra also draws upon the services of an Episcopal Adviser, volunteer Standing Committees, the Serra International Foundation and the staff of the International Office. 

The International Board is drawn from the membership of any Serra Club and thus ensures international representation.  The Board of Trustees comprises -

International Officers

  The International Board of Trustees has overall responsibilities -

The International Board of Trustees comprises -

Episcopal Adviser

The Episcopal Adviser is responsible for -

Standing Committees

The Standing Committees are responsible for the direction of Serra International.  The roles of the Committees are to -

The Standing Committees cover the areas of - 

Executive Director

Serra International has the services of an Executive Officer who -

Serra International Foundation

The Serra International Foundation was formed on 25th October 1951 at a meeting of the Board of Trustees of Serra International. It was incorporated in the State of Illinois, USA as a "not-for-profit" corporation.

The Foundation obtains its funds from Serra Clubs and members, private and corporate sources and from those who wish to advance the objectives of Serra International. The Foundation assists Serra International by -

International Activities

To further its objectives and to conduct its business, Serra International holds regular Committee and General Meetings and  makes publications available.   

The International Convention may be held in any Member Country and is an opportunity for Serrans to:

In addition, the International Convention is:



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