The need for more vocations
It is worth looking again at the numbers. The number of religious sisters continues to decrease, and, despite an increase in the number of ordinations, the number of priests continues to fall and the number of parishes without a resident priest continues to rise, while the Catholic population increases. In fact, if we had the same number of priests and religious sisters now that we had in 1965, the greatly increased Catholic population in 2015 would still be under-served despite the increased number of permanent Deacons and the rise in lay ministries.
|Catholic Population||46.3 million||74.6 million||74.2 million||
|Parishes without resident priest/pastor||549||3,353||3,499||3,552|
For more information about these and other statistics click HERE
Serra purpose and mission
Serra has two missions: the first is to pray for, encourage support and affirm vocations to the priesthood and religious life; the second, equally important, is to deepen the faith of individual Serrans and strengthen their personal relationship with Jesus Christ so that they may become His more devoted disciples.
History of Serra and Serra KCK
Serra began as a Catholic business men's club in Seattle, WA in 1934 and has since spread world wide. Currently there are 800 Serra clubs in 37 countries chartered by Serra International. The United States, similar to most other countries has its own council, the United States Council of Serra International. Serra is recognized as the lay vocation arm of the Catholic Church
Serra KCK began in 1970 at the request of then Archbishop Strecker and has been strongly supported by his successors, Archbishop Keheler and Archbishop Naumann. To read Jim Wilson's "History of Serra KCK" click on one or more of the links below:
We welcome new members to help us with our current projects and activities and to expand our efforts to pray for, encourage, support and affirm vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
Joining Serra will put you in contact with a dedicated group of Catholic men who, by prayer and mutual support deepen each others faith life.
For further information about joining Serra KCK, video interviews with KCK serrans, our activities and projects click HERE.