March 10, 2021 | Issue 168
The Serran Magazine, March 2021
From Adversity Comes Opportunity
In this issue:

  • Preserving a Shared Legacy: Serrans contribute over $30,000 to the Mission San Gabriel Restoration Fund

  • Calling, Forming and Choosing Priests by Thomas Cardinal Collins

  • Not Even Covid-19 and a Year of Disasters Can Keep a Good Serran Down by Col. (Ret) John Halloran, Jr.

...and much more!
Serra, the USCCB and Our Vocations Mission
with Fr. Luke Ballman and Fr. Daniel Hanley
Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 11 a.m. Central Time
Fr. Ballman
Fr. Hanley
What is the state of vocations in the United States?

What are the United States bishops' expectations of Serra's USA Council as one of only three "consulting organizations" on the theme of vocations?

Get ready for the answers to these questions and more from Fr. Luke Ballman, STL, Executive Director of the USCCB's Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations at the next installment of Serra Meets via Zoom at 11 a.m. Central this Saturday, March 13, 2021.

Fr. Ballman will be joined by his assistant, Fr. Daniel Hanley, STL, Associate Director for the USCCB's Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations.
On Saturday, March 13 at 11 a.m. CDT, please click the link below to join the webinar:

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Or iPhone one-tap :
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Or Telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
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International numbers available:
Toronto Convention Postponed;
Join Us in Chicago This Fall!

Out of concern for Serrans' health and safety, the Toronto convention originally planned for June this year will be postponed until 2022.

Instead, Serra's 78th international convention will be held in Chicago, Illinois, USA, from Oct. 7-10, 2021, giving us a few months more to get the pandemic under control via vaccinations and other measures.

Our hotel venue will be the historic Palmer House Hilton Hotel. Don't miss your opportunity to enjoy one of the US's premier world-class metropolises rich in cultural attractions and legend.