Founded in 1958, the members of the Serra Club of DuPage County encourage and affirm vocations to the priesthood and religious life through prayer and active fellowship. Though a member of the international vocation apostolate, Serra International, our club devotes most of its energies to fostering and promoting vocations in the Diocese of Joliet.
A monthly Vocation Mass and Meeting, with dinner and a guest speaker, is held at St. Michael Church, 310 South Wheaton Ave, Wheaton, usually on the third Monday, and begins with a Rosary for Vocations at 6:00 pm. Guests are always welcome. Please contact John Matyasik at jmatyasik@SerraDuPage.com.
For 44 years, our club has proudly sponsored the Diocese of Joliet Annual Seminarian Sendoff each August before the men return to their formal studies, priestly discernment and formation. Nearly 400 people attend including the seminarians and their families, bishops and priests of the diocese, Serrans, and many others who support vocations and the priesthood.
Additionally, the Serra Club sponsors the annual Seminarian Cards and the diocesan Vocation Prayer Calendar (VPC).
Serrans remain ready to assist the diocesan Vocation Director whenever called upon.
New members are enthusiastically welcomed!