Tickets for Serra’s canonization Mass

A special announcement regarding Fr. Serra’s Canonization and Serra’s activities to celebrate this momentous event.

Limited number of tickets
to be distributed by random lottery
Serra International celebration events
in Washington, D.C.
September 9, 2015

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Serra,

On January 15, 2015, the Holy Father announced his intention to canonize our patron, Blessed Junípero Serra, during his Apostolic Visit to the United States. Since that announcement was made, the Holy Spirit infused new energy throughout our apostolate for vocations.

Plan Special Events Locally with the Help of Club Media Kits

Serrans around the world are planning activities on the day of the canonization and afterward to celebrate Blessed Serra’s rise to sainthood. Serra International has created media kits that you can use locally to celebrate this event and raise awareness of the wonderful work that your Serra club performs. The kit can be purchased from the Serra Store at this link:

Tickets for the Canonization Mass

Serra International established a canonization committee, composed of the Serra International president, current and past Serra council presidents, past Serra International presidents, Serra International board members, and other Serrans from around the world, to procure and distribute a block of tickets for the canonization. This group has worked diligently to secure the largest possible block of tickets for the canonization. We are still working hard to acquire more tickets for Serrans.

The tickets in our block will be distributed between Serra’s leadership and those Serrans who have expressed interested in attending the canonization.

The tickets for Serrans who have expressed interested in attending the canonization will be selected via a lottery system. Serrans selected via this lottery system will be offered one (1) ticket for their own personal use only.

If a Serran selected via the lottery system is unwilling or unable to accept his or her ticket, the next person selected via the random draw lottery system will be offered the ticket. The winners of this lottery will be contacted on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.

Serrans who have previously expressed interest in attending the canonization have already been entered into the lottery system.

Please e-mail John Liston at by no later than Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, if you would like your name added to the lottery.

Join Our Celebration Events in Washington, D.C.

We have planned some special events for Serrans which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Washington, D.C. on the day of Serra’s canonization. These include:
• Vocations seminar hosted by USA Council Vocations Vice President Judy Cozzens
• Live streaming viewing party of the papal motorcade and Canonization Mass
• Celebratory dinner (go here to purchase dinner tickets)

Watch the Canonization Mass from the Comfort of Your Own Home

Both EWTN and Salt+Light will be live streaming the Canonization Mass. The Mass is scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m. (Eastern United States Times).

Mary, Mother of Vocations, pray for us!
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There’s never been a better time to introduce our special Serran mission
to the world. Would you like to help?
Please contribute to the Serra Spread the Word Fund!


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