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1 The Three O’clock Prayer You expired Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls and an ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O fountain of life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us. O Blood and water which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You. (x3) 1

2 Divine Mercy Chaplet Prayers Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Concluding Prayer Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world. (x3) 2

3 State of Serra Presentation by Sean Yeo Serra International President 2013/2014 3

4 State of Serra 12 Milestones 3 Serra Connects 12 issues to date 3 Serra Connects 12 issues to date 2 Worldwide Prayer Initiatives 2 1 Major communications in four official languages 1 4

5 State of Serra 12 Milestones 6 Reinstatement of the Serra Council in the US 6 5 Restoring Financial Stability & Responsibility in Serra International 5 4 Hiring of New Executive Director 4 5

6 State of Serra 12 Milestones 9 Encouraged Eucharistic Adoration for Vocations 9 8 Dismissal of lawsuit and restoring UNITY 8 7 Establishment of the Consolidated Administrative Office 7 6

7 State of Serra 12 Milestones 12 Serra International Vision Handbook for Serrans Called to Holiness Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund for Seminary 10 7

8 Formed eight Standing Committees End June

9 Milestone 1 Communications in Four Official Languages 9

10 State of Serra Milestone 1 – Communications in Four Official Languages ITALIAN SPANISHENGLISH PORTUGUESE 10

11 Milestone 2 Worldwide Prayer Initiatives 11

12 State of Serra Milestone 2 – Worldwide Prayer Initiatives “Serra Unites!” “Serra Unites!” 8 September 2013 “Serrans United in Prayer” Three-Hour Vigil for Vocations Three-Hour Vigil for Vocations Good Shepherd Sunday 2014 Feast of St. John Vianney 4 August

13 13 “The family that prays together stays together. A world at prayer is a world at peace” “The family that prays together stays together. A world at prayer is a world at peace” Father Patrick Peyton

14 Milestone 3 Serra Connects – 12 issues to date 14

15 Emphasis on Serrans’ Call to Holiness Confession Eucharistic Adoration Mass Prayer & Fasting State of Serra Milestone 3 – Serra Connects (12 issues to date) 15

16 State of Serra Milestone 3 – Serra Connects (12 issues to date) 16

17 Milestone 4 Hiring of New Executive Director 17

18 The Search Committee interviewed six candidates and shortlisted three names on 13 July July State of Serra Milestone 4 – New Executive Director Stephen Blaes Serra International Search Committee George Damiani Bob Labat Chainarong Dennis Leiber Paul Essig 18

19 We interviewed the three finalists on 3 August We interviewed the three finalists on 3 August State of Serra Milestone 4 – New Executive Director Sean Yeo TomiAsenuga Dan Grady Serra International Selection Committee Made offer to John Liston Made offer to John Liston on 8 August. 19

20 State of Serra Milestone 4 – New Executive Director John Liston accepted our offer and joined Serra International as its new Executive Director on 3 September

21 Milestone 5 Restoring Financial Stability and Responsibility in Serra International 21

22 Emergency loan Emergency loan State of Serra Milestone 5 – Restoring Financial Stability & Responsibility in Serra International Appealed to clubs to keep dues current Appealed to clubs to keep dues current Cut down on administrative expenses Cut down on administrative expenses Re-established financial responsibilit y Re-established financial responsibilit y 22

23 Milestone 6 Reinstatement of Serra Council in the US 23

24 Executive Committee met in Rome on 24 September 2013 and recommended to reinstate USAC State of Serra Milestone 6 – Reinstatement of Serra Council in the US Serra International Board met on 12 October and approved the Resolution of Unity USAC reinstated on 12 October

25 Milestone 7 Establishment of the Consolidated Administrative Office (CAO) 25

26 On 3 March 2014, the Consolidated Administrative Office (CAO) was established. State of Serra Milestone 7 – Establishment of the Consolidated Administrative Office Serra International, USAC and Serra International Foundation are now operating out of one office at 333 West Wacker Drive in Chicago. 26

27 Milestone 8 Dismissal of lawsuit and restoring unity 27

28 State of Serra Milestone 8 – Dismissal of Lawsuit & Restoring Unity Lawsuit dismissed on 9 May 2014 Pray for restoration of unity in Serra 28

29 Meeting Serrans Around the Globe 1.17 November 2013 Sao Paolo - Annual Pilgrimage of the National Serra Council of Brazil to the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida. State of Serra May 2014 Bangalore – 17 th Serra Asian Convention 3.5 May 2014 Melbourne, Australia 29

30 Milestone 9 Encouraged Eucharistic Adoration for Vocations 30

31 State of Serra Milestone 9 – Encouraged Eucharistic Adoration for Vocations Presented monstrance to four Serra Councils Presented monstrance to four Serra Councils 31 Presented large wooden crucifixes to two Serra Councils Presented large wooden crucifixes to two Serra Councils

32 Milestone 10 Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund for Seminary 32

33 Started on 23 December 2013 State of Serra Milestone 10 – Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund For Seminary Serra International raised US$20,000 to help rebuild the Sacred Heart Seminary in Palo, Leyte in the Philippines 33

34 Milestone 11 Handbook for Serrans Called to Holiness - A Serran’s Guide to the Spiritual Life 34

35 35 Vetted by Archdiocesan Censor (Archdiocese of Chicago) State of Serra Milestone 11 – Handbook for Serrans Called to Holiness Permission to print given by the Vicar General, Most Rev. Francis J. Kane Foreword from Episcopal Advisor Francis Cardinal George

36 36 State of Serra Milestone 11 – Handbook for Serrans Called to Holiness Two Parts to the Handbook Part I Essentials of a Serran’s Spiritual Life Part II Essentials of the Catholic Faith

37 37 State of Serra Milestone 11 – Handbook for Serrans Called to Holiness The Handbook will be $10 per copy after this session. All sales proceeds collected at this convention will be donated to the Vocations office of Sacramento for vocations promotion. Every Serran should have a copy.

38 Long Range Planning Committee Formed in January

39 1.Chair: Sean Yeo, President of Serra International 2013/2014 State of Serra Long Range Planning Committee Members 2.Daniel Grady, President Elect of Serra International Board 2013/ John Liston, Executive Director of Serra International 3.Daniel Jones, Immediate Past President of Serra’s National Council for the United States 4. Dante Vannini, Vice President of Serra International 2013/ David Connell, President of Serra National Council of Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific. 6.John Baycroft, Past Treasurer of Serra International Board 7.Joseph Vinij Vasupongpipat, President of Serra National Council of Thailand. 8.Roberto Sobral, Trustee of Serra International 2013/ Steven Zabicki Jr, President of Serra International Foundation 10.Timothy O’Neill, nominated to be the President Elect of Serra International Board 2014/

40 Milestone 12 Serra International Vision

41 “Serra International should be firmly established in the mindset of the clergy and the Church’s hierarchy as the faithful and dependable vocation arm of the Catholic Church with regard to promoting and fostering Priestly vocations and encouraging and affirming religious vocations.” State of Serra Milestone 12 – Serra International Vision

42 State of Serra Vision Win back the mindset of the clergy, and the Church’s hierarchy. 4.Move on from the hurts and confusion caused by the lawsuit. 1.Re-establish ourselves as the faithful and dependable vocations arm of the Catholic Church. 5.Need to be united in the call that God has blessed us with. 3.Re-store the confidence in Serra International. 42

43 We all need to be true disciples of Christ! State of Serra Vision

44 “If Serrans are what they should be, they will set the world on fire”. 44 State of Serra Vision 2017

45 Prayer must be the foundation of our apostolate. 45 State of Serra Vision 2017

46 “In your work for the promotion of vocations you are collaborators in the divine plan for the salvation of mankind through the growth of the Church. As we reflect on this vital and challenging mission, it is helpful to consider the nature of the 'work' of promoting vocations in the Church. Of course we think of the many and varied programs, initiatives and activities that Serra Clubs sponsor to promote vocations, but we must also remember that the primary, and necessary, 'work' of Serrans is to pray for vocations. It is this 'work' of prayer which must underlie, direct, sustain and support all of Serra's other, many and varied activities to promote vocations.” His Eminence, Justin Cardinal Rigali 46

47 “It is through the Eucharist that we are empowered to pray and work for vocations in the Church, trusting not so much in ourselves and our efforts, but in the loving Providence of God to provide for His Church in response to our prayers, offered in a spirit of humble faith and with an attitude of trust...” His Eminence, Justin Cardinal Rigali 47

48 State of Serra Milestone 12 – Serra International Vision 2017 A chain is as strong as its weakest link. 48

49 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 49

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51 “Whatever your work is put your heart into it as if it were for the Lord and for men, knowing that the Lord will repay you by making you his heirs. It is Christ, the Lord, that you are serving.” Colossians 3:23-24 State of Serra Conclusion 51

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