U.S. president of Serra Club International visits Dubuque club
By Dan Russo, Witness Editor
When speaking in Dubuque recently, the U.S. council president for the Serra Club International cited student debt and the lack of engagement with the church of young people once they go to college as two of the biggest obstacles to vocations to the priesthood and religious life in America today.
“Not everybody’s called to be a Serran, but everybody’s called to foster vocations,” said Greg Schweitz. “The church needs young people aspiring to the religious life and priesthood. Their needs are different than they were years ago.”
Schweitz visited the Dubuque area chapter of the Serra Club, an international lay organization dedicated to supporting religious and priestly vocations. There are over 200 clubs in the United States. They base their mission on the legacy of St. Junipero Serra, a Spanish missionary who ministerd in the Western U.S..