At the beginning I declare the outcome;
from of old, things not yet done.
I say that my plan shall stand,
I accomplish my every desire.
History of Serra Club of West Omaha
The Serra Club of Omaha was chartered on October 7, 1951. By 1987, the Club had grown to more than 100 members and, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, established a second club in the West Omaha area. The Serra Club of West Omaha (SCOWO) signed its charter as part of Serra International on February 15, 1988, with 30 charter members. Today we have approximately 95 dues-paying members.
The Serra Club of West Omaha is a chapter of Serra USA and part of Serra International. Serra clubs take their name from Saint Junipero Serra, the 18th-century Spanish Franciscan missionary to Mexico and California. Called by Pope Francis “the Great Evangelizer of the West,” our patron founded 19 missions along the West Coast that grew into many of California’s greatest cities.
Serra USA began in 1935 in Seattle, Washington, by a small group of Catholic laymen who saw the need to foster vocations to religious life, both by recruiting vocations and by supporting those religious in their active careers. Serrans are men and women of all ages and from all walks of life. Members range from retirees and stay at home parents, singles and married couples, young adults, to all varieties of professionals including business people, teachers, nurses, clerks, blue-collar workers, doctors, lawyers, and more. Over 1,100 Serra clubs have been chartered in 46 countries around the world, made strong by over 20,000 members.
Like Saint Junipero Serra, the Serrans of today put faith into action. Called by God to encourage a culture of vocations that supports the birth and maturation of priests and consecrated religious who make possible the Sacraments and works of mercy that define our faith, Serrans ultimately work to ensure the future of our Catholic Church.