We need your help...

    I have so much to share with you today, but first I need your help.

    Because of you and the grace of God, Vocation Ministry is growing FAST. In just 2 years, we have impacted over 1,000+ parishes in over 50 dioceses, and we are booked for workshops into 2018! In order to serve the expanding list of Vocation Ministry members, I NEED YOUR HELP. Please take 3 MINUTES to answer a few questions we have created to learn more about how to better serve you, so we can help members who are new to the vocation world. This feedback is very important to us and others.

    If you started a Vocation Ministry/Committee after attending a workshop or presentation by Rhonda Gruenewald or Leticia Ramirez for Vocation Ministry, please take a short survey by clicking below:

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    Good News!

      This summer has been full of vocation news!!! First, June was full or ordinations; then July was the month of profession of vows! Some religious orders are booming with almost 20 new novices!!! The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist (above) had 11, and the Nashville Dominicans had 16 new novices. Check out the “Family Pic” (below) of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles. That should definitely make your heart smile!

      In August, seminarians start to gather, so your diocese may have a seminarian sendoff dinner for them, like they do in Joliet, Illinois. We just found out that the Diocese of Dallas has 20 new seminarians, which is a great number for one seminarian class!!!! Think about ways that your ministry or a few ministries can get together to support your seminarians. Check out
      here for gift ideas for seminarians, keeping in mind that they never turn away gift cards. :)

      To hear more good news about vocations and see more pictures like these, make sure to follow Vocation Ministry on Facebook.

      Time to Plan

        August is always our “Welcome Back and Let’s Get to Work” meeting! First, we set the calendar and see which days we want to promote vocations or have events for parishioners to pray. Your next fun event is International Buy Your Priest a Beer Day on September 11th (always the second Monday of the month) followed quickly by Priesthood Sunday on October 29th and National Vocation Awareness Week which is November 4-11th.

        Click here to download an updated 2017-2018 calendar for you to edit and use at your meeting.

        Lastly, if you want to use this new Visioning Document to plan for these two major events, download it and bring to your meeting for a great brainstorming session. Remember to keep your plans manageable, being mindful in which phase you are operating.

        Keep in Touch!

          Don’t forget to email me back with your stories of triumph or struggle. If you have questions, know that I am here to support you in this mission of Building a Culture of Vocations One Parish at a Time! Email me!

          As always, know that you are in my prayers. If you think of it, please pray for me, too.

          God bless you!

          Rhonda Gruenewald
          Vocation Ministry
          Cell: 281-352-4005

          St. Alphonsus Liguori, Pray For Us!

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