Happy Advent!

    As we prepare for the birth of Lord, let us remember our priests and consecrated men and women.

    This is the perfect time to shower them with love, prayer, and gifts, whether it be baked goods or a gift card to a Catholic book store, coffee house, or movie theater. Keep in mind that different religious orders have rules on what they can accept. Normally, if you give them money, it must go to the order itself, but gift cards can often be kept in small amounts. Your diocesan priests do not have such restrictions.


      There is still time to collect gifts for a care package for a local seminarian or man or woman in religious formation.

      Seminarians receive little, if any, spending money from their diocese while in formation, so giving them a care package at Christmastime goes a long way to affirm their sacrifices along the discernment journey.

      The Vocation Ministry can organize this event so that all parishioners can take part, sharing in showing gratitude, generosity, and kindness toward these young men and women. Though their finals may be over for the semester, they will still appreciate this thoughtful gift.

      Some practical items for a care package:

      • Thank You Note Cards
      • Stamps
      • Printer Paper
      • Facial Tissue
      • Highlighters
      • Pens and Pencils
      • Post-it Notes
      • Index Cards
      • Legal Pads
      • Dividers
      • Staples
      • Mints
      • Candy
      Upcoming Events

        Remember the story of the dads playing flag football and getting hurt because they did not start small by training properly? Whatever you do in the upcoming months, make sure it is manageable for your ministry.

        • World Day for Consecrated Life, February 4-5, 2017
        • World Marriage Day, February 12, 2017

        We will discuss these more in January!

        Giving Tuesday

          Thank you to those who donated to Vocation Ministry on Giving Tuesday! If you missed that opportunity but still want to help Vocation Ministry to build a culture of vocations throughout the US and Canada, click on the DONATE button or send your tax-deductible gift to:

          Vocation Ministry

          15407 Abbey Chase Court

          Houston, TX 77095

          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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            15407 Abbey Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095

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