Great News!!!

    Sembrando Semillas (Sowing Seeds, the Spanish edition of Hundredfold) is ready to pre-order!!! Praise God! The book includes:

    • Updated statistics and information, geared toward Spanish-speaking Catholics
    • New foreword by Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, New Mexico
    • New afterword by Reverend Victor Perez
    • Endorsement by Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles.

    Did you know that we have only 5% of priests in the US identifying as Hispanic or Latino? Those few priests are not nearly enough to minister to the Hispanic Catholics, who make up 35% of US Catholics. Laypeople in these communities are crucial to promoting priesthood, religious life, and sacramental marriage to these parishioners! Sembrando Semillas aims to assist Spanish-speaking laypeople to have vibrant Parish Vocation Ministries.

    Sembrando Semillas will be ready to ship within the next 3-4 weeks. Click here to preorder!

    March Madness for Prayer for Vocations!

      March is a great time to plan for World Day of Prayer for Vocations (WDPV), which is Sunday, May 7th!!! Along with ideas from, visit a website which has been dedicated to promote this day. The site has Pope Francis’ address for WDPV, bulletin blurbs, a resource packet, and an awesome color bulletin insert that can educate and inspire all parishioners.

      Remember that the focus is on prayer:

      New ministry (Phase I):
      Bring awareness to this day, giving everyone the opportunity to pray through the bulletin or prayers of the faithful.

      Established ministry (Phase II, III, or IV):
      After the basics are covered, find a new way to promote prayer for vocations in your parish

      • Create or download a banner to advertise the day
      • Full-color Bulletin Insert
      • Pass out Rosary Rings
      • Start Traveling Chalice/Crucifix/Statue of the Holy Family
      • Pass out Prayer Cards
      • Start Adoration for Vocations
      • Hold a Family Holy Hour for Vocations

      Just pick one activity and do it so well and with such joy that others will want to join you in your mission of creating a vocation-friendly environment.

      Share this unique Vocation Bible School with your Director of Religious Education and/or your pastor right now! Embark on a DISCOVERY MISSION! Help kids discover their mission in life–their vocation! Discover Mission VBS is filled with fun activities and meaningful content about marriage, priesthood, and religious life. Maybe the Vocation Ministry can defer some of the cost associated with this. Remember that even if a few activities are used from this resource each year, the goal of promoting vocations to our youth, which is vital, will be achieved!

      • Designed for a week-long, half-day VBS for ages 4-12
      • Kid-friendly lessons about all vocations
      • Reveals the beauty of marriage and family
      • Connects priesthood with the Eucharist
      • Shows the power of religious life
      • Helps kids remain open to God’s call
      • 100% Catholic content, with imprimatur
      Fruits of Hundredfold

        I need your help! Did your ministry use Hundredfold to start a Vocation Ministry at your parish? If so, let me know how it has helped your ministry grow and the parish to be more vocation-friendly. Your story may be included in the newly revised edition of the book that will be released later in 2017.

        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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