June 2021 Vocations Newsletter
We are halfway through the year! Your work in Vocation Ministry is important. We are here to help.

Vocation Ministry continues to make an impact!
We have held 98 diocesan workshops, inspired 7,000+ priests, parishioners, and educators to promote vocations since 2015.
Email us your stories and pictures of how we helped you or your parish/school increase vocations! There will be an opportunity for one story to be featured in our next email/social media AND we will send the winner a copy of our newest book The Harvest after its release in August!

Inside this Newsletter :
-Father's Day (June 20)
-Support our Ministry
-Behind the Veil #3 (July 17)
-World Priest Day (June 11)
-The Harvest: A Guide to Vocation Ministry in Education
June 20th is Father's Day, so remember your spiritual fathers who sacrifice for you daily! Thank your priest with a card, note, or gift! Let him know that he makes a difference in your life. Let your priest know you are thinking about him.
Here are some gift ideas:
  • Greeting card
  • Restaurant gift card
  • Favorite candy
  • Bookstore gift card
  • Theater gift card
  • Dear Father: A Message of Love for Priests by Catherine De Hueck Doherty. Buy it here at Buy Here
  • In Sinu Jesu: When Heart Speaks to Heart — The Journal of a Priest at Prayer. Buy Here
  • Thank You Card for Priests – When you want to say thank you to the special priests in your life, order this pack of 5 cards that are perfect for ordination or a simple thank you. Buy Here
  • Framed Art – The perfect gift for the newly ordained, a priest as they celebrate their ordination anniversary, or any priest for that matter! $12.00. 5×7 unframed card– Two colors available, gold embossed. Buy Here
We are dedicated to our mission to create a culture of vocations in Catholic parishes and schools. The need for more priests, consecrated men and women, and sacramental marriages is great, but with your help, we can create a vocation-friendly environment where vocations can easily flourish. Your donations help us to develop new programs and subsidize workshop costs for mission dioceses.
Ways to Help:
Donate- The easiest way to give. As a 501(c)3 your gifts to Vocation Ministry are tax-deductible as provided by law. We will send a donation letter as a receipt for your taxes at the beginning of the year.
Amazon Smile- If you shop on Amazon, would you prayerfully consider adding Vocation Ministry as your charity of choice to receive donations?
Amazon Wishlist- Help our ministry get supplies we need and use on a daily basis. Our Wishlists is a great way to help Vocation Ministry with specific items.
We can't wait for you to meet the communities and women who are participating in Behind the Veil #3: A Virtual Look into various forms of consecrated life. This FREE event will take place over Zoom. Would you please share with your youth/ young adult minister or any woman you know discerning?

All TIMES CENTRAL Daylight Savings Time:
12 pm - Members of a Secular Institute
1 pm - Consecrated Virgins
2 pm - St. Francis of the Martyr St. George Sisters
3 pm - Passionist Nuns of St. Joseph Monastery
4 pm - US Discerner's Hour with Vocation Directresses
June 11
World Priest Day (AKA World Day for the Sanctification of Priests) is all about praying for your priest and his sanctification! In a parish, you can hold a prayer drive, a Holy Hour in honor of your priest, or pass out cards that have a prayer for priests on it. What if parishioners prayed a rosary for priests? (below).

In an educational setting, students can fill out a spiritual bouquet (below) or send him an uplifting drawing or letter. Maybe you have the students, with the help of the deacon, bless the priest at the school Mass.

Every day our priests pray for us and our intentions as they preside over Mass, hear confessions, baptize our children, or bury our loved ones. Let us pray that the Holy Spirit will come down upon him and light his heart anew for the priesthood.
I am pleased to announce the upcoming release of my new book, The Harvest: A Guide to Vocation Ministry in Education! The book focuses on how to promote holy vocations in:
Catholic schools
Catechism classes
Youth ministry programs
College campus ministries

This 200-page comprehensive guide provides statistics, practical advice, and inspiration and includes 75 impactful activities easily implemented in educational settings. Our ground-breaking approach gives educators the resources needed to positively affect the Church and our youth for generations to come!
We will start shipping in August 2021!

This presentation opened my eyes to the fact that teachers play an important role in helping children discern their vocational calling. I really like the practical ideas for the classroom. They are simple and easy to incorporate, yet profoundly meaningful.
- Deb, workshop attendee
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This group is dedicated to laypeople looking for support while promoting vocations to the priesthood, religious life, and marriage.
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