December 2019
Thank you to everyone who gave to Vocation Ministry in Giving Tuesday! Across all our platforms, we doubled our goal and raised $1,000! Praise Him! 

It has been an amazing 4 years for Vocation Ministry with:

87 workshops in 43 dioceses (see in video below)
20,000+ followers on our social media platforms
7,000+ workshop attendees equipped to promote vocations
New Hundredfold Resource Book
Brand new Vocation Shop at
Spanish resources, including website, workshop, and books
The Calling Project to reach out to workshop attendees to offer support

Please say a prayer for us that we continue to follow the Holy Spirit's lead in all things! Let us all have a blessed Advent and Christmas!
New FREE Resources
Bulletin Blurbs and Intercessions are imperative Phase I activities for prayer and awareness and education in your parish! Download them now and send them to your parish staff.
Shop 'til you Drop!
Christmas is right around the corner, so order gifts for children and grandchildren that will help them have fun and strive for holiness. Vocation Backpacks, specifically geared toward boys or girls, are full of books and a bear that will be a favorite for families with younger children. Would you like your children/grandchildren to play Mass? We offer children's vestments for those 3-5 years old and 6-8 years old, too.
Ministry in Action
National Vocation Awareness Week
St. Vincent de Paul in
Houston, Texas

"We obtained multiple posters of the seminarians and religious in formation for our archdiocese and gave them to the two religion classes at our parish school and to the parish office to be posted in high traffic areas at the entrances to the church.

The banner and two posters (pictured right) were placed in the narthex of the church for the week to raise awareness by parishioners. We had intercessions of thanksgiving for our priests at each of the Masses on November 3rd, and we added a Prayer for Priests from St Therese of Lisieux to the festivities for All Saints Day at our Parish Family Center. The kids from religious education and preschool had an All Saints party and costume contest for which was judged by our parochial vicar.  They ended with the Litany of the Saints and the Priestly Prayer at each session.

We supported a Holy Hour for Vocations that the Young Adult Group organized for the monthly 1st Tuesday evening gathering."

Way to go, St. Vincent de Paul! Keep up the great work!
Keep in Touch
Don’t forget to email me 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!

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!
A Facebook Group for YOU!
. This group is dedicated to the laypeople looking for support while promoting vocations to the priesthood, religious life, and marriage in a diocese or at a parish in a Vocation Ministry or Committee.