World Day of Prayer for Vocations
Happy Easter! We want you to know that we are praying for you. Showing our trust in God during this troubling time is one of the best ways we can share our faith and continue our ministry. Our chaplain Fr. Victor Perez offered Mass for Vocation Ministry and those who support its works on Thursday, April 2, 2020 which was also the 15th anniversary of St. John Paul II’s death. We are in this together. You can watch this Mass at the link below.
World Day of Prayer for Vocations- May 3rd
During this time of sacrificial love amid suffering , Pope Francis wrote his Message for the 57th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, which is linked below. The Holy Father could have said, "We will focus on this next year," but he instead chose to reinforce its relevance to the Church. So, following his lead, we want to continue our work to promote vocations during the world’s current trials.
We need to pray ourselves and lead others to pray in a special way for all the fallen priests and religious that died in this pandemic. Let us also pray that in this time of solitude and prayer that more young men and women hear God’s own call to serve. 

Priests, we ask that should your circumstances allow you to give your parishioners the opportunity to pray for vocations, especially on Sunday May 3rd, here are some easy things that you can do.

  • Make announcement at Mass- Priests can still talk about why we need to pray for vocations
  • Add prayer for vocations in the prayers of the faithful
  • Give a homily about the need to pray for vocations, especially now
  • Share a Prayer for vocations (either a diocesan prayer or parish prayer for vocations can be posted in the parish's social media and/or email newsletter)
  • Live stream a Rosary for vocations on a Facebook Live or YouTube channel or join our new initiative for May explained below
  • A Holy Hour for Vocations can be led by your priest on a Facebook Live or YouTube channel

Go to  — Guide, Phase II, Prayer
Rosary for Vocations
We would love for you to join our Rosary for Vocations at Vocation Ministry Facebook's Page each Sunday at 4PM CST. A different priest will go LIVE each week to lead us with reflections and the specific intention of vocations. Click on the Facebook logo below to like and follow our page.
Keep in Touch
Remember that if you want to see past newsletters you can find them at under the Resources tab.

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
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Resources for YOU!
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.
Vocations Today Weekly Podcast
I am thrilled to announce something new from Vocation Ministry, a podcast about vocations to the priesthood, consecrated life, and marriage. You will hear uplifting news stories, great interviews with sisters, brothers, priests, seminarians and married couples and tips to promoting vocations in your family and parish!  Subscribe today on all your typical podcast platforms by searching for  Vocations Today! Let’s build up the Church together!
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