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Rockford, Illinois

September 12, 2017

One of my favorite Vocation Directors is Fr. Keith Romke from Rockford, Illinois. He is an ardent Chicago Cubs fan and Jesus fan all at the same time! His passion for life and the Church is palpable! When he asked me to speak to the priests and for Leticia and me to speak to the parishioners of his diocese, I was extremely excited.

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Burlington, VT

September 7, 2017

I travel far and wide to speak about vocations. My travel from Houston to where the priests of Burlington, VT were gathered for their convocations was two plane rides and two-hour car ride, but boy was it beautiful! The trees were starting to turn colors! My view of the lake was spectacular, and, more importantly, the priests were wonderful!

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Las Cruces, NM

August 5-6, 2017

Vocation Ministry was invited to participate in the Eucharistic Congress in Las Cruces, NM and speak to the priests, as well. It was my first time to New Mexico, and I found its deserts and mountains enchanting.

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Promotional Video Shoot

I have felt on my heart that Vocation Ministry needed a promotional video from almost the beginning. So few people know what a vocation is, so how can a Vocation Director get people to the workshop without knowing more. I don’t know how many times people show up only because “My pastor asked me to come.” This is awesome that they did so, but wouldn’t it be nice if people knew more about Vocation Ministry?

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Amarillo, TX

May 10, 2017

This is special for me to be back in Amarillo, TX, as my ancestors were among the first settlers of the panhandle of Texas. They came from Missouri and lived in a cave on the side of a river for several years with a quilt for a door. I am thankful to be back cultivating vocations.

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Wheeling-Charleston, WV

May 2-4, 2017

The Lord produced a few glorious days while I was speaking with the 85 priests of West Virginia. I was only speaking for an hour each day, so I had plenty of time to have my own retreat, walking the grounds of their incredible pastoral center.

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For a full overview and step-by-step instructions for 50+ vocation activities, buy Hundredfold: A Guide to Parish Vocation Ministry. Purchase from vianneyvocations.com

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Testimonials

I think this book will do so much good. I know you wrote it with much prayers and love, and it is a product of your dedicated works in the ministry of vocation. You have blessed our vocation office and the vocation ministry at St Cecilia and here in the Archdiocese abundantly! May the Lord bless you and He abundant fruit to your work!

Fr. Dat Hoang, Former Vocation Director for Archdiocese of Galveston Houston

Vocations to the Priesthood and religious life can only evolve in a culture which nurtures a positive response to God’s calling whether that be in the home, school or church. Without a doubt, a robust parish vocation mission is the perfect means of cultivating such an environment in all three places. Rhonda Gruenewald has developed a full proof method of creating and sustaining a bountiful vocation mission in every parish. Her work is truly the fruit of the Holy Spirit.

Margo P. Geddie, Vice President for Communications for Serra US 

This book will be a useful tool for parishes in our Archdiocese and beyond. We frequently have pastors and parishioners who ask for help to initiate or revitalize their parish vocation committees. Having a manual coming from a parish’s practical experiences and with electronic forms available on the website will enable us to respond to their needs. We look forward to having it as a resource as we continue to build a culture of vocations for the sake of our Church and society.

Sr. Anita Brenek, CDP, Associate Director, Office of Vocations Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

To have all of these activities in one well thought out piece with such prayerful consideration and documented practice is a lovely example of Divine inspiration paired with the willingness of servant's hearts in answering His call. This is a beautiful example of what can be done with the collaboration of gifts bestowed to us while listening to the call of our Lord. It will become a gift to many in seeking a clear path to promoting vocations. "Well done, my good and faithful servant" Matthew 25:21. It is a masterpiece!

Anne Shepherd-Knapp, Chairman, Serra US Vocation Committee Deputy Governor, District 10 President, The Serra Club of Spring-1960 Area

The workshop provided practical steps to address a pressing need in our diocese. The wide gamut of possibilities allows large and small parishes to DO something. Rhonda is good at responding to questions and has lots of practical experience, both positive and negative.

Very Reverend Jay Peterson, Vicar General Diocese of Great Falls-Billings

The most beneficial aspects of the workshop are the book, the website and downloadable materials, and the practical nature of “how to”. You were also encouraging in the many ways pastors/priests are trying to encourage vocations.

Monsignor Mark Merdian, Diocese of Peoria, Illinois  

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