Creating a Culture of Vocations

in Catholic Parishes & Education

Vocation Resources

What We Do

Vocation Ministry trains, equips, and encourages priests, laity, and educators to light a fire of vocations through awareness and prayer.

What We Do

Vocation Ministry trains, equips, and encourages priests, laity, and educators to light a fire of vocations through awareness and prayer.

What We Do

Vocation Ministry trains, equips, and encourages priests, laity, and educators to light a fire of vocations through awareness and prayer.

What We Do

Vocation Ministry trains, equips, and encourages priests, laity, and educators to light a fire of vocations through awareness and prayer.

What We Do

Vocation Ministry trains, equips, and encourages priests, laity, and educators to light a fire of vocations through awareness and prayer.

What can I do?

Discern My Vocation

Pray for Vocations

Where can I promote vocations?

Parish

View our ground-breaking report on the U.S. State of Priestly Vocations

Our Story

Hi, I’m Rhonda Gruenewald, founder of Vocation Ministry. The call that started it all happened in the fall of 2011. Our parochial vicar, Fr. Victor Perez, called me to see if my husband and I could attend a meeting about priests and such…he was very vague. We felt we were called by name, so we said yes…

Why do we need Vocation Ministry?

When Rhonda Gruenewald’s work began promoting vocations, she was stunned to discover that only 10 to 20 percent of parishes throughout the country do anything to promote vocations, and of that small percentage, their efforts tend to be minimal, uncoordinated and therefore lack impact.

How is Vocation Ministry impacting vocations?

Our very first workshop in 2015 occurred in Grand Island, Nebraska. You see, they were desperate as they had one seminarian at that time. We returned in 2019 and found parishes had implemented the Vocation Ministry model, and now had NINE seminarians! This is one of many examples…

The Books

Hundredfold: A Guide to Parish Vocation Ministry was designed to inspire parishes to get involved in vocation work, help new ministries start strong by providing a clear guide to the ministry’s nuts and bolts, and reinvigorate longstanding committees with fresh ideas that attract new workers to his vineyard.

As Vocation Ministry grew, so did the demand for more resources. In April 2017, Sembrando Semillas, a Spanish translation of Hundredfold, was published, providing additional materials specifically related to predominantly Spanish-speaking parishes.

Our newest book, The Harvest: A Guide to Vocation Ministry in Education, was released in the summer of 2021. It offers 75 pioneering ideas to create a vocation-friendly environment in schools and classrooms. We hope that vocations permeate all aspects of Catholic education.

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