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Burlington, VT, Parishioners Workshop

November 4, 2017

My heart is full as I leave the Diocese of Burlington, VT! This was my last workshop of the year, and it reminds me of my mission and why I do this work of vocations!

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Rockford Parishioners Workshop

October 21, 2017

Leticia and I was inspired by the hundreds of parishioners of Rockford, Illinois, who were eager to learn how to create a vocation-producing parish! We just could not believe how many people were pouring into the community center of this parish! Fr. Keith Romke, who I told you about in a previous blog, inspires me to never grow tired or weary speaking about vocations!

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Amarillo Parishioners Workshop

October 14, 2017

The Hundredfold Workshops in English for 52 parishioners and in Spanish for 36 parishioners were incredible! They had to keep adding tables and chairs!!! WOW!

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National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors

September 24-29, 2017

If you have been to one of my workshops, then you know I am passionate about vocations, especially when I get to hang out with priests, Sisters, Brothers, and other people who love vocations, too! That is why NCDVD is my favorite week of the year!!!!

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Owensboro, KY

September 23, 2017

The Vocare dinner, which is a fundraising dinner for 450 people for the Diocese of Owensboro, KY. This small diocese has some wonderfully generous benefactors for their seminarians. Can I tell you that speaking to a room of 450 people is a little intimidating, to say the least!!!!

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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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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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