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Diocese of Victoria, TX

I knew this spring would be crazy busy for vocations and my family. With two teenagers, each involved in a variety of activities, I figured I would be treading water to keep afloat! Thankfully, the graces keep flowing.

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Just when I think my life can’t get any crazier, it does! I did not plan to write a book, build a website, or travel the nation speaking on vocations. Each day I say to God that I want to do His will! He keeps me super busy!

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Diocese of Joliet, Illinois

The workshop in Joliet was the vision of one amazing Serran, John Matyasik! He called me one day and asked if I would come to his diocese. He quickly brought the Vocation Director Fr. Burke Masters on board who was also supportive of this effort.

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Chicago, Illinois

Oh, the places I go! While traveling to hold a workshop in the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois, which is just outside of Chicago, Serra US Executive Director John Liston (pictured far right) set up a meeting for me with Fr. Francis Bitterman, the Vocation Director from the Archdiocese of Chicago (pictured in the middle). In all honesty, while excited about the possibilities that could come from this meeting, I figured that Fr. Francis was just being polite in taking the time to meet with me. I was so wrong!

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Venice, Florida

I shared with you the story about being at the NCDVD conference and meeting Fr. Eric Scanlan, the assistant Vocation Director for the Diocese of Venice, Florida. He was the only priest who I told that I received a grant from the Scanlan Foundation, only to find out afterwards that his name is Fr. Eric Scanlan and his great, great, great aunts donated money for this foundation.

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Omaha - (Nebraska, Part 2)

The Archdiocese of Omaha is blessed with 200,000 Catholics and 140 flourishing parishes. The numbers don’t lie. In Houston, we have 1.8-2 million Catholics and 154 parishes to support them. I could not get over thinking that in Omaha the parishioners have so much more access to their priests and religious sisters.

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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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