As we celebrate Christmas joy and New Year excitement for what is to come, I would like to thank each of you for being part of this vocation journey that Vocation Ministry is on. I recognize with gratitude the extraordinary grace of God working through our lives and those we encounter. Praise God!
Over the course of this year, I have been on a mission to build a culture of vocations throughout the US and Canada! I thought the numbers might speak louder than words on what has been accomplished.
- 38, 269 Miles logged on United
- 2,750 copies of Hundredfold: A Guide to Parish Vocation Ministry were sold
- 2,500 new Facebook followers
- 1,000,000 people reached via FB posts
- 13 Hundredfold Workshops for parishioners
- 1515 Parishioners were at the workshops to hear the message of Vocation Ministry
- 3 Workshops for Priests on Forming a Vocation-Friendly Parish
- 186 Priests were in attendance
- 1 Presentation to the National Religious Vocation Conference (regional meeting)
- 4,820 Users visited www.vocationministry.com
- Top Ten Countries with people connecting at www.vocationministry.com
Let’s start this new year with a prayer for vocations:
Vocation Prayer from Sioux Falls and Rapid City
Lord Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father and Mary Immaculate, grant to our young people the generosity necessary to follow Your call and the courage required to overcome all obstacles to their vocation. Give the parents that faith, love and spirit of sacrifice which will inspire them to offer their children to God’s service and to rejoice whenever one of their children is called to the priesthood and religious life. Let your example and that of Your Blessed Mother and Saint Joseph encourage both young people and parents and let Your grace sustain them. Amen.
God bless you, one and all! St. Alphonsus Liguori, pray for us!