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Davenport, IA Priests and Deacons Workshop

I knew the minute I arrived at the Best Western Plus in Davenport that the Priest and Deacon Convocation would be a hit! You just sometimes have a feeling about a place. This was one of those times! Every priest and deacon I met was so happy to have me there. After my first of … Continued

Belleville Parishoner Workshop

Special story! 3 years ago, I gave my first talk to Priests for the diocese of Belleville, Illinois! They were Diocese #1 out of now 36! Fr. Nicolas Junker, the Vocation Director, took a chance on me, speaking to his priests. I remember shaking in my boots as their bishop was there! I had only … Continued

Manchester, NH Priests/Deacons

Today, I did something new, and the Holy Spirit showed up in a BIG way! I was given the opportunity to speak about Vocation Ministry with all the permanent deacons of the Diocese of Manchester, New Hampshire and their wives! Only problem was that the books and resource packets did not arrive for the 80 … Continued

ETWN Bookmark

I am so excited to share this with each of you!!! I was honored and humbled to be interviewed by Doug Keck, President and COO of EWTN, for his show Bookmark to discuss my book Hundredfold: A Guide to Parish Vocation Ministry. Behind the scenes: Before the interview, I was extremely nervous as I admire Doug … Continued

2016 Year in Review

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 … Continued

Lansing, Michigan: Parishioner Workshop

This workshop was special for multiple reasons! 1. It is in Lansing, home of Michigan State University where my husband went to college. Go Spartans! So, my husband David decided to come along and sight see around his alma mater. 2. We met up with Fr. John Linden, Vocation Director, and Dawn Hausmann, Director of … Continued

Lubbock, Texas – Priest Workshop

On the Feast of St. Andrew, the Apostle, I spoke to 34 priests of Lubbock, a Diocese just two hours south of Amarillo, TX! After the workshop, the priests filled out a survey and all but one said they were Highly Likely to start a Vocation Ministry at their parish!!! Wow! That is the best … Continued

Ogdensburg, New York Parishioner Workshop

I cannot put adequate words together to explain how inspired I am by the 100+ parishioners/priests/religious sisters who want to pray and work for vocations in this diocese! 1% of the Catholic population spent 6 hours of their day learning how to build a culture of vocations at their parish! They are going to start … Continued

Peoria, Illinois Workshop for Priests

About 100 priests of Peoria, Illinois, came to a 4-hour workshop on Forming a Vocation-Friendly Parish! They embraced the idea of creating Vocation Ministries at their parishes. After the workshop, I surveyed the priests who with a large majority of 74% said they are Highly Likely to Start/Continue a Vocation Ministry at their parishes! Wow! … Continued

National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors

Did you know that each diocese has a Vocation Director, who has the responsibility to promote vocations in his diocese? Did you know that many of them are also pastors or hold other positions in a diocese? Vocation Directors from the US and 17 other countries came together in Boston. For me, this is like … Continued