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Foster a Vocation-Producing School


Our Founder Rhonda Gruenewald explains what a priest can do to be a vocation promoter in his own school.


What can you do?

  • Speak about vocations more often.
  • Share your vocation testimony.
  • Promote vocation events planned by the ministry.
  • Share a joyful and authentic example of the priesthood.
  • Invite youth to consider a vocation to the priesthood or religious life.
  • Start a vocation ministry.

Homily Ideas

Homily for Invitation to Discernment (Word)

Homily for Priesthood Testimony (Word)

Check out THIS VIDEO for an example of a testimony!

Steps to forming a vocation ministry in education:


Step 1- Meet with the principal/parish catechetical leader.


Step 2- Give the principal/parish catechetical leader a Vocation Calendar to incorporate. 

Vocations Days (Word)

Vocations Days (PDF)


Step 3- Ask the principal/parish catechetical leader to form a small vocation ministry/committee made up of teachers and parents.


Step 4- Buy a copy of The Harvest: A Guide to Vocation Ministry in Education for each member of the ministry. 


Step 5- Provide support when needed and where possible for this new ministry.

  • Visit classrooms
  • Interact with students at recess/lunch/carpool
  • Organize religious sisters/seminarians/priests to visit 


Step 6- Ask the principal/parish catechetical leader to contact Rhonda ([email protected]) for a 1-hour workshop for education either virtually or in person. 

Read our most recent article, Without Vocations, There Will Be No Eucharistic Revival by Father Roger Landry about Vocation Ministry’s work and its importance.

Diocesan Partners


Vocation Ministry has worked with these and other dioceses to help build a culture of vocations. Want us to help your diocese? Let your vocation director know about our workshops.

List of All Dioceses (PDF)