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Hundredfold Workshop helps parishes ‘prepare the soil’ for seeds of vocations

Rhonda Gruenewald visits with the Franciscan Apostolic Sisters, one of several religious communities present for the Hundredfold Workshop on Jan. 21 at Hettinger Hall of St. Jude Parish, Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Vocations awareness in the Diocese of Peoria got a boost last Saturday when 150 people gathered at St. Jude Church and its Hettinger Hall in Peoria for the Hundredfold Workshop sponsored by the Office of Priestly Formation. That doesn’t mean each parish will be able to deliver five seminarians to Father Tim Hepner, diocesan vocation […]

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Diocese’s priests gather, discuss how to create vocation-friendly parishes

Rhonda Gruenewald, author of "Hundredfold: A Guide to Parish Vocation Ministry," speaks with Father Timothy Hepner, diocesan director of vocations for recruitment, during a break at the Priest Assembly Day on Oct. 25. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Fostering a culture of vocations isn’t a new concept in the Diocese of Peoria, although a fresh approach was unveiled Oct. 25 when clergy gathered at the Spalding Pastoral Center for a Priest Assembly Day. The annual meeting also gave the priests an opportunity to pray together, catch up and hear from Bishop Daniel R. […]

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