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Catholic Connection – Oct 3, 2022 – Hour 2

Rhonda Gruenewald with Vocation Ministry talks about the first annual “Deacon Sunday” happening October 9th. Gail Buckley Barringer has our Bible verse of the week.



Segment 1 – Intro and News


Segment 2 & 3 – Vocation Ministry Launches First “Deacon Sunday” to Raise Awareness and Affirmation to the Permanent Diaconate
Vocation Ministry, an organization dedicated to supporting and increasing vocations, has initiated the first annual “Deacon Sunday” to be held nationwide on Sunday, October 9 in an effort to affirm deacons and their families.  The event, which will be held yearly on the second Sunday of October, is bolstered by a number of creative resources and ideas developed by Vocation Ministry to be easily implemented into the life of parishes and schools.

Rhonda Gruenewald is a passionate convert to Catholicism (1999), a former high school English teacher, and the founder of Vocation Ministry. Vocation Ministry has worked with more than 6,000 vocation promoters and ministries nationwide, presenting informational workshops to deacons, priests, religious, and laity on how to establish or revive a vocation ministry.



Segment 4 – Teresa’s Two Cents

Segment 5 – Bible Verse of the Week
Teresa and Gail discuss 2 Corinthians 12:7 — “So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited.“

Gail Buckley Barringer
President & Founder, Catholic Scripture Study International












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