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Diocese of Rockford to host Hundredfold Workshop Oct. 21

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The Diocese of Rockford's Hundredfold Workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at St. Rita's Parish-Rockford.

It is a large-scale diocesan event to help create a culture of vocations. The half-day event will reignite the focus on vocations -- to marriage, family, priesthood, and religious life -- which flow from the baptismal call to discipleship.

The workshop will focus on creating a parish-based Vocation Ministry to educate and inspire adults and young people.

All Catholics interested in helping to promote vocations are invited. In particular, this includes lay leaders such as parish council presidents or catechists, as well as those with an official capacity, such as priests, deacons, sisters, parish staff, director of religious education, Catholic school staff and faculty, youth ministers, campus ministers, etc.

Participants will hear engaging presentations and collaborate with others. Learn about a Vocation Ministry and why one is needed, as well as the vocations message young people need to hear.

Find how to start and sustain these efforts to promote vocations. Participants will create a concrete plan for their parish and assess the parish's current efforts to promote vocations. They also will choose realistic activities in the areas of prayer, education, youth, and affirmation; discuss how to celebrate various dates such as National Vocation Awareness Week; and set goals and leave with a plan to get started.

All Catholics interested in helping to promote vocations are invited. There is no cost to attend the workshop. Lunch is provided.

For more information about this opportunity or to register, go to

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