Pre-Convocation: Vocation Promotion Insights

Pre-Convocation: Vocation Promotion Insights

Pre-Convocation Workshop


Insights Pre-Convocation Workshop on November 3, 2022 

Join in the conversation about what ideas are working, the steps involved in promoting vocations, and the overall impact on participants and community members. This lively workshop is intended to name successful ideas and tips to build relationships with inquirers, places to visit, and events to plan. This workshop is presented by four dynamic, seasoned vocation ministers currently serving on the National Board. They will share their challenges and success stories in vocation ministry from around the various charisms. Come ready to share a few ideas! 

Presenters

Sister María de Jesús (Marichui) Bringas Aguirre CCVI, is a Sister of Charity of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio TX. She has been involved in Vocation Ministry first in Mexico, and for the last six years in the United States. Previously she ministered as a Teacher and Principal on the elementary, secondary, and high school levels; in campus ministry at the University of Monterrey; and in social work and religious education on a parish level.  She also served in the Mexican Provincial Council of her Congregation. Sister Marichui has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Education, and Pastoral Theology; Master’s in Organizational Management; and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from Oblate School of Theology. She is a member of the NRVC Board and previously was the director of Vocaciones Hispanas at the National Catholic Sisters Project.


Sr. Nicole Trahan, F.M.I., a native of Orange, Texas, is a member of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate (Marianists) and currently lives in Dayton, Ohio. Sr. Nicole is a member of the NRVC board and serves her congregation as a member of the provincial leadership team, vocation director and director of the pre-novitiate program. She is also a part-time campus minister at Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School. With Masters degrees in Catholic School Leadership and Pastoral Ministry, Sr. Nicole has a background in teaching theology/religion on the secondary level, collegiate and secondary campus ministry, retreat design and leadership, and spiritual accompaniment. She has a passion for faith formation and leadership development. She is also a regular contributor to National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters Report and enjoys writing on various topics.   


Mr. Len Uhal is the National Vocation Director for the Divine Word Missionaries.  He lives in Dubuque, Iowa with his wife, Sue, and he has three children and three grandchildren.  Len earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Divine Word College in Epworth, Iowa, and a Master of Science degree from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee.  Prior to returning to minister with the SVDs, he worked twelve years as a certified drug and alcohol counselor and a licensed social worker.  Together with a team of SVD priests and brothers, he has served in vocation ministry since 2003. He is currently serving his second term on the NRVC Board and is Chair of the Development Committee.  He has previously co-presented the Due Diligence workshop at Summer Institute.


Sister Mary Yun, O.P. is a Dominican Sister of Mission San Jose in California and currently serves as the Vocation and Candidate Director for her congregation. She has been the Vocation Director since 2015, shortly after she made her perpetual vows, and in 2019 she became the Candidate Director. After obtaining her Master’s degree in social work from UCLA, she served in various Catholic schools and in Catholic Charities of different dioceses. She also earned her second Master’s degree in pastoral theology from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, concentrating in Spiritual Direction. She currently serves on the National Religious Vocation Conference National Board and has previously co-presented an NRVC workshop on Accompaniment and Candidate Assessment Tools.

Schedule

This three hour workshop will be offered on November 3 before Convocation opens later that day. The workshop is offered twice. The morning session is from 9:00 am until noon. This workshop repeats from 1:30 - 4:30 pm enabling you to attend a second workshop of your choice. 

Registration

Workshop registration will open in May in the NRVC store. The price of $180 includes your choice of two workshops and lunch. Use the word "insights" for this workshop choice when you check out. 

Terms and conditions

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Sr. Connie Bach P.H.J.C.

17:20:56 - 2022. Apr 13

I am hoping to hear some ideas and engage in conversation around communities who have not had entrants in some years. Our lights are STILL ON!

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