Diocesan websites

Since the 19th century, women and men religious have been ministering in dioceses across the country. Today, our NRVC members minister in the 195 dioceses or eparchies who belong to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and all U.S. military personnel stationed overseas. The links to these dioceses are listed here for your convenience. Consider contacting the Diocesan Office of Vocations for more information about vocation discernment and to provide vocation materials where your religious institute ministers in the dioceses. 

Diocese of Albany, NY

Diocese of Alexandria, LA

Diocese of Allentown, PA

Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Diocese of Amarillo, TX

Diocese of Anchorage, AK

Diocese of Arlington, VA

Diocese of Atlanta, GA

Diocese of Austin, TX

Diocese of Baker, OR

Diocese of Baltimore, MD

Diocese of Baton Rouge, LA

Diocese of Beaumont, TX

Diocese of Belleville, IL

Diocese of Biloxi, MS

Diocese of Birmingham, AL

Diocese of Bismarck, ND

Diocese of Boise, ID

Diocese of Boston, MA

Diocese of Bridgeport, CT

Diocese of Brooklyn, NY

Diocese of Brownsville, TX

Diocese of Buffalo, NY

Diocese of Burlington, VT

Diocese of Camden, NJ

Diocese of Charleston, SC

Diocese of Charlotte, NC

Diocese of Cheyenne, WY

Diocese of Chicago, IL

Diocese of Cincinnati, OH

Diocese of Cleveland, OH

Diocese of Colorado Springs, CO

Diocese of Columbus, OH

Diocese of Corpus Christi, TX

Diocese of Covington, KY

Diocese of Crookston, MN

Diocese of Dallas, TX

Diocese of Davenport, IA

Diocese of Denver, CO

Diocese of Des Moines, IA

Diocese of Detroit, MI

Diocese of Dodge City, KS

Diocese of Dubuque, IA

Diocese of Duluth, MN

Diocese of El Paso, TX

Diocese of Erie, PA

Diocese of Evansville, IN

Diocese of Fairbanks, AK

Diocese of Fall River, MA

Diocese of Fargo, ND

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, IN

Diocese of Fort Worth, TX

Diocese of Fresno, CA

Diocese of Gallup, NM

Diocese of Galveston-Houston

Diocese of Gary, IN

Diocese of Gaylord, MI

Diocese of Grand Island, NE

Diocese of Grand Rapids, MI

Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, MT

Diocese of Green Bay, WI

Diocese of Greensburg, PA

Diocese of Harrisburg, PA

Diocese of Hartford, CT

Diocese of Helena, MT

Diocese of Honolulu, HI

Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, LA

Diocese of Indianapolis, IN

Diocese of Jackson, MS

Diocese of Jefferson City, MO

Diocese of Joliet, IL

Diocese of Juneau, AK

Diocese of Kalamazoo, MI

Diocese of Kansas City, KS

Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, MO

Diocese of Knoxville, TN

Diocese of La Crosse, WI

Diocese of Lafayette, LA

Diocese of Lafayette, IN

Diocese of Lake Charles, LA

Diocese of Lansing, MI

Diocese of Laredo, TX

Diocese of Las Cruces, NM

Diocese of Las Vegas, NV

Diocese of Lexington, KY

Diocese of Lincoln, NE

Diocese of Little Rock, AR

Diocese of Los Angeles, CA

Diocese of Louisville, KY

Diocese of Lubbock, TX

Diocese of Madison, WI

Diocese of Manchester, NH

Diocese of Marquette, MI

Diocese of Memphis, TN

Diocese of Metuchen, NJ

Diocese of Miami, FL

Diocese for Military Services, DC

Diocese of Milwaukee, WI

Diocese of Mobile, AL

Diocese of Monterey, CA

Diocese of New Orleans, LA

Diocese of Nashville, TN

Diocese of Newark, NJ

Diocese of New Orleans, LA

Diocese of New Ulm, MN

Diocese of New York, NY

Diocese of Norwich, CT

Diocese of Oakland, CA

Diocese of Ogendsburg, NY

Diocese of Oklahoma City, OK

Diocese of Omaha, NE

Diocese of Orange, CA

Diocese of Orlando, FL

Diocese of Owensboro, KY

Diocese of Palm Beach, FL

Diocese of Paterson, NJ

Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, FL

Diocese of Peoria, IL

Diocese of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, TX

Diocese of Philadelphia, PA

Diocese of Phoenix, AZ

Diocese of Pittsburgh, PA

Diocese of Portland, ME

Diocese of Portland, OR

Diocese of Providence, RI

Diocese of Pueblo, CO

Diocese of Raleigh, NC

Diocese of Rapid City, SD

Diocese of Reno, NV

Diocese of Richmond, VA

Diocese of Rochester, NY

Diocese of Rockford, IL

Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY

Diocese of Sacramento, CA

Diocese of Saginaw, MI

Diocese of St. Augustine, FL

Diocese of St. Cloud, MN

Diocese of St. Louis, MO

Diocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN

Diocese of St. Petersburg, FL

Diocese of Salina, KS

Diocese of Salt Lake City, UT

Diocese of San Angelo, TX

Diocese of San Antonio, TX

Diocese of San Bernadino, CA

Diocese of San Diego, CA

Diocese of San Francisco, CA

Diocese of San Jose, CA

Diocese of Santa Fe, NM

Diocese of Santa Rosa, CA

Diocese of Savannah, GA

Diocese of Scranton, PA

Diocese of Seattle, WA

Diocese of Shreveport, LA

Diocese of Sioux City, IA

Diocese of Sioux Falls, SD

Diocese of Spokane, WA

Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MO

Diocese of Springfield, IL

Diocese of Springfield, MA

Diocese of Steubenville, OH

Diocese of Stockton, CA

Diocese of Superior, WI

Diocese of Syracuse, NY

Diocese of Toledo, OH

Diocese of Trenton, NJ

Diocese of Tucson, AZ

Diocese of Tulsa, OK

Diocese of Tyler, TX

Diocese of Venice, FL

Diocese of Victoria, TX

Diocese of Washington, DC

Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, WV

Diocese of Wichita, KS

Diocese of Wilmington, DE

Diocese of Winona, MN

Diocese of Worcester. MA

Diocese of Yakima, WA

Diocese of Youngstown, OH

Collaborators and Partners

NRVC has traditionally enjoyed the collaboration and support of other canonically recognized national organizations within the Church. The groups featured include those organizations or focus groups whose concerns, projects, and events are consistent with the NRVC mission, vision, and goals. All organizations seeking a collaborative relationship with NRVC must submit a request in writing to the Director of Mission Integration.




Conference of Major Superiors of Men 

The Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) through the leadership of the religious institutes, monastic communities, and societies of apostolic life, addresses the life and concerns of the members of the institutes and societies in the United States, and the evangelizing mission of the institutes, monasteries, and societies in the context of church and culture in this country. Sister Debbie serves on the CMSM Brothers Think Tank and attends the CMSM annual assembly with an exhibit table.


Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious 

The mission of the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR) is to establish an effective collaboration among major superiors; to cooperate closely with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and with individual Bishops; and to nurture “a renewed appreciation of the deeper theological reasons for this special form of consecration. Sister Debbie attends the CMSWR annual assembly. 


Leadership Conference for Women Religious

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious ( LCWR ) is the association of the leaders of congregations of Catholic women religious in the United States. The conference has nearly 1270 members, who represent approximately 66 percent of the 35,000 women religious in the United States. Founded in 1956, the conference assists its members to collaboratively carry out their service of leadership to further the mission of the Gospel in today's world. Sister Debbie attends the LCWR annual assembly and is present at the exhibit table. 


National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors 

The National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors (NCDVD) promotes diocesan priesthood, providing resources for the formation, support, and advocacy of diocesan vocation directors as they work within the Catholic Church to foster a culture of vocations, raising up new priests for the Body of Christ. Sister Debbie attends the NCDVD annual conference. 


National Conference of Vicars for Religious

The National Conference of Vicars for Religious (NCVR) serves individuals who are appointed by their diocesan bishops to provide pastoral services to men and women who are members of religious institutes and other forms of consecrated life. Sister Debbie attends the annual conference and provides an update to the vicars. 


Religious Brothers Conference

The Religious Brothers Conference (RBC) is a service organization in the Catholic Church. The mission of the RBC is to promote an awareness of the calling of Brothers in the Church and society.  Sr. Debbie attends the annual Religious Brothers Conference.


Religious Formation Conference 

The Religious Formation Conference (RFC) is a national Roman Catholic organization serving religious institutes of women and men with programs and services for those in the ministry of initial and lifelong formation, and general congregational membership. Sister Debbie attends the RFC biennial Congress. 


Resource Center for Religious Institutes

The Resource Center for Religious Institutes (RCRI) serves its member institutes by providing integrated education, advocacy, consultation, and collaborative initiatives to support religious institutes in meeting their current and emerging stewardship responsibilities. Sr. Debbie and Mrs. Maureen Cetera attend the annual conference. 

  United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 

The USCCB Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations seeks to foster and encourage the various forms of consecrated life in the Church today. These diverse forms include Monastic Life, the Orders of Virgins, Hermits, and Institutes completely devoted to contemplation, Apostolic Religious Life, Secular Institutes, Societies of Apostolic Life, and new or renewed forms of the consecrated life (cf. Vita Consecrata, 6-12). Sister Debbie attends the annual USCCB CCLV meeting in November. 



A Nun's Life Ministry

A Nun’s Life Ministry helps people discover and grow in their vocation by engaging questions about God, faith, and religious life. A Nun’s Life Ministry is founded on the belief that each person is called by God to a vocation that enriches the individual and the world. 

Asociación de Hermanas Latinas Misioneras en America (AHLMA)

The AHLMA mission is to weave networks to support, accompany, and empower the Latina Sisters in their ministry and service to consecrated life, the Church, and American society.

Catholic Campus Ministry Association

The mission of the Catholic Campus Ministry Association (CCMA) is to be the voice and promote the mission of the Church among its students in higher education by empowering campus ministers through formation, networking, and resources.

Catholic Legal Immigration Network

Embracing the Gospel value of welcoming the stranger, CLINIC promotes dignity and protects the rights of immigrants in partnership with a dedicated network of Catholic and community immigration legal programs. 

Catholic Media Association

The Catholic Media Association (CMA) is committed to building community for those who serve in Catholic communication by connecting you with print and digital communicators, media and public relations specialists, advertising and marketing specialists, and those who work in Catholic communication offices.

Catholic Theological Union

The mission of the Catholic Theological Union (CTU) is to prepare effective leaders for the Church, ready to witness Christ’s good news of justice, love, and peace.

Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate

The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) is a national, non-profit, Georgetown University-affiliated research center that conducts social scientific studies about the Catholic Church. The mission of CARA is to: increase the Church's self-understanding; to serve the applied research needs of Church decision-makers; and to advance scholarly research on religion, particularly Catholicism. 

Center for the Study of Consecrated Life

The goal of the Center is to dynamically engage in research and dialogue on contemporary issues in consecrated life today. 

Communicators for Women Religious

The Communicators for Women Religious (CWR) is a professional organization of personnel responsible for communications within religious congregations of women. Their mission is to be a network of professional support and education for members who promote understanding of women religious, enhance their image, and advance their mission. Carol Scheiber is the NRVC liaison to CWR.

Institute for Religious Formation

The Institute of Religious Formation (IRF) offers a comprehensive, spiritual, collaborative, intellectual, and experiential approach to learning, life, and ministry—all focused on the context of formation. Applications are encouraged from men or women religious who seek to become a formator in their religious community.  

Giving Voice

Giving Voice is a peer-led organization that creates spaces for younger Roman Catholic women religious to give voice to their hopes, dreams, and challenges in religious life.

Global Sisters Report

Global Sisters Report (GSR) is an independent, nonprofit source of news and information about Catholic sisters and the critical issues facing the people they serve. Our network of journalists reports about their lives and works, and sisters write commentary from their perspective.

Mexican American Catholic College

The Mission of the Mexican American Catholic College (MACC) is to empower and educate leaders for service in a culturally diverse church and society. The Mexican American Catholic College is an independent, Catholic institution of higher learning.  

National Black Sisters Conference

Established in August 1968, the National Black Sisters' Conference (NBSC) is an inclusive Catholic organization of vowed Black Catholic Women Religious and Associates from many congregations of religious across the United States.  

National Federation for Catholic Youth Minstry

The mission of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) is to support and strengthen those who accompany young people as they encounter and follow Jesus Christ. Sister Debbie attends the NFCYM annual membership meeting.


The mission of Praesidium is to help you protect those in your care from abuse and help you preserve trust in your organization. Accreditation standards are revised every four years. 

Redemptorist Renewal Center

The Redemptorist Renewal Center envisions a community in the desert in which Alphonsus’ vision of contemplation as the animating force of the daily life of faith is renewed for our times. To foster this vision, we have placed Alphonsus’ combination of spiritual acumen and practical good sense at the center of our ministry.

Saint Luke Institute

Saint Luke Institute supports psychological and spiritual health for clergy, religious, and lay leaders. The online library includes over 150 hours of convenient, skills-based initial and ongoing formation, and our workshops provide in-depth learning for dioceses, religious congregations, and seminaries worldwide.

United States Conference of Secular Institutes

A secular institute is an institute of consecrated life in which the Christian faithful living in the world strive for the perfection of charity and work for the sanctification of the world especially from within. Canon 713

USA Council of Serra International

Since the time of Serra’s formation in 1935, they support dedicated priests and the religious, along with bringing together informed Catholic lay leaders who understood and lived their own Christian vocations to service.  


NRVC is grateful to the following foundations and benefactors for their generous financial support to advance the mission of NRVC to be a catalyst for vocation discernment and the full flourishing of religious life as sisters, brothers, and priests for the ongoing transformation of the world.

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is a family foundation established in 1944 by the man who started Hilton Hotels. We provide funds to nonprofit organizations working to improve the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people throughout the world.


Gerald and Henrietta Rauenhorst Foundation

Founded in 1965 by Gerald and Henrietta Rauenhorst, GHR collaborates with a community of thought leaders to exchange ideas and locally-driven solutions, anchored in responsibility and the knowledge that we are all deeply connected. With our partners, we meet each challenge with creativity and optimism because we have seen the impact possible through design-build philanthropy.


Collaborator News and Events

Links for more information

Below is a gleaning of events and news from our collaborators, partners, and HORIZON advertisers. This list is updated periodically and if you would like to have something added, please email Sister Debbie at

Large Events to Promote Vocations through Presence and Exhibits

Consider presence first before exhibiting to learn more about each event and its organization.  Ask in your Member Area if others are going or can share helpful insights about the event, especially housing options. Please click on each link to find out the costs for registration, exhibit tables, etc. Don't forget to check out what is already happening in the dioceses where your institute ministers for more affordable options, especially youth and young adult gatherings.

Partner Events

Employment Openings


International Relationships

International Relationships

The NRVC has members in 24 countries and values an intercultural and global approach to vocation ministry to promote all of religious life. NRVC workshop participants often include international vocation ministers from English-speaking countries. The following national vocation offices collaborate with NRVC on a consistent basis:

International Union of General Superiors (UISG)

Office of Vocations, Bishops' Conference of England and Wales

Vocations Canada

Vocations Ireland

NRVC International Members

International NRVC members live in Australia, Bangladesh, Belize, Brazil, Canada, the Democratic Republic, Egypt, Fiji, France, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, India, Ireland, Italy,  Kenya, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, and Zambia.

Delegates of the International Vocation Conference, February 2015, Rome

In the Year for Consecrated Life in 2015, NRVC hosted an international vocation conference in Rome and the following were delegates:
Sister Viviana M. Ballarin, O.P., Vice-President of the Union of the European Conferences of Major Superiors, Brussels
Sister Nathalie Becquart, Xav., Director, National Service for the Evangelization of Youth and for Vocations, Bishops’ Conference of France, Paris
Brother Paul Bednarczyk, C.S.C., NRVC Executive Director, Chicago
Sister Deborah M. Borneman, SS.C.M., NRVC Director of Member Relations and Services, Chicago
Father Anthony Cox, S.S.C., Executive Officer, Catholic Vocations Ministry Australia (CVMA), Essendon, Victoria, Australia
Sister Nanise Degei, S.D.N., President, Religious Leadership Conference, South Pacific Islands, Fiji
Sister Gabrielle Farrell, O.L.A., Executive Board Member, Vocations Ireland, Dublin
Father David Kinnear Glenday, M.C.C.J., General Secretary, Union of Superiors General (USG), Rome
Brother Ronald Hingle, S.C., NRVC Executive Board Chair, New Orleans
Father Christopher Jamison, O.S.B., Director, National Office for Vocation, Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, London
Sister Katharina Kluitmann, O.S.F., Provincial Minister, board member of Religious Leadership Conference, committee member of German Bishops’ Conference for Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Laity, Münster, Germany
Father Hank Lemoncelli, O.M.I., English-language Official, Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, Vatican City
Sister Patricia Murray, I.B.V.M., General Secretary, International Union of Superiors General (UISG), Rome
Mr. Brad Myers, Senior Program Officer, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Agoura Hills, California, U.S.A.
Sister Lusiana Raratini, D.O.L.C., Delegate, Congregational Leaders Conference, Aotearoa-New Zealand (CLCANZ), Wellington
Sister Mary Rowell, C.S.J., President, National Association of Vocation and Formation Directors, Toronto

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NRVC Member Areas

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National Office Closed

May 27,

Memorial Day National Holiday

Member Area Gathering - West Coast

June 18,

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National Office Closed

June 19,

Juneteenth National Holiday

Member Area Gathering - Delaware Valley

June 22,

Huntington Valley, PA

Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors

July 10-14, 2024,

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Ethical Issues in Vocation and Formation Ministry Workshop

July 16-17, 2024,

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Behavioral Assessment 1 workshop

July 19-21, 2024,

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July 23-24, 2024,

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Being Human and Sexual: An Evolving Understanding Workshop

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