Diocesan websites

Since the 19th century, women and men religious have been ministering in dioceses across the country. Today, over 900 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.

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

Collaborating organizations

NRVC has traditionally enjoyed the collaboration and support of other 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, philosophy and goals. Any other organization seeking a collaborative relationship with NRVC must submit a request in writing. All requests will be reviewed and a decision will be made by the NRVC board. 


Major Collaborating Organizations


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. NRVC actively participates in the Brothers Think Tank and Formation Committee. Sister Debbie attends its annual assembly. 


Congregation for Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life

The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apstolic Life (CICLSAL) is the congregationo of the Roman Curia responsible for everything which concerns Institutes of Consecrated Life of both women and men, as well as secular institutes and Societies of Apostolic Life, regarding their government, discipline, studies, good, rights and privileges. NRVC was invited to meet with CICLSAL at the Vatican in Rome in 2015.


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.


Leadership Conference for Women Religious

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is an association of the leaders of congregations of Catholic women religious in the United States. The conference has more than 1350 members, who represent nearly 80 percent of women religious in the United States. Founded in 1956, LCWR 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 its annual assembly. 


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 its annual 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 its 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. Mr. Phil Loftus 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. 


Partner organizations

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. 


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 Immingration Network

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


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. 


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.


Mexican American Catholic College

The Mission of the Mexican American Catholic College 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 Conference of Vicars for Religious

The National Conference of Vicars for Religious 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.


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 in February.


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.  Mr. Phil Loftus attended the Religious Brothers Conference in July 2019.



Foundations and Benefactors

NRVC is grateful to the following foundations and benefactors for their generous financial support to advance the mission of NRVC to be a 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.


J.S. Paluch Company, National Vocation Awareness Division

The J.S. Paluch Company Inc. is dedicated to serving Catholic parishes and organizations as well as local and national church bulletin advertisers throughout the United States. The J.S. Paluch's National Vocations Awareness Division (NVAD) promotes vocation awareness through a fully-funded annual seminar for leaders in diocesan and religious vocation ministry, collaboration with vocation directors, vocation prayers in calendar and periodical publications, and media support.


Resource organizations

Association of Latin American Missionary Sisters/Asociación de Hermanas Latinas Misioneras en America (AHLMA)

Catholic Press Association

Catholic Theological Union

Catholic Volunteer Network

Catholics on Call

Center for the Study of Consecrated Life

Institute for Religious Formation

Giving Voice

National Black Sisters Conference


United States Conference of Secular Institutes

USA Council of Serra International

International Relationships

International Relationships

NRVC has members in over 20 countries and as a national organization, NRVC values an intercultural and global approach to vocation ministry to promote all of religious life. The following national vocation offices collaborate with NRVC on a consistent basis. NRVC workshop participants often include international vocation ministers from English speaking countries.

In the Year for Consecrated Life in 2015, NRVC hosted an international vocation conference in Rome and the following organizations sent representatives:

European Vocations Services

International Union of General Superiors (UISG)

National Association of Vocation/Formation Directors of Canada

Office of Vocations, Bishops' Conference of England and Wales

Union of Superiors General (USG)

Vocations Ireland


Delegates of the International Vocation Conference, February 2015, Rome

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

2018 Convocation exhibitors, sponsors, and vendors web links

2018 Convocation Exhibitors

A Guide to Religious Ministries    

A Nun's Life Ministry

Cards by Anne

Catholic Theological Union

Communicators for Women Religious

Giving Voice

Guest House

Leadership Collaborative

LightWord Services, LLC

Mexican American Catholic College

National Catholic Sisters Project

Nativity Pilgrimage

Religious Formation Conference

Saint John Vianney Center

Saint Luke Institute

Tau Healing Arts

VISION Vocation Network

World Library Publications


2018 Convocation Sponsors

Ascension Health

Benedictine Sisters, St. Elizabeth, NJ

Buffalo Bureau of Tourism

Mr. Marty Butzen

Carmelite Sisters of the Aged and Infirm

Catholic Health Association

Catholic Life Insurance

Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate

Christian Brothers Services

Congregation of Bon Secours

Congregation of Holy Cross, Moreau Province

Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Los Altos Hills

Daughters of Charity, St. Louise

Daughters of Wisdom

Diocese of Albany

Diocese of Brooklyn

Divine Word Missionaries

Dominican Sisters of Peace

Edmund Rice Christian Brothers

Felician Sisters of North America

Global Sisters Report

Human Development/Guest House

J.S. Paluch/World Library Publications

Maryknoll Sisters of Saint Dominic

Mount Savior Monastery

NRVC Deep South Member Area

NRVC Heartland Member Area

NRVC Hudson Valley Member Area

NRVC Midwest Member Area

NRVC Mid-Atlantic Member Area

Religious of the Sacred Heart

Saint John Vianney Center

School Sisters of Notre Dame

Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth

Sisters of Mercy, South Central

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

Sisters of Saint Joseph of Brentwood

Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, Saint Louis

Sisters of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia

Sisters of Saint Joseph of Rochester

Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis

Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius

Sisters of the Good Shepherd

Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth

Sisters of the Precious Blood

Society of the Holy Child Jesus

TrueQuest Communications

University of Incarnate Word


Additional supporters

Catholic Press Association

Hesburgh Sabbatical, Catholic Theological Union

Marillac Center

National Religious Retirement Office

NIX Conference and Meeting Management

Redemptorist Renewal Center


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