Websites of collaborating organizations

Websites of 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) serves the leadership of the Catholic orders and congregations of the more than 17,000 vowed religious priests and brothers of the United States, 10% of whom are foreign missionaries. Founded in 1956, CMSM provides a voice for these communities in U.S. church and society. CMSM collaborates with the U.S. bishops and other key groups and organizations that serve church and society. The NRVC executive director attends its annual assembly held in August.

Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious 

The Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR) will be a collaborative body of life-bearing women religious committed to “the full flowering”* of religious life in the United States by placing our collective feminine genius** at the service of the Church and one another. CMSWR will be a wellspring of hope and a trusted resource for the ongoing revitalization of religious life and the new evangelization. 

J. S. Paluch Co., 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. The NRVC board and staff attend its annual seminar held in August.


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 1400 members, who represent more than 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. The NVC executive director and director of member relations and services attends its annual assembly held in August.

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. The NRVC executive director attends its annual conference held in July.


National Federation for Catholic Youth Minstry

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) participates in the mission of the Catholic Church by advocating for and supporting Catholic youth ministry on the national, diocesan, and local level. As a professional organization of affiliated dioceses and collaborating members, NFCYM organizes the biennial National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) and the National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry (NCCYM). The NRVC director of member relations and services attends its annual membership meeting held in February. 

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. The NRVC executive director attends its biennial Congress.


Resource Center for Religious Institutes 

The Resource Center for Religious Institutes (RCRI) is an organization created to serve the needs of Catholic communities of religious women and men. Our professional staff offers advice and provides resources for the leadership of religious institutes who become members of RCRI. For over 35 years, RCRI or its predecessor organizations have been a partner to help navigate the many complexities related to taxes and tax-exemption, corporate structure, internal organizational setup, finance, administration, and canon law. 

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 

The USCCB Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations assists bishops, both collectively and individually, in promoting, supporting, and educating about the Church’s pastoral needs and concerns for the priesthooddiaconate, and consecrated life within culturally diverse communities of the United States; and in addressing issues concerning the life and ministry of bishops. 


Other Collaborative Relationships

Catholic Campus Ministry Association

The Catholic Campus Ministry Association (CCMA) is the national, professional organization for Catholic campus ministers dedicated to the comprehensive vision of campus ministry outlined in the 1985 U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Pastoral letter, Empowered by the Spirit: Campus Ministry Faces the Future and creating a culture of vocations on our college campuses. The director of member relations and services attends its biennial conference held in January.

Catholic Extension

Since 1905, Catholic Extension has contributed more than $500 million to the 91 poor mission dioceses across the United States—dioceses where the faith is thriving but the resources are scarce. Today Catholic Extension continues the mission started by Father Kelley to meet the changing needs of the Church. In 2015, Catholic Extension is collaborating with NRVC to provide a new one day workshop for Spanish speaking Sisters from Latin America in becoming relevant, proficient, and credible pastoral ministers who are also confident vocation promoters. 


Catholic Volunteer Network

Catholic Volunteer Network (CVN) fosters and promotes full-time domestic and international faith-based volunteer service opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds, and skills. As the leading membership organization of Christian volunteer and mission programs, CVN support s and enhances the work of members through volunteer recruitment, training and resources, networking opportunities, and advocacy. Also visit From Sisterhood to Service about CVN grants to establish volunteer immersion programs.


Catholics on Call

Catholics on Call supports Catholic young adults (ages 18-30) as they strive to discover God’s call in their lives, and explore the possibility of a life of service in the Church  A national vocation discovery program of the Bernardin Center at Catholic Theological Union, Catholics on Call is dedicated to helping young adults from diverse backgrounds explore a call to ministry in the Church and to learn about leadership roles as lay ecclesial ministers, men or women religious, or ministry as ordained deacons or priests. The NRVC director of member relations and services is a presenter at its annual conference in August.


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. Founded in 1964, CARA has three major dimensions to its mission: 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 at CTU

The Center for the Study of Consecrated Life serves as a theological, academic, and pastoral resource for engaging contemporary issues and realities in consecrated life today from a global perspective. What a grace it is to engage the questions of our time and offer what we might toward the revitalization necessary in consecrated life today. It is together that we seek to live God’s call in this our time, as God is indeed creating.


Communicators for Women Religious

The Communicators for Women Religious (CWR) is a professional organization of personnel responsible for communications within religious congregations of women. Our 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. 


National Catholic Educational Association

Rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) is a professional membership organization that provides leadership, direction, and service to fulfill the evangelizing, catechizing, and teaching mission of the Church. NCEA traces its official beginning to a meeting held in St. Louis in 1904.


National Catholic Sisters Week

National Catholic Sisters Week (CSW) is an annual celebration that takes place from March 8–14. Created to honor women religious, it is a series of events that instruct, enlighten, and bring greater focus to the lives of these incredible women. It is an opportunity to recognize women religious with the hope that as more young women learn about women religious, more will choose to follow their example.


National Conference of Religious Vicars

The National Conference of Vicars for Religious serves the Catholic Vicars for Religious of all Dioceses in their ministry to the Religious Sisters, Brothers, and priests in their jurisdictions. 



Religious Brothers Conference

The Religious Brothers Conference (RBC) is the national organization for the over 4,000 religious brothers serving in the United States. Raising awareness of the Brother vocation is the priority for RBC. Some Brothers are monastic while others are apostolic. Brothers can work in professional, educational, community, or parish settings and there is great diversity in the ways in which Brothers minister. Many Brothers are blessed with opportunities to place their minds, hearts, and hands in the service of others.


USA Council of Serra International

The Mission of Serra is to foster and affirm vocations to the priesthood and vowed religious life through prayer, awareness, affirmation, and support. The vision of Serra is to have all people respond to God’s call to their vocation in life, therefore, that by their works, SERRA desires to be recognized and sought after as the organization that actively works and promotes vocations to the ordained priesthood and vowed religious life.


United States Conference of Secular Institutes

The Catholic Church established this form of consecrated life in 1947 for people who wish to combine the contemplative and the apostolic life while living in the world. Secular institutes provide members with a community of like-minded people who put God first in their lives and everything else second. There are over thirty secular institutes in the United States, each having its own rule and lifestyle, period of formation and ongoing animation. 

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