2018 Ethical issues in vocation/formation ministry, July 20-21

2018 Ethical issues in vocation/formation ministry, July 20-21

Presenter: Father Raymond P. Carey, Ph.D.

NRVC workshop on Ethical Issues

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This workshop will explore ethical principles governing confidentiality, agency and obligations related to positions of trust. The workshop will also address issues related to dissemination of information, the timeliness of admissions or dismissal decisions, and other issues related to ethical rights of candidates as well as ethical rights of those in positions of authority.


Friday,  July 20 and Saturday,  July 21

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please note this workshop ends at 4:30 p.m. on July 21. Overnight accommodations are contracted for three nights, arrival on July 19 and check out on July 22.


Father Raymond P. Carey, Ph.D. is a priest of the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon. He has taught at both the secondary and university levels and presently teaches at Mount Angel Seminary Graduate School of Theology in Saint Benedict, Oregon. Father Carey holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He has presented workshops in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. He is a past recipient of the NRVC Harvest Award for his work in service of vocation ministry.

Workshop fees 

Workshop fees include materials, speaker and facility fees. The fee does not include refreshments, meals or parking. 

$ 300 – NRVC Member
$ 450 – Non-NRVC Member

Resident:    Your fees as a resident includes breakfast.
$ 645 – NRVC Member
$ 795 – Non-NRVC Member            

Financial assistance available

The Misericordia Scholarship Fund is available for NRVC members due to the generosity of donations made by NRVC members. Scholarship funds can be applied to NRVC workshops; however they do not cover the cost of transportation, accommodations, meals, or personal expenses. If you would like to attend an NRVC workshop and need financial assistance, please contact our Director of Member Relations and Services, Sister Deborah  Borneman, SS.C.M. at debbiesscm@nrvc.net. 


All of the content is very helpful, most especially the explanation of agency and confidentiality as they apply to vocation ministry. This workshop helped me to be aware of my ethical responsibility as a vocation minister. Father Ray is an excellent presenter. 

—Sister Marianne Lallone, I.H.M.


Exceptional! As a community reforming our formation house/community, this workshop is priceless! There is no one better than Father Ray Carey! It’s not simply the content, which is so important, he is a teacher par excellence because he teaches with his life! 

—Sister Jeanne Marie Gocha, C.S.J.


It was inspiring to house ethical issues with the strong underpinning of reverence and respect of persons. It was very helpful to review and concretize the meaning and implications of agency and fiduciary trust. The real life stories made it very practical, thank you for the matrix of shalom

—Sister Brenda Lynn McHugh, D.S.M.P.


NRVC ethical issues workshop

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