2020 Virtual Convocation

Convocation Schedule

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Morning Workshop 

11:00 ET | 10:00 CT | 9:00 MT | 8:00 PT
Welcome to workshops with prayer

11:10 ET | 10:10 CT | 9:10 MT | 8:10 PT
Candidate Issues in Immigration Law workshop
with Mr. Miguel Naranjo, part 1

11:55 ET | 10:55 CT | 9:55 MT | 8:55 PT
Wellness break

12:10 ET | 11:10 CT | 10:10 MT | 9:10 PT
Workshop, part 2

12:55 ET | 11:55 CT | 10:55 MT | 9:55 PT
Shared conversation with Q & A

1:30 ET | 12:30 CT | 11:30 MT | 10:30 PT
Workshop ends

Afternoon workshop

4:00 ET | 3:00 CT | 2:00 MT | 1:00 PT
Welcome and prayer

4:10 ET | 3:10 CT | 2:10 MT | 1:10 PT
Impact of Gaming & Pornography workshop
with Fr. David Songy, O.F.M. Cap., Psy.D.

4:55 ET | 3:55 CT | 2:55 MT | 1:55 PT
Wellness break

5:10 ET | 4:10 CT | 3:10 MT | 2:10 PT
Workshop, part 2

5:55 ET | 4:55 CT | 3:55 MT | 2:55 PT
Shared conversation with Q & A

6:30 ET | 5:30 CT | 4:30 MT | 3:30 PT
Workshop concludes

Thursday, October 29

Morning session

11:00 ET | 10:00 CT | 9:00 MT | 8:00 PT
Opening of Convocation with prayer

11:15 ET | 10:15 CT | 9:15 MT | 8:15 PT
Keynote Address: Reconciliation, a Ministry of Hope
with Fr. Dave Kelly, C.P.P.S., D.Min.

12:00 ET | 11:00 CT | 10:00 MT | 9:00 PT
Newer Entrant Insights

12:10 ET | 11:10 CT | 10:10 MT | 9:10 PT
Breakout groups

12:40 ET | 11:40 CT | 10:40 MT | 9:40 PT
Wellness break

1:00 ET | 12:00 CT | 11:00 MT | 10:00 PT
Shared conversation with Q & A

2:00 ET | 1:00 CT | 12:00 MT | 11:00 PT
Session concludes

Afternoon session

4:00 ET | 3:00 CT | 2:00 MT | 1:00 PT
Welcome and prayer

4:15 ET | 3:15 CT | 2:15 MT | 1:15 PT
Keynote Address: Encountering Christ in Harmony: Inviting our Asian & Pacific Island Sisters & Brothers to Religious Life
with Fr. Linh Ngoc Hoang, O.F.M., Ph.D.

5:00 ET | 4:00 CT | 3:00 MT | 2:00 PT
Newer Entrant Insights

5:10 ET | 4:10 CT | 3:10 MT | 2:10 PT
Breakout groups

5:40 ET | 4:40 CT | 3:40 MT | 2:40 PT
Wellness break

6:00 ET | 5:00 CT | 4:00 MT | 3:00 PT
Shared conversation with Q & A

7:00 ET | 6:00 CT | 5:00 MT | 4:00 PT
Keynote session concludes

Friday, October 30

Morning session

11:00 ET | 10:00 CT | 9:00 MT | 8:00 PT
Welcome and prayer

11:15 ET | 10:15 CT | 9:15 MT | 8:15 PT
Communicating Key Messages of Hope workshop
with Sr. Maxine Kollasch, I.H.M.

12:00 ET | 11:00 CT | 10:00 MT | 9:00 PT
Newer Entrant Insights

12:15 ET | 11:15 CT | 10:15 MT | 9:15 PT
Workshop concludes, wellness break

12:45 ET | 11:45 CT | 10:45 MT | 9:45 PT
La esperanza nos rodea Communal prayer
with composer/musician Mr. Jaime Cortez

1:30 ET | 12:30 CT | 11:30 MT | 10:30 PT
Communal Prayer concludes

Afternoon session

4:00 ET | 3:00 CT | 2:00 MT | 1:00 PT
Welcome and prayer

4:15 ET | 3:15 CT | 2:15 MT | 1:15 PT
Keynote Address: Reason for Hope: Testimony to Life, Death, and Resurrection
with Sr. Addie Lorraine Walker, S.S.N.D., Ph.D.

5:00 ET | 4:00 CT | 3:00 MT | 2:00 PT
Newer Entrant Insights

5:10 ET | 4:10 CT | 3:10 MT | 2:10 PT
Breakout groups

5:40 ET | 4:40 CT | 3:40 MT | 2:40 PT
Wellness break

6:00 ET | 5:00 CT | 4:00 MT | 3:00 PT
Shared conversation with Q & A

7:00 ET | 6:00 CT | 5:00 MT | 4:00 PT
Keynote concludes

Saturday, October 31

NRVC Business Meeting and Recognition Awards

11:00 ET | 10:00 CT | 9:00 MT | 8:00 PT
Gathering prayer

11:05 ET | 10:05 CT | 9:05 MT | 8:05 PT
Welcome by NRVC episcopal liaison Archbishop Charles C. Thompson

11:10 ET | 10:10 CT | 9:10 MT | 8:10 PT
Welcome by USCCB-CCLV executive director
Rev. Luke Ballman & Board Commissioning

11:20 ET | 10:20 CT | 9:20 MT | 8:20 PT
NRVC Business meeting Board Chair Address
with Sr. Kristin Matthes, SNDdeN

11:40 ET | 10:40 CT | 9:40 MT | 8:40 PT
NRVC Constitution amendment vote

11:45 ET | 10:45 CT | 9:45 MT | 8:45 PT
Vice Chair of Development & Operations Address
with Fr. Adam MacDonald, S.V.D.

11:55 ET | 10:55 CT | 9:55 MT | 8:55 PT
Vice Chair of Membership &  Mission Address
with Sr. Virginia Herbers, A.S.C.J.

12:05 ET | 11:05 CT | 10:05 MT | 9:05 PT
Finance Report with Mrs. Maureen Cetera

12:15 ET | 11:15 CT | 10:15 MT | 9:15 PT
Recognition Award Presentations

1:00 ET | 12:00 CT | 11:00 MT | 10:00 PT
Convocation adjourns

2022 Convocation

Mark your calendars for Convocation in Spokane, WA
on November 2-6, 2022


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Roster of Presenters

Convocation 2020


NRVC Episcopal liaison Archbishop Charles C. Thompson

Archbishop Charles Thompson





National Board Commissioning

USCCB-CCLV Executive Director Father Luke Ballman

 Fr. Luke Ballman




Convocation Facilitators

Sister Kristin Matthes, SNDdeN, NRVC Board Chair
Father Adam MacDonald, S.V.D., NRVC Board Vice-Chair
Sister Virginia Herbers, A.S.C.J., NRVC Board Vice-Chair

Sr. Virginia Hebers ASCJFr. Adam MacDonald SVDSr. Kristin Matthes SNDdeN






Keynote presentations

Encountering Christ in Harmony:
Inviting our Asian & Pacific Island Sisters & Brothers to Religious Life

Presenter: Father Linh Hoang OFM, Ph.D.

Fr. Linh Hoang OFMFather Linh Hoang, O.F.M., Ph.D. is a Franciscan priest with the Holy Name Province in New York City. He is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Siena College in New York. Fr. Linh has published articles in the areas of Asian American Catholics, race, migration and theology, historical theology, religion, and inter-generational religious experience. His book, Rebuilding Religious Experience was published in 2007 and Experiences of the Sacred was published in 2019. He has blogged for the online site, Pop Culture and Theology. He is currently serving as a consultant to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on Asian and Pacific Islander Catholics. Fr. Linh serves as a peer-evaluator for accreditation through Middles States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). He is working on a monograph about Asian American religious experience and racism.


Reconciliation, a Ministry of Hope

Presenter: Father Dave Kelly, C.PP.S., D.Min.

Fr. Dave Kelly CPPSFather Dave Kelly, C.PP.S., D.Min. is priest of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. He is the Executive Director of the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation (PBMR), a restorative justice hub in the Back-of-the-Yards/Englewood communities.  PBMR is dedicated to healing and reconciliation, especially among those who have been impacted by violence and incarceration.  PBMR strives to be a resource to other groups and communities who seek healing and reconciliation. For more than forty years he has ministered in jails and detention centers, most of that time in Chicago, IL.  He holds a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He is certified as a mediator and has received training in the restorative practice of Peacemaking Circles. He has published articles and spoken on reconciliation, restorative justice, and jail/detention ministry. 


Reason for Hope: Testimony to Life, Death, and Resurrection

Presenter: Sister Addie Lorraine Walker, S.S.N.D., Ph.D.

Sr. Addie Lorraine WalkerSister Addie Lorraine Walker, S.S.N.D., Ph.D. is a School Sister of Notre Dame and served as provincial leader of the Dallas Province of S.S.N.D. for nine years. Currently, she is Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and founder and director of the Sankofa Institute for African American Pastoral Leadership at Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX. Sr. Addie Lorraine earned a Ph.D. in religion and education from Boston College in 1996. She is a contributing author of Power of Sisterhood: Women Religious Tell the Story of the Apostolic Visitation. Her research and writing interests include spirituality and culture, SSND spirituality, the spirituality of religious life today, formation for contemporary living of religious life, Christian Education in the 19th and 20th centuries, Catholic Social Teaching from a Black Perspective, and dialogue as a strategy for transformative education.


Communal prayer

La esperanza nos rodea/Hope is all around us

Presenter: Mr. Jaime Cortez sponsored by OCP

Jaime CortezMr. Jaime Cortez was born in New York and raised in El Salvador. He has dedicated a portion of his ministry to promoting better Hispanic liturgies and bringing cultures together for worship. Jaime is a talented composer, arranger, and performer with Oregon Catholic Press. His main instrument is guitar, though he is proficient in piano and other string instruments, such as charango, vihuela, and bass guitar. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music composition from Arizona State University. He was named Pastoral Musician of the Year in 2016 by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM). He lives in Mesa, AZ with his wife and their three musically talented sons.


Convocation workshops

Candidate Issues in Immigration Law 

Presenter: Mr. Miguel Naranjo

In a short period of time, changes to U.S. immigration policy have had a profound effect on immigrants in the U.S., including those who serve as religious workers. This workshop will discuss the immigration law challenges impacting international religious workers who serve the Church in the U.S. We will discuss the R-1 Religious Worker Visa process as well as other Visa types that may be utilized by religious to enter the U.S. We will also discuss the permanent residence process for religious workers and current issues impacting that program. This workshop will provide valuable information for international religious workers and also for vocation directors or those responsible for the international members of their religious institute.

Miguel NaranjoMr. Miguel Naranjo serves as the Director of the Religious Immigration Services (RIS) section of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., otherwise known as CLINIC. Miguel leads a group of immigration attorneys who practice exclusively in religious immigration law. They represent over 170 archdioceses, dioceses, and religious communities throughout the U.S., assisting them in bringing international priests, brothers, sisters, novices, seminarians, and other religious workers into the U.S. to serve the Church.  He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and has been practicing immigration law since 2002.


Communicating Key Messages of Hope

Presenter: Sister Maxine Kollasch, I.H.M.

Hundreds of messages compete for our attention each day on the internet and in other spaces of our lives. How can messages about religious life be conveyed in ways that engage people and make a difference? This workshop offers a practical model for combining internet and in-person approaches to communicate messages about religious life. A case study is used to demonstrate the model. The session highlights the concept that informs the model and addresses a range of topics including key messages, audiences, platforms, content development, analytics, and other areas. Guidelines and resources are provided to offer assistance with hands-on application of the model from start to finish. This workshop is designed for vocation ministers and leadership at any level of experience in communications and online presence. 

Sr. Max Kollasch IHMSister Maxine Kollasch, I.H.M. is a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in Monroe, Michigan. She serves as Executive Director and co-Founder of A Nun’s Life. Established on the internet in 2006, this ministry helps people discover and grow in their vocation, wherever God is calling. A Nun’s Life brings the centuries-old tradition of religious life in areas such as discernment, prayer, and spirituality into conversation with everyday lives. Sr. Maxine works with sisters to create podcasts, blogs, videos, and events. People in 175 countries engage with aNunsLife.org. She holds master’s degrees in Advertising and Theology and has an extensive background in Corporate Communications. She is committed to helping shape a narrative of religious life that is inspiring, accurate and engaging.


The Impact of the Consumption of Gaming and Pornography

Presenter: Father David Songy, O.F.M.Cap., Psy.D.,
sponsored by Saint Luke Institute

Americans now spend sixty hours a week across an average of four digital devices. Video games provide fun opportunities for social bonding, problem solving, and healthy competition. However, excessive gaming can cause multiple problems, such as social isolation, anxiety, poor grades, employment absences, greater impulsivity, violence and depression. Each day, PornHub averages 92 million people with over 1,000 searches per second. This workshop will address the implications of digital arousal for candidate assessment along with the methodology used to determine behaviors that preclude admission due to excessive misuse

Fr. David Songy OFMCapFather David Songy, O.F.M.Cap., Psy.D. is a priest of the Capuchin Province of Mid-America and is the current President of St. Luke Institute. A clinical psychologist, he is a former spiritual director and prefect of studies at Redemptoris Mater Missionary Seminary in Denver. He also was director of counseling services at the Pontifical North American College in Rome and held several positions at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary. Father David holds a doctorate in psychology from the University of Denver and a doctorate in sacred theology from the Teresianum, the Pontifical Institute of Spirituality in Rome. He holds a Master’s Degree in pastoral counseling from Loyola College and theology degrees from Aquinas Institute. He presents on formation in priestly celibacy, cybersex addiction, and the integration of psychological and spiritual treatment.


2020 Convocation. Thank you for your generosity!

  Become a sponsor

We are grateful to the following organizations for their generous support of the 2020 Convocation:


Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration

Providence Health

Sisters of Sts. Cyril and Methodius

Felician Sisters




Peace Health

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Sisters of Mercy

​​​​Carmelite Sisters of the Aged and Infirm

Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia

Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn


Hudson Valley Member Area
In honor: Sr. Marie Mackey, C.S.J.

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

Southwest Member Area


Christian Brothers Services
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation


Archdiocese of Seattle, Archbishop Paul Etienne

Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, NY

Fr. Adam MacDonald SVD

Heartland Member Area

Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ

Edmund Rice Christian Brothers




In-Kind Sponsors:


St. Luke Institute



Recognition Awards

Harvest Award

Mary Lou Paluch RaffertyThe NRVC board has selected Mary Lou Paluch Rafferty, third-generation owner of the J.S. Paluch Company, Inc., to receive its highest recognition, the NRVC Harvest Award. Mary Lou's enthusiasm for and commitment to religious life vocations is profound. Her family-owned business began in 1913 to provide printing services for parishes throughout the United States, today providing an array of services, from bulletins to calendars. Inspired by her mother's vision, Mary Lou has remained committed to supporting vocations to religious life and diocesan priesthood through the National Vocations Awareness Division (NVAD) of the J.S. Paluch Company. The NVAD has supported NRVC in numerous ways over the years.​

The NRVC commissioned Mikey Needleman to write a song in recognition of the many contributions of Mary Lou Paluch Rafferty to NRVC over the years.


Lifetime Membership

The NRVC Board has selected Reverend Raymond P. Carey, Ph.D. to receive a lifetime membership to the National Religious Vocation Conference. Fr. Carey is a priest of the Archdiocese of Portland, OR. 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. Countless vocation directors have attended his legendary workshops in Ethics in Vocation and Formation Ministry, Behavioral Assessment 1, and Behavioral Assessment 2.


Mustard Seed Award

The NRVC board has selected Notre Dame Vision, a program of the McGrath Institute for Church Life, for the Mustard Seed Award. Each year, Vision conferences at the University of Notre Dame offer high school students a theologically rich experience of keynote speakers with the mentorship of college students. From large group sessions to small faith-sharing groups comprised of peers, Notre Dame Vision provides the space and the community to ask big questions about how God is calling teens to use their talents in service to the Church and world. Through this experience, Vision hopes to enkindle the flame of God’s love that will last beyond the week, grounding a lifetime of faith.


Outstanding Recognition Awards

The NRVC Board has selected the following NRVC members to receive the Outstanding Recognition Award for 2020:

Sr. Michael Frances Duncan SSMO







Sister Michael Francine Duncan, S.S.M.O.


Br. Ronnie Hingle SC







Brother Ronnie Hingle, S.C.


Sr. Marie Mackey CSJ







Sister Marie Mackey, C.S.J.


Sr. Priscilla Moreno RSM







Sister Priscilla Moreno, R.S.M.


Br. Sean Sammon FMS







Brother Sean Sammon, F.M.S.


Become a Sponsor

2020 Virtual Convocation

By Phil Loftus


2020 NRVC Sponsorship

Sponsorship Opportunities

2020 Vision: Focus on hope

NRVC needs you!
Your support will help us successfully showcase the vitality of religious life

NRVC is seeking Convocation sponsorships for our virtual gatherings*:

  • –1 Title Sponsor @ $20,000
  • –3 Technology Sponsors @ $15,000 each 
  • –1 Platinum Sponsor @ $15,000
  • –1 Gold Sponsor @ $10,000
  • –2 Silver Sponsor @ $5,000
  • –8 Bronze Sponsors @ $3,000 each
  • –6 Peace Sponsors @ $2,500 each
  • –4 Pearl Sponsors @ $2,000
  • –6 Ruby Sponsors @ $1,000 each
  • –25 Solar @ $500 each 
  • — Sponsor a Recent Vocation of a Brother/Priest @$375**
  • –In-Kind Sponsors

    * Events and sponsorship opportunities may change as the new virtual format is determined.

    ** Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is underwriting our “Sponsor a Recent Vocation of a Sister” program

Benefits of sponsorship

Make an impression on current and future leaders in the Catholic Church

  • Signage with your name and logo at the virtual event.
  • Continuous acknowledgment during convocation sessions.
  • Name, logo, and link on our website and social sites.
  • Collateral/resource distribution (if contract signed by Oct. 15, 2020).

Read more about sponsorship opportunities here.

Please become a sponsor today!

Phil LoftusContact

PHIL LOFTUS, NRVC Development Director




The NRVC is 501(c)3. All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Religious Vocations: Valid, Vibrant, Valued!

2020 Virtual Convocation Update

By NRVC National Board

Updated Sept. 3, 2020

What Convocation is all about 

In collaboration with its members and strategic partners, the National Religious Vocation Conference's biennial Convocation helps NRVC fulfill its mission--to support vocation ministry and religious life through professional development, advocacy, education, resources, and networking opportunities--by featuring keynote presentations, communal prayer, and networking with all those who support vocations.

Virtual Convocation Dates

Convocation begins on October 28 and ends at noon on October 31. On most days, virtual sessions will be offered from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. (Central time). 

2020 Virtual Convocation events

  • INSPIRING KEYNOTE SESSIONS on the theme 2020 VISION: Focus on Hope  
  • FEATURED SPEAKERS, including Fr. Linh Hoang, O.F.M., Ph.D.; Fr. Dave Kelly, C.PP.S., D. Min.; and Sr. Addie Lorraine Walker, S.S.N.D., Ph.D.
  • An opportunity to PRAY TOGETHER bilingually in a prayer, entitled La esperanza nos rodea/Hope is all around us, led by composer/musician Jaime Cortez. 
  • Opportunities to SHARE EXPERIENCES and ASK QUESTIONS in breakout groups  
  • NEWER ENTRANTS' INSIGHTS from those who entered after 2002
  • NRVC BUSINESS MEETING with a welcome by NRVC Episcopal Liaison Archbishop Charles Thompson and USCCB-CCLV Executive Director Fr. Luke Ballman
  • AWARDS: NRVC will recognize Ms. Mary Lou Paluch Rafferty; Fr. Raymond Carey; Notre Dame Vision; Sr. Michael Francine Duncan, S.S.M.O.; Br. Ronnie Hingle, S.C.; Sr. Marie Mackey, C.S.J.; Sr. Priscilla Moreno, R.S.M.; and Br. Sean Sammon, F.M.S.

Plus three workshops to enhance your professional skills on the following topics:

  • Candidate Issues in Immigration Law presented by Mr. Miguel Naranjo
  • Communicating Key Messages of Hope presented by Sr. Maxine Kollasch, I.H.M.
  • The Impact of the Consumption of Gaming and Pornography presented by
    Fr. David Songy, O.F.M.Cap., Psy.D.

Something new this year – invite a guest!

Every NRVC member who registers with a full payment may invite one newer entrant or currently elected congregational leader to register to participate for free from October 29-30. The newer entrant must have entered after 2002 and agree to write a published essay and recorded presentation after Convocation. When you register, be prepared to provide the full name and email address of the person you invite. Please ask someone from your religious institute who is not a novice, postulant, associate or current NRVC member. 


  • NRVC member early registration rate (before Oct. 16, 2020): $300
  • Non-member early registration rate (before Oct. 16, 2020): $450



One of NRVC cherished customs is our Mass collection for a local organization. Because of the unique virtual platform and the recent NRVC statement condemning racism and ongoing commitment to intercultural competence, NRVC has selected the National Black Sisters Conference (NBSC) to receive the collection this year. Established in August 1968, the NBSC is an inclusive Catholic organization of vowed Black Catholic Women Religious and Associates from many congregations of religious across the United States. Donations can be made when you register for Convocation or by sending checks payable to NRVC to the National Office with this collection designation.


July 15, 2020

The NRVC board has made the decision to convert 2020 Convocation to a virtual gathering rather than meeting in Spokane. We are still working out the details, but we want to assure that:

  1. The safety and well-being of our members remains a top priority.
  2. We are committed to providing high quality, professional, and inspiring programming at the 2020 Convocation--albeit, in a virtual format.
  3. We are planning a new schedule for late October with presenters, prayer, networking, and a business meeting. With the experience of over 200 participants and presenters involved in NRVC's virtual Summer Institute, we have confidence in the success of a 2020 Virtual Convocation.

Entirely new registration for 2020 Virtual Convocation

Because the format and offerings will need to be adjusted, the National Office has determined that the best course is to create an entirely new registration portal for 2020 Virtual Convocation.

For those of you who have already registered for 2020 Convocation, Maureen Cetera, Director of Finance, will provide you with a full refund within the next few weeks and will email you when the refund has been processed. You will then be provided the link to register for 2020 Virtual Convocation through the new portal.

For those who have already booked travelYou will need to cancel your reservationsIf you booked your hotel through NIX Conference Management, your reservations have been cancelled.

New 2020 Virtual Convocation registration in place soon

We hope to have our plans finalized in the next few weeks with a new registration portal in place by September 1. We will notify you once the new 2020 Virtual Convocation schedule and registration is available.

Remember to mark your calendars for Convocation 2022 

Convocation 2022 will be held in Spokane at the Davenport Grand, Nov. 3-6, 2022.

In prayer and gratitude

We are grateful for your continued patience, understanding, and support as we pray together for an end to the spread of this global virus and its impact on you--our cherished members--all communities, collaborators, and those you serve. Thank you for your courage, witness, and hope.

NRVC Board

Sr. Kristin Matthes, S.N.D.deN., Board Chair
Fr. Adam McDonald, S.V.D., Executive Committee Member
Sr. Virginia Hebers, A.S.C.J., Executive Committee Member
Sr. Gayle Lwanga Crumbley, R.G.S., Member
Sr. Anna Marie Espinosa, I.W.B.S., Member
Fr. Charles Johnson, O.P., Member
Sr. Lisa Laguna, D.C., Member
Sr. Belinda Monahan, O.S.B., Member
Sr. Anita Quigley, S.H.C.J., Member
Mr. Len Uhal, Member
Sr. Mindy Welding, I.H.M., Member
Sr. Deborah Borneman, SS.C.M., ex officio, NRVC Director of Mission Integration 

2020 Convocation now virtual

By NRVC National Office

Updated Sept. 3, 2020


  • NRVC Virtual Convocation MEMBER early registration rate (before Oct. 16, 2020): $300
  • NON-MEMBER early registration rate (before Oct. 16, 2020): $450


July 15, 2020.

For those of you who have already registered for 2020 Convocation as it was originally schedule for Spokane, Maureen Cetera, Director of Finance, will provide you with a full refund within the next few weeks and will email you when the refund has been processed. You will then be provided the link to register for 2020 Virtual Convocation through the new portal to be available by early September.

For those who have already booked travelYou will need to cancel your reservationsIf you booked your hotel through NIX Conference Management, your reservations have been cancelled.

Thank you from OCP

Enjoy the playlist created for NRVC featuring Jaime Cortez


OCP at NRVC 2020

OCP is honored to have participated in this year’s NRVC Convocation, and we hope you enjoyed the communal prayer with composer Jaime Cortez!

Please enjoy the many resources OCP has to offer to support your spiritual growth and ministry. Be sure to check out the flyers (linked below) offering Jaime's music collections and songs from his presentation, along with antiphon collections from renowned composers — including our newest book of modern antiphon settings from Steve Angrisano, Sarah Hart and Curtis Stephan. And don't forget to listen to our custom playlists with music from many of today's most popular Catholic artists.

OCP at NRVC Playlist      Jaime Cortez's Collections     OCP Antiphon Resources

Participate in a spiritual journey with St. Louis Jesuit Dan Schutte. The award-winning songwriter and pastoral musician is now offering his new virtual retreat, “Walking the Sacred Path” — filled with guided reflections and music, along with a digital workbook/prayer journal.

Discover life-changing events delivered by OCP artists and composers — available for workshops, concerts, parish missions or formational events.


Focus on the importance of mindfulness and meditation with Camaldolese Benedictine monk Fr. Cyprian Consiglio in this book and MP3 album that document his travels around the world.

Enrich your daily prayer with music from with these new collections from composers Roc O'ConnorPaule Freeburg DC and Christopher Walker, and Sarah Hart.


Receive 15% off your next purchase* on ocp.org! Use coupon code NRVC15 at checkout by November 15. *Offer not valid for missals, hymnals or subscription-based products.

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