Vocation ministry during COVID-19

Vocation ministry during COVID-19


With COVID-19 stay-at-home orders in effect, many NRVC members  have begun doing additional online outreach to their target populations.

Many clergy are involved in live-stream Masses, and other religious are offering prayer, discernment guidance, and positive messages through a variety of means.

Following are ministry ideas assembled by the NRVC staff:

  • Try learning a social media platform that is used by your target demographic.
  • Hold conversations with discerners by Zoom.
  • Place your activities on the VISION Vocation Guide calendar. Also: Please update VISION calendar listings about events that have changed venue or been postponed.
  • Take a workshop or course in a topic relevant to vocation ministry.
  • Learn more about Adobe Spark (which has a free version). At least one vocation director has used it to organize an online retreat.
  • Pray for men religious suffering from or deceased from COVID-19.
  • Read HORIZON online articles about an aspect of your ministry.
  • Text or mail cards to vocation contacts.
  • Organize your contacts to better track your interactions with them.
  • Organize your digital photos for use in publicity.
  • Update your job description.
  • Update the application for entrance into your religious institute.
  • Update your VISION Vocation Match profile.
  • Download and read “Code of Ethics for Vocation Ministry.”


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