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.”


Leave a comment

This article has no comments or are under review. Be the first to leave a comment.
Please Log-in to comment this article

HORIZON ...
The NRVC's new Study on Recent Vocations to Religious Life has ...  More
May newsletter ...
Brothers Day | HORIZON special edition | COVID-19 & ministry | ...  More
2020 Study on Recent Vocations ...
Steady entrance since 2003! Newer members culturally diverse and filled with ...  More
VISION opportunities ...
NRVC's award-winning vocation guide is now accepting advertising reservations. It also ...  More
Summer INstitute ...
Summer INstitute will be offered via video conferencing to provide professional ...  More

CONNECT WITH NRVC

Member Area Gatherings - Hudson Valley

June 3 ,

via ZOOM

Member Area Gatherings - Southwest

June 2,

via ZOOM

Member Area Gatherings - Delaware Valley

June 11 ,

via ZOOM

Summer Institute in Chicago

July 7-22,

Read more

Convocation in Spokane, WA

Oct 30 - Nov 2,

Read more

National Vocation Awareness Week

Nov 1-7,

Read more

World Day for Consecrated Life

Feb 2, 2021,

Read more

Catholic Sisters Week

March 8-14, 2021,

Read more

Religious Brothers Day

May 1,

Read more

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

April 25, 2021,

Read more

SUPPORT NRVC

Iamnrvc
Renew your NRVC membership