I am NRVC

I am NRVC

Sister Marie Mackey, C.S.J.

Sister Marie Mackey's community is the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, New York, a Diocesan religious community serving primarily the Brooklyn and Rockville Centre Diocese, as well as Puerto Rico. Her roles include being co-coordinator of NRVC's Hudson Valley member area. She has also been active in the Vocation Ambassador Program sponsored by NRVC the past two summers. In addition, she is a young adult minister.

How long have you been in vocation ministry?

I have been a Congregational Vocation Director for two years, although I have been involved on a vocation committee for about 10 years.

Has it helped you to belong to NRVC?

NRVC is a blessing to me. I have met so many vocation directors and learned so much about vocation ministry from being active in the various member areas. The support and professional development that NRVC provides is outstanding!

What are some things you've learned from this ministry?

I have learned about the importance of presence. Being available to others to listen and journey with them is a unique and profound experience.

Any words of wisdom for others who do this work?

Be patient. God is doing something new in you and in religious life.

Your biggest challenge?

At times it can be isolating and overwhelming, especially if you are a one-person vocation office. Determining where to place your energy takes time. Relationships with others are crucial.

What's most rewarding?

I find so many aspects of this ministry rewarding; however, meeting such good people who are discerning where God is moving in their lives gives me great hope for the future of religious life and for the world.



This article has no comments or are under review. Be the first to leave a comment.

Please Log-in to comment this article

Nominate NRVC outstanding members ...
Let's shine a light on the best of a great group ...  More
HORIZON & VISION ...
The Catholic Press Association and the Associated Church Press honored NRVC's ...  More
Summer Institute ...
Our annual Summer Institute will offer five workshops at the downtown ...  More
June newsletter ...
Learn how to win a trip to Niagara Falls by registering ...  More
Convocation Registration is Now Open ...
Convocation is the place to gather for outstanding speakers, networking opportunities ...  More
New Discernment Prayer Cards Available ...
Perfect giveaway for Confirmations, Graduations and Volunteer Recognition. A pack of ...  More
NRVC Member Area

CONNECT WITH NRVC

June 2018

Member Area Meetings

Upper Midwest: June 17-19 at St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, MN 

Summer Institute Registration

Late fee of $100 per workshop begins June 25

All workshop cancellations after June 25 are non-refundable

SUPPORT NRVC

Iamnrvc
Renew your NRVC membership