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JubileeYear2025.org—your go-to site

JubileeYear2025.org—your go-to site

JubileeYear2025.org is a site sponsored by the National Religious Vocation Conference to house essential information about the forthcoming Jubilee Year. The site includes an overview, background information, resources, and more. 

 

The Jubilee Year of Consecrated Life is a section of the site dedicated to a Jubilee that religious communities worldwide are commemorating during the 2025 Jubilee Year. On October 8-9, 2025 religious communities will celebrate a type of "jubilee within a jubilee" noting ways that religious are "Pilgrims of hope, on the way of peace."


Code of ethics

Code of ethics

Are you aware that, like most professions, the practice of vocation ministry has a code of ethics? The NRVC code of ethics has been carefully developed by ministers and ethicists to maintain the highest possible standards of ministry. By reading and following the code, the NRVC intends to protect vulnerable adults and minors (those considering a church vocation), to minister free of bias, and to ensure that ministers and religious communities themselves can flourish in an atmosphere that maintains proper boundaries and good conduct. Even if you have already taken our ethics workshop, we encourage you to download and read the code and adhere to it. It's a well-written document worthy of sharing with your leaders and all involved in vocation ministry in your community.


Resource of the month: Abundant Hope Prayer Cards

Resource of the month: Abundant Hope Prayer Cards

Everyone needs a reminder of hope now and then. The NRVC offers a prayer card using colorful artwork by Sister Joni Luna, S.P. and a quote from Fratelli Tutti: "Hope is bold, it can open up grand ideals that make life more beautiful and worthwhile. Let us continue then to advance along the paths of hope." This card could be used in tandem with NRVC's Abundant Hope video series and/or the Abundant Hope handout. Consider giving it to supporters, discerners, employees at sponsored ministries, etc. A pack of 100 is $10 for members, $15 non-members. Order your prayer cards today!


Connect with groups that help you have greater impact

Connect with groups that help you have greater impact

The NRVC puts effort into networking on behalf of members; you can develop similar mutually beneficial relationships by learning about and attending conferences and events.

 

A pro tip: communities that are intentional about nurturing an intercultural future often connect to events that are important to Asian, Black, and Latino Catholics. This allows them to build relationships and to learn. Find such events here.


"Being Human and Sexual" workshop to be presented in July

"Being Human and Sexual" workshop to be presented in July

Being Human and Sexual: An Evolving Understanding is among five workshops to be presented as part of the NRVC Summer Institute taking place this July at the Marillac Center in Leavenworth, Kansas. This workshop will be presented July 26-29 by Sister Lynn Levo, C.S.J.

 

This workshop aids in assessing a candidate’s ability to live celibacy within vowed communal life. Beginning with the foundation that sexuality is integral to being human and is centered in relationship, participants will explore the following: well-being, an integrated understanding of sexuality, including sexual expression, the centrality of relationships and intimacy, the necessity of personal boundaries, and the impact of one's past, especially any experience of trauma, on one's ability to relate, be emotionally aware and expressive, and live a healthy sexual and celibate life.

 

Details and registration are online for all our Summer Institute workshops:

Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors     
Ethical Issues in Vocation and Formation Ministry     
Behavioral Assessment 1
Health and Wellness Issues in Candidate Assessment
Being Human and Sexual: An Evolving Understanding 


November convocation includes pilgrimage to Native American sites

November convocation includes pilgrimage to Native American sites

As part of the NRVC commitment to intercultural understanding, the forthcoming convocation (October 31-November 4) will include a pilgrimage bus trip on Monday, November 4 to local sites, with guides providing Native American historical and contemporary perspectives, opportunities for prayer, and more. Learn more about this additional opportunity.


Member Area gatherings

Member Area gatherings

A major perk of membership in the National Religious Vocation Conference is the ability to network with and learn from other vocation ministers. Any member can attend any Member Area gathering. For details, contact your member area coordinator

 


West Coast — June 18, via Zoom
Delaware Valley — June 22, Huntington Valley, PA
Southwest — September 17, via Zoom


News and events of our collaborators

News and events of our collaborators

Check out news about our collaborators: resources, classes, retreats, and gatherings.

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Member Area Gathering - West Coast

June 18,

via Zoom

National Office Closed

June 19,

Juneteenth National Holiday

Member Area Gathering - Delaware Valley

June 22,

Huntington Valley, PA

National Office Closed

July 4,

National Holiday

Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors

July 10-14, 2024,

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Ethical Issues in Vocation and Formation Ministry Workshop

July 16-17, 2024,

Register today

Behavioral Assessment 1 workshop

July 19-21, 2024,

Register today

Health and Wellness in Candidate Assessment Workshop

July 23-24, 2024,

Register soon

Being Human and Sexual: An Evolving Understanding Workshop

July 26-29, 2024,

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Convocation

Oct. 31 - Nov. 4,

Register today...

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