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Join our uplifting webinar featuring newer entrants

Join our uplifting webinar featuring newer entrants

Five young men and women in religious life will share inspiring stories of their call and response on Thursday, June 2, 7 p.m. CT, in the webinar "Call to religious life: Newer entrants' stories." The first half of this one-hour webinar will be short presentations by the panelists, followed by live Q&A with attendees. The panelists are: Sister Cecilia Ashton, O.C.D., Sister Thanh Pham, S.S.M.O., Sister Limétèze Pierre-Gilles, S.S.N.D., Nate Tinner-Williams, pre-novitiate student with the Josephites, and Brother Rafael Vargas, S.D.B.

 

Register today! If you cannot make it, register to receive a link to view this event afterward. This is the capstone of our six-part series made possible by the GHR Foundation. Videos of earlier webinars are available here.


Online Summer Institute: Orientation program and more

Online Summer Institute: Orientation program and more

Religious communities owe it to themselves and the church to send new vocation ministers to the online workshop “Orientation for New Vocation Ministers” to be offered July 12-16. This workshop provides the information, guidance, and support new personnel need to be prepared for this critical ministry. It will be taught by a team of four experienced vocation directors. Details and registration are here.

 

Our other online Summer Institute workshops include "Ethical Issues in Vocation and Formation Ministry," "Behavioral Assessment 1," and "Learning to Cooperate with Grace through the Inner Work of Transformation."      


Resource of the month: "10 questions parents ask" brochure

Resource of the month: "10 questions parents ask" brochure

This colorful, four-panel brochure gives accurate answers to things parents commonly ask about vocations to religious life: from taking vows to spending time with family members. Sold in packages of 100, this brochure is affordable as a giveaway in parish bulletins, at sponsored ministries, in schools, etc. Members pay $15 for a pack of 100, non-members $23. Bulk discounts are available. Order here.


NRVC is hiring a director of membership

NRVC is hiring a director of membership

The NRVC is searching for a dynamic, motivated, tech-savvy ministry leader to join its team as the new director of membership. The successful candidate for this full-time, Chicago-based position will intentionally engage NRVC members on a wide variety of levels. The director of membership cultivates member relationships in many ways including coordinating events, developing onboarding strategies, resolving member issues, assisting members in accessing and utilizing their NRVC member benefits, and more. Apply by May 31. Details about the position and how to apply are here.


Convocation to feature "Rewind the Future" roundtable conversation

Convocation to feature "Rewind the Future" roundtable conversation

The NRVC convocation, to take place in Spokane, Washington November 3-6, will feature inspiring keynote addresses, valuable networking, uplifting liturgies, and much more—including the roundtable discussion, "Rewind the Future." This convocation event will bring together five younger religious who served as spokespersons about religious life in a video produced in 2012 highlighting the results of our 2009 study of newer entrants. These five panelists will join Sister Miriam Ukeritis, one of the authors of another important study of religious life, the 1992 Future of Religious Orders in the United States. The group will discuss the changes they've experienced in religious life and where they find hope today. Convocation participants will then continue the conversation at their individual tables. Registration for convocation will open up later in May.


Previous webinars available online

Previous webinars available online

NRVC is making all the webinars in its series "Religious Life Today: Learn it! Love it! Live it!" available to the public. Here are links to all the videos to date, which are posted on the NRVC YouTube channel:


Fundamentals from call to charism to community living
Using all avenues to support vocation ministry
Creating a collaborative environment
Wellsprings of support for vocations
Addressing parental concerns: Wisdom and advice


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Member Area Gathering - Heartland

May 23-25,

Dubuque, Iowa

Member Area Gathering - West Coast

May 26,

via Zoom

National Office closed

May 30,

Memorial Day

Webinar: Newer Entrants' Stories

June 2, 7pm CT,

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Summer Institute

July 12-26,

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Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors

July 12-16,

via Zoom

NRVC Board Meeting

September 23-25,

St. Louis, MO

Pre-Convocation workshops

November 3,

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Convocation in Spokane, WA

November 3-6,

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Convocation Idaho Bus Trip

November 6,

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