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NEWS

Our new executive director is interviewed

Sister Sharon Dillon, S.S.J.-T.O.S.F., the NRVC executive director, was interviewed recently by the website Catholic Profiles. See her in-depth reflections on vocation ministry and religious life. 


NRVC Membership Growth

 

 

 

 

 

For the third year, membership in NRVC has increased with over 960 members representing 21 countries and over 350 religious institutes, national organizations, and dioceses. Since 2014, there has been a 21% increase in membership and the 2017 membership is the highest since 2011. We are grateful for every NRVC member. Thank you for inviting new members to join and engage in NRVC!


Newer Member Statistics

The downloadable handout Statistics on Recent Vocations to Religious Life and the Priesthood has been updated for presentations to inform the public as well as members of your religious institute about recent vocation trends. 


 Mark your calendar

NRVC Fall Institute

October 11-21, 2017

National Vocation Awareness Week

November 5-11, 2017

NRVC at NCYC

November 16-18, 2017

World Day for Consecrated Life

February 2, 2018

National Catholic Sisters Week

March 8-14, 2018

Religious Brothers Day

May 1, 2018

NRVC Summer Institute

July 9-27, 2018

NRVC Convocation 

November 1-5, 2018

New resources available

Two new color brochures have been updated to answer commonly asked questions about vocations to religious life. Ten Questions Parents Ask and Ten Questions People Ask have been designed as a four panel double gate brochure. These resources are great give-aways at vocation fairs, in parish bulletins, and other mega events. They can also be used in orientation programs for employees, volunteers, and board members who need accurate information about religious life. Thank you to the following NRVC members for your help in editing the questions: Brother Jonathan Beebe, CSC; Sister Josita Colbert, SNDdeN;  Sister Michael Francine Duncan, SSMO; Mr. Len Uhal; and Sister Mary Yun, OP. Click here to order.

Synod to be held in 2018

The next general assembly of Catholic bishops will take up the theme: “Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment.” To prepare for this 15th Ordinary General Synod, Pope Francis has written a preparatory document  and a letter to young people.  There is also a special prayer written for young people. 


National Catholic Youth Conference

Volunteer registration is now open

The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is a biennial three-day experience to encounter Christ, experience Church, and be empowered for discipleship sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Ministry (NFCYM). Over 23,000 high school teens, parents, and youth ministers from around the country will gather November 16-18, 2017, around the theme Called/Llamados. NCYC takes place at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

In collaboration with NFCYM, NRVC invites you to be part of this celebration of Catholic faith to be promote vocations to religious life. In order to broaden the invitation, NRVC is sponsoring a gathering space to meet participants and promote vocations to religious life called Inspiration Nook, near the thematic village. Read more.

Consider donating to the Catholic Relief Service NCYC Service Project, Helping Hands, which packs 50,000 meals for the people of Burkina Faso. At a cost of $0.50 per meal, they need to raise $25,000.  Donate here.


2017 Workshops

Orientation Program: Oct. 11-15

Behavioral Assessment I: Oct. 16-18

Behavioral Assessment II: Oct. 20-21

 

CONNECT WITH NRVC

September 2017

NRVC MAC Meeting

September 11-13, Chicago

NRVC Member Area Meetings

September 14-16: Lake Erie/Ohio River

September 21: Midwest

September 25: New England

September 27-29: Hudson Valley

 

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