NRVC Regions

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Good news to share about vocations in Mexico

As Pope Francis visits and prays with the people of Mexico, here's some good news to share about vocations. Mark Gray from CARA writes: "Mexico has experienced growing numbers of clergy and vowed religious since 1980. The number of deacons present has increased from 34 to 894. The number of diocesan priests has increased by 82% from 7,030 in 1980 to 12,765 in 2013. The numbers of religious priests, brothers, and religious sisters have also increased 12% from 27,782 to 33,447. In total, the workforce of the Church in terms of its clergy and vowed religious in Mexico has grown by 28% since 1980 and numbered 47,274 in 2013....Mexico is one of the few countries in the world where the workforce of the Church has consistently grown across all types of clergy and vowed religious." Read more...

Debt Fund 2016 grant applications now being accepted

National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations NFCRVIf you have an applicant, candidate, or postulant with educational debt, please consider applying for assistance from the National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations (NFCRV), established by the NRVC to help its members overcome the challenge of educational debt to new vocations. NEW THIS YEAR: Open to both men's and women's communities.

Grant applications are accepted from January 1 through March 15 2016. For more information on NFCRV grant guidelines and how to apply , click here. 

2016 Region meeting dates

NRVC members are welcome to attend the many professional development pportunities offered by our 14 regions. All region minutes and meeting dates are available for NRVC members in the Members Only section of the website. Region 10 has an excellent slate of presenters scheduled for their February 22-23 meeting including Sr. Teresa Maya, CCVI, Congregational Leader, San Antonio, Dr. Patricia Reed, PhD., and the Most. Rev. Michael J. Sis, Bishop of the Diocese of San Angelo using the theme of Called to Proclaim God's Merciful Love, commemorating the Year of Mercy. Click here for all the meeting dates and minutes.

Did you know?

Did you know that a new CARA Report called Women and Men Entering Religious Life: The Entrance Class of 2015 was recently released? For more information, click here.

Summer Institute Registration Now Open

This year, NRVC is offering three workshops for professional development at its annual Summer Institute. Workshops are designed for those who wish to deepen their understanding of the complex theological, spiritual, psycho-sexual, ethical, and diversity issues often present in contemporary vocation ministry.

Workshops are offered at a discounted rate to NRVC members and at afforadable prices for non-NRVC members. For more information and to register for workshops, click here.

National Catholic Sisters Week March 8-14

National Catholic Sisters Week reminds vocation directors to post their events for March 8-14 on its website,

Also, vocation directors are encouraged to check out the online resources for Sunday-specific intercessions for March. Those who minister in parishes are encouraged to make use of these resources. Click here to find the intercessions .

Save the date

Convocation, Overland Park, KS

October 27-31, 2016

Keynote presenters are Fr. Kevin O'Brien, S..J. and Ms. Sherry Weddell. Known for its innovative workshops and new presenters, NRVC will continue to announce its speakers, workshops and other important information here.


February 2016

Closing of the Year of Consecrated Life

February 2

World Day for Consecrated Life

February 2, celebrated in parishes February 6-7

Region Meetings

February 22-23, Region 10: Houston