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NEWS

The Roots of Racism Workshop

Please plan on participating in this important workshop on racism and its implications for candidate assessment and integrationo into vowed communal Life, sponsored by NRVC and hosted at the Mexican American Catholic College in San Antonio., Feb. 18-21, 2018. Due to the generosity of the GHR Foundation and the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, this workshop will be offered for only $200 per NRVC member for commuters. Read more.


Sister Sharon interviews 

Sr. Sharon Dillon, SSJ-TOSF 2018Sister Sharon Dillon, S.S.J.-T.O.S.F., the NRVC executive director, was interviewed by Global Sisters Network and by Catholic Profiles


NRVC membership continues to grow

Our membership appeal has exceeded our expectations again, with over 950 members from 20 countries beyond the United States. While we have not yet surpassed our record 963 members in 2017, we have continued to increase membership since 2015. Thank you for reaching out to invite those who support vocation ministry to join us. You can still renew or join NRVC here or call Marge Argyelan at 773.595.4034.


 Mark your calendar

World Day for Consecrated Life

February 2, 2018

The Roots of Racism Workshop

February 18-21, 2018

National Catholic Sisters Week

March 8-14, 2018

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

April 22, 2018

Religious Brothers Day

May 1, 2018

NRVC Summer Institute

Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors, July 10-14, 2018

Behavioral Assessment 1, July 16-18, 2018

The Assessment of Family of Origin Issues for Candidates to Religious Life, July 16-18, 2018

Ethical Issues in Vocation and Formation Ministry, July 20-21, 2018

Developing Intercultural Competencies in Screening and Assessment, July 20-21, 2018

NRVC Convocation 

November 1-5, 2018

National Vocation Awareness Week

November 4-10, 2018

2018 NFCRV applications open 

The National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations (NFCRV) will open its 2018 online process for submission of grant requests beginning on Jan. 3, 2018 and closing March 13, 2018. These 2018 grant requests--for the college debt accrued by a viable candidate that your community is unable to subsume--can only be made by active 2018 NRVC members. No grant request will be considered if the community does not have membership in NRVC or is currently receiving Misericorida Financial Assistance.

Please contact Marge Argyelan at 773-959-4034 if you have any questions about the status of your NRVC membership. Our NFCRV Board will approve 2018 grant requests at our May 2018 meeting and notify recipients in June 2018. All 2018 application guidelines are online at nfcrv.org


New resources available

Two popular NRVC brochures have been updated: Ten Questions Parents Ask and Ten Questions People Ask. These resources are great give-aways at vocation fairs, parishes, and other events or 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 their help in editing: Brother Jonathan Beebe, C.S.C.; Sister Josita Colbert, S.N.D.deN.;  Sister Michael Francine Duncan, S.S.M.O.; Mr. Len Uhal; and Sister Mary Yun, O.P. Order now.


Synod to be held in 2018

2018 Synod Prep Doc SummaryThe 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. Read/download a summary of the preparatory document prepared by NRVC.

 

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January 2018

NRVC Office closed

January 1-2; 15

Mid-Altantic Member Area Meeting

January 9; Washington D.C.

Southwest Member Area Meeting

February 18-21, 2018; San Antonio

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