NRVC Member Areas

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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. 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 recently by Global Sisters Network and earlier this year by Catholic Profiles

NRVC Board President honored

Br. Ronnie Hingle, S.C. 2017The J.S. Paluch Company's National Vocations Awareness Division awarded Brother Ronald Hingle, S.C., board chair for NRVC, the Leadership in Vocation Ministry Award on August 21 at the opening banquet of the 30th annual J.S. Paluch Vocation Seminar. Read more.

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. We are grateful for every NRVC member. Thank you for inviting new members to join and engage in NRVC!

Vocation 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

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

July 9-28, 2018

NRVC Convocation 

November 1-5, 2018

National Vocation Awareness Week

November 4-10, 2018

Looking for a 2018 NFCRV grant? Be sure you renew your NRVC membership.

Dear NRVC Members,
Just a reminder that 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. Please make sure your NRVC membership is current before submitting a grant request. No grant request will be considered if the community does not have membership in NRVC.

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, and the application process will be open from Jan. 3, 2018 through March 13, 2018.

Thank you for your consideration of this special request.

Gratefully yours in Christ,

Mark J. Teresi
NFCRV Director,

New Ministry Position

 Accepting Applications

NRVC is seeking an experienced professional ministerial leader with a strong background in event planning and communications. This newly created position, Program and Communication Coordinator, will provide administrative and clerical support to the Director of Member Relations and Services. Click here for the job position. Send resumes to by January 12, 2018. 

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.



December 2017

Delaware Valley Member Area Meeting

December 6; Philadelphia

NRVC Board Strategic Planning

December 12; Chicago

 NRVC Offices closed

December 21-January 2

Please renew your NRVC membership before December 31st to ensure ontime delivery of the Winter HORIZON Journal


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