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NEWS

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

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. They will be mainly responsible for promoting NRVC events, communicating timely information to presenters participants, and organizes details for successful programs.  The person who will thrive in this position will be a creative and mission-driven extrovert with excellent written and verbal skills; a proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; the ability to build and sustain successful relationships; and listen effectively.  This part-time paid staff position will have flexible work of twenty hours weekly at the National Office and on-site at events. Click here for the job position. Send resumes to debbiesscm@nrvc.net 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.

 

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