NRVC Member Areas

Click here to locate members of the NRVC in your member area.


Search for new executive director

NRVC has begun the search for a new executive director to replace its longtime leader, Brother Paul Bednarcyck, C.S.C., whose last day was September 16. Applicants must belong to a religious institute and are due December 16. A detailed job description, application requirements, and timeframe for hiring may be found here.

Convocation live streamed discussion on video

For the first time at Convocation, NRVC live streamed a key event: A panel discussion with young religious and young adults discerning their vocation to religious life. Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann of Salt + Light TV moderated the event. Be sure to view and share the resulting video

Mark your calendar

World Day for Consecrated Life

February 5, 2017

National Catholic Sisters Week

March 8-14, 2017

Religious Brothers Day

May 1, 2017

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

May 7, 2017

Vocation Ambassadors Program

June 9-12, 2017

NRVC Summer Institute

July 10-25, 2017

NRVC Fall Institute

October 11-21

National Vocation Awareness Week

November 5-11, 2017


Membership renewal

Remember to renew your annual NRVC membership for 2017 here. Membership must be paid in full by Decemebr 31 to receive the Winter Issue of HORIZON (which contains the Convocation keynote presentations) and to apply for NFCRV grants for 2017.

Updated resource

NRVC's "Curriculum for Vocation Ministers" outlines a three-component course that provides foundational, continuing enrichment, and renewal opportunities. Click here to download this updated document along with other professional documents. 

New resources

There are two new resources to promote vocations among inquirers and discerners. Former NRVC member, Fr. Tat Hoang, C.S.s.R, has written Hearing God's Call: Thirty Days of Vocation Discernment. NRVC member, Sr. Kathleen Bryant, R.S.C., has written Discerning Your Vocation: Religious Life and Diocesan Priesthood. Both can be purchased here.

Tentative Workshop Dates

Vocation Ambassadors Program: June 9-12, 2017, Southbend

Behavioral Assessment 1: July 10-12, 2017, Chicago

Ethics in Vocation and Formation Ministry: July 14-15, 2017, Chicago

Understanding and Assessing Psycho-Sexual Integration: July 17-20, Chicago

Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors: July 21-26, Chicago

Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors: October 11-15, Leavenworth

Behavioral Assessment 1: October 16-18, 2017, Leavenworth

Behavioral Assessment 2: October 20-21, 2017, Leavenworth

*Please note that more information will be available soon.


December 2016 

Member area meetings

December 5: West Coast; December 12: Mid-Atlantic

Applications due

December 16: NRVC Executive Director

December 31: NRVC renewals for 2017 

Office closed

December 23-January 2 Christmas Holidays