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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

National Vocation Awareness Week

November 5-11, 2017

NRVC at NCYC

November 16-18, 2017

World Day for Consecrated Life

February 2, 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

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.


National Catholic Youth Conference

Volunteer registration is now open

In collaboration with NFCYM, NRVC invites you to be part of this year's National Youth Catholic Youth Conference, Nov. 16-18, 2017 in Indianapolis. NRVC is sponsoring a gathering space to meet participants and promote vocations to religious life called Inspiration Nook, near the thematic village. Register here.

Please also consider donating to the Catholic Relief Services NCYC Service Project, Helping Hands, which packs 50,000 meals for the people of Burkina Faso. Fundraising goal: $25,000. Donate here.


2017 Workshops

Orientation Program: Oct. 11-15

Behavioral Assessment I: Oct. 16-18

Behavioral Assessment II: Oct. 20-21

 

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October 2017

NRVC Board Meeting

October 8-11: South Dakota

Fall Institute

October 10-21: Kansas

NRVC Member Area Meetings

October 2: Delaware Valley

October 15: New England

October 18-19: West Coast

October 31: Mid-Atlantic

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