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

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

Presenters: Sister Debbie Borneman, SS.C.M.; Sister Sharon Dillon, S.S.J.-T.O.S.F.; Father Adam MacDonald, S.V.D.


Attention Editor!

Please be sure to assign a Layout to this page in the Site Tree before publishing it.

2017 NRVC Summer Insttitute

 

Registration available in early February.

This workshop is intended for new and recently appointed vocation directors.  Its goal is to provide participants with the skills, context, theory, challenges and practicalities of contemporary vocation ministry. Topics will include theology of call; candidate issues; discernment, assessment and the application process; the role of membership and religious leadership; advertising and education; ethics and boundaries; and self-care of the vocation director.

Schedule

Please note this workshop ends at 4:30 p.m. on July 14. Overnight accommodations are contracted for 6 nights, arrival on July 9 and check out on July 15.  

Fees

Workshop fees include materials, speaker, morning light refreshments, and facility fees. The fees do not include meals or parking. 

Commuter:  $750 – NRVC Member     $1,225 – Non-NRVC Member
Resident:  $1,440 – NRVC Member   $1,915 – Non-NRVC Member  

LATE REGISTRATION

Registrations for workshops received after June 25 will incur a $100 late fee per workshop:

CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations for workshops and/or accommodations must be received in writing before June 25 to receive a full refund, less a $100 processing fee per workshop. After the deadline, all fees are non-refundable for the cancellation of workshops and/or accommodations. 

Presenters

 

Sister Deborah M. Borneman, SS.C.M. is a member of the Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius. She began working for the NRVC in 2011 and currently serves as the Director of Member Relations and Services. Sister Debbie has served previously in youth ministry, campus ministry, parish pastoral care, and as vocation director for her congregation. She also ministered as coordinator for vocation awareness programs for the Diocese of Harrisburg. Sister Debbie has a Master of Divinity degree and a Master of Arts Degree in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University of Chicago. She focused her research on The Weariness among Women Religious in Promoting Vocations to Religious Life in the Twenty-first Century.

Sr. Sharon Dillon, S.S.J.-T.O.S.F.Sister Sharon Dillon, S.S.J.-T.O.S.F. is a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis. She was vocation director for her community for 10 years and served as executive director for the Franciscan Federation for six years. In the past 25 years she also co-founded, directed, worked at, and served on the board of several nonprofits that specialize in providing hospitality and support for people with intellectual and medical/physical challenges. Sister Sharon has a master’s in education, is certified in special education and physical education, and is a Franciscan spiritual director.

Fr. Alan McDonald SVDFather Adam MacDonald, S.V.D. is a native of Flint, Michigan, was ordained a priest of the Society of the Divine Word in 2000.  Since 2011, Father Adam has served as a vocation director for his congregation. He previously served in the Philippines, on the Provincial Council for the Chicago Province, and as Vice-Provincial. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Center for Spiritual Development in Orange, California. He currently serves on the NRVC National Board and has previously served on the NRVC Editorial Board and the Vocation Ambassador Design team.

Brother Chris Patiño, F.S.C.Brother Chris Patiño, F.S.C. is a De La Salle Christian Brother and currently serves as Director of Vocation Ministry for the Christian Brothers' U.S. Western Province. He previously served in education in Los Angeles and Tucson. Brother Chris holds an undergraduate degree in Religious Studies (University of Arizona) and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (Loyola University of Chicago). In addition to his responsibilities as vocation director, he serves on the Provincial Council, the Board of Trustees of De La Salle North Catholic High School in Portland, the Religious Brothers Conference Board, and as NRVC West Coast Member Area Co-coordinator.


 

 

 

A very good overview of vocation ministry, its professional standards and expectations for safeguarding inquirers while meeting the needs of congregational leadership.  

 —Sister Mary Kay Dobrovolny, R.S.M.

Well done. Almost too much information, but you never know when you need to reference it in the future.

—Brother Michael Andrejko, F.S.C.

Registration available in early February.



Leave a comment

This article has no comments or are under review. Be the first to leave a comment.
Please Log-in to comment this article

National Catholic Sisters Week ...
Find several resources to celebrate and promote the vocation of Catholic ...  More
Talk it Up Tuesdays! ...
"Talk it up Tuesdays," is back throughout February and March. These ...  More
HORIZON Winter 2024 ...
Experienced vocation directors share ways they maintain a sense of balance ...  More
Summer Institute ...
Join us for any of the five workshops offered on-site at ...  More
Religious Brothers Day ...
Religious Brothers Day is held annually on May 1, the feast ...  More
Annual Profession Class Report is ...
Read this report to learn more about the 144 women and ...  More

NRVC Member Areas


Click here to locate members of the NRVC in your Member Area.

CONNECT WITH NRVC

Talk it Up Tuesdays

Feb 13 - March 19,

Learn more...

Catholic Sisters Week

March 8-14,

Learn more...

Synodal Consultation with NRVC and RFC

March 20,

Register for this Zoom event

National Office Closed

March 28-29,

Holy Thursday/Good Friday

Member Area Gathering - International

April 9,

via Zoom

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

April 21,

Plan now

Member Area Gathering - Mid-Atlantic

April 30,

Washington DC/hybrid

Member Area Gathering - Heartland

April 30 - May 2,

Atchinson, KS

Religious Brothers Day

May 1,

Plan ahead...

Member Area Gathering - Pacific Northwest

April 30 - May 2,

Hybrid

Iamnrvc
Renew your NRVC membership