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The series began in September 2021 and will include five more sessions.

--- 2021 HORIZON No. 4 Fall--What draws people to religious life?

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Updates New Orleans archdiocese to open house of discernment for women Beginning in September 2012, women in the Archdiocese of New Orleans considering religious life will have the option of living in

--- 2011 HORIZON No. 4 Fall -- Charism and vocation ministry

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Monthly NRVC newsletter

Monthly NRVC newsletter Focus on Vocation Ministry Monthly newsletters November 2017 October 2017 September 2017 August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 April 2017 March 2017 February 2017

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Four tips toward a better newsletter

Four tips toward a better newsletter Quick ideas to put oomph in your newsletter An excellent newsletter will reflect well on your community.

--- May 2014 newsletter

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from May 18, 2022, November 21, 2022 Minutes from April 27, 2021, Minutes from January 19, 2021 Coordinators Sister Michele Fisher, C.S.F.N. | sorellamichele@aol.com vacant position Heartland Next

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8, 2023 Minutes from October 28, 2021, Minutes from April 22, 2021 Coordinators  Sr.

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Minutes from February 23, 2023, May 8, 2023 Minutes from October 28, 2021, Minutes from April 22, 2021 Coordinators  Sr.

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Member area news

from January 23, 2023, March 2, 2023, June 5, 2023, August 29, 2023 Minutes from May 18, 2022, November 21, 2022 Minutes from April 27, 2021, Minutes from January 19, 2021 Coordinators Sister Michele

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8, 2023 Minutes from October 28, 2021, Minutes from April 22, 2021 Coordinators  Sr.

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23-25, 2023 Minutes from February 23, 2023, May 8, 2023 Minutes from October 28, 2021, Minutes from April 22, 2021 Coordinators  Sr.

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Behavioral Assessment 2       October 5-6, 2021 Behavioral Assessment 1       October 8-10, 2021 Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors       October 12-16, 2021  Navigating Uncertainty with

--- 2021 HORIZON No. 3 Summer--Communal and personal wellness

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Please vote on changes to NRVC Convocation

The revisions were publicized to all members in the August and September NRVC newsletters and can be accessed here.

--- 2020 Posts

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Member areas to meet this fall

Members from any part of the country are free to take part in member area gatherings in September and October that will focus on retreats, professional development, and business.

--- September 2019 newsletter

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No increase to 2021 NRVC annual membership fees

No increase to 2021 NRVC annual membership fees We are happpy to report that NRVC annual membership fees will remain the same in 2021. A

--- 2020 Posts

[ Maureen Cetera, Director of Finance and Operations ]  

HORIZON and VISION win 12 awards

honored by the Catholic Press Association and Associated Church Press in several editorial categories, including best special interest magazine, regular column, reporting on vocations, guest commentary, e-newsletter

--- July 2018 newsletter

I am NRVC: Mrs. Sandy Piwko

In addition, I have served since 2021 as co-coordinator of NRVC’s New England Member Area with Sister June Fitzgerald, O.P.  How long have you been involved in vocation ministry? Five years.

--- I am NRVC!

Vocation Ambassadors Program

Vocation directors, communicators, and a focus group of young adults convened by NRVC met in September in Chicago to begin designing a "Vocation Ambassadors" program.

--- October 2015 newsletter

Summer Institute offers five workshops

Summer Institute offers five workshops In Chicago July 10-21 Participants in the 2016 Summer Institute take an outdoor break.

--- February 2018 newsletter

NRVC publications win nine awards

NRVC publications win nine awards NRVC is honored that its publications won nine awards from the Catholic Press Association in 2022. Congratulations to our outstanding writers and editors!

--- Periodicals overview

Webinar 1 | Fundamentals from call to charism to community living

Webinar 1 | Fundamentals from call to charism to community living Sept. 30, 2021 | 8 p.m.

--- 2020 Study on Recent Vocations Archives

Sister Mary Yun, O.P.

To help them be part of the ministry, I send them a monthly e-newsletter. Last March Sister Deborah Borneman, SS.C.M. did an in-service for my community about contemporary vocation ministry.

--- November 2016 newsletter
--- I am NRVC!

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Talking with video

In addition many groups now use short films on websites, in e-newsletters, etc.

--- 2018 HORIZON No. 1 Winter -- Talking with young people
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[ Carol Schuck Scheiber ]  

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How it all began

The first NRVC newsletter, long before the days of e-newsletters. Over time it became clear that only one religious vocation conference was needed.

--- History of Religious Life
--- History of religious life, NRVC
--- 2013 HORIZON No. 4 Fall -- 25 years in the vineyard of the Lord

2021 NCYC

2021 NCYC November 18-20, 2021 The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is a biennial three-day experience to encounter Christ, experience Church, and be empowered for discipleship, sponsored

--- NCYC - National Catholic Youth Conference
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Learn It, Love It, Live It!

It will be the first in a six-part series of free hour-long webinars intended for a varying audience that will provide follow-up to the 2020 NRVC Study on Recent Vocations.

--- 2021 Posts

[ Sr. Charlene Herinckx, SSMO, Director of Membership ]  

Ministry openings

The administrative support includes handling correspondence, maintaining financial and other records, processing payments and receipts, coordinating registrations, and updating the website and e-newsletter

--- February 2016 newsletter

Attend Fall Institute

The NRVC Fall Institute will take place in Leavenworth, Kansas, October 10-21, and anyone still seeking to register is welcome. Click below for details and registration. 

--- October 2017 newsletter

Upcoming workshops & conferences

The men’s programs will be held at: Maritime Conference Center, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, July 13-14 Techny Towers Conference Center, Techny, Illinois, July 20-21 For details on the men’s programs

--- June 2015 newsletter

NRVC in the news

Ferraro, Global Sisters Report, April 21, 2021. Vocation directors say online ministry fills gap but isn't the same by Carol Zimmerman, Catholic News Service, March 19, 2021.

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For Vocation Directors: How VISION Vocation Guide works for you

year=2023   Toot your own horn VISION is your resource, NRVC Members! And it is award-winning year after year.

--- VISION Vocation Guide

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Updates

Vocation ministers and other religious around the world have been able to share faith and hope with young people and discerners using electronic platforms such as blogs, Facebook, video-sharing, e-mails, e-newsletters

--- 2020 HORIZON No. 2 Spring — New members have abundant hope

2018 NRVC Summer Institute

2018 NRVC Summer Institute July 10-21, 2018   Our annual Summer Institute will offer five workshops at the downtown campus of DePaul University, July 10-21, 2018.

--- Spring & summer events
--- Spring & summer events
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Older computers to lose NRVC access

Note: If you vaguely remember having read an article like this last summer in this newsletter, you're not losing your mind. 

--- February 2018 newsletter

2018 NRVC Summer Institute

2018 NRVC Summer Institute July 10-21, 2018   Our annual Summer Institute will offer five workshops at the downtown campus of DePaul University, July 10-21, 2018.

--- 2018 Summer Institute

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honored by the Catholic Press Association and Associated Church Press in several editorial categories, including best special interest magazine, regular column, reporting on vocations, guest commentary, e-newsletter

--- 2018 HORIZON No. 3 Summer -- Youth, faith, vocation discernment

Sister Julie Myers, O.S.F., Sylvania

After much prayer and discernment with our Leadership Team, I transitioned into the vocation world in September 2009.

--- December 2013 newsletter
--- I am NRVC!

Day of Prayer with Religious

Day of Prayer with Religious September 13 As part of the Year of Consecrated Life, the U.S.

--- July 2015 newsletter
--- September 2015 newsletter

Vocation-related events of NRVC's collaborators

Catholics on Call Partner Conference Catholics on Call is sponsoring a conference for its partners (those who minister to young adults) September 24-25, 2015 at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.

--- July 2015 newsletter

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Collaborative Efforts Underway

Charlotte McCorquodale will lead this research in two phases beginning November 2021 and concluding February 2023. This study will include fifty focus groups in 35-40 dioceses throughout the country.

--- 2021 Posts

[ Sister Deborah M. Borneman SS.C.M., Director of Mission Integration ]  

NRVC Board

NRVC Board 2023 - 2024 The NRVC Board Row 1: Brother Joseph Bach, O.F.M. Conv., Mrs. Nancy Costello, Sister Margarita Hernandez, S.P.

--- Board & staff

Vocation-related events of NRVC's collaborators

Catholics on Call Partner Conference Catholics on Call is sponsoring a conference for its partners (those who minister to young adults) September 24-25, 2015 at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.

--- August 2015 newsletter

World Meeting of Families

World Meeting of Families September 22-25, 2015 NRVC will be part of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia September 22-25, which is expected to gather 10-15,000 Catholics from 150 countries.

--- September 2015 newsletter

Mini-grants available for Sisters Week

Mini-grants available for Sisters Week Starting September 15 Beginning September 15 through November 1, the National Catholic Sisters Week Project invites applications for $1,000 mini-grants to fund projects

--- September 2018 newsletter

Catholics on Call conference

Catholics on Call conference September 21-22 Frank Mercadante will speak at the Catholics on Call conference.

--- August 2017 newsletter

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2020 Virtual Convocation registration to open by September.

2020 Virtual Convocation registration to open by September. This article was updated July 15, 2020.

--- 2020 Posts

[ Marge Argyelan, Director of Database Administration ]  

Catholics on Call

Catholics on Call Offering Partner Conference in September Participants listen attentively during a Partner Conference.

--- August 2014 newsletter

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The 2021 NRVC Annual Report

The 2021 NRVC Annual Report We are happy to share the NRVC 2021 Annual Report  with all of you. 

--- 2022 Posts

[ Phil Loftus ]  

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2020 Convocation pivots to virtual gathering

2020 Convocation pivots to virtual gathering Schedule, speakers, and registration to come. Updated July 15, 2020. 2020 Convocation will be a virtual gathering rather than a convening in Spokane, WA.

--- 2020 Posts

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One model for vocation ministry

Monthly updates go out through our province newsletter telling members where we stand for the month and year-to-date. Sometimes a push is needed in November and December to reach this goal.

--- Leadership of religious communities
--- 2007 HORIZON No. 4 -- Leadership and vocation ministers working together
--- Role of Membership and Religious Leadership

[ Jim Kent, O.F.M., Conv. ]  

2021 Fall Book notes: Called to love

2021 Fall Book notes: Called to love In Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton and The Greatest Commandment (Paulist, 2020), Julie Leininger Pycior recounts the story of two improbable friends who, while worlds apart

--- Book reviews
--- 2021 HORIZON No. 4 Fall--What draws people to religious life?

[ Sister Graciela Colon S.C.C. ]