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Webinar on vocation ministry strategies Nov. 17

Webinar on vocation ministry strategies Nov. 17

Join us Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. ET to explore “Using all avenues to support vocation ministry.”  Two seasoned vocation directors will present on effective programs and strategies for reaching prospective candidates. Father Tom McCarthy, O.S.A. and Sister Donna Del Santo, S.S.J. will talk about outreach through parishes, colleges, high schools, and service programs. One half of the hour-long program will be presentations; the second half will be a live Q&A with audience participants. The webinar is free, but you must register to participate or to receive an on-demand link following the session. Download a flyer; click here to register.

 


Join us for Fall Institute via Zoom

Join us for Fall Institute via Zoom

Due to the uncertainty of how COVID-19 continues to spread and affect our lives, our biennial Fall Institute, October 5-19, will be offered live through Zoom. Join us in the comfort of your home, no hassles with travel or packing, just time to enjoy learning from experienced presenters who will engage participants with a reasonable schedule integrated with screen breaks. Don’t postpone, register today for this outstanding opportunity for learning, support, and networking. 

Behavioral Assessment 2—October 5-6, 9:30 - 3:00 CT

Behavioral Assessment 1—October 8-10, 9:30 - 3:00 CT

Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors— October 12-16, 9:30 - 3:30 CT

Navigating Uncertainty with Young People through Accompaniment—October 19


Resource of the month: "Fifty Fun Facts" handout

Resource of the month: "Fifty Fun Facts" handout

"Fifty Fun Facts" is a 2-page handout that helps people delve into findings from the 2020 Study on Recent Vocations to Religious Life. Consider using these handouts during National Vocation Awareness Week, Nov. 7-13. They can serve as elevator signs, dining-room-table tents, in newsletters, or with faith-formation classes. Facts can serve as bulletin announcements, social-media posts, card inserts, or on meeting agendas to increase awareness of vocations to religious life. View it here. Purchase color handouts here. $25 for a pack of 50 for members. $37 non-members.


NCYC Nov. 18-20 in Indianapolis

NCYC Nov. 18-20 in Indianapolis

The National Catholic Youth Conference, a biennial gathering of over 10,000 high school teens, parents, and youth ministers, will take place November 18-20, 2021 in Indianapolis. Sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, the theme this year will be "Ablaze–Enciende el Fuego." NRVC is not sponsoring the Nook gathering space this year. However, religious communities will be taking part, and volunteers will be needed. Learn more here.


"Navigating Uncertainty with Young People" workshop Oct. 19

"Navigating Uncertainty with Young People" workshop Oct. 19

Members of NRVC have the opportunity to take part for free in a $100 online workshop on October 19, 2-3:30 p.m., entitled “Navigating Uncertainty with Young People through Accompaniment,” by Josh Packard of Springtide Research Institute. This workshop will address ways to build trust and minister to young people during this period of economic, social, and health unknowns. NRVC members can register at no cost for this virtual workshop (which includes a link to watch a pre-recorded session and a link for a live session.)  Go to the NRVC store and indicate you will pay by check not credit card. The workshop fee for non-members is $100; payment by credit card is appreciated.


Celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week Nov. 7-13

Celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week Nov. 7-13

Every year, the U.S. church provides an opportunity to focus on the topic of vocation during National Vocation Awareness Week, scheduled for November 7-13, 2021. The NRVC encourages members and friends to take advantage of this week to celebrate and promote both religious life and the foundational calling to discipleship that every Christian has. For ideas and resources, click here.


Member area meetings

Member area meetings

For details, contact your member area coordinator or see member news.
New England—October 14 via Zoom
Mid-Atlantic—October 18-19, 2021, Bon Secours Retreat Center, MD
Midwest—October 19 via Zoom
Upper Midwest—October 19 via Zoom
Lake Erie/Ohio River—October 28 via Zoom 
International—November 22 via Zoom
Hudson Valley—November 30 via Zoom

 

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Member Area Gathering - Midwest & Upper Midwest

October 19,

via Zoom

Navigating Uncertainty with Young People

October 19,

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National Vocation Awareness Week

Nov 7-13,

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Vocation Ministry Strategies Webinar

November 17,

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Member Area Gathering - International

November 22,

via Zoom

Member Area Gathering - Hudson Valley

November 30,

via Zoom

Annual MAC Gathering

December 13-16,

held in Tucson, AZ  

World Day for Consecrated Life

February 2 ,

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Religious Brothers Day

May 1,

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