- About us
- Online retreat
- Message Board
- Podcasts & videos
- Bring the Good News
- Everyone Loves A Wedding
- Light Brings Joy
- What is Cathlics on Call? A Perspective from a Recent Participant
The following religious communities, universities, parishes and organizations have partnered with Catholics On Call to support young adults in discerning and discovering God’s call. The Partners have provided these brief descriptions and their contact information, if you would like to learn more. If you would like to become a partner, please contact the Program Coordinator at 773.371.5431 or firstname.lastname@example.org Learn more about the roles of a partner and download the partnership application form here.
- Men's Religious Communities
- Women's Religious Communities
- Colleges & Universities
- Volunteer & Service Programs
- Organizations & Institutes
ALEXIAN BROTHERS (CFA)
The Alexian Brothers are an 800 year-old congregation dedicated to serving the poor, the sick, the elderly, the dying, the unwanted, marginated and unloved. Our congregation began as intentional communities in the 12th century that strove to authentically live the Gospel lifestyle as modeled by the Acts of the Apostles. The Alexian Charism is the prophetic and daring response of our faith community to this gospel of Jesus. It is rooted in prayer and simple life style. Our charism calls us to conversion and total self-giving in continuing the healing, loving, and reconciling mission of Jesus. Today, we outreach to the homeless and the hungry, with dedicated ministries to the homeless with mental illness and/or HIV/AIDS. We have continuing care adult communities and senior care facilities and programs. We have acute care, rehab, behavioral health, hospice, and women’s and children’s hospitals. We are looking for men with a big heart, not a big head; men 18 to 55 years in age that have a burning desire to develop an ever-growing relationship with God, and a desire to serve God’s people. We invite to our website to explore our lifestyle and ministries at www.alexianbrothers.org. You can also call our office 847-463-8904 or email: email@example.com
Midwest Province of the Augustinian Order
The Augustinian Order of Priests and Brothers is an international community represented in 50 countries. It traces its spiritual roots to St. Augustine, a 5th century Bishop and Doctor of the Church. The Midwest Province in the U.S. was established in 1941. The Augustinians value prayer, community life and ministry. Ministries of the Augustinians include: Catholic secondary education, University education, parish ministry, foreign missions, care for the sick and elderly, hospital chaplaincies, counseling and retreat ministry. In Augustinian spirituality, love of God and of neighbor are the same. Augustine writes in the very beginning of his Confessions, “You have made us for Yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You.” Augustinian life is a shared journey to God, a life of contemplation and action, prayer and service. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.midwestaugustinians.org
BROTHERS OF THE SACRED HEART (SC)
The Brothers of the Sacred Heart continue the mission of Fr. Andre Coindre who founded our community in Lyon, France, to rescue young people from ignorance, prepare them for life, and give them a knowledge and love of religion [God]. Since 1821, the Brothers have sought to evangelize young people, especially those who are poor and without hope, with the Good News of Christ's Love. The Brothers preach the Gospel message through their work in schools of all types: in high schools and on college campuses, in learning centers and in parishes. To be a Brother today, is to “believe in God’s love, to live it, and to spread it. It is to contribute to the evangelization of the world, particularly through the education of children and youth.” Rule of Life, #13.
Contact: Bro. Ronald Hingle, S.C., Baton Rouge, LA, Phone: 504.913.0005, Email: email@example.com or:
Br. Michael Migacz, SC, Queens, NY, Phone: 732.718.8559, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CONGREGATION OF CHRISTIAN BROTHERS (CFC)
You may be wondering, just what is a vocation, more specifically a vocation as an Edmund Rice Christian Brother? First and foremost it is about your faith life, your relationship with God and Jesus Christ. It is important to remember that you are not defined by what you do, but who you are. For a Christian Brother it is who he is, his Catholic faith, his following of charism of Blessed Edmund, which inspires him to do. And in that doing that his relationship with God grows. Yes, there are steps you must take to become a Brother; there are vows, ministry, and living in community. We can discuss all of these with you. If you are think your faith journey is calling you to a closer relationship with God, to ministry for others, the next step is simple, just contact us – there’s no obligation -- we would be happy to discuss how your faith journey may be leading you to a vocation as an Edmund Rice Christian Brother.
Contact: Br. Jim McDonald, CFC (email@example.com) www.edmundricebrothers.org
CONGREGATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT (SSS)
Province of St. Ann
The Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament was founded in Paris, France, in 1856 by Saint Peter Julian Eymard, the Apostle of the Eucharist. Since that time, our Priests and Brothers have continued the mission begun by St. Peter Julian Eymard. Like him, we want the Mystery of the Eucharist to be loved and lived in its fullness. As religious Priests and Brothers, we daily adore the Blessed Sacrament, celebrate the Eucharist, pray the Divine Office, administer parishes, teach, write, sanctify God's people with the sacraments, and center our lives on God's love revealed in the Eucharist. We have communities in Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, New York City, San Antonio, and Tampa. Come, join our mission! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CONGREGATION OF THE MISSION (CM)
The Congregation of the Mission or, more popularly, the Vincentian Fathers and Brothers, was founded in 1625 by St. Vincent de Paul to bring the good news of the gospel to the poor. Clergy education was very poor in 17th century France so Vincent also focused his ministry on the education of the clergy; seminary education has been a part of our ministry since the time of Vincent. We are priests and brothers who take perpetual vows and dedicate our lives to serve the poor, and we do that in many ways. Amongst our many works, we serve in many poor parishes, we teach in seminaries, we conduct parish missions (one of our oldest works), we have founded and administer three universities in the U.S. and we do retreat work. All of our ministry is focused on serving the poor, whether that be direct service or working to change the very cultural systems that create poverty in the first place. We are part of the Vincentian Family which consists of many groups that are empowered by the charism of St. Vincent de Paul to help make the world of the poor a better place. Come and join us!
Contact: Fr. Jim Osendorf, C.M., Vocation Director
www.vincentian.org; Vocations@Vincentian.org; 800 depaul-1; Facebook: Vincentian Vocations
CROSIER FATHERS AND BROTHERS (OSC)
Living together for God alone, Crosiers are vowed men who live and work in a community to keep the Gospel alive and proclaimed. The Crosier charism centers on our commitment to live and work in community, to celebrate the prayer of the Church, and to serve the people of God in light of the Cross of Christ as a sign of hope and glory. Because of our call to an Augustinian form of communal life, each member gives himself to the life and unity of the community while respecting each man for the unique person he is. Just like every Christian family, the Crosier religious community forms one part in the building up of the Church, the People of God. As a community founded in faith more than 800 years ago, we recognize that prayer is an essential expression and source of our life and work together. We gather five times a day to pray together as a community: in the morning, at noon, and in the evening. We live out the special Crosier vocation to foster the liturgy of the Church—both the liturgy of the Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours—by coming together regularly to pray. Our whole life is given in service. We serve Jesus by serving others through our various ministries, and through our most immediate apostolate—our community life—we are called to assist our confreres in charity and unity, by our prayers, and through all of our daily activities. Crosiers actively minister to the needs of the Church and society, working in education, chaplain service, pastoral ministry, spiritual direction, jail ministry, immigration services, and elder care.
For more information, please visit http://crosiervocations.org/en or email us at email@example.com
DIVINE WORD MISSIONARIES (SVD)
As Divine Word Missionary priests and brothers, we are men of prayer and faith, serving where the Gospel has not yet been preached, or where the local church is not yet viable. Each of us is involved in a particular, unique ministry as we spread the Word of God. There are over 6,000 of us ministering in over 70 countries worldwide. As one of the largest international missionary congregations in the Catholic Church, we believe that His Mission is our Mission. Our steady growth is a result of our response to the changing needs of the Church and the people we serve. Internationalism, education and professional skills are the foundations of our Society. Our international and multi-cultural communities are a witness to God’s Kingdom. We offer five formation programs: Divine Word College in Epworth, Iowa; an Associate Program for college graduates; Brother Formation Program; our Novitiate is in Techny, Illinois; and Divine Word Theologate in Chicago. For more information contact: www.svdvocations.org.
Order of Friars Minor, St. John the Baptist Province
The Franciscan Order was founded by Saint Francis of Assisi over 800 years ago. His vision was simple: witness to the Gospel by living in fraternity observing holy obedience and chastity, without appropriating anything to oneself either as an individual or as a community. In 1844, Archbishop John Baptist Purcell asked Franciscan Friars from the Tyrol in Austria to come to Cincinnati to assist with the German speaking immigrants. And so Saint John the Baptist Province began. Quickly our numbers increased and we ministered in Oldenburg and Lafayette, IN; Emporia, KS; Bloomington, IL; Detroit, MI; and Chatham, ON, Canada. By the turn of the century our outreach included the Navajo Reservations in New Mexico and Arizona and, soon after, the Pueblo Reservations and Hispanic communities in New Mexico. Later, missionaries went to China and the Philippines and, more recently, Jamaica. Today we serve in 10 states from Pennsylvania to Arizona, Michigan to Louisiana, and in the Philippines, Japan, and Jamaica. Our ministries presently include parishes, hospital and academic chaplaincies, inner-city outreach, preaching, teaching, nursing, and evangelization. Franciscan Media (formerly Saint Anthony Messenger Press) continues to preach the Word through St. Anthony Messenger Magazine, and through other printed and electronic media. True to Saint Francis’ vision, our ministries continue to evolve according to the needs of the Church and the talents and abilities of the Friars.
FRANCISCAN FRIARS, CONVENTUAL (OFM Conv)
The Conventual Franciscans are the oldest of the three existing branches of the First Order of St. Francis. The word Conventual is derived from the Latin convenire, “to come together”; hence we live together in “convents” or friaries. We take seriously the words of St. Francis, "And the Lord sent me brothers". Like all Franciscans, we are called to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ in poverty, chastity and obedience, but we place special emphasis on our communal life. Our Order is spread throughout the world, and includes about 4500 priests and brothers who are all commonly called Friars. There are four provinces in North America, with associated jurisdictions or missions in the UK and Ireland, Australia, Vietnam and Central America. We wear a black or gray habit with a simple three-knotted cord representing our Vows of Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience. The Spiritual Center of the Order is in Assisi, Italy, where our Friars care for the Basilica of St. Francis, which includes his tomb. In addition, the Conventuals are the Vatican confessors at St. Peter’s Basilica. In Christ’s name, we continue the ministry of healing so fundamental to the understanding of Saint Francis.
FRANCISCAN FRIARS OF THE ATONEMENT (SA)
Franciscan Friars of the Atonement have long been leaders in the worldwide ecumenical movement to heal divisions within Christianity. Today, the Friars mission of "at-one-ment" includes dialogue among Christians, Jews, Muslims and Buddhists; serving the homeless and those suffering from alcoholism, drug addictions, and HIV/AIDS; preaching the gospel in parishes around the world, and offering respite and hope to those in need of spiritual renewal. In the tradition of St. Francis of Assissi, we offer a prayerful communal life with active service to the Church in the United States, Canada, Japan, Italy and England. Inquire about our "Come and See" programs offered each year in March and October.
Contact the Vocation Office, Graymoor, Garrison, NY 10524
800.338.2620 x 2126 and 845.424.2170 fax
GLENMARY HOME MISSIONERS (GHM)
Glenmary Home Missioners is a Catholic society of priests and brothers, who, along with coworkers, serve the spiritual and material needs of communities throughout Appalachia and the South. Glenmary brings a Catholic presence to counties where less than three percent of the population is Catholic. A significant percent of residents are unchurched and the poverty rate is twice the national average. For more information, contact Br. David Henley, PO Box 465618, Cincinnati, OH 45246; 800-935-0975, firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit our webpage www.glenmary.org.
MISSIONARIES OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD (CPPS)
Founded in 1815 by St. Gaspar del Bufalo, in Italy, the Missionaries of the Precious Blood is a religious society of priests, brothers and lay associates. Their charism is to offer the redeeming, healing power of the blood of Jesus to the whole world. They are called to preach and witness the Good News and are known for being down-to-earth. Their sense of charity and hospitality extends to all, especially those who are considered lost or hopeless by the rest of the world. Members of the Cincinnati Province, part of a worldwide Community of missionaries, are pastors, preachers, educators, chaplains, and are attracted to many ministries regardless of their chance of success. They serve in Ohio, Indiana, Florida and California.
MISSIONARY OBLATES OF MARY IMMACULATE, UNITED STATES PROVINCE (OMI)
Serving the poorest and most abandoned in over 70 countries, the Oblates are a Congregation of priests and brothers sent to preach the Good News. Called “specialists in difficult missions,” we are committed to carrying the Gospel to others in the spirit of St. Eugene de Mazenod. We fulfill our mission through living in community among those whose condition cries out for the salvation and hope which only Jesus Christ can fully bring. In our mission we are dedicated to Mary Immaculate who is our patroness and serves as our example of answering the call to bring Jesus to the world.
NORBERTINE FATHERS AND BROTHERS (O.Praem)
Canons Regular of Premontre – Daylesford Abbey.
Daylesford Abbey is a small Norbertine Community of thirty members. We follow the Rule of St. Augustine in trying to be “One mind and one heart” on the way to God. Our Mission is to enrich the Church by our Norbertine communio (community) nourished by contemplation on God’s word, made visible in worship and service within the local church. Our Abbey is a Liturgical and Spiritual Center nestled in a wooded area in Paoli, PA. Our Community gathers with the laity four times a day to celebrate the Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours. Our service include Sacramental Ministry in local parishes, Spiritual Direction, Chaplaincies, Outreach to the homeless and migrant workers. We invite men ages 20-50 to contact us if you wish to discern a Norbertine vocation.
Contact: Fr. John Joseph Novielli, O. Praem., 220 South Valley Road, Paoli, PA 19301; (610)647-2530 , x 127; email:email@example.com; website: http://www.daylesford.org
NORBERTINE COMMUNITY OF SANTA MARIA DE LA VID ABBEY (O.Praem)
The Norbertine Community of Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey is the youngest Abbey in our nearly 900 year old Order. Over 400 years after the Roman Catholic Faith was brought to New Mexico we as Norbertines, Canons Regular of Prémontré, are planting the seeds of our ancient tradition to live a life of community, contemplation and compassionate service with the people of God in the southwestern United States. Our life is marked by a gift of self in life-long conversion toward God guided by the Rule of St. Augustine as we strive to live as the earliest Christians. We live this by a stable commitment to life in community and service in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe through the sung prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours, celebration of the Eucharist, common table, and dedication to the poor and needy. From the contemplative center of our Abbey life we go forth in service to the world.
Contact: Fr. Graham Golden, O.Praem
Congregation of the Passion, Holy Cross Province - Western Province (west of the Appalachian Mountains to the Pacific Coast)
The Passionists of the western part of the U.S. also work collaboratively with the laity and other religious in sharing their charism in various ministries as in the Eastern Province: two parish sites, three retreat centers. Other ministries involve itinerant preaching, media ministry, chaplaincies in hospitals and prisons, teaching, outreach to the poor and youth, missionary presence in various Asian countries. We also live in vibrant prayerful communities sharing quality time together, and joining in periodic regional days for mutual support and growth. Initial formation and education are shared with the eastern province in a common novitiate and theologate. To keep alive in the hearts of all the incredible Love of God expressed in the Passion of Jesus Christ is at the heart of the Passionist charism.
PAULIST FATHERS (CSP)
The Paulists -- the first community of priests founded in the United States by an American, Servant of God Isaac Thomas Hecker. We are an active community serving parishes and campus ministries in the United States and Canada. Our priests lead parish missions and retreats, communicate through Paulist Press and Paulist Productions. We reach out to young adults through Busted Halo® Ministries. We specialize in ecumenical and interfaith dialog, and reconciliation with inactive Catholics. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.paulist.org
Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, Denver Province
The Redemptorists are a Missionary Congregation of Brothers and Priests, founded in 1732 by St. Alphonsus Liguori. We are an Apostolic Community dedicated to Preaching the Good News to the poor and the most abandoned. We are a world-wide congregation, working in 77 countries with 5200 members. The Denver Province, with 200 members, encompasses the western 2/3 of the US. We have 26 communities engaged in a variety of apostolic works, including: parish ministry, parish mission preaching, ministry to immigrants/migrants, African-American ministry, retreat houses, shrine ministry and spreading devotion to Mary under the title of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. We minister in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Khmu, Laotian, Thai and to the hearing impaired. We also have foreign missions in Brazil, Nigeria and Thailand. We are constantly being challenged by our foundational Charism to find new ways to evangelize and to reach out to the poor and the most abandoned.
Web Site: www.redemptoristvocations.com
Address: Vocation Office Denver Province, 389 East 150th Street, Bronx, NY 10455
Cell No. (718) 664-5360 for Brother Lawrence J. Luján Angel, C.Ss.R.
Cell No. (718) 362-0135 for Father Tat Hoang, C.Ss.R.
Clerics of St. Viator, Province of the United States
The Clerics of St. Viator are an international congregation of priests and brothers sent by the Catholic Church to teach the faith and proclaim Jesus Christ as Gospel. In parishes, schools, and a variety of ministries, Viatorians work with Christian communities to live, deepen, and celebrate faith. The Viatorians were founded in France shortly after the French Revolution by Father Louis Querbes, a pastor at Vourles, near Lyons. The first permanent Viatorian settlement in the United States was organized when Canadian Viatorians arrived at Bourbonnais, Illinois in 1865 to serve the French Catholics of the Kankakee River area. Today the Viatorians of the Chicago Province (85 priests and brothers) minister in eight states in the U.S., Belize and Colombia.
ADRIAN DOMINICAN SISTERS (OP)
Sisters of the Order of St. Dominic
We Dominican Sisters of Adrian are members of the Order of Preachers. We preach the Good News of God’s love to the world through our ministries and our lives. One of our mottos is “To contemplate and share the fruits of contemplation.” We strive to base our lives on the four pillars of Dominican life: prayer, study, community and ministry/preaching.
Our roots go back to St. Dominic 800 years ago. We came to Adrian, Michigan, in 1879. We are currently around 650 members and minister in many places in the United States as well as the Dominican Republic and the Philippines. Our actual ministries take many forms. For example, we serve as teachers, lawyers, social workers, parish pastoral ministers, chaplains, artists, and advocates for those in our world who are suffering, including our whole earth community. In whatever we do, we aim to “seek truth, make peace, and reverence life.”
Please visit our website at www.adriandominicans.org and follow us on Facebook.
APOSTLES OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS (ASCJ)
The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus were founded in Viareggio, Italy, in 1894 by Clelia Merloni. Clelia propelled the life of the Apostles into the heart of the Church by dedicating the Congregation to the loving Heart of Jesus. The motto of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: The Love of Christ Impels Us, summarizes the moving force of their lives. Apostles spread devotion to the Sacred Heart by lives of compassion and holiness. As consecrated women of the Church, they imitate the life of Christ in the world today through education, health care, pastoral ministry, social services, human development, and missionary activity. An international Congregation, they serve in Italy, Albania, Switzerland, Chile, Mexico, Benin, Mozambique, Taiwan, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Haiti, the Philippines, and the United States. For more information, please contact Sr. Virginia Herbers, at email@example.com or visit our website at www.ascjus.org
BENEDICTINE SISTERS (OSB), ROCK ISLAND, IL - ST. MARY MONASTERY
Both contemplative and active, we are called to prayer, community, and work using our gifts. We serve in spiritual direction, retreats, parish work, pastoral care, campus ministry, education, social work, community work, and outreach to the poor. We operate Benet House of Retreats as our corporate ministry. We invite you to take time to stroll through our wooded grounds and reflect on God’s call to you. Watch the ducks paddle around the lake and the deer graze on the hill. Come to prayers and meals. Talk and laugh with the sisters. Just come to make a retreat and enjoy the contemplative setting. “Listen with the ear of your heart.” Join us on your vocation journey. You may feel one step closer to home. Contact: Sr. Stefanie MacDonald, OSB at firstname.lastname@example.org or 309-283-2300. Connect with us at www.smmsisters.org and on Facebook.
BENEDICTINE SISTERS OF CHICAGO (OSB)
We are Benedictine women called to seek God in prayer and community, serving where there is need. We serve the church and society in a variety of ways through education, social service, pastoral ministry, spiritual development, counseling and health care. We participate in efforts to achieve more humane immigration policies, have taken corporate stands to oppose exorbitant military spending, to abolish the death penalty, to oppose torture, and to stop trafficking. Together we pray for peace and justice in our world. Underlying all we do is the desire to live the Gospel command to love God and neighbor. Women 21-50 who wish to seek God in an active monastic community by living a balanced life of prayer and work are invited to contact us. Sr. Belinda Monahan, O.S.B., Vocation Minister, 7430 N. Ridge Boulevard, Chicago IL 60645 (773-338-7063)
BENEDICTINE SISTERS (OSB) - Our Lady of Grace Monastery, Beech Grove, IN
We are monastic women who choose to seek God in community. If you feel you have a religious vocation to serve the people of God in community, call us at (317) 787-3287, ext. 3032. As Sisters of St. Benedict, we follow a monastic way of life. Prayer and community come first in our lives. We live the Benedictine tradition of seeking God through prayer, work, and hospitality. We are engaged in the work of God through various ministries. We also serve one another by living in a community characterized by warmth, honesty, vitality, and joy. We welcome single, Catholic women, ages 20-45, who are experiencing a call from God; who desire to live the Gospel; and who have a capacity to be generous and compassionate.
Contact: Sr. Jennifer Mechtild Horner, 1402 Southern Avenue, Beech Grove, Indiana 46107
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Find us at: http://www.benedictine.com
BENEDICTINE SISTERS OF DULUTH, MN (OSB)
The Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth, Minnesota are monastic women who seek God together in community following the Rule of St. Benedict. Our lives of prayer and work are centered around the Eucharist, communal recitation of the Liturgy of the Hours, lectio divina (prayerful reading of Scripture and sacred reading) balanced with time for study, prayer and leisure. Guided by the Gospels and the Holy Rule, our common life allows our sisters to utilize their various gifts and talents. In addition to sponsoring the College of St. Scholastica, the large Benedictine Health System and the Benedictine Center of Spirituality, we are also engaged in teaching at all levels, music and the arts, retreat work, chaplaincy and spiritual direction . We invite women interested in our way of life to arrange for a visit or if interested in a longer stay to inquire about our residential volunteer Associate program. For more information, to arrange a visit or to receive a copy of our film “Sing a New Song”, contact Sister Mary Catherine at email@example.com or 218-723-6646. See our web site, particularly the “Join Us” section at www.duluthbenedictines.org.
BENEDICTINE SISTERS OF ERIE, PA (OSB) - MOUNT SAINT BENEDICT
Visit the monastery where the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, a community of women monastics, choose to follow the Rule of Benedict as a guide in their communal search for God. The community strives to integrate community life, contemplative and liturgical prayer, silence, ministry, simple living and balance. The sisters lift their hands and voices in public witness to the global issues of world peace, nonviolent conflict resolution, sustainability of the earth, and justice, especially for women and children. The community is committed to opening their home and hearts, building community, sharing their resources, and ministering to others. Do you want to be a part of this community? Sr. Marilyn Schauble, O.S.B., Vocation Director, invites you to contact her at 6101 East Lake Rd, Erie, PA 16511; (814) 899-0614 ext. 2424
Visit our website: http://www.eriebenedictines.org
BENEDICTINE SISTERS OF SAINT WALBURGA MONASTERY, ELIZABETH, NEW JERSEY
The Benedictine Sisters of Saint Walburga Monastery are monastic women who seek God in community through the Gospel and the Rule of Saint Benedict. We live our monastic conversion sustained by the Eucharist, the Liturgy of the Hours, Lectio Divina, and presence to one another. Through active lives balanced by contemplation we witness to Jesus Christ in community, hospitality, and ministry.
The Benedictine Sisters of Saint Walburga Monastery are monastic women who seek God in community through the Gospel and the Rule of Saint Benedict. We live our monastic conversion sustained by the Eucharist, the Liturgy of the Hours, Lectio Divina, and presence to one another. Through active lives balanced by contemplation we witness to Jesus Christ in community, hospitality, and ministry.
Visit our website: www.catholicforum.com/bensisnj
CENACLE SISTERS (RC)
Cenacle Sisters are active women with contemplative hearts, called to live and pray in union with each other for the sake of the mission. We do this principally through retreats, religious education, and other forms of pastoral activity whose aim is to awaken and deepen faith. This is done most often in places of retreat, in people’s homes, in centers for spiritual direction and religious development, and in parishes. In addition to sisters, there are lay members, vowed and non-vowed, who share in the Cenacle mission and charism. www.cenaclesisters.org
CONGREGATION OF NOTRE DAME (CND)
The Congregation of Notre Dame is an international community founded by St.Marguerite Bourgeoys.Its members and associates seek to live a mission of liberating education in the spirit of the Good News of Jesus Christ. The sacred Mystery of Mary's journey to her cousin Elizabeth in Visitation is inspiration for the community. So too is the life of Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, who first gathered the CND in late 17th century Montreal. The Congregation is committed to the needs of the poor, excluded, and oppressed. It labors actively to protect all creation and works toward the transformation of church and society for a more just world.
CONGREGATION OF SISTERS OF BON SECOURS USA (CBS)
In 1821, Bon Secours became the first community of sisters to provide continuous nursing within the homes of those who were suffering. Our vision and mission: to defend all life and creation and alleviate suffering; to bring a message of hope and “GOOD HELP” to those in need. Our faith-filled communities draw others to our charism of compassion, healing, and liberation. Community life and shared prayer balance our life of ministry as we contribute to a more humane world integral to spreading the Gospel. We minister in health care, retreat ministry, pastoral, social and human services, housing, education, etc. Continuing foundress Josephine Potel’s innovative spirit, we bring healing and wholeness beyond walls of tradition in rural areas and cities in the USA, England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Peru and South Africa
For more information:
Imagine a Sister’s Life: www.lifeasasister.org
Sisters of Bon Secours Vocation Website: http://BonSecoursVocations.org
Inquirers, "Join" us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BonSecoursVocations
"Like Us" on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BonSecoursVocations
Pin with us on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/bonsecours/
Chat with Sr. Pat: http://www.bonsecoursvocations.org/chat
Follow Sr. Pat Dowling on Twitter: http://twitter.com/SrsBonSecours
Volunteer Ministry site: www.bonsecours.org/bsvm
Watch the video about our mission in South Africa.
Contact: Sr. Patricia Dowling, CBS
Phone: 410.442.3172 or 877.742.0277
CONGREGATION OF SISTERS OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL (O. Carm.)
The Congregation of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is a pontifical institute of women religious who minister in Louisiana, Illinois, New York, the Philippines and Timor-Leste. They are heirs to a rich tradition of contemplative prayer, community life and service as members of the Order of Carmel. The special charism of the congregation is an orientation to a life of prayer and service in union with Jesus, in whom continual prayer and action coexist harmoniously. They are nourished by contemplative prayer, community and devotion to Mary, a woman of simplicity and faith. Their prophetic call as Carmelites moves them “…to be in active ministries that help bring about a more peaceful, just and loving world.” In keeping with their mission statement, these active ministries include education, health care, parish ministry, retreat and spiritual direction, social work and social services.
CONGREGATION OF ST. AGNES (CSA)
The Sisters of St. Agnes participate in the mission of Christ by joyful service in the church, always aware that we, too, are among the needy and are enriched by those we serve. As an apostolic community, we are committed to transformation of the world, the church, and ourselves through promoting systemic change for the quality of life; justice for the economically poor; furtherance of the role of women in church and society; mutuality; inclusivity; and collaboration.
Contact: Sr. Jean Hinderer
CONGREGATION OF ST. JOSEPH (CSJ)
Sisters of St. Joseph, LaGrange
The Sisters of St. Joseph of LaGrange desire to be a prophetic presence in a diverse world. Rooted in God and our mission of unity, we believe that relationship is at the heart of who we are and who we are becoming. We desire to move toward greater inclusivity that reflects the interconnectedness of all creation, reverences diverse cultures and religions, and directs our choices in ministry, community living, and corporate decisions. We are pastoral ministers, artists, musicians, teachers, social workers, spiritual counselors, and advocates for peace, justice, reconciliation, and sustainable development of the earth.
CONGREGATION OF THE MISSIONARY BENEDICTINE SISTERS (OSB)
The Missionary Benedictine Sisters were founded in 1885 by Fr. Andreas Amrhein. We were founded as a missionary society to spread the Good News to those who do not know Christ or where Christ is not sufficiently known.
The charism of the Missionary Benedictine Sisters' life is:
- A particular way of living the Gospel and is rooted in the Rule of St. Benedict
- Seeking God in community, under a rule and a superior - including praying and working together, sharing our goods, living in mutual service, support, and encouragement
- Characterized by the Liturgy of the Hours in common and lectio divina
- Proclaiming the Gospel among people who do not know Christ and where Christ is not sufficiently known.
DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY (DC)
The Daughters of Charity are a community of women who devote our lives to serving the poorest and most abandoned individuals in today’s society. We minister in the everyday worlds of the poor and the marginalized. We live a life of humility and simplicity dedicated to charity. Christ’s unwavering compassion and selfless generosity energizes our spirit and inspires our work. Strengthened by this deep spirituality, we are a joyful community that lives, prays and works together. Today, there are almost 17,000 Daughters of Charity living and working in 95 countries throughout the world. To learn more go to Daughters of Charity US you tube, facebook, blog, web,….
Dominican Sisters of Peace
We are Dominican Sisters whose charism of preaching flows from our contemplation, study, and community life. We are more than 520 Sisters and over 500 Associates who live and minister in over 50 Dioceses within and outside the U.S. We also serve in Honduras, Nigeria, and Peru. We are committed to greater involvement in the global community, simplicity of life, and itinerancy. Our diverse ministries include education, health care, social work, spiritual direction, parish-based ministries among others. We serve in universities and colleges, high schools, elementary schools, literacy centers, ecology and spiritual outreach centers, parishes, prisons and more. We work to create environments of peace by promoting non-violence, unity in diversity, reconciliation, and justice through solidarity, especially for women and children. Please visit our website at http://www.oppeace.org
DOMINICAN SISTERS OF SPRINGFIELD (OP)
Sisters of the Order of St. Dominic
The Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois, hold the Gospel of Jesus Christ at the heart of their ministry. This congregation of about 230 women is committed to the traditional "pillars" of the Order of Preachers: prayer, common life, study, and preaching in word and deed. Two distinctive aspects of Springfield Dominican life are a commitment to living in community and to the Dominican tradition of chanting the Liturgy of the Hours. Sisters serve in the United States and in Peru, with formation programs in both countries. They are actively involved in collaborative projects with other Dominicans in the U.S. and around the world, including Zambia, Nigeria, Slovakia, and Iraq.
FELICIAN SISTERS (CSSF)
We, the Felician Sisters, are an active contemplative congregation of consecrated women founded by Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska. Our charism is to imitate her boundless love of God and surrender to God’s will in compassionate service, total availability and concern for the salvation of all people. We live and pray together in community, and follow the rule of St. Francis of Assisi. Responding to the needs of God’s people and of the times, we minister in health care, pastoral care, education, social work, spiritual and administrative services and other Church-related ministries. Today, Felician Franciscan Sisters minister to God’s people in the United States, Canada, Haiti, Brazil, Poland, Italy, England, France, Kenya, Estonia, Russia, Ukraine and the Amazon.
FRANCISCAN SISTERS OF CHICAGO (OSF)
The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago is a congregation of Catholic women living the Gospel life and dedicated to serving others for 120 years. We serve the people of God through works prompted by our charism: care for children, the sick, the infirm, and the elderly; and pastoral and social services. The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago have adapted to the changing needs of society and expanded and refocused its ministry to respond to the changing needs of those served. The ability and need to serve continues to evolve and we are responding with new ministries in the areas of affordable housing, home health, hospice, and various community benefit services. Guided by its Franciscan spirit, The Franciscan Sisters of Chicago celebrate life and are committed to joyful, compassionate service.
FRANCISCAN SISTERS - HOSPITAL SISTERS OF THE THIRD ORDER OF ST. FRANCIS (OSF)
Through our healing ministry, we claim our identity as members of an international, multi-cultural congregation of Franciscan Sisters who are committed to live the Gospel in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi. We are dedicated to a common mission that brings Christ’s healing presence to humanity and supports creative ways of responding to the sick, poor and needy throughout the world. Our work brings us closer to people in the USA through our hospitals, parishes, schools, community charities and organizations. In addition, we provide vital healthcare services to the poor and needy in Haiti and Tanzania. Recently, we organized a Mission Outreach Program that continues our missionary spirit through education and awareness programs, cross-cultural mission experiences, and a medical equipment/supply distribution and recycling program.
FRANCISCAN SISTERS OF PERPETUAL ADORATION (FSPA)
We are a community of vowed Franciscan women centered in Eucharist, committed to be loving presence through prayer, witness and service. We are sent as Jesus was sent to manifest God's love in the world; to bring new life, meaning and hope to a suffering and searching humanity; to heal with compassion and forgiveness; to proclaim the Gospel in word and action.
Through perpetual Eucharistic adoration, we offer God continuous praise and thanksgiving before the Blessed Sacrament exposed on the altar. Nurtured and strengthened by Jesus' presence, we live out this adoration in our daily lives as we strive to help those in need.
Through our more than 300 sisters, 200 affiliates, 100 prayer partners and the 6,500 people working in our sponsored ministries, our work is far-reaching--beyond borders both real and imagined.
Call or email us: 1-888-683-FSPA or firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also find FSPA on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter!
FRANCISCAN SISTERS OF THE SACRED HEART – FRANKFORT , ILLINOIS (OSF)
We, the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, are called by God to live the Gospel life after the manner of Francis of Assisi as women religious. We joyfully embrace our vowed life in community which is sustained by our personal and communal prayer and sisterly love. We respond in a prophetic way to the needs of others through our ministries of education, healing and service. We are missioned in Indiana, Illinois, California, West Virginia and Brazil (in South America).
SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI (OSF)
THE SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS OF PENANCE AND CHARITY (OSF), Tiffin, OH
The Sisters of St. Francis, Tiffin, OH, along with their associates, desire to live the Gospel in an intentional way. They are committed to Franciscan values of care for creation, a special love for those who are poor, peacemaking, and a deep contemplative life from which their ministry flows. These values drive their sponsored ministries: elder care, child care, environmental education and community supported agriculture, carmelretreats and spiritual direction. They are actively engaged in peace and justice ministries primarily in the United States and Mexico. Hospitality, simplicity and joy characterize their relationships with one another in community and the way they share the Good News with others. Founded in 1869 to meet a local need for orphan and elder care, the Tiffin Franciscans continue to minister in response to the current needs of the Church and the world. For more information, contact: email@example.com.
SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS OF ROCHESTER, MN (OSF)
The Franciscan Sisters of Rochester believe as St. Francis did: that we are all brothers and sisters, one family under God. With a rich spiritual heritage and the strength of prayer and community, we choose ministries guided by societal needs and the call to justice. You will find us across the United States and in Bogotá, Colombia, in inner cities and rural areas, responding to the call to justice and peace; we are teachers, nurses, spiritual directors, artists, writers, administrators, religious educators, counselors, social workers, therapists, and healers of creation. We believe in the empowerment of women and the worth and dignity of every person. We learn as we teach, are healed as we heal others and are changed as we pray and act with compassion. We hope to join with others in creating with compassion a just and loving global community.
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook: Rochester Franciscans
HOLY SPIRIT MISSIONARY SISTERS (SSpS)
The Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters are an international congregation of women ministering in 47 countries. As an international missionary community of about 3,500 women, we are called to share the Good News of Jesus and witness to the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the world. Called by the Spirit, we are sent to people of diverse cultures, religions, and social/ethic backgrounds. Wherever possible we live in international/intercultural communities. We participate in the mission of Jesus through education on all levels and in different types of schools, through health care, in parish ministry, retreat work and spiritual direction, communication and media, counseling and social services, work with the elderly and especially with women who are pushed to the margins of society.
Web site: www.ssps-usa.org
Congregational web site: www.worldssps.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SSpS Missionaries
THE INSTITUTE OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (IBVM)
The Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, founded in 1609, is an apostolic community of Catholic women present in 26 countries across six continents. We live our Ignatian spirituality of “contemplatives in action” cherished by our founder, Mary Ward. In prayer we seek to discern and embrace God’s desire in today’s changing and challenging times. We believe that women have great gifts to offer in promoting freedom, justice, and integrity within church and society. The place of women in society is a central concern. We serve in educational, pastoral, and social ministries as parish ministers, religious education directors, teachers, spiritual directors, counselors, campus ministers, caregivers to women in need, and ministries among immigrants. With a single-hearted love we hold ourselves open and ready to undertake whatever is for the greater glory of God and the good of those we serve. Visit us at www.ibvm.us or email email@example.com.
LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY SISTERS (LCM)
The Little Company of Mary Sisters is an international Marian congregation, called and gifted to be a compassionate presence in the healing ministries and responding to emerging needs around the world. Founded in 1877 in Nottingham, England, our name and mission were inspired by Mary, the mother of Jesus, and the “little company” of faithful followers who remained with her at the foot of the cross on Calvary, offering Jesus and Mary their compassionate presence. Venerable Mary Potter, our Foundress, wrote, “We all have a power within us for doing good.” She urges us to tap into our own unique gifts and talents to make a difference in our world by integrating prayer in all our ministries. We are called to companion people in their search for hope, health and healing amidst their brokenness of body, mind or spirit through healthcare in hospitals, extended care facilities, home care and hospice. We are also active in parish ministry, chaplaincy, spiritual direction, outreach programs, foreign missions, administration and leadership.
Web sites: www.lcmsisters.org
MARYKNOLL SISTERS (MM)
Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic
The Maryknoll Sisters are women religious missionaries whose passion is to seek God's love and compassionate justice wherever we are. As our founder, Mother Mary Joseph Rogers, once said: "Each of us has seen her own star and had the grace to follow it. Our stars-- a vocation to the foreign mission--led us to Maryknoll" to serve in Jesus' name. We go to other lands crossing boundaries of culture, religion and race. Today, with a membership of approximately 600 women of varied cultures and nationalities, we are in 30 countries worldwide. Our communities are ordinarily small, multicultural and multigenerational. The ministries that we engaged in are varied depending on the skills and gifts each Sister has and the realities of the people we are sent to. We respect the culture of the people and try to adapt ourselves to their customs and aspirations as we journey with them in the search for truth, justice, and "life in abundance." Come and share our mission-- our blessings.
MEDICAL MISSION SISTERS (MMS)
We are an international missionary congregation. Healing, in the spirit of Jeasus the Healer, is the essence of our charism, the heart of our identity. TO BE A HEALING PRESENCE gives us no choice but to take seriously the enormous suffering in our world. In solidarity with those made poor we take on their concerns, interests and struggles. In promoting the justice that is essential to healing, we work together in grassroot communities as well as policy-making bodies and in many pioneering efforts. We do this through all manner of healing ministries, in ways that bring people and our earth to healtlh and wholeness. We are nurses, physicians, teachers, midwives, counselors, liturgists, community organizers, lawyers, artists, theologians, practitioners of holistic health, and more. For us God is the sacred center at the heart of life, the holy ground in which our daily life is rooted. Our yearning for God is one with our hunger for the transformation of the world. Scripture is our primary source of reflection and meditation. Prayer, time for solitude, communal participation in liturgy are essential to support life and nurture our spirit. Our MMS Community is a way to encourage and give courage to one another. Through our international membership, we understand relationship as a core human experience and witness to the oneness of the human family.We live simply, side by side with the people we serve.
MISSIONARY SERVANTS OF THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY (MSBT)
We are to have a personal love of God our Father, of his son Jesus and of the Holy Spirit who abides in us. In a particular way we cherish in our prayer and labor the naked, abandoned Jesus on Calvary. We express our love through personal service to his poor and abandoned members. Our specific mission is the preservation of faith in those areas and among those people who are spiritually neglected and abandoned, especially the poor. Our chief effort is to develop a missionary spirit in the laity, with the goal that every Catholic be an Apostle. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-335-7534.
MISSIONARY SISTERS OF THE HOLY FAMILY (MSF)
Missionary Sisters of the Holy Family is a religious congregation founded in 1905 in Mohylew, Belarus by Blessed Boleslawa Lament. Following the legacy of our foundress, sisters strive not only to live as Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, but also to bring the Holy Family’s virtues and values to wherever it is possible. The charism of the congregation is to work for the unity of Christ’s Church to fulfill Jesus’ prayer from Last Supper, “….that they all may be one….J 17,21” Sisters offer their everyday life’s prayers, work in education, nursing, parish ministry, community and professed life to break the division and bring all God’s sons and daughters together. The congregation has its communities in Poland, USA, Italy, Belarus, Lithuania, Kenya, Zambia, and Tanzania. If you would like more information or would like to come and visit us, please, contact Sister Rose at email@example.com or 815-931-1309. You can also visit our website at www.holyfamilysisters.us or find us on Facebook: Missionary Sisters of the Holy Family.
POOR HANDMAIDS OF JESUS CHRIST - Donaldson, Indiana (PHJC)
We Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ strive to listen attentively to the promptings of the Spirit. We respond with courage to the daily challenge to be women of faith and vision. We live gospel values through our presence and ministry to and with others. Empowered by the same Spirit, we vowed women religious commit ourselves to respect and value each person we serve in our diverse ministries, stand with the poor and powerless in the search for justice, use our talents and resources in response to the emerging needs of Church and society, and share ministry and nurture leadership in our efforts to bring peace to the world.
Contact: Sr. Connie Bach, PHJC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RELIGIOUS OF THE SACRED HEART (RSCJ)
The Religious of the Sacred Heart strive to discover and make God's love known in the heart of the world through the service of education. Founded in 1800 by St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, a woman of keen intellect, deep compassion, and joyful spirit who dedicated her life to educating women in post-Revolutionary France, the Society today has members in 41 countries. In the U.S., we live out our educational mission in a wide variety of settings, including high schools and colleges, artists' studios and parishes, medical and legal facilities, social agencies and shelters. Building relationships and developing leaders among people from all walks of life are at the heart of our vocation. We share life together in small communities and seek, through prayer and contemplation, to be drawn ever more deeply into intimacy with God, who is always alive and active in our hearts and minds and who challenges us to make choices for justice and peace in response to the Gospel and the needs of the world.
Vocation website: https://rscj.org/vocations
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/ReligiousOfTheSacredHeart
http://www.rscj.org - http://www.rscjinternational.org - https://www.facebook.com/ReligiousOfTheSacredHeart
RELIGIOUS OF THE SACRED HEART OF MARY (RSHM)
The Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary is an international apostolic congregation of Catholic women religious founded in France.
Our mission is to know and love God and make God known and loved, and to proclaim that Jesus Christ has come “that all may have life.” (John 10:10) Today this vision expresses itself in the diversity of ministries we undertake in educational, pastoral and social services. We work in colleges, universities, secondary and elementary schools. RSHM serve in parishes and prisons, in health care positions, in the arts, social centers, in retreat houses and retirement homes. In responding to a variety of needs, we commit ourselves especially to evangelical justice, and focus on those who are most in need of our compassion.
Today we are present in France, Ireland, Portugal, England, United States of America, Brazil, Italy, Wales, Mozambique, Mexico, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Scotland.
We invite young women discerning a call to religious life, or considering a year of service as an RSHM Volunteer, visit us at: www.rshm.org and www.rscm-gen.org; www.facebook.com/RSHMVOLUNTEERS; and www.facebook.com/ReligiousOfTheSacredHeartOfMary.
To speak to a Vocation Director, call: 914-631-8872, or contact: Sr. Anna Maria at email@example.com
SCHOOL SISTERS OF NOTRE DAME (SSND)
Founded in Germany by Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger, School Sisters of Notre Dame are a vibrant international congregation of vowed apostolic women with nearly 3400 members, living and ministering in 35 countries. We are women of hope, committed to bringing Jesus’ message of love and unity to our world. Our life in mission integrates prayer, community life and ministry. Believing that our international presence gives us a unique global responsibility, we address urgent needs of our time, particularly those of women, youth and those who are poor. Engaged in a variety of ministries, we are educators at heart, believing the world can be changed through the transformation of persons. Some of our ministries include formal education, social services, parish and retreat ministry, health care and missionary service. Visit us at www.ssnd.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SERVANTS OF THE HOLY HEART OF MARY (SSCM)
The Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary are an international religious congregation of women. This is our province identity statement: We are Women of the Annunciation. We hear Gabriel’s greeting, “Do not be afraid.” And we, like Mary, honestly question our life, our times and our future. We are discerning women, pregnant with promise, who face the unknown with a spirit of innovation. We believe that in true dialogue with the world, the Church and each other, we will experience the fulfillment of the promise: “Behold, I make all things new!
SISTERS OF CHARITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, DUBUQUE, IOWA (BVM)
We are the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Dubuque, Iowa. We follow in the footsteps of our Irish foundress, Mary Frances Clarke, who answered God’s call to serve immigrants in the United States more than 175 years ago. We continue to respond to God’s love by serving wherever needed. We find strength in our faith in God, in one another, and with the people we serve. Our core values of freedom, education, charity and justice guide our lives and choice of ministry. Some of our sisters are educators, pastoral ministers, counselors and advocates for the elderly and immigrants; others work in social services, healthcare and in prayer ministry. Our commitment includes joining with others to work for justice and to care for Earth. We have a strength that comes from appreciating the unique gifts of our sisters and encouraging one another to offer freely those gifts in service. Trust and a spirit of joy enliven our community of Catholic Sisters because God’s love frees us. This freedom calls us to honor diversity, to act against injustice, and to stand humbly before God with gratitude. We are the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Freed by Love, Acting for Justice.
Contact: Lou Anglin, BVM or Kathy Carr, BVM
For more information: www.bvmcong.org
View blog at http://blog.bvmcong.org
“Like us” on Facebook: facebook.com/bvmsisters
SISTERS OF CHARITY OF LEAVENWORTH (SCL)
The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth are women of hope. We are an apostolic community founded in Leavenworth, KS in 1858. We follow the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul; called to recognize Christ in the poor and marginalized. We serve in a variety of ministries in the West, Midwest, Peru and Southern Sudan.
Email: Sister Vicki Lichtenauer, Vocation Minister, email@example.com.
SISTERS OF CHARITY OF NAZARETH (SCN)
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Western Province
Mission Statement: "We Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are and international Congregation in a multicultural world. Impelled by the love of Christ, in the tradition of Vincent de Paul and the pioneer spirit of Catherine Spalding, we and our Associates are committed to work for justice in solidarity with oppressed peoples, especially the economically poor and women, and to care for the earth. We risk our lives and resources, both personally and corporately, as we engage in diverse ministries in carrying out this mission."
The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (SCNs) are an apostolic congregation serving in the United States, Belize, India, Nepal and Botswana. Founded in Kentucky in 1812, the SCNs were the third congregation of women religious founded in the United States. Led by a young, compassionate and fearless leader, Catherine Spalding and her Sisters responded to the most urgent needs of the Kentucky frontier. Following in the footsteps of their foundress, the SCNs continue to serve in diverse places, ministries and ways in order to meet the needs of our times. SCNs invite women, ages 18-45, exploring their call to learn more by visiting our website:www.scnfamily.org.
Contact Sr. Nancy Gerth at 502-31-4516 or PO Box 10, Nazareth, KY 40048 for more information.
SISTERS OF CHARITY OF SETON HILL (SC)
Prayer, service, and life in community are the primary principals upon which the sisters carry out their mission which is to reveal the reality and beauty of God’s love to people in need. Cherishing the gifts of creation, we affirm the virtues of humility, simplicity and charity remembering that God is ever present. In the spirit of our scripture call, “The Charity of Christ Urges Us,” the sisters administer and staff educational institutions from preschool through university levels; serve in Christian formation; chaplaincy counseling, pastoral and social services. We are musicians, liturgists, lawyers; advocates for the poor, the immigrant, and underserved, nurses and healthcare ministers. We are represented primarily in the Dioceses of Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Arizona, as well as New Jersey, Massachusetts, Illinois, New York, and Florida. Contact us through Sr. Barbara Ann Smelko, S.C. at 144 Mt. Thor Road, Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-836-0406, x622 or Sr. Carole Blazina, SC at Seton House International, 4933 W. Patterson Ave., Chicago, IL 60641, 773.205.1822 x205. Check out our website at www.scsh.org and our two facebook pages “Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill" and "Sisters of charity of Seton Hill Vocation and Retreat Ministry.”
Sisters of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians)
The Sisters of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians) are members of an international group of vowed women and men religious and lay members. We value prayer and community living. Our ministries include a focus on social justice as we work in the areas of anti-human trafficking, counseling, law, healthcare, pastoral work, art and education. We carry out our mission to spread the gospel message to make the goodness and kindness of Jesus known in 28 countries throughout the world. If a woman chooses to pursue her vocation as a Salvatorian, her gifts and talents will be used in service to others. Women aged 20-50 can learn more about life as a Sister of the Divine Savior by contacting Sister Mary Lee Grady, SDS at firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting facebook.com/SistersoftheDivineSavior.
SISTERS OF THE HOLY REDEEMER (CSR)
The Sisters of the Holy Redeemer are compelled to bring the healing presence and compassion of the Redeemer to those who suffer in body, mind and spirit. We strive to be witnesses of hope and joy as we serve Jesus in the vulnerable. Our inspiration flows from our relationship with Jesus, our Redeemer as we follow the example of Mother Alphonse Maria Eppinger who founded the congregation over 160 years ago on the principal that “Love of God and love of neighbor are but one single love.” Through our sponsorship of the Holy Redeemer Health System, we provide healthcare, social services, and pastoral care, with a special emphasis on older adults, women and children.
SISTERS OF THE LIVING WORD (SLW)
We are a diocesan Catholic religious congregation. Our name is our mission. We draw our strength and design for a meaningful life from the Word of God, Christ himself. Our Apostolic work flows from our prayer, is nurtured by the Eucharist and is driven by the needs of the people around us. We educate in Catholic schools, parish ministries and other educational forums. We advocate for people and all of life by networking with peace and justice organizations. We help people through retreat work and spiritual direction and in healing ministries. Our areas of ministry are from Minnesota to Louisiana, Florida to Texas with our headquarters, north of Chicago, in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Contact: Sr. Colette Fahrner, S.L.W.
SISTERS OF MERCY (RSM)
The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas is an international community of Roman Catholic women vowed to serve persons who suffer poverty, sickness, and ignorance, with a special concern for women and children. Founded by Catherine McAuley in 1831 in Dublin, Ireland, Sisters of
Mercy address human misery through collaborative efforts in education, healthcare, housing, and pastoral and social service. In addition to meeting the needs of people today, Mercy seeks ways to change the social and political systems that create the problems. From grassroots letter-writing campaigns and socially responsible investing, to witnessing for justice and praying for peace, Mercy takes action. Sisters of Mercy are joined in their mission by lay women and men who serve as administrators and staff in Mercy sponsored and co-sponsored facilities, and by Mercy Associates, Companions in Mercy, and Mercy Volunteer Corps members.
SISTERS OF NOTRE DAME DE NAMUR (SNDdeN)
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, women with hearts as wide as the world, make known God's goodness and love of those living in poverty through a Gospel way of life, community and prayer. Continuing a strong educational tradition, we stand with the poor, women, and children. We commit ourselves to work with others to create justice and peace for all. As an international religious community, founded in 1804 by St. Julie Billiart and Françoise Blin the Bourdon, we continue their mission today in Africa, Europe, Japan, North and South America. Our ministries include: education, parish and youth ministry, spiritual direction/counseling, and other developing ministries which respond to today's needs. Notre Dame Associates and Notre Dame Mission Volunteers also share our charism.
SISTERS OF OUR LADY OF SION (NDS)
Sisters of Sion are an international congregation serving in 21 countries. We focus our prayer on the Word of God. Our daily lives and our ministries are centered in the hope for justice, reconciliation and peace. We educate, do social work, pastoral ministry, Jewish-Christian, ecumenical and interfaith relations.
Contact: email@example.com Website: www.sistersofsion.net
SISTERS OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY IN NEW YORK (PBVM)
Presentation Women are committed to following the work of their foundress, Nano Nagle, by continuing to serve the poor in the ministries of education, social/pastoral ministry, health care, religious education, immigration work, foreign missions, spiritual direction and retreat ministry.
Young adult women are invited to join us in our life of prayer, community, and service through one of several Presentation Sisters Service and Outreach Programs. Our program offers Young Adult and College Service Weeks, short term experiences and full time yearlong volunteer positions with stipend, health insurance, and communal living options. Any interested woman is encouraged to contact Sr. Mary Catherine Redmond, PBVM
SISTERS OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY IN DUBUQUE, IA (PBVM)
Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary dedicate our lives to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We choose to embody this apostolic vision by living in community and vowing to live simply, celibately and with shared responsibility. This call deepens and integrates our prayer, relationships and work. In addition to vowed members, our Presentation family includes associates, women and men who resonate with the spirit of our foundress, Nano Nagle. Together we desire to deepen our spirituality through prayer and service. Our charism calls us to bring the hospitality of God to others. The community preserves the integrity of the human person and of all creation. In both communal and individual ways, we strive to integrate the three dimensions of creation: interiority, differentiation, and communion. We have committed ourselves to having a visionary role within the church and society, witnessing joy, compassion, inclusion, and justice.
Contact information: Sr. Rita Cameron firstname.lastname@example.org
SISTERS OF THE SORROWFUL MOTHER (SSM)
Third Order Regular of St. Francis of Assisi
We are an international, multicultural congregation. We share in the mission of Jesus to bring fuller life to others by revealing God’s love for all, especially the poor. With Mary, Mother of Sorrows, we strive to be a compassionate presence to those who suffer. Our main ministries include healthcare, education, youth ministry and related fields within those four areas. We serve the Lord in ten countries: The USA, Austria, Germany, Italy, Tanzania, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, St. Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago.
SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH OF THE THIRD ORDER OF ST. FRANCIS (SSJ-TOSF)
The Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis, founded in 1901, are a Franciscan congregation of over 300 members dedicated to Gospel living and to the spiritual and material development of the human family, especially the minores. Located in 14 states and 3 countries off the mainland, they serve in diverse ministries, i.e., pastoral work, education, health care, and community services. Some sisters live in the three congregational homes in the Midwest. Other live singly or in groups that support their ministries. All sisters belong to local community groups that join together for prayer and mutual support.
SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH OF CARONDELET, ALBANY PROVINCE (CSJ)
Called by God and passionate for the mission of Jesus, the Sisters of St. Joseph come together to serve all persons. With a distinctive spirit of hospitality and a particular concern for the poor, we witness to the Gospel message by being a unifying and reconciling presence to a world in need. (Mission Statement of the Albany Province)
As Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, we are called to the same profound love of God and love of neighbor without distinction that characterized the women who founded our congregation over 360 years ago. Rooted in prayer, in community living and in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we commit ourselves to the mission of unity and reconciliation, nonviolence and peacemaking through concrete efforts toward our goal of communion with the sacred, with the Earth, with one another, with the Church and with all whom we meet. We desire always to move toward a greater inclusivity and unifying love that reverences diverse cultures and faiths, reflects the interconnectedness of all creation and gives direction to our ministry. Our patron, St. Joseph, reminds us of the openness and humility we need to deepen communion as expressed in our Constitution, our early documents and the Gospel of Jesus. Joseph, man of justice, peace, courage and love faithfully followed the inspirations of the Holy Spirit and calls us to do the same.
In the spirit of hospitality to which our founders called us, we welcome you to our website: www.csjalbany.org
For more information contact Sr. Jeanne Marie Gocha, CSJ email: email@example.com or 518-935-8194
SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH OF ROCHESTER, NY (SSJ)
We are a religious community of women committed to the radical message of the gospel “that all may be one” Jn. 17:21 and strive to live as witnesses and bearers of the reconciling love of Jesus. We define our lives through prayer, community, and service in the company of our “neighbor” with compassion, creativity, and courage. We are called to do “any work a woman is capable of” in a struggling and hope-filled world. For more info:
Facebook: Sisters of Saint Joseph of Rochester
We also invite young adults to join us in our life of prayer, community, and service for an eleven month time of volunteer service through the Sisters of St. Joseph Volunteer Corps. Half of volunteers serve at Nativity Preparatory Academy which educates, and encourages students from multiple ethnic groups and religious traditions; in fact, many of our students are refugees. The other volunteers serve at St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center which offers primary and specialty health care, dental, counseling and social work to individuals and families who lack access to health insurance through a team of generous volunteer providers. SSJ Volunteers receive a stipend, health insurance and an AmeriCorps Education Award. These eleven month positions are from September through July. For more info:
SISTERS OF ST. MARTHA OF ANTIGONISH (CSM)
We, Sisters of St. Martha, inspired by God’s graciousness, hear, embrace and respond to the cry for Gospel Hospitality. (Mission Statement, Chapter 2004)
Our Mission statement speaks to our 114 year history of dedicated service to the Church and the people of God. We first responded to this cry for Gospel Hospitality in 1900 at St. Francis Xavier University where we welcomed the students and priests by our presence and by providing the service of household management. It did not take long for our young congregation to hear and embrace a new cry for Gospel Hospitality as nurses and teachers, followed by our pioneering work in the field of social work. As founding members of the Antigonish Movement we have always been with and for the people, meeting them where they are.
Today we continue to respond in ways that give life to the values to which we have committed ourselves: Hospitality; Communion; Consecrated Life; Justice; Service; Simplicity; Collaboration; Stewardship. We strive to offer our life as mission by being pockets of hope in our world in whatever way we are able.
If you feel inspired to join us in being a pocket of hope in our world come and see us!
Contact Sr. Joanne O’Regan at firstname.lastname@example.org - www.themarthas.com
SISTERS OF THE RESURRECTION (CR)
The Sisters of the Resurrection are a small, international community founded by a mother and her daughter in 1891. The community was founded in Rome, Italy but within a few short years spread to many countries. The Sisters’ main ministries are education and health care.
Today the Sisters serve in the US, Poland, Italy, White Russia, England, Canada, Argentina and Tanzania.
Email: Sister Kathleen Skrocki at email@example.com.
SOCIETY OF HELPERS
URSULINE SISTERS (OSU)—ROMAN UNION
In the spirit of our foundress, St. Angela Merici, Ursulines of the Roman Union seek to live and make visible the counter-cultural Gospel values of Jesus. Ursulines serve throughout the United States and in 36 countries on six continents. We fulfill our mission today in varied fields: education on every level, pastoral ministries, social services, and outreach to immigrants, children, the elderly, prisoners and those who are homeless. In whatever work we are engaged, we seek to affirm and bring hope to all we meet.
For more information, contact: Sr. Jean Hopman, OSU firstname.lastname@example.org or Sr. Elisa Ryan, OSU email@example.com.
Website: http://www.usaosu.org and vocation blog http://backlitwithjoy.wordpress.com/
URSULINE SISTERS OF MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH (OSU)
We are Ursuline Sisters sustained by prayer and vowed life in community, who proclaim Jesus through education and Christian formation. Our charism is a creative contemplative response to the needs of the people of God. Founded in 1874 in western Kentucky, our core values are Prayer, Service, Empowerment, Justice, and Contemplative Presence, in the spirit of our founder, Saint Angela Merici. We minister in Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Louisiana, New Mexico, Washington, D.C., and Chile, South America. Our focus is in four areas: Education, from primary grades to college; Church ministry; Social Outreach and Justice Advocacy with the poor, children, the elderly, immigrants, and the homeless; and ministries of Body, Mind, and Spirit. We sponsor two institutions, Brescia University, and the Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center. More than 500 Ursuline Associates join us in prayer and ministry. To explore your vocation as an Ursuline Sister, contact Sister Sharon Sullivan (270) 229-570.1193, (270) 570-1193 or (270) 229-4200 or (270) 229-4103 ext. 201 or 716 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com; 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356. Visit our websites at www.ursulinesmsj.org and www.msjcenter.org.
CALUMET COLLEGE OF ST. JOSEPH, IN (CO-SPONSOR)
LEWIS UNIVERSITY, ROMEOVILLE (CO-SPONSOR)
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO (CO-SPONSOR)
ST. FRANCIS UNIVERSITY, JOLIET (CO-SPONSOR)
ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE, RENSSELEAR (CO-SPONSOR)
ST. NORBERT COLLEGE, DEPERE, WI
SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY, CHICAGO
Saint Xavier University is Chicago’s oldest Catholic University—founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846; it is one of 16 Mercy colleges and universities across the country. Originally founded to educate women and the poor, our students are a microcosm of the 21st century workforce, with a population that is 40 percent minority and among the most diverse in the City of Chicago. The Office for University Ministry encompasses the Department of Campus Ministry, the Office for Mission and Heritage, the Center for Religion and Public Discourse, MercyCare, collaborations with the Archdiocese of Chicago, outreach to the local community, and connects to the University’s academic ministry programs through the Pastoral Ministry Institute. Campus Ministry provides resources and opportunities for religious and spiritual growth; all are welcome to participate in reflection and prayer, service and social justice projects, small faith sharing and study groups, retreats and leadership opportunities.
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, CALVERT HOUSE
UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON, CAMPUS MINISTRY
Amate House is the young adult volunteer program of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Since our founding in 1984, we have been dedicated to providing young adults with opportunities for personal, professional, and spiritual growth. Our program is designed to support and form leaders for the Church and world, as well as to provide services in response to the needs of the poor and marginalized. Each year, Amate House Volunteers devote a year of their lives to serving in Chicago. These young adults live in community houses in the neighborhoods where they serve, spend 40+ hours a week performing critical tasks at financially-strapped nonprofits, parishes, and schools in the city, and participate in a formation program that encourages them to understand and explore the link between Christian faith and service.
Benedictine Volunteers is a collaborative Catholic women’s volunteer program sponsored by three Benedictine women’s communities in North and South Dakota: The Benedictine Sisters of Bismarck, North Dakota – Annunciation Monastery; The Benedictine Sisters of Rapid City, South Dakota – St. Martin Monastery; The Benedictine Sisters of Watertown, South Dakota – Mother of God Monastery. Benedictine Volunteers fosters the personal and spiritual development of women ages 20-58 who are discerning their life’s call and/or a possible call to religious life by providing enriching and broadening service experiences in a Benedictine environment. Benedictine volunteers extend the heart and hands of the community by reaching out with the Sisters to serve the needs of the Church and world. Volunteers are given a wide variety of service opportunities, individually matched to each woman’s gifts and unique desires to serve. During their time of service, volunteers live, eat, pray, play, and work hand-in-hand with the Sisters in furthering the outreach mission of each religious community. Our vision is to inspire a spirit of service and discernment by which each volunteer fully realizes the unique call God has placed in her heart to joyfully animate the world with God’s love, compassion, and justice. Applications and new volunteers are accepted year round. For more information, please contact Patricia Nguyen, Director of Benedictine Volunteers at:
Address: 110 28th Ave. SE, #60, Watertown, SD 57201
To learn more about us, please visit:
CHANGE A HEART FRANCISCAN VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Change A Heart Franciscan Volunteer Program is a ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities. The Change A Heart Franciscan Volunteer Program is rooted in the spirit of St. Francis and the spirit of the Sisters of St. Francis for single men and women, ages 21 through 30, who intentionally live out their service experience through Franciscan values of service, simple lifestyle, community and spirituality. This program strives to inspire and mentor young adults so they develop skills to intentionally live out lifelong Gospel values of modeling justice, peacemaking, hospitality, and caring for the earth and all creation by providing direct essential services among those who are marginalized in western Pennsylvania. Founded in 1999 by the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, Change A Heart strives to attract young adults to faith-filled leadership and to challenge them to support the efforts of low-income people to gain social and economic empowerment. It is a 12-month service experience that empowers young adults to live simply in community while serving a vulnerable population.
Change A Heart members are invited to accept the challenge of experiencing the power of God through relationships which empower the powerless, promote peace and transform the world around them. Change A Heart is the only program of its kind in southwestern Pennsylvania where members directly serve with those who are vulnerable, marginalized and most in need. Members serve in areas of education, health, nutrition, and other social services including but not limited to disaster relief, community outreach, case management and housing/shelter with children, youth, adults and seniors. For more information and how to apply to our program, please visit us on www.changeaheartvolunteers.org
DUCHESNE HOUSE FOR VOLUNTEERS
We are a ministry of the Society of the Sacred Heart (US Canada province) founded in 2007. We welcome small groups of high school juniors/seniors, college and young college alumni groups who come to do service, have a cultural immersion in New Orleans and reflect on their experience. Our website which has more information is www.duchesnehouse.org. Our Facebook page is Duchesne House for Volunteers.
HUMILITY OF MARY VOLUNTEER SERVICES
MARYKNOLL LAY MISSIONERS
Maryknoll Lay Missioners is a Catholic organization inspired by the mission of Jesus to live and work with poor communities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, responding to basic needs and helping to create a more just and compassionate world. Our missioners make an initial commitment of 3 ½ years of service with the poor overseas. The minimum age to become a lay missioner is 23 years old and we accept single men & women, married couples, and families. For more information visit: www.mklm.org
POOR HANDMAIDS OF JESUS CHRIST VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
The PHJC Volunteer Program offers single, Catholic women 21+ the opportunity to live in a faith-based context with Sisters in intentional community while volunteering in one of our various ministries with the poor and marginalized. Volunteers serve for 3 to 12 months in domestic or international ministries. Women are matched by their interests and skills with the needs of our ministries. Volunteers share the charism and spiritual traditions of Blessed Catherine Kasper, foundress of the PHJCs. Volunteers live out their baptismal call to share God’s presence in the world while discerning a life of service as single, married or religious and are inspired by the four core values of Openness to the Spirit, Simplicity, Community and Dignity and Respect for all. Personal, professional and spiritual growth are essential components of the program. Applications and new volunteers are accepted year round. For more information, please contact:
Sr. Connie Bach, Co-Director of PHJC Volunteers
Address: 1213 E. Bronson St., South Bend, IN 46615
To learn more about us, please visit:
PRESENTATION VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
In the Spirit of our Foundress, Venerable Nano Nagle, The Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary welcome women to come and share with us in our Presentation Charism. As Presentation Sisters we seek daily to promote hope, justice, freedom, and human dignity to all we meet through our many and varied ministries. Our long—term volunteer experience is open to single women 21+ who will live in community with Presentation Sisters and other volunteers. This volunteer experience runs 11 months beginning mid- August and ending in June. We also welcome women on an ongoing basis to join us for a long weekends, alternative winter or spring break, summer vacation or for one to three months of extended service. Volunteers will live and pray in community with Presentation Sisters and Associates and reflect on their service in light of our Gospel values. Some types of placement include but are not limited to education, health and pastoral care, direct and in-direct service with the poor in soup kitchens and shelters in the Newburgh, NY, and New York City areas.
Contact: Sr. Mary T. Naccarato, PBVM at 845-399-4433 or Mtnacc@yahoo.com or on Facebook
SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH OF ROCHESTER, NY (SSJ)
We invite young adults to join us in our life of prayer, community, and service for an eleven month time of volunteer service through the Sisters of St. Joseph Volunteer Corps. Half of volunteers serve at Nativity Preparatory Academy which educates, and encourages students from multiple ethnic groups and religious traditions; in fact, many of our students are refugees. The other volunteers serve at St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center which offers primary and specialty health care, dental, counseling and social work to individuals and families who lack access to health insurance through a team of generous volunteer providers. SSJ Volunteers receive a stipend, health insurance and an AmeriCorps Education Award. These eleven month positions are from September through July. For more info: Phone: 585-733-4422 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
SSJ MISSION CORPS
The SSJ Mission Corps is a year-long volunteer program in the city of Philadelphia for young adult women. Volunteers are invited to open themselves to being challenged and transformed as they work for justice and reach out to meet the needs of the "dear neighbors"; growing to understand the deeper meaning of "One Year to Change a Life." While living in community volunteers focus on justice, spirituality, and simple living. You give us one year, we'll give you a deeper understanding of yourself, your neighbor, and God. Volunteers serve the urban poor and marginalized in Philadelphia, live in community with fellow volunteers, and take time to reflect on their service experiences with one another, and challenge each other in prayer and living out the Gospel mission all in the spirit of the Sisters of Saint Joseph.
ST. JOSEPH WORKER PROGRAM/SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH
The St. Joseph Worker Program is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph. The Program empowers women, 21-30, committed to social change to respond to the needs of the times. The St. Joseph Worker Program fosters the self-empowerment of women through the values of the leadership, spirituality, social justice, intentional community and living simply, to allow them in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph, to serve where the need is greatest. St. Joseph Workers (SJWs) form a small intentional community among themselves living in their own house. The larger community of Sisters provides hospitality, relationship, training, spiritual direction, and mentoring relationships for the SJWs throughout the year. Women advocate and work with victims of domestic violence, housing and resources for those experiencing homelessness, mental health advocates, education and social services. Check us out: Albany, NY: www.sjworkers.org, St. Paul, MN: www.stjosephworkers.org, Los Angeles, CA: www.stjosephworkerwest.org, Wichita, KS: www.csjoseph.org/stjosephworkers.aspx
VINCENTIAN LAY MISSIONARIES
The Vincentian Lay Missionaries (VLM) is a collaborative effort of the Daughters of Charity, lay women and men throughout the United States, and members of the Vincentian Family in Ethiopia and Kenya, to involve young adults in the mission of serving those who are poor and most abandoned. The Vincentian Lay Missionary Program offers an opportunity for Catholic young adults, ages 21-35, to travel to Ethiopia and Kenya to serve in the Vincentian tradition. Embracing the core pillars of prayer/reflection, community, and ministry, the program provides a four week experience which requires simple living, a flexible mindset, reflective lifestyle, other-centered spirit, and service commitment. For more information, check out our website at http://vlmusa.org/
VINCENTIAN MISSION CORPS
The Vincentian Mission Corps is a year-long volunteer program for young adults, ages 21-30 to serve in St. Louis, MO and Philadelphia, PA. Our mission is to provide an experience of living in community and working with those living in poverty in the spirit of St. Vincent De Paul and St. Louise de Marillac. It is our goal that our volunteers, as they respond to the call of the Gospel by working, praying, and living in the Vincentian spirit, will develop a consuming commitment to improving the lives of the poor and marginalized in our society. Vincentian Mission Corps is sponsored by the Daughters of Charity of the Province of St. Louise. For more information call 314-561-4600 or email email@example.com
Catholic Volunteer Network
Catholic Volunteer Network fosters and promotes full-time domestic and international faith-based volunteer service opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds, and skills. As the leading membership organization of Christian volunteer and mission programs, we support and enhance the work of our members through volunteer recruitment, training and resources, networking opportunities, and advocacy. Within our Network of 200+ volunteer programs, over 20,000 individuals serve annually. Prospective volunteers can discover service opportunities through our printed directory of volunteer programs, RESPONSE, or our online searchable database found at: www.catholicvolunteernetwork.org.
ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO, VOCATION OFFICE
ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO, YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY OFFICE
Young Adult Ministry is the outreach service of the Catholic Community in the Archdiocese of Chicago to women and men in their twenties and thirties, married and single.
CHICAGO ARCHDIOCESAN VOCATION ASSOCIATION (CAVA)
Active since 1979 CAVA is a ministry sponsored by the Chicago Archdiocesan Office for Religious. Members of CAVA belong to or avidly support religious congregations, secular institutes and lay ecclesial movements serving the People of God in the Archdiocese of Chicago. CAVA members commit to collaboratively promote all church-related vocations with emphasis on the vocation to the consecrated life. Together CAVA members nurture a Culture of Vocations within the Catholic Church by offering a "full-service" resource for parishes, schools, young adult groups and all those seeking to listen closely to God's call.
ECHO, UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
Echo is a two-year graduate service program whose participants engage in full-time service to the Church, earn a tuition-free M.A. in theology, and participate in integrative formation. Echo participants spend two summers at Notre Dame, and two academic years (August through May) providing direct service to either Catholic parishes (through a variety of catechetical ministries, such as RCIA and Youth Ministry) or to Catholic middle and high schools (as theology teachers), all while living in intentional faith communities with other Echo participants.
Echo website: http://echo.nd.edu/
NATIONAL RELIGIOUS VOCATION CONFERENCE (NRVC)
The National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) is a professional organization of vocation ministers that presents religious life as a viable option in the Catholic Church. NRVC promotes vocation awareness, invitation, and discernment to life as a religious sister, brother, or priest. NRVC reflects all forms of religious life and provides educational opportunities, resources, and other supportive services for spiritual, professional, and personal growth. NRVC is the only national organization in the American Church to promote vocations and to be of service to religious vocation directors and their institutes. Because of its unique mission, the USCCB recognizes NRVC as the official religious vocation conference in the U.S. Today the NRVC has an annual membership of almost 1,000 women and men who support vocation ministry.