2019 Community Grant Recipients
Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm, Germantown, NY
Conventual Franciscan Friars, Castro Valley, CA
Felician Sisters of North America, Beaver Falls, PA
Salesian Sisters, Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, San Antonio, TX
Salesians of Don Bosco, New Rochelle, NY
Sisters of Christian Charity, Mendham, NJ
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN
2020 Application window
The 2020 Application process opens on Jan. 6, 2020 and closes at midnight on April 15, 2020.
NFCRV Fall Board Meeting
The Fall 2019 NFCRV Board Meeting was conducted via teleconference on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
NFCRV continues to make progress in support of young vocations.
Board members present were: Br. Ronnie Hingle, S.C., Fr. Anthony Vinson, O.S.B., Sr. Michele Fisher, C.S.F.N., Sr. Kristin Matthes, S.N.D.deN., Bill Booth, Keith Armato , and Sr. Lois Wetzel O.Carm and Staff members: Phil Loftus (NFCRV Executive Director); Maureen Cetera (NRVC Director of Finance & Operations); Marge Argyelan (NRVC Director of Membership).
New officers were elected as follows: Fr. Anthony Board Chair, Sr. Michele, Board Vice-Chair and Bill Booth, Secretary/Treasurer.
Outgoing board members (Sr. Lois, Carmie and Bob Fallon) were thanked for their service and generosity in helping move NFCRV forward. Fr. Anthony thanked Br. Ronnie for his years of service, his guidance, and his help as Board chair. Phil Loftus echoed his thanks for Br. Ronnie’s time, commitment, and help in shepherding this new initiative and making his tenure one of significant result. NFCRV is thankful that Br. Ronnie will remain on the NFCRV Board.
The Board will meet in Spring of 2020 to consider and approve new grants that are submitted by the April 15, 2020 deadline.
NFCRV met with NCCW
Phil Loftus, NFCRV Executive Director, met with Maribeth Stewart Blogoslawski, President of the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) at the NCCW convention in Pittsburgh on Aug. 31, 2018. Phil offered his deep thanks to the NCCW members on behalf of the Vocation Fund and all of the grantees. NCCW has provided a generous annual contribution through their Vocation Purse collection.and continuous support for NFCRV.
NFCRV 2018 grants awarded
NFCRV has awarded nine religious communities grants. See 2018 communities listed to the left. Read their stories.
Prior year grant recipients, please submit your Annual Reports by June 30 each year