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2 Executive Board Members
Rev. Msgr. Robert Panke President, Archdiocese of Washington Rev. Thomas Richter Vice-President, Diocese of Bismarck Rev. D. Andrew Garner Secretary, Diocese of Owensboro Rev. Paul Hoesing Treasurer, Archdiocese of Omaha Rev. James Crisman Member-at-Large, Archdiocese of Denver Rev. Luke Sweeney Member-at-Large, Archdiocese of New York Mrs. Rosemary C. Sullivan Executive Director, Diocese of Rockville Centre

3 Episcopal Advisory Board
Most Rev. Michael F. Burbidge Diocese of Raleigh Most Rev. Edward J. Burns Diocese of Juneau Most Rev. Robert J. Carlson Archdiocese of St. Louis Most Rev. William P. Callahan Diocese of La Crosse Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley Archdiocese of Oklahoma City Most Rev. James D. Conley Archdiocese of Denver Most Rev. Timothy M. Dolan Archdiocese of New York Most Rev. Felipe de Jesus Estevez Diocese of St. Augustine Most Rev. Jose H. Gomez Archdiocese of Los Angeles Most Rev. Martin D. Holley Archdiocese of Washington Most Rev. Edwin F. O’Brien Archdiocese of Baltimore Most Rev. Kevin C. Rhoades Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend Most Rev. J. Peter Sartain Archdiocese of Seattle Most Rev. Daniel E. Thomas Archdiocese of Philadelphia Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron Archdiocese of Detroit

4 NCDVD Goals Formation Support Advocacy
Provide resources and programs to assist members in promotion of vocations Support Connect members and help them find joy in their ministry Advocacy Represent interests of vocation ministry

5 Our Programs and Services
Conventions Offers vocation directors continuing education Helps build community with colleagues from their region and across the country Participants return to their home diocese spiritually renewed and recommitted to the ministry of calling men forth to Christ Publications Is Jesus Calling You to Be a Catholic Priest? Lend Your Own Voice to Christ Both are available in English and Spanish Biennial IPF Silent Directed Winter Retreat Biennial Institute

6 NCDVD 2011 Summary Welcomed 40 new vocation directors
Increased number of additional US Dioceses and religious organizations to our membership Expanded Episcopal Advisory Board Members Formed an ad hoc committee on Hispanic vocations Stabilized financial portfolio Hosted 30+ participants to Biennial Institute, including directors from Canada and England Attended various conferences of other national organizations Launched a Seminarian Video Contest 2011 Annual Convention in Detroit 9 bishops, 250+ participants

7 Seminary Merger Starting September 2012, the Archdiocese of New York, the Diocese of Brooklyn, and the Diocese of Rockville Centre will begin their joint operating agreement. Candidates for the priesthood at the graduate level will participate in a single program of priestly formation at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, NY The Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, NY will renew and extend academic programs offered to lay women and men and some candidates for the permanent diaconate, as well as the ongoing formation for clergy. The undergraduate and pre-theology students from the three dioceses will continue at the Cathedral Residence of the Immaculate Conception in Douglaston, NY.

8 Hispanic Vocations Ad hoc Committee Members Website in Progress
Rev. Jim Crisman Archdiocese of Denver, Member-at-Large Rev. Luis Saldana Archdiocese of New York, Assistant Director of Vocations for Hispanics Very Rev. Roberto Garza Rector, St. John Vianney College Seminary Rev. Shawn McKnight Executive Director of the CCLV Rev. Msgr. Heberto Diaz Asociacion Nacional de Sacertdotes Hispano en E.U. Rev. Sergio Lopez Diocese of Oakland Website in Progress Gathering resources

9 Membership Regular membership is open to all Catholic dioceses and eparchies in the United States Affiliate membership is open to priestly vocations personnel who are members of religious communities; seminary rectors and other seminary personnel involved in the formation of seminarians; Catholic colleges and institutes with programs of priestly discernment or formation. Associate membership is available to Catholic dioceses outside of the United States.

10 Membership 21 Dioceses are not members
Out of 177 Roman Rite Dioceses, 88% are members Out of 17 Eastern Rite Eparchies, 35% are members Numbers of Dioceses and Eparchies per CARA data 21 Dioceses are not members Baker (OR) Beaumont (TX) Burlington (VT) Covington (KY) Duluth (MN) Great Falls-Billings (MT) Helena (MT) Juneau (AK) Las Cruces (NM) Marquette (MI) Mobile (AL) Pensacola-Tallahassee (FL) Peoria (IL) Portland (ME) San Bernadino (CA) San Diego (CA) Santa Rosa (CA) Spokane (WA) Victoria (TX) Worcester (MA) Yakima (WA)

11 Membership 9 Diocese were not members last year but have since joined NCDVD Brownsville (TX) Charlotte (NC) Dodge City (KS) Lafayette-in-Indiana Los Angeles (CA) Portland in Oregon Seattle (WA) Tyler (TX) Winona (MN)

12 Input Needed Membership of religious communities to NCDVD

13 NCDVD Conventions

14 Input Needed Topics for Future Workshops Presenter Recommendations
Standardization of Psychological Assessment for Admissions and Formation Preaching Document Other topics or areas that the Bishops are working on that NCDVD should consider for future workshops? Presenter Recommendations Suggestions for possible keynote and workshop presenters

15 2012 Convention Region XI San Francisco Bay September 24-28, 2012
Oakland Marriott City Center Hotel Keynote Address: Donald Cardinal Wuerl Deacon James Keating

16 2013 Convention Region X Dallas, Texas September 23-27, 2013
Hyatt Regency Hotel Keynote Address: Dr. Scott Hahn

17 2014 Convention Region II Long Island Area Diocese of Rockville Centre
September 2014

18 Winter Retreat Sacred Silence in Nazareth January 2012
IPF Silent Directed Retreat January 2012 Bethany Retreat Center outside of Tampa, FL  Cost: $500/5-Day Retreat$700/8-Day Retreat IPF Staff of Spiritual Directors available each day Registration currently at 20 priests

19 Further Recommendations and Input


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