Religious Formation Conference

The Religious Formation Conference (RFC) is a national Roman Catholic organization serving religious institutes of women and men with programs and services for those in the ministry of initial and lifelong formation, and general congregational membership.

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Important Information for 2021 Congress

Dear 2021 Congress Participant,

We are excited you're joining us for this year's Congress November 4-7! Thank you for your interest in this year's event.

Please find below important information about this year's Congress.

As hopefully you're aware, this year's event will take place entirely online. Out of an abundance of caution for the communities we serve, we will offer this year's event utilizing state-of-the-art web conferencing technology.

Given the move to a totally virtual format, the schedule has changed to accommodate an online gathering.

The seminar sessions will now take place prior to Congress on November 2nd and 3rd (see schedule link below for dates and times).

If you are unable to join these sessions live, a recording of all seminar sessions will be available for attendees to watch 'on demand' whenever they'd like. The revised schedule can be found here:

We will be utilizing Zoom for the seminar sessions and Pre and Post Congress Workshops. Those registered for these sessions will receive Zoom links by email on Monday, November 1st with directions on how to connect to these virtual spaces.

Congress itself (Thursday evening through Saturday evening) will take place on a web conferencing platform designed for a larger group. You will receive log-in credentials and instructions on accessing these sessions in the coming weeks.

Click here for information on using the conference platform

Finally, be advised that our opening celebration, daily prayers, and the closing liturgy will be streamed live via the web conferencing platform during Congress. A worship aid has been sent out in 'swag bags' mailed this week from the National Office to those in the U.S. If you would like this digitally, you can access it here:

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about this year's event and how to maximize your participation. We look forward to connecting, praying, and learning with you online soon!

-RFC Staff and Congress Planning Committee


1525 E. 53rd St. | Suite 716
Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: 773.675.8362
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