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: RFC Coronavirus Notice

Dear RFC Members, Partners and Friends,

This morning we received notice from Catholic Theological Union (CTU), on whose campus our National Office resides, that all classes will be taught remotely beginning Monday though the end of the spring term. CTU and the Centers in the 5401 Building will remain open even as classes transition to an online format.  

As such, the RFC's National Office will remain open and continue to serve members and other constituents. As of right now, all RFC programming is moving ahead as planned, including Tuesday’s Lenten webinar, The Face of the Mercy of God with Dianne Bergant, CSA, PhD.

As circumstances change and the response to the coronavirus pandemic evolves, we will be sure to keep the RFC community apprised of any developments in the National Office’s availability, offerings and services. Decisions will continue to be guided by the health and safety of everyone involved.  

We extend prayers to all those individuals and communities being impacted by this public health crisis. If there are ways we can better support you during this difficult time please do not hesitate to reach out to us by email at

Lenten blessings,

Ellen Dauwer, SC
Executive Director

Nancy Gerth, SCN
Board Co-Chair

Richard Hall, OMI
Board Co-Chair


5401 S. Cornell Ave. Suite 304
Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: 773.675.8362
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