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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General Resources

Here are a list of general resources. You may also be interested in our Transformation Workshop materials.

Resource Manuals

  • Resource Manual, Volume I
    • Financial and Legal Matters
    • Canon Law Matters
    • Immigration Matters
    • Resource Listings
  • Resource Manual, Volume II
    • Curriculum
    • Assessment
    • Multiculturalism
    • Psychological Care
  • Resource Manual, Volume III
    • Code of Professional Ethics for Formation Ministers
    • Record Keeping and Confidentiality
    • Welcoming Communities
    • Priestly Formation for Religious Men
  • Resource Manual, Volume IV
    • Role Descriptions and Models for Choosing, Assessing and Valuing Formation Ministers
    • Tools for Assessing Programs
    • Formation for a Prophetic Way of Life
    • Formation for Transfer Religious

Books and Recordings

Annual Report

  • Annual Report

    In this annual report we recollect the many gifts of courage and hope we have experienced throughout the year.

  • 2018 Annual Report

    We hope you will take some time to browse the Annual Report and enjoy the highlights, pictures and people that made 2018 remarkable.

  • RFC 2017 Annual Report
    The RFC is pleased to share our 2017 Annual Report. We had many graced encounters in 2017 and are grateful for all the ways God blessed us with gifts of talent, treasure, and time!
  • Some years ago at the end of Eucharist on the feast of Epiphany, children handed out pieces of chalk and rolled-up blessing prayers to everyone in the congregation. We were encouraged to “chalk our doors” using the symbols 20 + C + M + B + 15, with C, M, and B representing both the names of the Magi as well as the Latin phrase: Christus mansionem benedicat (May Christ bless the house)...

  • As we prepare this Annual Report, Washington, DC is near the end of its magnificent season of spring. It had an early start this year, spurred on by late winter warmth. Once the buds began to open, there was no stopping them! Magnolias led the way, with forsythia, cherries, dogwood, and azaleas following along in overlapping succession. Each morning’s commute revealed new colors and beauty.

  • The Annual Report of the Religious Formation Conference is an occasion for the Conference to review its stewardship of the resources with which its members and its benefactors have blessed it. An expression of accountability to them, it also carries the Conference’s gratitude for the confidence they have placed in it and for their generosity in its supporting its mission. 

    In this spirit of accountability and gratitude, we are pleased to offer the Conference’s 2014 Annual Report.

  • 2013 Annual Report

    We are pleased to publish our 2013 Annual Report, an expression of accountability to the Conference’s members, funders, colleagues, and friends. Please click on 2013 Annual Report to access the document.


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Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: 773.675.8362
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Membership Opportunities

Religious Community Membership
Associate Membership
Individual Membership

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