The St. Vincent Pallotti Center for Apostolic Development was formed in 1984 by the Immaculate Conception Province of Pallottine Priests and Brothers. At that time, long-term volunteer service was a unique, under-utilized option for recent college graduates.
Today, in contrast, people of all ages are more aware of the many opportunities to serve through organizations both secular and sacred, and thousands annually seize those opportunities. So, that is why the Center, after 28 years of service, closed its doors in the summer of 2012.
Throughout its tenure, the Center provided resource newsletters to current and former volunteers. The Catholic Apostolate Center is pleased to have the archives of Shared Visions and Staying Connected available on our website.
The Catholic Apostolate Center is happy to have a partnership with the Catholic Volunteer Network to continue some of the projects of the St. Vincent Pallotti Center.
For more information about St. Vincent Pallotti Center resources, please contact Monica Thom Konschnik.
Prospective Volunteers – Please visit Catholic Volunteer Network, one of our partner organizations, for more information about volunteer opportunities and resources for discernment. Search Catholic Volunteer Network’s RESPONSE directory to find the volunteer opportunity that is right for you.
Current Volunteers – Browse the archives of Shared Visions, a newsletter for volunteers currently in service. The Catholic Volunteer Network is continuing Shared Visions as a quarterly e-newsletter. Sign up for the new Shared Visions here. In the future, CVN will be offering an updated version of the What’s Next Notebook for volunteers transitioning out of service.
Former Volunteers – For former volunteers searching for resources on how to remain committed to the values of their volunteer experience, please visit the archives of Staying Connected. The Catholic Volunteer Network is also continuing this resource as a quarterly e-newsletter. In addition, the Job Bank will still be an available resource for former volunteers looking for work in the Church and in social services. Former volunteers can sign up here for both the newsletter and the Job Bank.