NCCL is dedicated to promoting the ministries of evangelization and catechesis in the U.S. Catholic Church by fostering a community of leaders who proclaim and teach the Word of Jesus Christ through the witness of accompaniment, education, and formation in the Catholic faith.
NEW - 2024 Online Professional Development Courses
In 2024 NCCL is introducing Professional Development Courses that provide a one-month focused learning experience with:
We selected topics based on your input from the summer NCCL survey and the interest finder at the Fall NCCL Convocations.
Catechesis on Prayer & Prayer Practices - Tuesdays February 6 & 13
Instructor John Michael Reyes
Leadership Skills & Practices for Catechetical Leaders - Thursdays March 7 & March 14
Instructor Dr. Dan Ebener
Building Intercultural Competence in Catechetical Ministry - Thursdays April 11 & 18
Instructor: Sr. Ruth Bolarte IHM, D.Min.
Inviting, Forming, and Supporting Parish Catechists - Tuesdays May 7 & May 14
Instructor: Jayne Ragasa Mondoy
Tuition for each course is $50. For course information and registration go to the "Courses" page.
New - January 2024 NCCL Online Conference - And It's Free
January 17: 1-3 pm ET
Session 1. Emerging Trends in Ministry with Youth
The first presentation and discussion will explore the Who (young people today), the What (a new framework for ministry with youth), and the How (practical ideas) of ministry with youth today.
Session 2. Emerging Trends in Ministry with Young Adults
The second presentation and discussion will explore the Who (young adults today), the What (a new framework for ministry with youn adults), and the How (practical ideas) of ministry with young adults today.
Presenter: Paul Jarzembowski
Associate Director for the Laity, USCCB
January 18: 1-3 pm ET
Session 1. Practices and Models of Family Catechesis
Reporting on the research NCCL is conducting on effective models of family catechesis
Session 2. Implementing Family Catechesis in Parishes
Presenting strategies for implementing family catechesis in your parish
The NCCL Family Research Team
Paulette Chapman, Joan Weber, and John Roberto
Videos from the November Online Conference are now online!
Insights & Practices Reports
New Report on Forming Faith with Young Adults
This Fall NCCL will be publishing the Insights & Practices from Research and Theory Series - exploring the latest research and thinking on forming faith with families and age groups, and proposing practical strategies for forming faith that reflect the current research and thinking. Each report explores:
Now available in the "Insights and Practices" section of the NCCL Catholic website:
2023 Family & Intergenerational Faith Formation Survey Report
In the Spring of 2023, NCCL conducted a national survey to identify how Catholic parishes are implementing family faith formation and intergenerational (all ages together) faith formation. A total of 303 Catholic parishes completed the survey.
This is the first report of the survey findings. The second phase of the research will include reports on the parishes that are offering family and/or intergenerational faith formation programming. These reports will be available through Fall 2023 on the NCCL Catholic website.