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ONLINE CONFERENCES:

NCCL gathers our community members - diocesan directors, ministry leaders, catechists, and other Catholics seeking a deeper relationship with Christ's teachings - for a variety of events every year. 

Always popular are our free online conferences. These feature Zoom sessions presented by experts with aptitude in various ministry topics.

New in 2024...

ONLINE CONFERENCES:

NCCL gathers our community members - diocesan directors, ministry leaders, catechists, and other Catholics seeking a deeper relationship with Christ's teachings - for a variety of events every year. 

Always popular are our free online conferences. These feature sets of Zoom sessions presented by experts with aptitude in various ministry topics.

New in 2024...

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Journeying into the Eucharistic Heart of God

Joy in Christ Jesus, Hope for the Mission
A 3-HOUR RETREAT EXPERIENCE

Zoom Sessions from 1-4pm ET

Retreat Leader: Tom Quinlan
St. Joseph's Evangelization Center, Des Moines, IA

 

The road for us as disciple-ministers is filled with many challenges.  But also much grace.  Let us gather to explore the movement of God in our lives.  We will consider how Jesus invites you to deeper intimacy.  With the help of story and theological reflection, quiet time and sharing, we’ll call upon the Holy Spirit to renew our hearts for what lies ahead on this great and mysterious journey of ours. Receive this brief retreat as a gift of time to be nourished…for yourself and also for your ministry.

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A Message from Our Facilitator

 

About Our Facilitator

​Tom Quinlan is the director of the St. Joseph Evangelization Center in West Des Moines, Iowa.  For over 30 years Tom has served in parish, regional and diocesan roles, as well as on multiple boards (currently Divine Renovation USA and Alpha in a Catholic Context).  He enjoys presenting at diocesan conferences (throughout the US, as well as in Canada and the UK) and at national ministry events (such as LA Congress and the St. John Bosco Conference).  Tom is a loving husband and father, and his most recent book, At Home in the Heart of God: Family, Jesus and the Eucharist (2023), attempts to inspire and gently evangelize parents.

Join Tom and other Catechetical Leaders for this Free Retreat!

 


 

Most Recent Event Recordings from

JANUARY 2024:

January 17
Zoom Sessions from 1-3pm ET

Emerging Trends in Ministry
with Youth and Young Adults

Presented by:
Paul Jarzembowski
Associate Director for the Laity, USCCB

 

Emerging Approaches to 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.

Emerging Approaches to 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.

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About Our Instructor

​Paul Jarzembowski is the Associate Director for the Laity at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) within the Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth. In this role, he is also the national coordinator for World Youth Day for the United States, staff liaison for the National Advisory Team on Young Adult Ministry (NATYAM), and was the lead USCCB staff to the 2018 Vatican Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment, which led up to Pope Francis’ Christus Vivit (2019). Paul is the author of Hope from the Ashes: Insights and Resources for Welcoming Lenten Visitors (2022) and has been a writer, consultant, trainer, and speaker both nationally and internationally.

 


 

January 18
Zoom Sessions from 1-3pm ET

NCCL Insights on
Models of Family Catechesis

Presented by: 
The NCCL Family Research Team
Paulette Chapman, Joan Weber, and John Roberto

 

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
Strategies for implementing family catechesis in your parish.

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