Monthly Archives: March 2015

Registration for Summer Intensive Formation Program now open

The Summer Intensive Formation Program offers training for those working toward their catechist certificate or other adults interested in learning more about their faith.  Offerings include theological content classes, training in sexuality catechesis, and specialized training for Catholic School personnel on how to integrate a Catholic identity across the curriculum.

Courses begin June 1 and run through June 25 and range from 2 to 12 hours in length.  Individuals can register for one course or many.

To view schedule, fees, and to register online go to

To download a paper registration form, go to


Federation for Catechesis with Hispanics


The Federation for Catechesis with Hispanics is creating great plans for this year: webinars, a newsletter, a new website, and building relationships with other organizations for Hispanic ministry.  As an NCCL member, you can help by becoming a supporter of FCH.

Federation Colleague: Individual diocesan and /or parish catechetical leaders working with or interested in catechesis with Hispanics. Federation Colleagues are eligible to vote in FCH elections, hold office (after attending two consecutive pre-conferences), and serve on committees.  Federation Colleague fee: $15.00 for the calendar year (2015).

Federation Advocate: Organizations such as: diocesan offices, publishers, educational institutions, religious communities and other national organizations vested in catechesis with Hispanics. Federation Advocates are eligible to vote, hold office (after attending two consecutive pre-conferences), and serve on committees.  Federation Advocate fee: $100 for the calendar year.  This includes up to 5 members of the Federation Advocate’s organization.  Additional NCCL members may join as a Federation Colleague at $15.00 each.  Pre-conference registration is free to Federation Advocates, if they contribute to the expenses of the Pre-conference gathering.

Become a Federation Colleague or Advocate online at

And, watch for the FCH’s new website to go live on April 1… no fooling!

Are You Being Called?


Are you being called to be a Catechetical Leader?  Do you know someone that should be a Catechetical Leader?  This year the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis is offering two Basic Formation for Catechetical Leaders (BFCL) sessions.  One format is an intensive week (July 6-11) to be held at the St. Dominic Chancery and the other is six bi-monthly Saturdays beginning in October 2015 at Mary Queen Catholic Church in Friendswood.  For more information visit the OEC website.

Lent 2015: A Scriptural Way of the Cross

Love is

This new Way of the Cross from the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) will help focus your meditation on current global and national issues.  The artwork is beautiful and inspiring.  You just have to check this out.  Go to:

Homilias del Papa Francisco

¿Sabías que puedes leer una síntesis de todas las homilías diarias del Papa Francisco? El sitio  guarda un archivo de todas las homilías que el papa da desde la capilla de Santa Marta en el Vaticano.  Esta es una manera perfecta de seguir las enseñanzas del papa y vivir con el “pulso” de la Iglesia.