Major presentations (Session descriptions, bios and pictures will be added soon)
Embrace Grace and Live in That Grace! Our theme for NCCL’s 76th Conference and Exposition is Embrace Grace! and in Spanish, ¡Vive la Gracia! As leaders of evangelization and catechesis we are called to embrace this grace, live this grace, and invite others to embrace and live grace! Come to San Diego and discover how!
Embrace Grace in Prayer, Worship and Song! The mornings will begin with prayer and song surrounding us with the vocal embrace of our peers in ministry.
Embrace the People! Fr. Frank DeSiano, CSP, President of Paulist Evangelization Ministries and author of many resources regarding Catholic Evangelization, will start things off on Monday, May 7, 2012! He will look at our American landscape, reminding us of our call to reach out, to listen, to love, to proclaim, to invite! Participants will have opportunities to embrace each other as we meet old friends and colleagues and embrace and welcome new friends! Fr. Frank DeSiano, CSP sponsored by Paulist Evangelization Ministries
Embrace Grace Before Meals! Yes – we have Fr. Leo Patalinghug, creator of Grace Before Meals! He will be with us on Monday, May 7, 2012 and Tuesday, May 8, 2012 as he shares a recipe and the importance of family and meals, encourages us in our Spiritual Combat, and reflects on the woman who is full of grace!
Embrace the Message, Faith, and New Methods! Moving onto Tuesday, May 8, 2012, we will build from last year’s conference and have three TED-style presentations. First, Martha Fernández-Sardina of the Archdiocese of San Antonio will encourage us to Embrace the Message that is so vital to our lives. John Roberto will invite us to Embrace the Faith so that our ministry bears great fruit. Jonathan Sullivan of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois will ask us to be creative and Embrace New Methods!
Embrace Grace in the Sacraments, the Church and the World! We continue on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 with another set of TED-style presentations beginning with Marcellino D’Ambrosio who will share his insights on how we Embrace Grace in the Sacraments. Ann Garrido explores with us how we Embrace Grace in the Church! Then on to Jack Jezreel of JustFaith as he expands our vision to Embrace Grace in the World!
Embrace and Live the Mission! On our final day, Thursday, May 10, 2012, we will be graced with ValLimar Jansen, singer and storyteller as she shares Embrace and Live the Mission! Each Sunday, we are commissioned to "Go in peace to glorify the Lord by your life." Having embraced Christ's mission, we live and share that mission with all. ValLimar Jansen sponsored by RCL Benziger
Embrace New Learnings! Our learning sessions will cover such diverse areas as technology, evangelization, catechesis with Hispanics, rural communities, adult faith formation, and diocesan ministry! We encourage you to continue to embrace learning in our important networking opportunities, Forum meetings, province gatherings, the young adult meetings, during meals and breaks, and our Roundtables.
*A TED-style keynote is a 17 minute, intense, in depth presentation by top people in their respective fields from a specific discipline and/or perspective with time afterward to reflect, integrate, and apply, sometimes with follow-up learning sessions as appropriate.
Learning Sessions Speakers
(Session descriptions, bios and pictures will be added soon)
NCCL, National Conference for Catechetical Leadership, is a community of catechetical leaders who serves parishes, (arch)dioceses, national organizations or other catechetical entities. We are a community who learns from each other, prays for one another, and who shares the evangelizing and catechizing mission of the Church. We include in this community and in our mission, the many publishers and authors who provide the important curriculum and resources supporting our mission. NCCL provides inspiration and learning opportunities weekly with CL Weekly, periodically with CL Magazine and CL Podcasts, and annually with our annual conference and exposition. For me, I appreciate the support, the prayers, and resources as I serve the Diocese of New Ulm. When I first arrived here in 2006, it was members of NCCL in our province who welcomed me, helped me, answered my questions, supported me and prayed for me. Because of NCCL I can better serve our parish catechetical leaders , our volunteer catechists, our parents, and our pastors and other pastoral leaders so that together we can have great evangelization efforts, great follow-up through adult faith formation, a vibrant RCIA process, and foundational catechesis for our children and youth. In addition, we can serve all cultures, all languages, and all abilities because our great commission from Christ calls us to “Go to all!” Thank you NCCL for supporting me in this mission!
by Bryan Reising, Director of Faith Formation, Diocese of New Ulm
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