March 16, 2015  
Volume IX, Number 11
Saint Joseph: A Hidden Life from

Monday, March 16- St. Clement Mary Hofbauer

Tuesday, March 17-  St. Patrick
Wednesday, March 18-   St. Cyril of Jerusalem
Thursday, March 19- St. Joseph, Husband of Mary
Friday, March 20- St. Salvator of Horta
Evangelization Committee Has New Resources!
The 21st Century Catholic Evangelization Update
New Blog Articles
We have added  two new evangelization blog articles. Read all of our blog articles on the 21st Century Catholic Evangelization Website
Spring 2015 Update
TheSpring Update has new articles and resources for 21st Century Catholic Evangelization to assist you in deepening your understanding & practice of evangelization.  We have identified the new resources at the beginning of each webpage to make it easier to find them. You will find new articles in the  Catholic Evangelization  and  Practices & Approaches  sections; new evangelization Resources, and new  Leadership Formation  resources. 

Together in ministry, 
NCCL Committee on Evangelization


Download the Evangelization Committee Flyer to learn more about this committee.
NCCL Booth At #RECongress

Many members have extended their service at the NCCL booth during the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress this weekend.  This has proven to be a time of great presence to the larger catechetical community, and NCCL played a relevant role.  Thank you to all those who were involved, especially Marc Gonzalez, Director of the Department of Faith and Ministry Formation in Las Vegas, who coordinated this endeavor.  Also, much gratitude to committee chairpersons who submitted slides for our digital signage in the booth.



NCCL also had the opportunity to celebrate the leadership of Diocesan Director, Sr. Edith Prendergast during the Saturday night event in the arena, entitled, "The Influence of One Life: Sr. Edith Prendergast."  Thousands gathered to participate in this wonderful expression of gratitude for the 27 years of service she extended to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and the entire national catechetical vision. Her vocational call has instilled a desire for many others to say, "Here I am, Lord."  This video captured thousands as they sang in unison their gratitude for her nurturing the confident "yes" in their hearts.  


REC2015 | Entire Arena sings
REC2015 | Entire Arena sings "Here I Am Lord" to Sr Edith P


Make sure to check out the latest Catechetical Leader Magazine to learn about the slates and the voting process!  All magazines should have arrived in your mailboxes this week.  This is a great opportunity for our organization as there are two wonderful slates offering their gifts and talents. More information...

Encounter the Joy of the Gospel!  
�Descubre la Alegria del Evangelio!
Pre-conference: May 17
Conference: May 18-21       
Post-Conference: May 21  

Register online, or print the registration form in the brochure  to register by mail.  Utilize the same procedure if you participated in "Save Me A Place." Just check the "Save Me A Place" category.  All of you are gifted in various ways and others can benefit from you sharing your talents.         


Opportunity to Showcase your Knacks

 All of you are gifted in various ways and others can benefit from you sharing your talents.  

  • Are you working with persons with disabilities in passing on the faith?  
  • Do you have a unique sacrament program that challenges the adults in growing in their faith while the children learn about the sacraments on the appropriate level?
  • Do you use the internet for adult faith formation and can share your ideas with others?
  • Do you make connections with teens that really count in the faith journey. 
  • These and many more areas of ministry can be a good Rapid Resource for this year's Conference in Buffalo, NY May 19 from 11:40 - 12:40 pm.  Presenters offer their session four times within that time period.  Each presentation is 7 minutes long followed by 3 minutes for questions/discussion.  Presenters will prepare a one-page handout that includes their contact information for each attendee at their session.If you are interested in this invitation please click here for more info. Deadline: March 18. 


    Scholarships Still Available!

    • Do you minister in a parish as a catechetical leader, youth minister, or pastor?  Have you been an NCCL member for at least two years and a PCL for at least five years, but need financial assistance to attend NCCL's 2015 Annual Conference?  Apply for the PCL Scholarship which provides free registration for the Annual Conference and up to $100 towards other conference-related expenses, such as travel or lodging.  Deadline for applications is March 15.
    • Although the Young Adult in Ministry Initiative and the New Professional Catechetical Minister Scholarships have been awarded, there are a few remaining so we have decided to take applications for these until March 25th at the latest. For further information  email Mike Wagner.


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