National Associations and Conferences

FDLC Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions: The Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions was founded by the Bishops’ Committee on the Liturgy (BCL) in October, 1969.  The Bishops had already hosted several informal meetings of the chairs and secretaries of diocesan liturgical commissions to prepare for the imminent arrival of the first English-language Roman Missal.  The FDLC remains a national organization composed of members of diocesan liturgical commissions and directors of worship offices duly established by their local bishops.  Its members may also include others who support the liturgical life of parishes, universities, or other Catholic institutions.

Religious Education Congress: The Los Angeles Religious Education Congress is the largest annual gathering of its kind in the world. This four-day event is held at the Anaheim Convention Center and is sponsored by the Office of Religious Education for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. RECongress began in 1956 as an institute for religious education teachers. Since then, RECongress has grown to include people of all ministries, vocations, and faiths. 

NALM National Association for Lay Ministry: The National Association for Lay Ministry promotes the co-responsibility of ordained and lay ministers to embody the saving mission of Christ for the World.

NCCL National Community of Catechetical Leaders: NCCL is the national community of catechetical leaders dedicated to serving diocesan parish leaders in catechetical ministry. For decades, catechetical leaders have joined together in prayer to support one another in proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus in the U.S. Now more than ever, the Spirit calls us together as a community of catechetical leaders to creatively address the new challenges and opportunities facing the ministries of evangelization and catechesis in today’s world. 

NCEA National Catholic Educational Association: NCEA is the largest, private professional education association in the world. NCEA works with Catholic educators to support ongoing faith formation and the teaching mission of the Catholic Church. Our membership includes nearly 140,000 educators serving 1.6 million students in Catholic education.

NCPD National Catholic Partnership on Disability: Following the example of Jesus, The National Catholic Partnership on Disability works with dioceses, parishes, ministers, and laity to promote the full and meaningful participation of persons with disabilities in the life of the Church.

NGCI National Gathering on Christian Initiation: The National Gathering on Christian Initiation is an annual two-day conference for parish Christian initiation ministers and diocesan catechetical, liturgical, and evangelization leaders.

TEAM RCIA: Since 2007, TeamRCIA connects with thousands of parish and diocesan leaders all around the globe to help and support them in their mission to communicate this one message to seekers: Jesus Christ loves you and gave his life to save you. Christ is living at your side every day.

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