This professional organization supports and advocates for lay ministers and promotes the development of lay ministry in the Catholic Church. Membership is open to anyone who is interested in being part of this mission and represents a wide range of ministers (lay, religious & clergy) serving in the parish, diocesan and academic setting.
NCCL is the only independent national organization exclusively dedicated to serving the church’s catechetical mission in the United States.
The L.A. Congress is the largest annual gathering of its kind in the world. The four-day event is held at the Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center and is sponsored by the Office of Religious Education, a department of the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Begun in 1968 as an “institute,” Congress still keeps the same focus — to teach more about the Catholic faith as well as to advance personal growth. Today the event is open to people of all vocations and different faiths. www.recongress.org