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Ministry Leader Convocation


Mid-Atlantic Congress for Pastoral Leadership — Baltimore, Maryland

Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Baltimore and Catholic Publishers. This annual conference will be held January 30-February 1, 2020 at the Baltimore Hilton Hotel in the Inner Harbor.

National Association for Lay Ministry (NALM)

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.

National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL)

NCCL is the only independent national organization exclusively dedicated to serving the church’s catechetical mission in the United States.  For information on its upcoming Annual Conference and Exposition at Hyatt Regency Orange County, CA, May 19-23, 2019, visit

Los Angeles Religious Education Congress

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. 2020 DATES: February 20, 2020 (Youth Day) & February 21-23, 2020.