NCCL Annual Convocation & Membership Fundraiser


May 19 | NCCL Representative Council
May 20-23 | NCCL Annual Convocation & Membership Mtg.
May 19 | FCH Conference

Hyatt Regency Orange
11999 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840


NCCL will begin by celebrating the Eucharist at Christ Cathedral. Immediately following Liturgy and a brief tour of the Cathedral, Fr. Robert Spitzer from the Magis Center will give opening remarks.

Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D.


An exploration of Longing through contemplative silence, prayer and kerygma. This day seeks to prepare space and time for attendees to ponder the layers of individual and communal aching. This will be a day of prayer, discernment and guided movements to uncover the complexity of what lies in the depths of the heart.

Monday, May 20, 2019

An exploration of longing through contemplative silence, prayer,  and kerygma. Addressing individual and communal aching.

Becky Eldredge - Sponsored by Loyola Press. Leading attendees in a day of prayer.

Anthony Gittins - English Capstone Speaker.

Maria Covarrubias -Spanish Capstone Speaker.


Nurturing. After a prayerful reflection of our deepest longings, the ability to nurture the extent of our aching will be available through and with the community.  Recognizing the face of Christ in the diversity of our humanity, manifested through various cultural, generational, and spiritual approaches, our communion with one another is strengthened and our hearts are nurtured.  With honest inquiry, participants will be invited into the sacred threshold of the other, of Jesus Christ in our very midst. The vision attempts to include marginalized voices and underrepresented faces, inspiring and creative leaders, paralleled as educators and informers of the mission of catechesis and evangelization.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

An immersion with Jesus in Word and Eucharist, in communion with one another, nurtures and strengthens us for the mission of catechesis and evangelization.

Roy Petitfils - Keynote Speaker Sponsored by William H. Sadlier

Diana Hayes - English Capstone Speaker.

Maria Arroyo. Spanish Capstone Speaker. Sponsored by Catholic Relief Services.


By the third day of the conference, there is a dramatic shift in the work of the participant; moving from discernment to action. The theme for Wednesday is Preparing.  With intentional facilitation processes, NCCL aims to foster opportunities for members to explore difficult and necessary conversations with their colleagues, both at the local and national level, including pastors and bishops.  A two-fold track experience will provide reserved time to explore the unique circumstances and internal structures of our community of faith that inhibit the potential of sharing the gospel in today’s world.  With guided facilitation of visionary leadership, there will be a juxtaposition of what stifles and where the Spirit is inspiring change; truly an experience of Pentecost for today’s disciples.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

A modern day Pentecost that inspire and prepare a foundation for conversion.   

Kathleen McChesney - Keynote Speaker.

Ben Akers - Evening Speaker. Sponsored by Augustine Institute.

Hosffman Ospino - Capstone.
Sponsored by Our Sunday Visitor.

Dennis Cheesebrow, Facilitator for dialogue between bishops and pastors with diocesan and parish staffs on current church topics. In collaboration with Leadership Roundtable.


Just as the first disciples were shaken by the Spirit, attendees will be Commissioned to go forth, implementing the necessary movements to inspire a revitalized living of the vocational calling to catechesis and evangelization.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Commissioned to go out with a renewed commitment of ministry that inspires and attracts.

Bishop Robert Barron - Keynote.

Anna Betancourt - Music Director. Sponsored by OCP.

Armando Cervantes - Master of Ceremonies.

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Learn more about special events: A TRULY MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE.



Disneyland Retreat

Board of Directors Meeting

Time Varied

Disneyland Retreat Experience (also available on Friday, May 24)

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm NCCL Board of Directors Meeting

SUNDAY, May 19

Pre-Conference Events

Federation for Catechesis with Hispanics Pre-Conference

NCCL Representative Council Meeting

Exhibit Hall Set-Up

Liturgy and Evening Speaker at Christ Cathedral 

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Board Meeting
10:00 am – 4:00 pm FCH Pre- Conference
Museum hours Museum tour – Special Rate Information Coming Soon
11:30 am – 4:00 pm

Representative Council Meeting

Lunch Sponsored by RCL Benziger.

1:00 pm – 5:30 pm Exhibitor Set-Up
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Registration Open for NCCL Annual Conference
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm First Time Attendee Welcome Meeting
5:00 pm Departure to Christ Cathedral
5:30 pm – 6:45 pm Eucharistic Liturgy at Christ Cathedral
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Tour of Christ Cathedral, Opening Remarks with Fr. Robert Spitzer, Reception to follow – Sponsored in part by the Magis Center


11999 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840

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