• NOCERCC National Convention

       NOCERCC National Convention Just Concluded and Many Thanks Must Be Offered!!!

      February 24-27, 2014
       "Reconciliation and the New Evangelization:
      The Priest as Reconciled and Reconciler"
       (John 20:21-23)
      The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute of Technology
      (near BWI airport)

      Baltimore, Maryland

      With Gratitude to Archbishop William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore and Bishop Denis J. Madden for welcoming us to Baltimore and presiding at Eucharist!

      With Gratitude to an Excellent Group of Speakers!
      James O’Toole, Ph.D.
      Msgr. Michael Heher
      Joan Rosenhauer
      Rev. Larry Terrien, S.S.
      Hilary Davidson, Ph.D.
      Rev. Matthew Malone, S.J.
      Rev. Juan Molina, OSST
      Rev. Kurt Stasiak, OSB
      Rev. Msgr. David Fulton, JCD, STD
      Rev. John Guthrie
      Rose Sullivan
      Msgr. Jay O’Connor
      Rev. John Dietrich
      Rev. Richard Chiola, Ph.D.

      With Gratitude to an Outstanding Group of Participants... to a Wonderful Group of Vendors...to an Hospitable Hotel and Conference Center...to all whose Prayers, Gifts, and Presence gave witness to the LOVE MERCY OF GOD!



    • New Homiletics Webpage from USCCB
      At the USCCB Plenary Assembly last November in Baltimore, the Bishops overwhelmingly approved the document Preaching the Mystery of Faith: The Sunday Homily.  This document sees the renewal of the preaching ministry of the Church as an important component of the New Evangelization, and to this end, the Bishops made the commitment to provide practical resources to help homilists preach better.
      The result of a collaborative effort of a number of the Secretariats within the Conference, this one-stop webpage for preachers provides pertinent Church documents on preaching (including Preaching the Mystery of Faith), preaching materials for annual thematic observances of the USCCB and the Holy See, training materials for students and teachers of homiletics, and other resources.  (Please note in particular two keynote addresses and a video clip of the panel discussion from the seminar CCLV held at Notre Dame this past summer for teachers of homiletics.) The materials posted on the USCCB homiletics webpage are timely and will be regularly updated.
      Therefore, NOCERCC’s Board of Directors want to take this opportunity to call your attention to the new USCCB webpage for homiletics:  www.usccb.org/homiletics
    • Welcome Rev. Thomas Dragga and Rev. Raymond McHenry

       NOCERCC welcomes our new President, Rev. Thomas Dragga, Diocese of Cleveland and our new Vice President, Rev. Raymond McHenry, Diocese of Des Moines!

      We also thank our out-going Board Members: Rev. Richard Chiola, Dr. Mary Ann Boyarski, and Rev. Patrick Carrion for their years of faithful service!

      May God bless and keep them all!

      Contacting the Baltimore Office

      NOCERCC National Office
      Catholic Community
      110 E. West Street
      Baltimore MD 21230
      email: Rev. Patrick Carrion

      telephone: 410-978-3676
      fax: 410-752-2703
      website: www.nocercc.org 

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    • Membership

      If you are interested in a NOCERCC membership, please contact the national office by phone at 410-978-3676 or by email  (pcarrion@archbalt.org)

      As an aid to ongoing formation of presbyterates, NOCERCC continues to offer Cultivating Unity, jointly with CARA (Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate).  Cultivating Unity is a convocation conducted by NOCERCC on the basis of research CARA develops from inquiries and interviews with the diocesan bishop and his priests.

      The Cultivating Unity convocation engages a presbyterate to strengthen those things that unite priests among themselves and with their bishop, as well as identify those intrinsic things which inhibit such unity.   “Too few priests”-“Too much work”- “Different Generational Ecclesiologies” are three of the top five causes, according to the responses of priests, which inhibit the unity of presbyterates.   These comments come from priests in nearly twenty dioceses that have engaged in the Cultivating Unity process.  Through a CARA survey and facilitated listening sessions, data is compiled to be presented at the convocation.   During the convocation the presbyterate together reviews the findings.  Then, aware of the challenges, the presbyterate along with the Ordinary address how best to develop a united Presbyterate.
    • 40th Anniversary Donors
      NOCERCC is indebted to the following Bishops who made a donation to NOCERCC in thanksgiving for the contribution NOCERCC has given to priests and ongoing formation for these past 40 years.  A special thanks to Archbishop Gregory Aymond (Archdiocese of New Orleans) who championed this campaign asking his fellow bishops for their support.

      Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson
      Archbishop A. James Quinn
      Most Reverend Bernard J. Harrington
      Most Reverend Elden F. Curtiss
      Most Reverend Joseph A. Galante
      Most Reverend James H. Garland
      Most Reverend Michael D. Pfeifer OMI
      Most Reverend Francis A. Quinn
      His Eminence Cardinal Edmund Szoka
      Most Reverend William P. Callahan OFM Conv
      Most Reverend Edward Joseph Weisenburger
      Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz
      Most Reverend William F. Medley
      Rev. Msgr.  Colin F. Bircumshaw
      Most Reverend Paul G. Bootkoski
      Most Reverend Michael J. Bransfield
      Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio
      Most Reverend Matthew H. Clark
      Most Reverend Paul S. Coakley
      Most Reverend Richard J. Garcia
      Most Reverend Curtis J. Guillory SVD
      Most Reverend Fernando Isern
      Most Reverend Michael Jarrell
      Most Reverend Terry R. LaValley
      Most Reverend Joe S. Vásquez
      Most Reverend George V. Murry SJ
      His Eminence Cardinal Francis George OMI
      Most Reverend Michael J. Hoeppner
      Most Reverend Howard J. Hubbard
      Most Reverend Richard G. Lennon
      His Eminence Cardinal Theodore McCarrick
      Most Reverend  W. Michael Mulvey
      Most Reverend Richard E. Pates
      Most Reverend Robert J. Shaheen
      Most Reverend Michael J. Sheridan
      Most Reverend David A. Zubik
      Most Reverend Timothy L. Doherty
      Most Reverend Gregory J. Hartmayer OFM Conv
      Most Reverend Robert W. Muench
      Most Reverend David L. Ricken
      Most Reverend Frank J. Dewane
      Most Reverend Gustavo García-Siller MSpS
      Most Reverend John F. Kinney
      Most Reverend Michael J. Sheehan
      Most Reverend Gregory M. Aymond
      Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki
      Most Reverend J. Peter Sartain
       ( If there is an error please contact  NOCERCC)


      The Basic Plan for the Ongoing Formation of Priests was unanimously approved  in June 2000 by the U.S. Catholic bishops.  The Bishops asked NOCERCC to "carry the principles outlined here forward to implementation." Click here for The Basic Plan.