• Convention 2015

       NOCERCC is pleased to announce that our 2015 Convention will be in Atlanta, GA!

      Dates: February 9th through February 12th

      Speakers on Board:
      Reverend John O'Malley, S.J. Ph.D. Professor and Church Historian, Georgetown University

      Most Reverend Michael F. Olson, S.T.D., Bishop of Fort Worth

      Eileen C. Burke-Sullivan, S.T.D., Barbara Reardon Heaney Chair in Pastoral Liturgical Theology and Director, Master of Ministry, Creighton University

      Reverend Lou Cameli, Pastor, Priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago

      Reverend Msgr. Jerry McCarthy
      Reverend Jim Myers,S.S.
      Most Reverend Gregory Hartmayer, OFM

      Contacting the Baltimore Office

      NOCERCC National Office
      Catholic Community
      110 E. West Street
      Baltimore MD 21230
      Phone: 410-978-3676

      Patricia LeNoir
      Consultant for Mission

      website: www.nocercc.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.
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      WEDNESDAY, MAY 21st at 3 PM EDT
      Bishop Burbidge and Father Shawn McKnight discussed the document "Preaching the Mystery of Faith: The Sunday Homily."   It was an interactive event, which allowed all to participate in a Q&A session at the end.

      NOCERCC's Board of Directors encourages you to check out "myUSCCB", continue to watch its development, provide feedback to the USCCB about ways in which you think it can be used, share your thoughts if you participated in the FIRST EVENT, and offer suggestions on how to invite others to utilize this exciting resource!

      You can create an account by going to www.myUSCCB.org

      www.usccb.or/homiletics continues to be available to all who Preach the Sunday Homily! This web page is a collaborative effort of a number of Secretariats of the USCCB and provides many resources.
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      If you are interested in a NOCERCC membership, please contact the national office by phone at 410-978-3676 or by email  (patricialenoir@hotmail.com)

    • With Gratitude!

      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 on our 40th Anniversary.  A special thanks to Archbishop Gregory Aymond (Archdiocese of New Orleans) who championed the 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)

      NOCERCC thanks all of our Speakers at our 2014 Convention:

      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.

      NOCERCC thanks all our Sponsors at the 2014 Convention:

      Sacred Heart Institute for Ongoing Formation of Clergy
      St. John Vianney Center
      St. Meinrad's Institute for Priests and Presbyterates

      NOCERCC thanks the Catholic Community of South Baltimore for housing our Baltimore Office!

      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.