Transformative Leadership

professional formation · interactive networking · inventive encounter.

May 21, 2017
Pre- Conference & Representative Council

May 22-25, 2017
NCCL Annual Conference

DFW Hyatt Regency
2334 North International Parkway, P.O. Box 619014
DFW Airport, Texas, USA, 75261

2017 Keynote Speakers

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  • Monday

    Contemplation – Personal Transformation.

  • Tuesday

    Imagination – Prophetic Communal Transformation.

  • Wednesday

    Vision – Articulating a Catechetical Future.

  • Thursday

    Missionary – Leadership for the World.

Sr. Lynn Levo

Being A Transforming Presence: Contemplations Essential Contribution Read More »

Sr. M. Johanna Paruch

The Silver anniversary of a Golden Text: The Catechism of the Catholic Church at 25 Read More »

Mike Patin

Master of Ceremonies Read More »

Tuesday and Wednesday Panel Discussions

Various Leaders Discuss Transformational Opportunities

Ron Rolheiser

Imagination: Seeking a Prophetic, Paschal, and Romantic Imagination Read More »

Hosffman Ospino

Reading the Signs of the Times and the Future of Catechesis in the United States Read More »

Jack Jezreel

A New Paradigm for Parish Life: Pope Francis and “Missionary Discipleship” Read More »

Robert Wicks

Riding the Dragon: Strengthening Your Inner Life in Challenging Times Read More »

Sr. Theresa Rickard

Sacred Innovation: Transforming Faith Communities through Bold and Creative Action Read More »

Aida Hidalgo

La Construcción de una Cultura de Liderazgo Católico Read More »

Transformative Leadership: Contemplation. Imagination. Vision. MIssionary.
Help Us Celebrate Our 0st Conference!
the Professional Development Conference for Catechetical Leaders.



2:00 pm – 6:15 pm NCCL Board Meeting
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Dinner – NCCL Board & 2017 Conference Planning Committee


Federation for Catechesis with Hispanics Pre-Conference, Board Meeting, and Representative Council Meetings

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Registration Open.
8:00 am – 10:00 am NCCL Board Meeting
8:30 am – 5:30 pm FCH Pre-Conference  ·  LEARN MORE
10:00 am – 10:30 pm Rep Council Orientation
11:00 – 5:00 pm Rep Council  
7:00 – 11:00 pm Exhibit set-up
6:00 – 7:30 pm Mass
7:30 – 9:00 pm Welcome Reception Sponsored by RCL Benziger 


Contemplation – Personal Transformation

Monday, Contemplation will serve as the foundation of Personal Transformation, appreciating the movement of God throughout our lives while attending to its veracities, leading each individual to nurture the formation of the conscience.


7:00 – 12:00 pm Registration.
7:00 – 10:00 am

7:30 – 8:00 am

Exhibit Setup

First-Time Attendee Meeting

8:15 – 8:45 am Opening Prayer
8:45 – 9:45 am          General Address (LEARN MORE.)
9:45 – 10:15 am Membership Assembly
10:45 – 11:45 am Forum Gatherings
10:15– 3:15 pm Transformation Center. (LEARN MORE.)
12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch Sponsored by Our Sunday Visitor.
1:30 – 3:00 pm         Transformational Encounters (LEARN MORE.)
3:00 pm Exhibits close for the day
3:15 – 4:15 pm        Eucharistic Liturgy
4:30 – 5:30 pm          Capstone Address. Gather in Provinces. (LEARN MORE.)
5:30 – 6:30 pm          Transformative Conversations with Province.
7:30 pm Evening at the Theater: JOB. (LEARN MORE.)

Sponsored by William H. Sadlier.



Imagination – Prophetic Communal Transformation.

Attendees will experience a look at the possibilities of transforming a group, using Imagination as the essential factor to engage others in change. A Prophetic Communal Transformation happens when actively engaging in the imaginative process of possibility.

7:15 – 8:15 am Registration.
8:15 – 8:45 am Opening Prayer
8:45 – 9:45 am          General Address (LEARN MORE.)
9:45 – 10:15 am         Membership Assembly
10:15 – 2:00 pm Transformation Center Open (LEARN MORE.)
10:45– 11:45 pm Forum Gatherings
11:45 – 2:00pm Diocesan Director Luncheon. Sponsored by Loyola Press.
Afternoon Options Available
Option 1:

2:00-7:30 pm


Offsite St. Ann Parish Visit includes Panel Discussion on Evangelization, Prayer Experience, and Grapevine visit. (Limited to the first 200 that register.)

Option 2:

2:00-5:00 pm


Onsite Prayer Experience and One Keynote- Sacred Innovation: Transforming Faith Communities Through Bold and Creative Action OR La Construcción de una Cultura de Liderazgo Católico


All Attend:



25th Anniversary of the Catechism (LEARN MORE.)


Vision – Articulating a Catechetical Future

Participants will widen their scope, focusing on Vision: Articulating a Catechetical Future. Launching the day will be a glimpse at the national landscape the membership represents, and determining the direction that moves catechesis into relevance for tomorrow. Concluding with a panel of speakers demonstrating a multicultural approach for the future Church, this day is bound to bring a transformative catechetical leadership.

7:15 – 8:15 am

8:15 – 8:45 am

Registration. Sign up to volunteer.

Opening Prayer

8:45 – 9:45 am General Address
9:45 – 10:15 am         Membership Assembly
10:15 am – 2:30 pm   
Transformation Center Open (LEARN MORE.)
10:45 – -11:45 am
Forum Gatherings
12:00 – 1:30 pm
LUNCH- Awards Luncheon Sponsored by NCCL.
1:15-2:15 pm Dessert with Exhibitors. Sponsored by NCCL.
 2:30 – 4:00 pm Transformational Encounters (LEARN MORE.)
4:15 -5:00 pm Transforming Trends into Mission (LEARN MORE.)
5:00 -6:30  pm Panel Discussion. Transformative Conversations in Provinces.
6:30 -10:00 pm Grapevine Excursions (LEARN MORE.)
8:00 – 9:00 pm Committee Meetings


Missionary – Leadership for the World

Thursday will send all attending into Mission: Leadership for the World. The Gospel is not meant to be contained within ourselves, our ministry, or our professional network, but is meant to transform the world through missionary outreach. Catechesis cannot be contained or confined, but must ripple out, and draw in the whole of the world.

9:00 – 9:30 am Opening Prayer
9:30 – 10:15 am Membership Assembly
10:30 – 11:45 am General Address (LEARN MORE.)
12:00 – 12:30 pm Mission Conversations
12:30 – 1:30 pm Eucharistic Liturgy & Leadership Commissioning
2:00 pm Post Conference Excursion to JFK Museum, Thanksgiving Square, and Bishop Arts District. (LEARN MORE.)


2334 North International Parkway, P.O. Box 619014
DFW Airport, Texas, USA, 7526

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The NCCL 2017 Planning Committee is accepting sponsorship offers for meals, receptions, speakers and in-kind donations. Please contact Masero Events (contact information shown at the bottom of this page) to discuss possibilities that are open for the 2017 Conference.


Ascension Press, Ave Maria Press, Catholic Relief Services, City of Grapevine CVB, Loyola Press, Our Sunday Visitor, Paulist Evangelization Ministries, Renew International, RCL Benziger, St. Mary’s Press, William H. Sadlier


For conference website updates and
exhibitor, sponsor and advertising information
Contact: Masero Events

Nicole Masero,