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Professional Development Courses for Catechetical Leaders Will Be Offered by NCCL in 2024

These sessions involve two zoom presentations, a community forum for conversation and online resources. Courses start this month and include opportunities on prayer practices, leadership skills for Catechetical Leaders, Intercultural competence and Catechist recruitment. If you are new to ministry or need to complete your 10 annual hours of professional development and like the convenience of online learning, check these out!

Find out more through the link below:

NCCL Catholic

NCCL – National Community of Catechetical Leaders

Outgoing link

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Please invite your catechists to join our third virtual catechist training of the year. Catechists need only attend one session. These are free classes, open to catechists, catechetical professionals, and parents, and are offered in a class setting so that participants can engage and ask questions. Please click on the photos below to register for your desired session. Those who attend in person, will receive a special file of resources made available only to live participants!