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Calendar of National Catholic Events
7/23/2014

 

The calendar below lists conferences of official Catholic national organizations and professional associatons.  Many of these events are open to anyone who becomes a member of the organization; some are even open to nonmembers.

If you are a Catholic Hispanic or African American or Native American, you will find national gatherings on the list. If you are a young adult or a youth, a woman or a parish pastoral council member, you wil find events of interest. If you are a liturgical minister or a theologian or an educator or a canon lawyer, you will find relevant gatherings. If you are a lay minister or an ordained minister, you will find conferences of interest.  If you are a person with a developmental disability or a parent of a child with such a disability, you will find a conference with wonderful resources. 

These excellent conferences gather communities of committed Catholics in their field of expertise.  Consider becoming a part of one of these annual gatherings.

 

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* 9/27/2010  - 9/30/2010
ANSH - Asociación Nacional de Sacerdotes Hispanos en Estados Unidos
ANSH Annual Meeting - Nuestra identidad en Cristo: Celebrando el año del sacerdote
Omaha, NE
The organization of Hispanic priests in the US. The mission of ANSH is to promote unity, collaboration and support for Hispanic priests in the US, to serve as the official voice for Hispanic priests at the national level, to support the ministry of priests within the Hispanic community, and to participate in the development of the Catholic Church in the US.
 
* 10/4/2010  - 10/8/2010
FDLC - Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions
FDLC 2010 National Meeting
Alexandria, LA
The membership organization for diocesan liturgical personnel. This includes members of diocesan liturgical commissions, worship offices and/or equivalent liturgical structures. FDLC’s mission is to promote the liturgy as the heart of Christian life, especially in the parish community.
 
* 10/11/2010  - 10/14/2010
CLSA - Canon Law Society of America
2010 CLSA Convention
Buffalo, NY
The official membership association for Catholic canon lawyers in the US and Canada. CLSA’s mission includes promoting the pastoral ministry of the Church by cooperating in the continuous revision and renewal of the universal law of the Church, encouraging canonical research, responding to practical canonical needs, and facilitating the interchange of canonical ideas, practices and decisions.
 
* 10/13/2010  - 10/16/2010
CRA - Catholic Radio Association
CRA 2010 Global Catholic Radio Conference
Birmingham, AL
The membership association for Catholic radio. CRA facilitates the sharing of knowledge and resources among Catholic radio apostolates and Catholic radio program providers in the US. The organization seeks to contribute to, and help shape, the thought and reflection on Catholic radio, including the development and growth of Catholic radio from both theological and practical perspectives.
 
* 10/24/2010  - 10/27/2010
CACE - Chief Administrators of Catholic Education
2010 CACE Annual Meeting
Mobile , AL
An organization within NCEA, CACE is the association of chief administrators of Catholic education encompassing three areas – total Catholic education, schools, and religious education. CACE’s mission is to exert leadership on and in behalf of Catholic education, to influence the development of leadership and to be a strong advocate for Catholic education at the national level.
 
* 10/28/2010  - 10/31/2010
USCMA - US Catholic Mission Association
USCMA Mission Congress 2010
Albuquerque, NM
USCMA is a membership organization which unites and supports people committed to the cross-cultural and global mission of Jesus Christ in service to Church and world.
 
* 10/28/2010  - 10/30/2010
CMA - Catholic Medical Association
CMA Annual Educational Conference - Restoring the Integrity of Medicine: An Imperative for a Christian Anthropology
Seattle, WA
An organization of individual Catholic physicians, dentists, nurses and other health care professionals. The mission of CMA includes coming together to grow in the spirit of Christ in the members’ personal and professional lives and bring His Spirit to all touched by members’ science and art.
 
* 10/28/2010  - 10/31/2010
CNVS - Catholic Network of Volunteer Service
CNVS 2010 Mission Congress - God's Mission, Many Faces: A Portrait of US Catholic Mission
Albuquerque, NM
A membership organization of domestic and international volunteer and lay mission programs. The mission of CNVS is to promote full-time national and international service opportunities by providing training and resources, networking opportunities, and national advocacy.
 
* 12/8/2010  - 12/8/2010
NACYML - National Association of Catholic Youth Ministry Leaders
NACYML Biennial Memebership Meeting
New Orleans, LA
The professional membership association of Catholic ministers (at the parish, school or diocesan level) dedicated to the field of youth ministry. NACYML’s mission is to promote youth ministry as an integral ecclesial ministry by serving as a network to support those serving the young Catholic Church.
 
* 12/9/2010  - 12/12/2010
NFCYM - National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry
2010 NFCYM National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry (NCCYM)
New Orleans, LA
The professional membership organization of diocesan directors for youth ministry. The mission of NFCYM is to serve those who serve the young Catholic Church.
 
* 12/29/2010  - 1/1/2011
NCSC - National Catholic Student Coalition
NCSC Leadership Conference - Lead, Guided by the Spirit
St. Louis, MO
A membership organization that seeks to be the representative voice of Catholic collegians, providing students with the necessary resources, network, and partners to aid the formation of faith-filled Catholics.
 
* 1/5/2011  - 1/8/2011
CCMA - Catholic Campus Ministry Association
CCMA National Convention
St. Petersburg, FL
The national membership association for Catholic campus ministers who serve at Catholic and non-Catholic colleges and universities. CCMA’s mission is to empower Catholic campus ministers and the broader Church to become transforming instruments of Christ in the academic community and the world.
 
* 1/29/2011  - 1/31/2011
ACCU- Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
ACCU Annual Meeting
Washington, DC
The official collective voice of Catholic higher education in the US. ACCU’s mission is to help foster a vibrant Catholic identity at member institutions and support cooperation among them for the greater good of society and the Church.
 
* 2/24/2011  - 2/27/2011
AGPIM - Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry
AGPIM Annual Meeting
San Antonio, TX
The official membership organization of Catholic schools offering graduate programs in ministry. AGPIM’s mission is to promote the quality of ministerial education in service of church and society.
 
* 2/28/2011  - 3/3/2011
NOCERCC - National Organization for Continuing Education of Roman Catholic Clergy
38th NOCERCC National Convention
TBD, TBD
A membership association of dioceses, religious communities and others committed to the Church’s mission to promote and support ongoing formation for priests. NOCERCC’s mission includes engaging in dialogue about contemporary pastoral needs and realities, sponsoring research on issues of presbyteral formation and offering educational opportunities.
 
* 4/26/2011  - 4/28/2011
NCEA - National Catholic Education Association
108th Annual NCEA Convention
New Orleans, LA
The official organization for Catholic educators in elementary schools, secondary schools, religious education programs, seminaries, chief administrators of Catholic education and boards/councils of Catholic education. NCEA’s mission is to advance the educational and catechetical mission of the Church.
 
* 4/26/2011  - 4/29/2011
CLA - Catholic Library Association
2011 CLA Convention
New Orleans, LA
The membership association of individuals and organizations involved with Catholic libraries. The mission of CLA is to provide leadership for professional development, coordinate the exchange of ideas, offer spiritual support, promote Catholic and ecumenical literature, and foster community.
 
* 5/31/2011  - 6/3/2011
Religious Booksellers Trade Exhibit
RBTE - Religious Booksellers Trade Exhibit
St. Charles, IL
Annual gathering of Catholic and Episcopal book publishers and dealers. This gathering includes members of the Association of Catholic Booksellers.
 
* 6/5/2011  - 6/7/2011
CHA - Catholic Health Association
2011 CHA Assembly
Atlanta, GA
The official membership organization of Catholic health care sponsors, systems and facilities. The mission of CHA is to support the Catholic health ministry’s pursuit of the strategic directions of mission, ethics, and advocacy.
 
* 6/9/2011  - 6/12/2011
CTSA - Catholic Theological Society of America
CTSA Convention 2011
San Jose, CA
The official membership organization of Catholic theologians (professionals with a degree in theological or related studies and who are or have been actively engaged in teaching and research.) CTSA’s mission is to promote studies and research in theology, to relate theological science to current problems, and to foster a ore effective theological education.
 
* 6/22/2011  - 6/24/2011
CPA - Catholic Press Association
CPA - Catholic Media Convention: Celebrating 100 Years of Spreading the Good News
Pittsburgh, PA
The official membership association for Catholic press/media personnel. The mission of CPA is to build and strengthen the value and worth of the Catholic press by facilitating the professional, economic and spiritual growth of members.
 
* 7/20/2011  - 7/24/2011
Tekakwitha Conference
2011 Annual Tekakwitha Conference
Tucson, AZ
A membership organization open to all clergy, religious, all Native People, and all women and men ministering with Native Americans. The mission of the Tekakwitha Conference is to unify the Native Catholic voice, presence and identity while respective the diversity, to empower Native Catholics as Church, and to deepen and affirm Native Catholic identity and pride in their culture and spiritual traditions.
 
* 8/9/2011  - 8/13/2011
LCWR - Leadership Conference for Women Religious
2011 LCWR Assembly
Garden Grove, CA
The association of the leaders of congregations of Catholic women religious in the US. The scope LCWR’s work includes collaborating in Catholic church and societal efforts that influence systemic change, studying significant trends and issues within the church and society, utilizing our corporate voice in solidarity with people who experience any form of violence or oppression, and creating and offering resource materials on religious leadership skills.
 
* 8/15/2011  - 8/21/2011
Vatican & Bishops Conference of Spain
World Youth Day (WYD)
Madrid, Spain
The worldwide gathering of young adult Catholics held every two to three years. The gatherings include time for celebrating, for learning, for praying, for providing service, and for meeting other Catholics from around the world.
 
* 9/25/2011  - 9/28/2011
DFMC - Diocesan Fiscal Management Conference
DFMC Conference 2011
Minneapolis, MN
A membership organization for diocesan fiscal managers. DFMC’s mission is to promote the spiritual growth, the exchange of ideas and information, and the development of professional relationships among its members.
 
* 10/5/2011  - 10/8/2011
CCC - Catholic Cemetery Conference
62nd Annual Catholic Cemetery Conference
Nashville, TN
The organization that helps Catholic Cemetery staff enhance their skills in caring for the deceased and comforting their loved ones through ministry, education, network and service opportunities. Members come from the US, Australia, Canada, Italy and Guam.
 
* 10/10/2011  - 10/13/2011
CLSA - Canon Law Society of America
2011 CLSA Convention
Jacksonville, FL
The official membership association for Catholic canon lawyers in the US and Canada. CLSA’s mission includes promoting the pastoral ministry of the Church by cooperating in the continuous revision and renewal of the universal law of the Church, encouraging canonical research, responding to practical canonical needs, and facilitating the interchange of canonical ideas, practices and decisions.
 
* 2/16/2012  - 2/19/2012
AGPIM - Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry
AGPIM Annual Meeting
Scottsdale, AZ
The official membership organization of Catholic schools offering graduate programs in ministry. AGPIM’s mission is to promote the quality of ministerial education in service of church and society.
 
* 6/3/2012  - 6/5/2012
CHA - Catholic Health Association
2012 CHA Assembly
Philadelphia, PA
The official membership organization of Catholic health care sponsors, systems and facilities. The mission of CHA is to support the Catholic health ministry’s pursuit of the strategic directions of mission, ethics, and advocacy.
 
* 6/7/2012  - 6/10/2012
CTSA - Catholic Theological Society of America
CTSA Convention 2012
St. Louis, MO
The official membership organization of Catholic theologians (professionals with a degree in theological or related studies and who are or have been actively engaged in teaching and research.) CTSA’s mission is to promote studies and research in theology, to relate theological science to current problems, and to foster a ore effective theological education.
 
* 8/27/2012  - 8/31/2012
CCC - Catholic Cemetery Conference
63rd Annual Catholic Cemetery Conference
Washington, DC
The organization that helps Catholic Cemetery staff enhance their skills in caring for the deceased and comforting their loved ones through ministry, education, network and service opportunities. Members come from the US, Australia, Canada, Italy and Guam.
 
* 10/8/2012  - 10/11/2012
CLSA - Canon Law Society of America
2012 CLSA Convention
Chicago, IL
The official membership association for Catholic canon lawyers in the US and Canada. CLSA’s mission includes promoting the pastoral ministry of the Church by cooperating in the continuous revision and renewal of the universal law of the Church, encouraging canonical research, responding to practical canonical needs, and facilitating the interchange of canonical ideas, practices and decisions.
 
* 6/6/2013  - 6/9/2013
CTSA - Catholic Theological Society of America
CTSA Convention 2013
Miami, FL
The official membership organization of Catholic theologians (professionals with a degree in theological or related studies and who are or have been actively engaged in teaching and research.) CTSA’s mission is to promote studies and research in theology, to relate theological science to current problems, and to foster a ore effective theological education.
 
* 6/5/2014  - 6/8/2014
CTSA - Catholic Theological Society of America
CTSA Convention 2014
Pittsburgh, PA
The official membership organization of Catholic theologians (professionals with a degree in theological or related studies and who are or have been actively engaged in teaching and research.) CTSA’s mission is to promote studies and research in theology, to relate theological science to current problems, and to foster a ore effective theological education.
 
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