Bishop Patrick J. McGrath presides at the episcopal ordination of Bishop Thomas A. Daly,
Auxiliary of the Diocese of San Jose.
Copyright © 2011, Diocese of San Jose
Mark your calendar now to be part of this special gathering to celebrate 40 years of championing ongoing formation for priests and presbyterates and to chart a way forward for this ministry so crucial for the church.
As NOCERCC President Rev. Richard Chiola announced on March 30 of this year, the National Office is moving to Baltimore, Maryland, where NOCERCC was incorporated almost forty years ago. The Chicago office will remain open until Friday, June 29. As of Monday, July 2, the Baltimore office will be open for business.
We are doing everything we can to make the transition as seamless as possible for our members and other constituents. Telephone calls and postal mail directed to the Chicago office will be forwarded to Baltimore. Our main email address and web address are not changing.
Here’s the contact information for our new office in Baltimore:
As Fr. Chiola noted in his March 30 message, the restructuring represented by the downsizing of staff and the relocation to Baltimore is intended to assure NOCERCC’s financial recovery in order to sustain its mission to champion lifelong formation for priests and presbyterates. Until our financial capacity allows for additional staffing, the Board of Directors is assuming direct responsibility for supporting our members and other constituencies with programs and services.
Dianna Berger-Trocher in the Baltimore office will be coordinating timely communications so that Board members can quickly respond to inquiries and provide the programs and services our members and other constituents need. If you wish to contact a Board member directly, you can email any Board member through the email link on the Leadership page of our website, www.nocercc.org. If you wish to contact Fr. Chiola, the NOCERCC President, you can also reach him directly by email at email@example.com or by telephone at 217-622-9339.
The new NOCERCC office in Baltimore is provided rent-free through the generosity of the Catholic Community of South Baltimore and its pastor, Rev. Patrick Carrion, who is also NOCERCC’s Secretary-Treasurer. The Board of Directors wishes to thank Fr. Carrion and the three parishes that make up the Catholic Community of South Baltimore for this extraordinary contribution to NOCERCC’s future.
Executive Director, NOCERCC
Through June 30, 2012
According to research by Dean R. Hoge, PhD, and Aniedi Okure, O.P., the most common complaint registered by U.S. parishioners about their international priest pastors is the inability to understand their accents (International Priests in America: Challenges and Opportunities. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2006, 51). Saint Meinrad's Institute for Priests and Presbyterates provides accent modification training for international priests serving in the United States. For accent modification training and other programs of ongoing formation for priests and presbyterates,
visit our website.
NOCERCC has made arrangements with Lexington Books to offer this book to our members at a 25% discount. Please log in to the member section of our website for further information on purchasing Best Practices in Catholic Church Ministry Performance Management.
Finding time to take a retreat and get in some vacation is becoming more and more difficult. Why not combine both into a four-night Bahamian cruise?
Saint Meinrad's Institute for Priests and Presbyterates has been hosting cruise retreats for priests for several years. Join us from October 8-12 aboard Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas. Fr. Guerric DeBona, OSB, gives the conferences to help you prepare for preaching Advent.
The Master Seminar series is designed for those who lead or facilitate organizations such as communities of vowed religious women or men, religiously sponsored hospitals or educational ministries, local congregations and social service ministries. The seminar format emphasizes collegial exploration of advanced topics through discussion, reflection and case consultation.
The presenter, Dr. Marisa Guerin, consults to a wide range of nonprofit organizations, in particular Roman Catholic religious communities and ministries.
The power of roles, boundaries and authority in system psychodynamics
The complexities of decisions, conflict resolution and shared commitments
Methods and formats for strategic planning in Boards, communities and large and small groups that take their leading from the Spirit
The rational, emotional, political and spiritual impacts of change