NCCL Conference 2017

Dallas, Texas

May 22-25, 2017

Dedicated to quality catechetical leadership that brings the teaching ministry of Jesus to every Catholic child, youth and adult.

Join NCCL in celebrating our 81st Annual Conference and Exposition, the Professional Development Conference for Catechetical Leaders. The 2017 Conference will be be hosted in Dallas, Texas. More information to come.

My Catholic Faith Delivered

Online Catholic Learning

We provide in-depth learning programs and video tutorials on the web for all levels of knowledge of the Catholic faith. This is accomplished by combining our content with innovative technology. Additionally, our programs come from well-trusted publishers, including Ignatius Press, Midwest Theological Forum and School of Faith. Each program carries an Imprimatur, signifying that the content has been approved by the local Bishop of each program.

Each course offers the following features:

  • Full text voiceover
  • Instant test results
  • Rich multimedia
  • Adjustable font size
  • Links to primary resources
  • Interactive maps
  • Engaging games
  • Online communities
  • Video prayers
  • Accessible vocabulary
  • Supplementary readings
  • Audio glossary
  • Flashcards
  • Practical exercises

The Diocese of Rockford Educational Services Office has implemented online classes for Catechists Certification with "My Catholic Faith Delivered."  Click on the image below to be directed to the program:


Bishop O'Neill & Long Term Awards

What is Catechetical Sunday? Take a look here.
Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of his/her Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness for the Gospel.  It also provides the faith community an opportunity to celebrate the gifts and dedication of those who serve as formal catechists in parish faith formation programs for all ages.  Each year Catechetical Sunday is celebrated on the third Sunday of September which, this year, will be the weekend of September 17-18, 2016.  The theme for Catechetical Sunday 2016 is "Prayer: the Faith Prayed." Resources will be available for download from USCCB at

The Diocese of Rockford invites Pastors and Catechetical Leaders to honor their volunteers by nominating deserving catechists for Diocesan recognition awards:  the Bishop O'Neill Award in Catechetics and the Long-Term Catechist Award.  These awards can be presented to outstanding catechists by the Pastor during a Commissioning Ceremony on Catechetical Sunday.

For more information and/or to download the nomination forms, please follow the link below:

2016 Catechetical Sunday-Bishop O'Neill Awards-E-mail.pdf


The St. Timothy Youth Award is a national recognition award given to youth by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry in collaboration with the Diocese of Rockford Catholic Education Office. It is the highest recognition from the NFCYM ( for a diocese to confer to a junior or senior high school youth (ages 13-18) who meet the established criteria.


NET (National Evangelization Team Ministries) is a Catholic Evangelistic outreach program located in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota.The team is comprised of young adults who have a vibrant faith and have given nine months of their lives to travel throughout the United States to share their faith with Catholic youth. Using a retreat format, the team blends a fun, high-energy experience with a straightforward and personal presentation of the Gospel message and of how Jesus Christ has affected their lives. To learn more about the Net Team visit their website at

Celebrating World Youth Day

World Youth Day will be celebrated on July 15-July 31, 2016 in Krakow, Poland. It is an event that welcomes all ages but is focused on ages 16-35. More information is available on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website (link) or at the Krakow 2016 website (link).


Catechist Certification

Click here for a list of available Catechist Certification Classes
Catechist Certification Program (English)
Programa de Certificación del Catequista

My Catholic Faith Delivered Equivalent Classes
My Catholic Faith Delivered Equivalent Classes
Personal Certification Record Sheet PDF
Registro Personal de Certificación del Catequista PDF

Prerequisite Courses
Prerequisite Course 1
Protecting God's Children
Prerrequisito 1
Protegiendo a los Niño's de Dios
Prerequisite Course 2
The Catechist and the Learner
Prerrequisito 2
El Catequista y el alumno
Prerequisite Course 3
The Tools of the Catechist
Prerrequisito 3
Las herramientas del catequista
Level I Courses
Nivel I
Catholic Understanding of Sacred Scripture
Entendimiento Católico de las Sagradas Escrituras
Understanding Church
Entendiendo la Iglesia
The Sacramental Life of the Church
La vida sacamental de la Iglesia
Catholic Moral Life and Decision Making
La vida moral católica y la toma de decisiones
Catholic Prayer in the Classroom
La oración católica en el salón de clase
Level II Courses
Nivel II
The Creed and the Trinity
El Credo y la Trinidad
The Mass and the Theology of the Eucharist
La Misa y la teología de la Eucaristía
The Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes
Los Diez Mandamientos y las Bienaventuranzas
Catholic Social Teaching
Enseñanza Social Católica
Mary, the Saints and the Afterlife
María, los Santos y la Vida Eterna
Catholic Customs and Traditions
Costumbres y tradiciones Católicas
Catechist Learning Assessment Instrument - Classroom
Intrumento De Evaluación Del Aprendizaje Del Catequista
Catechist Learning Assessment Instrument - CD/Book/DVD
Intrumento De Evaluación Del Aprendizaje Del Catequista CD/Book/DVD
Catechist Observation Form for Levels I & II
Catechist Observation Form for Levels I & II
Prerequisite Certificate   Prerequisite Certificate
Level I Certificate
Certificado de Nivel I
Request for Certification Form (completion of Level II)
Solicitud De Certificación (II Nivel) PDF
Request for Renewal of Certification Form
Request for Renewal of Certification Form PDF
Request for Record of Acknowledgement (another faith)
Request for Record of Acknowledgement (another faith) PDF
Request for Record of Acknowledgement Renewal
Request for Record of Acknowledgement Renewal PDF