The National Association of Catholic Chaplains advocates for the profession of spiritual care and educates, certifies, and supports chaplains, clinical pastoral educators, and all members who continue the healing ministry of Jesus in the name of the Church.
The National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) is cultivating the ministry of chaplaincy and transforming spiritual care locally, nationally, and globally to faithfully reflect the healing presence of Jesus Christ by:
- forming life-giving relationships with individuals, families, colleagues, and organizations;
- advancing compassionate care through creative educational and spiritual growth opportunities;
- promoting the dignity of persons of every age, culture, and state in life.
NACC is a light of hope, whose members are persistently advocating for those dedicated to the spiritual care of people experiencing pain, vulnerability, joy, and hope.
Reflecting on and following the mission of Jesus in head, heart, and action.
Living out the Gospel in all we do.
Developing and utilizing wisely the gifts and resources entrusted to us.
Responding to the call of Jesus by sharing the suffering, hope, and joy of others.
Welcoming, honoring, and fostering diversity that deepens our unity.
Providing competent and effective ministry within the field of spiritual care.
Collaborating to develop and nurture the necessary gifts for the direction of our ministry.
Encouraging others to use their gifts within and beyond professional spiritual care.