Quarter 1 ~ Racial Justice focus
This focus is in response to the cries for justice among people of color. Webinars will look at the role of Chaplains in restorative justice and in advocacy for racial justice in their ministry and communities. Dates for quarter one webinars are:
- January 21 ~ Social Justice and Chaplaincy, presented by Barbara Sheehan SP
- February 18 ~ Holiness and Prejudice: the Black Catholic Legacy, presented by Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry
- March 18 ~ USCCB US Bishops, Racism, and Implications for the Pastoral Care Healing Ministry, presented by Ms. Danielle M. Brown Esq.
Quarter 2 ~ Behavioral/Mental Health focus
The global pandemic has strained our ministries and those who serve in them in unprecedented ways. In addition, our members have asked for additional training focusing on behavioral health. These webinars will provide chaplains additional tools to effectively minister to staff and to all who suffer from mental illness. Dates for quarter two webinars are:
- April 15 ~ Finding Wholeness in a Period of Fragmentation, presented by Thomas Rea BCC; Cory Mitchell, D Bioethics MA; Anne Dohrenwend PhD
- May 20 ~ Embodied Self Care as Spiritual Practice and Prayer, presented by Sarah Cledwyn MA
- June 17 ~ Cultivating Racially Equitable Mental Health Support and Implications for Spiritual Care, presented by Amittia Parker PhDc, LMSW, MPA
Quarter 3 ~ Spiritual Accompaniment focus
Every year, NACC reports notable developments and outcomes to the USCCB’s Certification for Ecclesial Ministry and Service. In response to our report, the USCCB provides commendations and recommendations to NACC. This quarter’s theme is in direct response to a recent recommendation of the USCCB to articulate and develop the chaplain’s role in spiritual accompaniment. Dates for quarter three webinars are:
- July 15 ~ COVID Vaccinations: A Scientific and Theological Discussion, presented by Ruth Mullowney-Agra MD and Brian M. Kane PhD.
- August 19 ~ Spiritual and Psychosocial Support: Accompanying Others Impacted by COVID-19, presented by Rev. Richard Bauer MM BCC
- September 16 ~ Spiritual Accompaniment: An Invitation to Soul Listening, presented by Diane M. Millis PhD
Quarter 4 ~ Theological focus & Palliative Care and Hospice focus
While this quarter does not have an overarching them, since November is National Palliative Care and Hospice month, we will showcase that specialty in our November webinar. The end of the calendar year invites us to a spirit of reflection and contemplation and thus, December’s webinar will have a theological focus.
Dates for quarter four webinars are:
- November 11 ~ From Cowboys to Pit Crews: Spiritual Care in the Pandemic, presented by Denise Hess MDiv, BCC-PCHAC, Sedona T. Montelongo BCC-PCHAC, Gary A. Weisbrich BCC-PCHAC
- December 16 ~ To Place Ourselves in the World of Another Person: How Historical Discernment Paves the Road to Transformative Love and Racial Justice, presented by Sheri Bartlett Browne, PhD, BCC
Price per Webinar
- NACC Members ~ $40
- NACC Student Members ~ $20 *
- Non-Members ~ $55
Package Rates ~ the package deal includes 11 webinars (1 per month, except for October)
- NACC Members ~ $340 per package
- NACC Student Members ~ $170 per package *
- Non-Members ~ $450 per package
* please note: this registration rate is only available to those who have a “NACC Student membership.”
How to Register
Online Registration System ~ Please use the links below to register for the webinars. NACC members, please be sure you log-in to ensure you receive the ‘member rate.’
- NACC Members and Non-Members, Online REGISTRATION
- NACC Student Members, Online REGISTRATION
Paper Registration ~ If you prefer, please download the 2021 Webinars Registration Form, complete and send with your payment (payable to NACC), to the NACC National Office (address is on registration form). Registration will not be considered complete until the NACC receives your registration form and fee.
All webinars are presented using Zoom. The speaker will begin each session with a presentation, followed by facilitated participant exchange that will be limited to the use of the Chat feature in Zoom. There will be no live audio Q&A. Webinars are recorded, so registrants will have the opportunity to participate live and/or access the recording.
Continuing Education Hours and Cost
Participants qualify for 2.0 CEHs total for each session (which includes 90 minutes for the webinar plus 30 minutes preparation time), unless otherwise indicated.
A CEH certificate is provided for download by participants.