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.
Become a Member!
You don’t have to be a Board Certified Catholic Chaplain to join NACC! Our members form a rich and diverse professional community, dedicated to enhancing chaplaincy and ministry across the country. We offer community, educational resources and advocacy for all of our members. Learn which membership is right for you! Learn more >
Your Calling. Your Career.
Listening compassionately. Connecting immediately. Loving unconditionally. If this is how you envision your future, the National Association of Catholic Chaplains invites you to pursue a rewarding and faith-filled career as a professional chaplain. Learn more >
Partners in Pastoral Care
Continuing the Healing Ministry of Jesus in the Name of the Church
The NACC along with several other Catholic Ministry Associations and (arch)diocesan representatives have partnered to create national competencies and formation resources for pastoral care ministers. Learn more >
Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition
Ministry, Community, and Advocacy
The Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition (CPMC) promotes Catholic ministry to all those affected by incarceration and detention, providing education and community for all those ministering in the prison system. NACC has partnered with CPMC since its founding in 2018, and NACC is now the Fiscal Sponsor of CPMC. This new partnership will strengthen both organizations to better serve prison ministries by connecting ministry leaders, those seeking assistance, and those involved in advocacy with each other. Learn more >