National Catholic Missions

National Catholic Missions

In addition to the Daily TV Mass the NCBC has been producing the National Catholic Mission for the past 20 years. These yearly Missions highlight many of the leading voices in Catholic thought and spiritual direction.
Since 2018 the nature of the Missions has shifted from the parish mission model into talks about aspects of our Catholic Faith. It is our hope the these reflections will help individuals, group leaders and Catholic Educators to evangelize the good news of our faith to the younger generation and those seeking to become Catholics.

National Catholic Missions
  • Touching God's Compassion

    Touching God’s Compassion, with Bishop Gerald Bergie

    Pope Francis said that ‘In virtue of the Holy Spirit, baptism immerses us in the death and resurrection of the Lord, drowning the old [person] in the baptismal font, dominated by the sin that divides us from God, and giving birth to the new [p...

  • Sin, Forgiveness and Reconciliation

    Cardinal Thomas Collins
    Sin, Forgiveness and Reconciliation

    Pope Benedict XVI shared, “Lent is a period of spiritual ‘combat’ which we must experience alongside Jesus, not with pride and presumption, but using the arms of faith: prayer, listening to the word of God and penance. In this way we wi...

  • The Mass: The Mystery at the Centre of Salvation

    The Mass: The Mystery at the Centre of Salvation with Father Michael Coutts S.J.

    Pope Francis recently shared that: “The Eucharistic Celebration is much more than a simple banquet: it is exactly the memorial of Jesus’ Pascal Sacrifice, the mystery at the centre of salvation… every time we celebr...

  • Our Final Gift

    Our Final Gift. Sister Sue Mosteller, CSJ and Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI are the mission leaders. Their talks focus on Henri Nouwen’s reflections on death and the promise of life everlasting.
    In his last works, just before he died, Henri Nouwen began to speak of how the final task in life is to give ...

  • Beware the Holy Spirit

    BEWARE THE HOLY SPIRIT Father Anthony Gittins C.S.Sp.
    This Mission looks at when and where God speaks to us in our daily lives and how we, as an institution and as individuals, can ignore that voice at our peril. Father Anthony Gittins looks at the afternoon of life and discovers why it withers s...

  • The Gift of Forgiveness

    Father Ron Rolheiser O.M.I., Paul D'Arcy, Tom and Barb Zanzig
    Sister Melannie Svoboda SND
    The 2014 Mission looks at how the hurts and cruelties we inevitably experience during the first half of our lives, at school, at home and at work, may be a source of the anger and res...

  • Faith and Trust

    Father Ron Rohleiser O.M.I., Father Anthony Gittins C.S.Sp., Father Pat Fitzpatrick C.S.Sp.
    The 2013 Mission addresses the subject of “Trust,” the lack of which can lead to paranoia and fear. It explains the importance of “Remembering” what Jesus said and what Jesus did in His t...

  • Three Troubling Questions

    Mr. James McGill, Sister Barbara Leonhard O.S.F., Father John Heagle, Father Pat Fitzpatrick C.S.Sp.
    Why does God allow good people to suffer, what was Jesus’ attitude towards women and what did He add to our concept of Justice?

  • The Heart of the Matter

    Father Jack Lynch, Father Donald Senior and Sister Melannie Svoboda explore: Our world is suffering; our Church is suffering; many of our families are suffering, and we ask ourselves how can our faith help? Is there anything in the vast arsenal of our rich, Christian heri...

  • A God for All Seasons

    Father Pat Fitzpatrick C.S.Sp., Sister Joan Chittister O.S.B.
    “In our dreams, we are never eighty. Whatever happens to the body, the spirit does not grow old. In our dreams we are forever becoming. Our dreams reveal the basic truth of life; years are biological; the spirit i...