The NCCL Catechetical Award is given at the annual meeting to a person, persons, or institution in recognition of outstanding or exemplary contribution to the ministry of catechesis.
The criteria used by the board of directors in the selection of the recipient are that the recipient(s) demonstrate:
A life of witness to the Word of God; A magnanimous spirit of love and service to the Church; A vocation to ministry characterized by a pioneering spirit and innovative vision; A dedication and significant contribution to the ministry of catechesis in the Church at large.
Each province or affiliated organization may submit up to three nominations listed in order of priority. Each nomination should be accompanied by a paragraph providing supporting details for the nomination. A form is provided for this purpose. In order that nominations are given equal consideration, please ensure that your nominations reflect the consensus of your province or organization.