NACAR Mission Statement

The North American Conference of Associates and Religious (NACAR) is a membership organization that acts as a catalyst to serve, empower and promote the Associate-Religious relationship.

NACAR Vision Statement

A vibrant, viable organization that collaborates with regional partners to promote association in all its forms.

November 2013


Latest News from NACAR

With the desire to keep you informed and to enlist your assistance as necessary, we will share periodic updates.

NACAR Updates as of June 18, 2018

The NACAR Executive Committeemet for our regular meeting on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Sr. Mary McFadden, SSJ and Sr. Madeline Franze, SSJ, joined us for the first 30 minutes of our meeting. Srs. Mary and Madeline will be conducting a Development Readiness Audit on behalf of NACAR. It is our hope to begin this process in July.

NACAR is extending the deadline for the Communications Audit Request for Proposal. The new deadline for responses is July 20, 2018. This is a very important component for preparing NACAR for the future. Please share this request with qualified consultant you may know. We are seeking a consultant to conduct communications and membership engagement audit of all aspects, including software that impact NACAR’s ability to communicate and engage current and prospective members. You may download the Request for Proposal here.

NACAR has received a grant for the initial $3,000 to launch the Dayton University Virtual Learning for Catholic Faith Formation (VLCFF) program for one year. This program will launch in the fall of 2018. Grant support allows NACAR to offer VLCFF programs to NACAR members at a discount.  This partnership will also include courses in Spanish.

Thank you for all who attended the NACAR retreat in late May. It was a wonderful success.

NACAR will once again be represented with an exhibit at the LCWR Assembly, August 7-9, 2018, in St. Louis, MO. Please encourage your congregational leaders to stop by and say hello to us at our booth #103.

Become a Community Member

Become a Community Member

Community Membership provides your community the opportunity to be part of the larger Associate-Religious movement across North America and to witness to the work of the Holy Spirit in our world today.

Become an Individual Member

Become an Individual Member

Individual membership is designed for any individual who has a desire to keep informed of trends, information, and resources regarding the Associate Movement in North America and who desires to support the efforts of NACAR and the Associate-Religious movement. 

Become a Supporting Organization

Become a Supporting Organization

Supporting Membership in NACAR is available to organizations and groups who are also working to support and/or advance the Associate-Religious movement.

Donate to NACAR

Donate to NACAR

Even a small donation will go a long way.


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