Councils & Associations

2014-2015 Member Councils and Associations

NFPC membership is open to councils of priests in the United States. The majority of active member councils are arch/diocesan, but the National Federation of Priests’ Councils also includes a number of religious institutes. If an arch/diocese’s Presbyteral Council chooses not to affiliate as active members, the priests of that diocese have the option of forming an association and then applying for active membership in the NFPC. There are several active member associations within the Federation. The National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus (NBCCC) is also an active member and is represented on the NFPC’s Council of Consultors.

There are currently 66 Active Councils and 11 Associations of NFPC

(alphabetized by (arch)diocese):

Anchorage, AK
Atlanta, GA
Baltimore, MD
Beaumont, TX
Belleville, IL
Brooklyn, NY
Buffalo, NY
Camden, NJ
Charleston, SC
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Crookston, MN
Des Moines, IA
Detroit, MI
Dubuque, IA
Fairbanks, AK
Fargo, ND
Fort Worth, TX
Fresno, CA
Galveston/Houston, TX
Gaylord, MI
Grand Island, NE
Green Bay, WI
Helena, MT
Indianapolis, IN
Juneau, AK
Kansas City, KS
K.C./St. Joseph, MO
Knoxville, TN
Lafayette, IN
Las Vegas, NV
Lexington, KY
Louisville, KY
Monterey, CA
Nashville, TN
Newark, NJ
New Ulm, MN
Norwich, CT
Oakland, CA
Oklahoma City, OK
Orange, CA
Owensboro, KY
Portland, OR
Pueblo, CO
Reno, NV
Sacramento, CA
St. Augustine, FL
St. Paul/Minn., MN
St. Petersburg, FL
San Angelo, TX
San Antonio, TX
San Bernardino, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Jose, CA
Santa Fe, NM
Savannah, GA
Sioux City, IA
Springfield/Cape Girardeau, MO
Stockton, CA
Superior, WI
Tulsa, OK
Tyler, TX
Venice, FL
Wheeling/Charleston, WV
Yakima, WA
Youngstown, OH


National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus (NBCCC)


Priests’ Associations

Association of Chicago Priests
Polish American Priests Association

Religious Institutes of Men

Claretians – Eastern Province
La Salette Missionaries
Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers
Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate
Missionaries of the Precious Blood – Cincinnati Province
Society of Jesus – California Province
Society of Mt. Carmel – Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary
Society of St. Edmund


Council Membership Dues


NFPC council membership dues are based on the number of priests in a diocese. This is determined by:

  1. The total number of all diocesan priests (including: active in the diocese, outside the diocese, in foreign missions, retired, sick or absent)
  2. Plus the total number of resident religious priests serving as pastors in a diocese as listed in the current Kenedy Directory.

Effective July 1, 2013 the dues assessment is $35.00 per priest with a maximum assessment of $15,500.00.

For more information about the Presbyteral Council Delegate’s Role & Responsibility at the NFPC Priest Conference & House of Delegates, NFPC-Delegate-Roles (Adobe PDF).