Ongoing Formation For Priests

The Office for the Ongoing Formation for Priests convenes the presbyterate with the Bishop several times each year and assists priests, as a group and individually, in theological or personal growth and continuing education (e.g. such as planning a sabbatical). 



  • Presbyteral Day, Thursday, November 9, 2017 – Presenter:  Fr. Michael Patella, OSB  “The Gospel of Mark in a New Key?”



  • Convocation 2018 – January 15-18, 2018 – “How to Live Contemplative in Today’s World” St. Meinrad Retreat Center –  Speaker: Fr. Michael Fisher
  • Presbyteral Day, Thursday, May 3, 2018 – Presenter: Mr. Gregory Pierce “What DO Laypeople Want Anyway.
  • Presbyteral Day, Tuesday, September 18, 2018 – Presenter: Deacon Keith Strohm “Raising the Dead – Pastoral Leadership in a Missionary Church”
  • Priest Retreat, October 1-5, 2018 – Retreat Master – Msgr. John Canary
  • Prebyteral Day, November 6, 2018 – Presenter: Fr. Thomas Thompson, Ph.D. SM, “Preaching the Marian Feasts”



  • Convocation 2019 – Presenter: Dr. Gina Hens-Piazza
  • Presbyteral Day, Thursday, September 19, 2019 – Presenter: Bishop SHelton J. Fabre, DD, “Racism in American”


Rev. Anthony Shonis 

Administrative Assistant:

Robin Tomes