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). 

Upcoming Schedule


  • Presbyteral Day, May 3, 2018 (Thursday) – Mr. Greg Pierce “What Do Laypeople Want Anyway”


  • Presbyteral Day, September 18, 2018 (Tuesday) – Deacon Keith Strohm, “Raising the Dead: Pastoral Leadership in a Missionary Church”


  • Priest Retreat, October 1-5, 2018 (Sunday-Thursday) – Msgr. John Canary


  • Presbyteral Day, November 6, 2018 (Tuesday) – Fr. Thomas Thompson, S.M. “Preaching the Marian Feasts”



  • Convocation 2019, January 14-17, 2019 (Monday-Thursday) – Gina Hens-Piazza “Preaching the Old Testament Prophet”


  • Presbyteral Day, May 7, 2019 (Tuesday) – Dan Horan “Young Adults”


  • Presbyteral Day, September 19, 2019 (Thursday) – Bishop Shelton J. Fabre “Racism in America”



Rev. Anthony Shonis 

Administrative Assistant:

Robin Tomes