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, September 18, 2018 (Tuesday) – Register Here – Deacon Keith Strohm, “Raising the Dead: Pastoral Leadership in a Missionary Church”
  •  Priest Retreat, October 1-5, 2018 (Sunday-Thursday) Register Here– Msgr. John Canary
  •  Presbyteral Day, November 6, 2018 (Tuesday) – Fr. Thomas Thompson, S.M. “Preaching the Marian Feasts”


  • Convocation, 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”


  • Convocation, January 13-16 2020 (Monday-Thursday) –  Emily Cash, PhD St. Luke’s Institute, Louisville, Ky  “Pastoral Leadership Grounded in Spirituality”


  • Convocation/Retreat, January 11-14 2021  (Monday-Thursday) Fr. Tom Rosica  Director of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation




Rev. Anthony Shonis 

Administrative Assistant:

Robin Tomes