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, September 22, 2016 – “Conscience in the Light of Pope Francis’ Papal Exhortation”  Presenter: Fr. Dennis Billy | Download a printable PDF Registration Form | Online Registration Form
  • Priests Retreat, October 10-14, 2016 Mount St. Joseph – “We are Already One in Christ:  Thomas Merton’s Message of Hope for His Brother Priests” Presenter – Jonathan Montaldo
  • Presbyteral Day, Thursday, November 17, 2016 – “Preaching the Gospel of Matthew” Presenter: Fr. Donald Senior



  • Convocation 2017 – January 16-19, 2017 – “Reclaiming the Value and Power of the Christian Funeral” St. Meinrad Retreat Center. Speaker: Dr. Thomas Long
  • Presbyteral Day, Tuesday, May 9, 2017 – Presenter: Fr. Clete Kiley  “Workers, Priests, and Labor
  • Presbyteral Day, Thursday, September 21, 2017 – Presenter: Fr. Robert Schreiter  “The New Catholicity”
  • 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.



Rev. Anthony Shonis 

Administrative Assistant:

Robin Tomes