Presbyteral Day Registration

“Evangelization in the Diocese of Owensboro: The Perspective of the Priests”

Fr. Thomas Gaunt, SJ, Ph.D. and Fr. Michael Niba

During the past year the Diocese commissioned the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) to conduct a survey of the presbyterate focused on their ministry experience, along with the needs and challenges that they face.  Particular attention was given to the efforts of evangelization in the parishes and local communities.  Additionally, CARA completed a Priest Personnel Projection that examines how many priests are likely to be available for ministry in the Diocese over the next 20 plus years.  CARA researchers will present the findings of these studies at the Presbyteral Day on April 9, 2019 that will inform the present and future discussions and planning for the Diocese.

10:00                   Welcome and introductions

10:15                   Session 1: Priest personnel projection and clergy/ministry demographics

11:00                   Break

11:15                   Session 2: Relationships among priests and with the bishop, challenges and supports 

12:00                   Midday Prayer and lunch

1:00                     Session 3: Evangelization, vocations, diocesan support for evangelization, youth, and young adult ministry

1:45                     Wrap-up and conclusion


Each Session will have a 30 minute presentation and 15 minutes of questions and discussion

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April 2019 Presbyteral Day Registration