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Ongoing Formation of Priests

2018 ALL- PRESBYTERATE RETREAT
The 2018 All-Presbyterate Retreat at Mundelein Conference Center is scheduled for October 22 - 26.  All diocesan priests, active and retired, are required to attend.  Religious order priests assigned to parish ministry are invited, but not required to attend.  Registration forms will be mailed in August.

 

PRESENTATION BY FR. DONALD SENIOR, C.P. ON PREACHING FOR PAUL
On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Blanchette Catholic Center, Scripture scholar, Fr. Donald Senior, C.P., will offer a presentation for priests on how to preach on the letters of Paul during the Sunday homily.  RSVP to Nora at noral@dioceseofjoliet.org or at 815.221.6184 if you are interested in attending.

 

2019 PRIEST CONVOCATION
Please mark your calendar for the 2019 Convocation:  October 7 – 10, 2019.

 

SABBATICALS
According to diocesan policy, all diocesan priests ordained at least 15 years (with 7 years of service in the diocese) are eligible for a sabbatical.  Priests are also eligible for another sabbatical 10 years after the first.  Applications should be submitted 6 months prior to the date the sabbatical would begin.  For more information and for application materials, please contact Nora at noral@dioceseofjoliet.org or 815-221-6184.

 

ONGOING STUDIES
Any diocesan priest who is considering doing work toward an advanced degree (in whatever area of study) is asked to contact Fr. David at the Office of Ongoing Formation priestsongoingformation@dioceseofjoliet.org prior to beginning the program.

 

FUTURE ONGOING FORMATION PROGRAMS
Please forward ideas for future presentations to Fr. David Mowry or any other member of the Ongoing Formation Committee.  (Committee Members:  Fr. John Balluff, Fr. Slawik Ignasik, Fr. Jim Lennon, Fr. Pat Mulcahy, Fr. Dennis Paul)

 

CONFESSIONS AT ST. PROCOPIUS ABBEY
The monks at St. Procopius Abbey continue to offer the sacrament of reconciliation for priests Monday - Friday, from 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM in the monastery reconciliation chapel.  If a priest is not in the chapel, please check with the receptionist.  We are most grateful to Abbot Austin and the monks for offering this service for priests.


Reverend David Mowry
Director of Ongoing Formation of Priests
Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet
Blanchette Catholic Center
16555 Weber Road
Crest Hill, IL 60403-8719
Direct 815-221-6184
priestsongoingformation@dioceseofjoliet.org

Mrs. Nora Labanauskas
Administrative Assistant
Bishops' Office 
Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet
Blanchette Catholic Center
16555 Weber Road
Crest Hill, IL 60403-8719
Direct 815-221-6184
noral@dioceseofjoliet.org