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Ongoing Formation of Priests

The 2021 Convocation will be held September 27 - 30, 2021 at the Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook, Illinois.  Information will be sent to priests late summer.  


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.


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.


Please forward ideas for future presentations to Sr. Judith Davies or any other member of the Ongoing Formation Committee.  (Committee Members:  Fr. John Balluff,  Fr. Mark Cote, Fr. John Horan, Fr. Matt Laoureaux, MIC, Fr. Burke Masters, Fr. Pat Mulcahy, Fr. John Phan,  Fr. Tony Taschetta, Fr. John Welch, OCarm)

Sister Judith Davies, OSF
Director of Ongoing Formation of Priests
Secretary for Clergy & Religious Secretariat

Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet
Blanchette Catholic Center
16555 Weber Road
Crest Hill, IL 60403-8719


Mrs. Nora Labanauskas
Program Coordinator &
Administrative Assistant to

Sr. Judith Davies &
Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet
Blanchette Catholic Center
16555 Weber Road
Crest Hill, IL 60403-8719
Direct 815-221-6184