The Center for Continuing Formation

A private site for reflecting.
A venue for learning.
An environment for growing.

 

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“Ongoing formation helps the priest to be and act as a priest in the spirit and style of Jesus the Good Shepherd.”

Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation PASTORES DABO VOBIS
of His Holiness John Paul II to the Bishops, Clergy and
Faithful on the Formation of Priests

 

The Center for Continuing Formation was built by St. Mary’s in 1996 in response to the teaching on the priesthood and priestly formation of Pope John Paul II. The Center, which adjoins the main seminary building and yet provides great privacy, is a thirty thousand square foot facility with thirty private, three star guest rooms and suites, and a variety of conferencing space and small meeting rooms. The Center also has an oratory and private chapel as well as its own dining room.

The pastoral emphasis and spirit of St. Mary’s Seminary today is perfectly expressed in The Center for Continuing Formation. Here, we offer special programs each year for pastors, newly ordained priests, and senior priests. It also hosts various bishops’ meetings, ecumenical gatherings, and other conferences as well. The New Pastors Program, held every November, is the most popular priest program we offer.

Clergy Programs

St. Mary's Center for Continuing Formation offers and hosts a variety of continuing formation programs for priests in the spirit of the Bishops' new Basic Plan for the Ongoing Formation of Priests.

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Conference Space Rentals

Conference space rentals include a large room that will seat as many as 58 and smaller rooms that will seat from 4 to 30.

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Youth Theological Studies

Youth Theological Studies at St. Mary's Seminary & University creates opportunities for high school students to study theology, engage in interfaith dialogue, and deepen their understanding of faith in a pluralistic society.

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Events

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Contact Us

For more information about any of our conference facilities or space rentals, please contact our offices directly.

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