New Pastors’ Program

Five-Day Workshop Designed Exclusively for New Pastors and Parish Life Coordinators

November 7-12, 2021

The New Pastors Program has been scheduled for November 7-12, 2021 and will be held at the Center for Continuing Formation on St. Mary’s Campus.  Guests who are not vaccinated are asked to wear a mask while on the campus.  

 Sunday, November 7

Arrival by between 4:00 – 5:00 PM

  • Welcome and Opening Dinner 
  • Night Prayer

Monday, November 8
The Pastor as a Person

  • Embracing Readiness as Pastor
  • New Evangelization: Its History and Significance
  • Challenges to the New Evangelization: The Secular Challenge
  • Stress in Ministry

Tuesday, November 9
The Catholic Community and Pastoral Leadership

  • Parish Finances and Budget I
  • Parish Finances and Budget II
  • Parish Staffs and Personnel Management
  • Free Evening

Wednesday, November 10
The Pastor as Steward

  • Discipleship, Pastoral Councils and Parish Staffs
  • A Fresh Look at Stewardship
  • Male and Female He Created Them; Collaborating with Women in the Parish
  • Pastoring More than One Church
  • A Night at the Donnelly Lounge

Thursday, November 11
The Pastor as Administrator

  • The Canonical Role of the Pastor: An Overview
  • The Pastor, Civil Law and Pastoral Administration
  • Physical Plant Audit
  • A Diocesan General Counsel Looks at the Minefields of Pastoring

Friday, November 12
The Pastor as Priest

  • Peter: A Transformed Shepherd
  • Reflection on the Great Commission and Sending Forth Prayer
  • Evaluations
  • Lunch and Dismissal

 Please click  here to download a registration form.