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. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, logistics are currently being reviewed as to how to safely hold the conference on campus. Please check back at a later time for updates and details.

 Sunday, November 7

Arrival by 6:00 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

  • What is Expected of a Priest?
    • by bishops
    • by fellow priests
    • by engaged lay persons
  • Evaluation and Sending-forth Prayer
  • Lunch and Dismissal