The vision of the Institute for Ongoing Clergy Formation (IOCF) is captured in St. Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy when he exhorts him:
"I remind you to stir into flame the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands."
(2 Timothy 1:6)
Established in 2015 as a post-ordination program, the mission of the IOCF is to deepen holiness and conversion in clerical life, in imitation of Our Lord Jesus Christ, through ongoing human, intellectual, spiritual and pastoral formation. The IOCF supports ordained priests and deacons as they live out their vocations in joyful service to the Church, with a view of fostering happy, holy and healthy ministers as they build up the body of Christ in our parishes and dioceses.