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Events for Newly and Recently Ordained

Evening gatherings

Priests who have been ordained for three years gather three times during the academic year at The Saint Paul Seminary with the Bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis for prayer, fraternity and directed discussions on topics relevant to the transition to priestly life.

For Newly Ordained – 2019-2020

Thursday, October 17, 2019 – 3:00-5:30 p.m. – Transition to Public Life/Being a Public Person
Thursday, November 7, 2019 – 3:00-5:30 p.m. – The Parochial Vicar/Pastor Relationship
Friday, February 21, 2020 – 3:00-5:30 p.m. – Transition to Presbyterate

For Recently Ordained – 2019-2020

Thursday, October 31, 2019 – 3:00-6:30 p.m. – Managing Boundaries
Thursday, December 5, 2019 – 3:00-6:30 p.m. – The Priest and Marriage Preparation
Thursday, February 20, 2020 – 3:00-6:30 p.m. – The Priest as Confessor: Minister of Healing


Annual Priestly Growth Retreat

Recently ordained gather with the Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and mentor priests for a three-day gathering that includes prayer, fraternity and discussion of topics concerning their experience of priestly life. Each priest has one-on-one time with the archbishop.


Pastor & Parochial Vicar Relationship Luncheons with the Archbishop

Newly assigned parochial vicars meet for lunch and talks with the Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and experienced priests to discuss how pastors and parochial vicars can serve as men in communion.

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