Institute for Ongoing Clergy Formation

Additional Opportunities

Pastoral Formation Days Pastors are invited to a luncheon with a two-part talk and discussion on topics that are of high interest to the clergy, spanning the human, intellectual, spiritual and pastoral dimensions of clerical life. These are offered throughout the year. Our last formation day was on October 9, 2019. Stay tuned for the …

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Clergy Study Days

Clergy Study Days are offered every spring and fall and include presentations by local and national speakers on a wide range of ministry and personal growth topics. Registration is now open for Fall Clergy Study Day. Click here for more information and to register.

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 for prayer, fraternity and directed discussions on topics relevant to the transition to priestly life. The opportunities offered for newly ordained and experienced clergy are an investment in a pastor, his parish, its …

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Preached and silent directed retreats are regularly available for the spiritual renewal of ordained clergy. These are often held at local or regional retreat centers/monasteries. Priestly Growth Retreat with the Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis is offered to priests and retired priests every 2-4 years. Each priest has one-on-one time with the archbishop. Days …

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Pastor Development

The First 90 Days There is a common saying among leaders that the first 90 days in a new position can determine a person’s success. The IOCF offers a two-day workshop that provides orientation to those who will become pastor in the coming weeks. Leadership principles and suggestions for the first 90 days as pastor …

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Contact Us

Deacon Dan Gannon, Director (651) 210-9651 Lisa Gannon, Administrative Assistant (715) 338-0318


Psychological Service Providers List of psychological service providers. This list is intended to identify professionals who would be helpful to priests seeking confidential and/or anonymous help with personal matters including, but not limited to, addiction, depression, alcoholism, and anxiety. It is also a resource for parishioners who have needs that go beyond pastoral and spiritual …

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