Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Effective Pastoring Workshops

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These "Effective Pastoring Workshops" engage the ongoing formation needs of priests in the first years of their ministry.

The Associate Pastor workshop helps newly ordained priests make a seamless transition into parish ministry, addressing the practical tasks and challenges, spiritual concerns, identity and accountability issues inherent within this transition.

The Newly Appointed Pastor workshop addresses the duties of pastoring through three munera of teaching, sanctifying and governing. The workshop covers a range of topics faced by first-time pastors: canonical, legal and personnel issues; parish administration; finances and budgeting; authority and credibility; communication; organization; management and leadership.