Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

The Associate Pastor

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The Program for Priestly Formation notes that a seminary "may invite newly and recently ordained (priests) back to reflect on their experience of transition and to engage in mystagogical catechesis that focuses on the rite of ordination and subsequent experiences of ministry." (PPF #370)

Designed for the recently ordained priest, the Associate Pastor Workshop offers a chance to reflect on the first months of priestly life and ministry. Participants engage in continuing formation with the goal of beginning to integrate priestly formation and spirituality into their sacramental configuration to Christ the High Priest. 

This workshop offers opportunities for formation, reflection, and individual and communal prayer in the beautiful setting of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and Seminary. The workshop begins Monday evening, February 5, 2018, and ends Thursday evening, February 8, 2018.



February 5 
2:00-4:00 p.m. Registration
4:30 p.m. Evening Prayer and Social
5:15 p.m. Dinner
6:30 p.m. Orientation & Opening Discussion
February 6
7:00 Breakfast
9:00-11:00 a.m. Program Session 
11:30 a.m. Mass
Noon Lunch
1:15-3:15 p.m. Program Session 
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer with Monastic Community (optional)
5:30 p.m. Dinner
February 7
8:00-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00-11:00 a.m. Program Session 
11:30 a.m. Mass
Noon Lunch
1:15-3:30 p.m. Program Session
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer
6:00 p.m. Dinner at the Unstable - Campus Pub
February 8 
7:00 - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Program Session - Praying as a Diocesan Priest
11:30 a.m. Mass
Noon Lunch
1:15 - 3:15 p.m. Program Session
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer with Monastic Community (optional)
5:15 - 6:00 p.m. Dinner

Workshop Dates

  • Monday, February 5 - Thursday, February 8, 2018 

  • Three nights' accommodations in St. Bede Hall

  • Meals from Monday supper through Friday lunch

  • Program fees and material costs

The Institute for Priests and Presbyterates is able to offer workshops and programs at a lower cost due to the generosity of many benefactors. The actual cost per participant for "The Associate Pastor" workshop is considerably higher than the amount charged.

Registration deadline: January 6, 2018

To Register: 

Institute for Priests and Presbyterates
Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology
200 Hill Drive
St. Meinrad, IN 47577

Fax: (812) 357-6283