Institute for Priests and Presbyterates
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A workshop designed for priests in their 60s or approaching retirement, Encore Priests prepares priests for this transition. Of course, priests never fully retire. By the nature of the sacrament of Holy Orders, priests always have some form of priestly ministry. But how can a mature priest transition into a retirement that is meaningful and vital?
If you're a priest nearing retirement age, this workshop is designed to help you:
plan for the transition into retirement
make your retirement meaningful and purposeful
discover your strengths and your likely challenges, and how to best engage both
discover the 15 spiritual growth factors that can transform retirement into an energizing time of personal and spiritual development
learn the steps to make the most of your retirement
Prior to the workshop, participants will complete a Retirement Success Profile designed especially for priests.
This 120-item profile offers the priest an overview of how well he is preparing for retirement. This scientifically designed assessment measures the 15 factors crucial for achieving personal success in retirement:
Attitude Toward Retirement
Current Life Satisfaction
Projected Life Satisfaction
Felt Responsibility for Caregiving
Personal Support System
Perception of Age
Re-formation of Priestly Work Functions
At the workshop, each participant will review his personalized 23-page report to help him create a personal and successful transition into retirement.
The Encore Priests workshop is $850 per attendee. Cost of overnight accommodations and meals beyond the scheduled dates, subject to availability, are in addition to the workshop fee. Call by registration deadline for availability and pricing of additional nights' accommodations and meals.
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Private room and bath facilities
WiFi Internet access
Satellite TV and DVD player in our beautifully appointed St. John Vianney Center
Opportunities for communal prayer with monastic community
Daily Mass and prayer with fellow priests
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