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 Ongoing Formation

 

Welcome to the Ongoing Formation page!  Please, check this page regularly as we try to update its contents every month. Please click here, for information on policies and guidelines concerning ongoing formation for priests in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

 

Ongoing Formation Weeks at St. John’s Seminary

 

Formation Week I – May 28-31

Information and Registration, click here: Priest Ongoing Formation Week 1 and 2.pdfPriest Ongoing Formation Week 1 and 2.pdf

 

Formation Week II – June 4-7

Information and Registration, click here: Priest Ongoing Formation Week 1 and 2.pdfPriest Ongoing Formation Week 1 and 2.pdf

Priests Retreat – June 10-14

Information and Registration, click here: Priest Ongoing Formation Week 3.pdfPriest Ongoing Formation Week 3.pdf

 

Ongoing Formation Opportunities for Priests

 

The following have ongoing programs available throughout the year: 

 

Institute for Priestly Formation

On the campus of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska

For More information, click here. 


Jesuit School of Theology 

On the Berkeley Campus of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, California

For more information, click here.

 

School of Applied Theology

An Affiliate of the Graduate Theological union of Berkeley, California

For more information, Click here

 

John S. Marten Program in Homiletics and Liturgics 
On the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana

For more information, click here.

 

Pontifical North American College

Rome, Italy

For more information, click here.

 

Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology

Meinrad, Indiana

For more information, click here.

 

 

Retreat Opportunities for Priests

 

The following have retreats scheduled throughout the year:

 

Cardinal Timothy Manning House of Prayer for Priests

Los Angeles

For more information, click here.

Conducted by a variety of priests.

 

Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos

Los Altos, California 

For more information, click here.​ 

 

St. Andrew's Abbey 

Valyermo, California

For more information, click here.


You may also consider a retreat on your own, perhaps in the company of pre-planned reading material and/or a journal for reflection or with regular chats with a spiritual guide on premises.  See available retreat centers in our area from these pages of the ADLA Catholic Directory: Retreat Pages From ADLA 2018.pdfRetreat Pages From ADLA 2018.pdf

 

 

Language Acquisition / Accent Modification

 

English

Teachers and Preachers (TAP)

A program that allows priests to work individually with Sisters located throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, with particular attention given to the Sunday homily

For information, contact Louis Velasquez at 213-631-1485

 

Spanish

June 1- July 13, 2019 (6 weeks) in Puebla, Mexico

International Institute for Culture 

For more information, click here.

 

Year-round programs offered in Puebla, Mexico

LIVIT Spanish Immersion Center

For more information, Click here.​
 

Sabbaticals

 

The following sites contain information on sabbatical experiences offered around the country and around the world.  (Please, note that archdiocesan funds for sabbaticals do not cover travel expenses.) 

 

Hesburg Sabbatical at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago
For more information, 
click here. 


Jesuit School of Theology Renewal Program

On the Berkley Campus of Santa Clara Univeristy in Berkley, California

For more information, Click here

 

90-Day Sabbatical Programs at Mercy Center in Colorado Springs

For more information, Click here.

 

This site developed for clergy in Australia contains links to sabbatical programs in Rome, England, Ireland, Israel, the United States, the Philippines, Belgium, and New Zealand: http://www.clergy.org.au/ministry-formation/sabbaticals


For an ‘out there’ sabbatical, read what one priest did: Click here

 

Homiletic Resources

 
Our brother Msgr. Tom Welbers shares his YouTube channel of videos.  The ones indicated as “Banquet of the Word” are 45min-1hr presentations on various elements of the indicated Sunday Mass (usually available mid-afternoon of Tuesday before), as well as some homiletic material.  Here is the link to his videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/thomaswelbers/videos.

 

You may also consider visiting the following pages:

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Weekly Homily Preparation Sessions (live and recorded)

 

Rev. Joel Henson

Director of Ongoing Formation

Office of the Vicar for Clergy
Archdiocese of Los Angeles 
3424 Wilshire Boulevard, 5th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010-2241

Phone: (213) 637-7284

Fax: (213) 637-6607

Email: FrJHenson@la-archdiocese.org



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