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Life & Ongoing Formation of Clergy

 


WORKSHOP ON PRIESTS AS CONFESSORS
A workshop on Priests as Confessors is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm at the Blanchette Catholic Center in Crest Hill.  Fr. Aquinas Gulbeau, OP from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC will be the presenter and will focus on some of the more challenging issues priests encounter when hearing confessions.  Please contact Nora to register at 815.221.6184 or noral@dioceseofjoliet.org

2018 ALL - PRESBYTERATE RETREAT
The next all-presbyterate retreat at Mundelein Conference Center is scheduled for October 22-26, 2018.

SABBATICALS
According to diocesan policy, all diocesan priests ordained at least 15 years (with 7 years of service in the diocese) are eligible for a sabbatical.  Priests are also eligible for another sabbatical 10 years after the first.  Applications should be submitted 6 months prior to the date the sabbatical would begin.  For more information and  for application materials, please contact Bishop Siegel's office at bishopsiegel@dioceseofjoliet.org or 815.221.6184. 

ONGOING STUDIES
Any diocesan priest who is considering doing work toward an advanced degree (in whatever area of study) is asked to contact Bishop Siegel at the Office of Ongoing Formation for Priests prior to beginning the program.

FUTURE ONGOING FORMATION PROGRAMS
Please forward ideas for future presentations to Bishop Siegel or any other member of the Ongoing Formation Committee.  (Committee Members are:  Fr. Bill Dewan, Fr. Slawik Ignasik, Fr. Jim Lennon, Fr. Pat Mulcahy, Fr. Dennis Paul, Fr. David Mowry)

CONFESSIONS AT ST. PROCOPIUS ABBEY
The monks at St. Procopius Abbey continue to offer the sacrament of reconciliation for priests Monday - Friday, from 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM in the monastery reconciliation chapel.  If a priest is not in the chapel, please check with the receptionist.  We are most grateful to Abbot Austin and the monks for offering this service for priests.


Most Rev. Joseph M. Siegel, Auxiliary Bishop and Vicar General
Director of Continuing Formation for Clergy
Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet
Blanchette Catholic Center
16555 Weber Road
Crest Hill, IL 60403-8719
Direct 815-221-6184
bishopsiegel@dioceseofjoliet.org

Mrs. Nora Labanauskas
Administrative Assistant to the
Most Rev. Joseph M. Siegel  
Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet
Blanchette Catholic Center
16555 Weber Road
Crest Hill, IL 60403-8719
Direct 815-221-6184
noral@dioceseofjoliet.org