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Spiritual Moms - Week 3

June 11 - June 17, Week 3


Week 3 Courses: "Human and Spiritual Foundations for Receiving Celibacy as a Generative Gift" and "Prayer and Priestly Identity"

Week 3 - Prayer Intention: To have an increased awareness of and desire for diocesan priesthood

"The good pastor must be rooted in contemplation.  Only in this way will he be able to take upon himself the needs of others and make them his own." 
- St. Gregory the Great

Spiritual Moms and their families who live in the Omaha area are invited (and encouraged) to attend one or more daily Masses with the IPF seminarians at St. John's Church on the Creighton campus every weekday morning at 10:30. Come experience a church full of men, their voices raised in prayer, adoration, and song! It will give you a genuine sense of hope for the future of our beloved Church.

They are also invited to attend the weekly Hour of Eucharistic Adoration, also in St. John's Church, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. each Wednesday in June and July (at 6 p.m.on Wednesday, July 19th).  The schedule is also here or call the office at 402-546-6384.

Components of the Summer Program

The IPF program, based at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, consists of a nine-week summer program.  During this summer IPF shares Creighton's facilities while conducting its own liturgical and residential life.

Spiritual Formation Requirements

  • Daily Eucharist, Liturgy of the Hours and weekly Eucharistic Adoration
  • One hour of personal prayer per day
  • Weekly spiritual direction
  • Eight day individually directed silent retreat

Apostolic Ministry

For two afternoons per week over five weeks, students will be engaged in apostolic ministry with children, the sick, and the poor (hospital pastoral team ministry, outreach to the elderly, and to the physically and mentally disabled, etc.).

Academic Formation

All courses offered receive undergraduate or graduate theology credit at the 500 level, affording the student the possibility of transferring credit into existing seminary programs.

Courses focus on integrated learning:  sound academic discipline coupled with personal growth and apostolic application amidst contemplative leisure and solitude for prayer.  The IPF faculty is specially selected to be in harmony with our stated objectives.



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