Ongoing Formation of Priests: Family and Vocations
The Institute for Priestly Formation welcomes you to this resource for priests. At the invitation of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations, the Institute for Priestly Formation, along with other organizations, is providing resources especially geared toward priests in their ministry to families. The initiative from the CCLV states: In response to the USCCB’s call to further implementation of the New Evangelization, the Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations (CCLV) has tasked itself with developing annual themes for the ongoing formation of priests and the New Evangelization. CCLV has chosen Family and Vocations as the theme for 2016 and has identified three areas of special interest: (1) the priest, family and vocations, (2) preparing parents for the sacramental initiation of their children, and (3) preaching on how to assist families in developing a personal relationship with Christ in prayer. IPF provides the following text and audio files as reflections to draw priests into deeper communion with the Lord, particularly in the sacred beauty of their ministry to families.
In collaboration with Catholic seminaries and dioceses, we form seminarians, priests, and bishops in holiness and accompany them in their ongoing spiritual growth, so they can more effectively lead others to Christ.