The Institute for Priests and Presbyterate's "Effective
Pastoring Workshops" engage the ongoing formation needs of priests
in the first years of their ministry.
The Associate Pastor workshop helps newly ordained
priests make a seamless transition into parish ministry, addressing
the practical tasks and challenges, spiritual concerns, identity
and accountability issues inherent within this transition.
The Newly Appointed Pastor
workshop addresses the duties of pastoring through three
munera of teaching, sanctifying and governing. The workshop covers
a range of topics faced by first-time
pastors: canonical, legal and personnel issues;
parish administration; finances and budgeting; authority and
credibility; communication; organization; management and