The Institute for Priests and Presbyterate's "Effective
Pastoring Workshops" engage the ongoing formation needs of priests
throughout the lifespan of their ministry.
The Associate Pastor workshop helps newly ordained
priests make a seamless transition into parish ministry.
Gearing Up to be a Pastor workshop, typically
undertaken during the second year following ordination, starts the
preparation for becoming a pastor, addressing the "big
picture" issues of being a pastor.
The Newly Appointed Pastor
workshop addresses universal administrative issues
facing first-time pastors: topics of canonical,
legal, and personnel issues, parish administration, finances and
Gardner Renewal Days for Seasoned
Pastors are two- and three-day workshops designed
for those who have served as pastors for a number of years
to address topics more pertinent to their stage of