World Priest Program assists international priests manage
a successful transition into effective ministry in the United
States. Presentations and discussions on culture, liturgy,
ministry and communication provide a comprehensive
introduction to the cultural context of the Catholic Church in the
Cost and Registration
World Priest Program is delivered in three 5-day
workshops that are most effective when
experienced in sequential order.
$3250. Round-trip airport shuttle is available for $50 per
person per session. Louisville, KY airport only.
- Call the Institute for Priests and Presbyterates at (800)
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org,
- Complete and submit the online registration form, or
- Print, complete and fax the downloadable registration form to
Presentation Topics and Workshop Schedules
August Session Topics
Speech Patterns for Pastoral and Liturgical Ministry
Building upon his February and April presentations, Jeff Jenkins focuses participants on how
to apply target speech patterns to important speech tasks:
proclamation, homiletics and spontaneous speech. Particular
attention is given to phrasing, volume and speed..
Civil Law and the Church
Most parish administrators have some working knowledge of church
law but may find themselves lacking when confronting issues of
civil law. In Civil Law and the Church, Sr. Mary Angela Shaughnessy, SCN, presents the
basics of civil law as it impacts clergy and religious
Homiletics and Mass Practicum
Fr. Brendan Moss, OSB works with participants to understand and
master the norms and customs of presiding and preaching at a
typical funeral liturgy in the United States.
Leading the Pastoral Team: Priests, Permanent Deacons and Lay
Permanent deacons and lay ecclesial ministers, although not
unique to the Church in the United States, are more prevalent in
parishes and ministerial settings than in all other countries. Fr.
Joe Graffis covers the typical duties and working relationships of
these fellow ministers and explains how their presence and ministry
both benefit and impact the work and ministry of their
Ethics and Accountability for Catholic Parishes
Cook covers typical standards employed in several U.S.
dioceses for conducting parish ministry both ethically and with
accountability in their program operations, governance, human
resources, financial management and fundraising.