Individually Scheduled Programs
Some of the Institute's programs, including those for presbyteral unity, mentor training, accent acquisition and diocesan workshops for international priests, are scheduled individually.
Encore Priests prepares priests for their transition into retirement. Of course, priests never fully retire. By the very nature of the sacrament of Holy Orders, priests always have some form of priestly ministry. But how can a mature priest transition into a retirement that is meaningful and vital?
If you're a priest nearing retirement age, this workshop is designed to help you:
plan for the transition into retirement
make your retirement meaningful and purposeful
discover your strengths and your likely challenges, and how to best engage both
discover the 15 spiritual growth factors that can transform retirement into an energizing time of personal and spiritual development
learn the steps to make the most of your retirement
Prior to the workshop, participants will complete a Retirement Success Profile designed especially for priests.
This 120-item profile offers the priest an overview of how well he is preparing for retirement. This scientifically designed assessment measures the 15 factors crucial for achieving personal success in retirement:
Attitude Toward Retirement
Current Life Satisfaction
Projected Life Satisfaction
Felt Responsibility for Caregiving
Personal Support System
Perception of Age
Re-formation of Priestly Work Functions
At the workshop, each participant will review his personalized 23-page report to help him create a personal and successful transition into retirement.