Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Catholic Education Foundation Seminar for Bishops, Priests and Seminarians, Florida, July 13th-15th

The Catholic Education Foundation invites bishops, priests, and seminarians to participate in an intensive and comprehensive three-day seminar entitled, The Role of the Priest in Today’s Catholic School.

It is for clergy who are pastors, parochial vicars, or those directly involved in the elementary or secondary school apostolate (or who wish to be) – as well as seminarians. The Catholic Education Foundation CEF believes that the viability of our Catholic schools is largely dependent on the support and involvement of our priests.

The seminar takes place from 4:00 p.m., July 13 to 4:00 p.m., July 15, 2021 at Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center, North Palm Beach (a ten-minute ride from West Palm Beach Airport). The cost is $600 (all-inclusive); $550 for registrations before May 31.
Numbers are limited as this is intended as a seminar in which all participate in the discussion, not a large conference. For further information: call the President of the CEF, Rev. Peter Stravinskas on 732-903-5213 or email him at
Aside from Fr Stravinskas, the list of speakers is as follows:
Michael Acquilano (Director, South Carolina Catholic Conference)
Rev. Andrew Berinyuy, Sch.P. (Former Vicar for Education of Piarist Fathers in Africa)
Thomas Carroll (Superintendent of Schools, Archdiocese of Boston) 
David Clayton (Provost, Pontifex University)
Rev. Sean Connolly (Parochial Vicar, Archdiocese of New York) 
Most Rev. Thomas Daly (Bishop of Spokane; Chairman, USCCB Committee on Education) Rev. Michael Davis (Pastor, Archdiocese of Miami)
Mary Pat Donoghue (Executive Director, Secretariat of Catholic Education, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)
Richard & Vera Hough (Catholic school parents)
Most Rev. Arthur Kennedy, Ph.D. (Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus, Archdiocese of Boston) 
Rev. James Kuroly, Ed.D. (President/Rector, Cathedral Prep, Brooklyn)
Rev. Christopher Peschel (Pastor, Diocese of Fall River)
Rev. Msgr. Joseph Schaedel (Pastor, Archdiocese of Indianapolis) 
Lt. Christopher York (Professor of Criminal Justice, Monmouth University & Brookdale Community College) 
The seminar will include workshops dealing with the following topics:
• Conciliar and Papal Teaching on Catholic Education
• The History of Catholic Education in the United States
• The Priest’s Presence in the School Community (Students, Faculty, Administration, Parents)
• The Priest as the Public Relations Man of the School
• Financial Concerns
• Models of Governance and Best Practices

The Catholic Education Foundation is an organization providing financial assistance to Catholic high school students and serving as a resource for heightening the Catholic identity of Catholic schools. As well as being President of the Catholic Education Foundation, Fr Stravinskas is the founder and superior of the Priestly Society of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, a clerical association of the faithful, committed to Catholic education, liturgical renewal and the new evangelization.
“This is a most needed initiative, and I hope you obtain a healthy response from the dioceses.” Cardinal Sean O’Malley, CEF board member, Archbishop of Boston
“The role of the priest in shaping the identity and mission of our Catholic schools is indispensable. This summer’s CEF conference is sure to give excellent guidance to our priests in carrying out this role with renewed dedication and wisdom.” Most Rev. James Massa Rector, St. Joseph Seminary, New York.

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