Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Catholic Education Foundation Seminar: The Role of the Priest in Today’s Catholic School

July 12 - 14th, North Palm Beach, Florida. For bishops, priests and seminarians; participation is limited to 35.

Thank you to Fr Peter Stravinskas of the Catholic Education Foundation for the following information about this wonderful annual event intended primarily for bishops, priests and seminarians. I attended last year as a speaker and was delighted to be part of this event, which is inspiring and full of hope. This offers priests who are involved in or have an interest in orthodox Catholic education practical advice and support.

St John Baptist de La Salle, patron saint of Catholic educators
Fr Peter writes:

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

For whom? 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.

When? From 4:00 p.m., July 12 to 4:00 p.m., July 14, 2022

Where? Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center, North Palm Beach (a ten-minute ride from West Palm Beach Airport)

The Team? Rev. Peter M. J. Stravinskas, Ph.D., S.T.D. (President, CEF)
  • Michael Acquilano (Director, South Carolina Catholic Conference) , 
  • Sister Elizabeth Ann Allen, OP, Ed.D. (Director, Center for Catholic Education, Aquinas College, Nashville), 
  • 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), 
  • Most Rev. Arthur Kennedy, Ph.D. (Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus, Archdiocese of Boston), 
  • Rev. James Kuroly, Ed.D. (President/Rector, Cathedral Prep, Brooklyn), 
  • Sister Mary Elizabeth Merriam, OP (St. Michael the Archangel High School, Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph), 
  • Dr. Margaret Mooney-Suarez (Associate Professor, Princeton Theological Seminary; founder, Scala Foundation), 
  • Rev. Christopher Peschel (Pastor, Diocese of Fall River), 
  • Rev. Msgr. Sal Pilato (Former Superintendent of Secondary Schools, Los Angeles Archdiocese) 
  • Brother Owen Sadlier, OSF (Professor of Philosophy, Cathedral Seminary House of Formation, Diocese of Brooklyn) 
  • Rev. Msgr. Joseph Schaedel (Pastor, Archdiocese of Indianapolis)
  • Lincoln Snyder (President, National Catholic Educational Association) ,
How much? $600 (all-inclusive); $550 for registrations before May 31

Our 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

For further information: call 732-903-5213 or email fstravinskas@hotmail.com. 

To enroll: Alternatively, you can send checks to the amount of $600 should be made payable to Catholic Education Foundation. The address is Catholic Education Foundation, 601 Buhler Court, Pine Beach, New Jersey 08741. Include also your name, address, email, and phone number.

“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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