Priestly Life and Ministry
Office of Priestly Life and Ministry
The Office of Priestly Life and Ministry, aided by the Priests Continuing Formation Commission (PCFC), promotes the human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral formation of the priests of the diocese through its programs of annual convocation, retreats, workshops, and days of prayer.
Priests Continuing Formation Commission
Very Rev. Michael Ciccone, O.P., S.T.L., M.S., Ph.D., chair
Rev. Robert F. Cole
Rev. Jerome J. Day, O.S.B.
Rev. Volney J. DeRosia
Rev. Mark Dollard
Rev. Thomas L. Duston
Rev. Thomas J. Frink, S.J.
Rev. Robert E. Gorski
Rev. Philip Pacheco, O.F.M.
Rev. Michael S. Zgonc
Individual deacons are responsible for their own continuing formation. Their responsibility is linked to their commitment to serve well the Church and the people of God through their ministry and through their own personal faith commitment.
The Office of the Director of Deacon Personnel offers three continuing formation events each year:
February: Bishop's day with the diaconate community
April: weekend retreat
October: convocation or formation weekend