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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

Continuing Formation

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

Other Resources

PCFC Funds Policy

PCFC Fund Application

Becoming a Permanent Deacon

United States Catholic Conference of Bishops - Priestly Life and Ministry