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​Priests hear workshops, presentations from Pastoral Center entities

September 17, 2021 | posted by Today's Catholic newspaper

Topics: Vocations

Priests hear workshops, presentations from Pastoral Center entities

About two dozen new pastors, administrators, and parochial vicars gathered for two days recently at the Sacred Heart Church Civic Center for a workshop and presentations from archdiocesan departments and agencies.

The August 16 and 17 event included talks on human resources; parish financial operations; property/liability; worker’s compensation insurance; and Code of Conduct; the Presbyteral Council; Priests Personnel Board; pastors/administrators and the role of dean; chancellor’s role; Archives; ongoing formation of clergy and the five years ordained group; vocations and seminarians and the discernment house; parish pastoral councils; Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion; dispensations/permissions; Department for Pastoral Ministries; Mexican American Catholic College; Office of Victim Assistance and Safe Environment; Catholic Schools Office; Development Office; Annual Archbishop’s Appeal and capital campaign; stewardship and engagement; Communications Department; Tribunal; Clergy Office and Diaconate Office.

Among the presenters were Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS; Auxiliary Bishop Michael Boulette; Auxiliary Bishop Gary Janak; and Father Jim Fischler, CICM, director of the Office for Clergy.