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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.


From 4:00 p.m., July 19 to 4:00 p.m., July 21, 2016 (with accommodations available a day earlier or later)


St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia (a short ride from Philadelphia International Airport)

The Team?

  • Rev. Peter M. J. Stravinskas, Ph.D., S.T.D. (Executive Director, CEF)
  • Most Rev. George Murry, SJ (Bishop of Youngstown/former high school principal)
  • Anthony Pienta (Philanthropy Roundtable)
  • Tom Riley (Connelly Foundation)
  • Christopher Levernick (John Templeton Foundation)
  • Samuel Casey Carter (Faith In the Future Foundation)
  • Anne McGoldrick (Independence Mission Schools)
  • Beth Alfonsi (Healey Education Foundation)
  • Sr. Maureen McDermott, IHM (Supt. of High Schools, Archdiocese of Philadelphia)
  • Richard & Vera Hough (Catholic school parents)

How much?

$500 (all-inclusive)

CEF – convinced by history and the present reality – believes that the viability of our Catholic schools is largely dependent on the support and involvement of our priests. 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

Click Here To Download Registration Form

Click and read this letter from Archbishop Charles Chaput


For further information: call 732-914-1222 or email fstravinskas@hotmail.com