Future Participants

Do you worry about empty pews?

Would you like to be more effective in your preaching? 
Are you worried about empty pews?
Are you looking for practical ways to help your people encounter God?

Consider the Notre Dame Preaching Academy! 


We at the Marten Program partner with dioceses and religious congregations to help clergy to flourish in their preaching ministry. We customarily work through the bishop's office for continuing formation. Once the bishop okays the diocese's participation, that office will recruit a convener who then seeks out priests to join in this learning process.

We do not accept individuals on their own. If you yourself are interested in this preaching renewal process, please talk to your bishop’s office about gathering a group of priests or deacons.

A diocese, eparchy or religious congregation agrees to support their priests’ growth in preaching by providing for the travel expenses for the participants. For the conferences and workshops, costs of registration, food and lodging are covered by the Preaching Academy.

For more information, please consult our brochure:

Preaching Academy Information


The program asks each participant to make a one-year commitment to his renewal as a preacher. After one year, the peer learning group may continue to meet and support each other's preaching. Our hope is that the bond becomes so fruitful that a group chooses to stay together.