Are you worried about empty pews?
Would you like to be more effective in your preaching?
Are you looking for practical ways to help your people encounter God?
Consider the Notre Dame Preaching Academy!
We begin recruiting for the cohort of 2019 in June of 2018. Here's how to get involved:
We partner with dioceses and religious congregations, usually through the bishop's office for continuing formation for clergy. 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.
(We are not currently working with Catholic deacons, but we have discussed doing so in the future. Please stay tuned for further developments.)
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:
The program asks each participant to make a one-year commitment to his renewal in preaching. After one year, a group may continue to meet and support each other's preaching. Our hope is that the bond becomes so helpful that a group chooses to stay together.