An International Conference For The Ongoing Formation Of Priests

6 – 10 FEBRUARY 2024 - Auditorium della Conciliazione

06 February 2024

“Fan into a fl ame the gift of God that you possess"

(2Tim 1,6)

 

The beauty of being disciples today:
a singular, integral, communitarian, and missionary formation  (cfr. RFIS, Intr. 3).

 

Intended for:

Diocesan/Regional/National representatives for the ongoing formation of priests, experts, and interested parties.

 

Objective:

The International Conference aims to initiate a shared process with local Churches, in order to strengthen the ongoing formation and accompaniment of priests, taking into consideration the results of the recent survey sent to Bishops’ Conferences Worldwide contributions from participants before and during the Conference, and the Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Sacerdotalis “The gift of the priestly vocation”.

Program

MONDAY 5 FEBRUARY

15:30 - 18:30 Registraton of partcipants at the Dicastery Headquarters Palazzo dei Propilei, Piazza Pio XII 3 (2nd foor).

 

TUESDAY 6 FEBRUARY
SINGULAR JOURNEY OF FORMATION - Priests in the face of a changing age within a synodal and missionary Church

From 8.30 Entry to the Auditorium Conciliazione (Via della Conciliazione 4) Contnuaton of partcipant registraton

9.45 Opening Prayer and Introducton by the Prefects of the three sponsoring Dicasteries:

– His Eminence Cardinal Lazzaro You Heung sik

– His Eminence Cardinal Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle

– His Eminence Cardinal Claudio Gugerot

11.00 Departure from the Auditorium Conciliazione and access from the Petriano entrance (Piazza del Sant’Ufzio) to St. Peter’s Basilica, via the Porta della Preghiera 

12.00 Opening Mass at the Altar of the Chair Eucharistc Concelebraton presided by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of His Holiness 

13.00 Break for Lunch

From 14.30 Entry to the Auditorium Conciliazione

First session of the Conference

15.30 Opening Prayer and Introducton to the afernoon theme

Video of Pope Francis

Speeches

I. Priests in a tme of change

His Eminence François-Xavier Cardinal Bustllo, Bishop of Ajaccio (France)

II. Identty and ministry of priests in a synodal and missionary Church

Monsignor Severino Dianich, Theologian (Italy)

Time for personal refecton

16.45 Presentaton of best practces

17.15 Cofee break

17.45 Group discussion

 19.00 End of the session

WEDNESDAY 7 FEBRUARY
INTEGRAL FORMATION HUMAN, SPIRITUAL, INTELLECTUAL AND PASTORAL DIMENSIONS - Beginning anew from the Source: men of God and men of the Gospel [morning] Accompaniment: dimensions and pathways to integral formaton [afernoon]

From 8.30 Entry to the Auditorium Conciliazione

Second session of the Conference  

9.00 Opening Prayer and Introducton to the morning theme

Video of Pope Francis

Speeches

III. Men of the Gospel: missionary disciples

His Eminence Gianfranco Cardinal Ravasi, President-Emeritus of the Pontfcal Council for Culture (Vatcan City State)

IV. Men of God in our present age: contemplatves in acton

Reverend Mother Martha Driscoll, OCSO, Abbess-Emeritus of the Cistercian Monastery of Gedano (Indonesia)

V. Men of God in our present age: experience of the Eastern Churches

Reverend Deacon Stefano Parent, Eparchy of Lungro, Professor at the Pontfcal Athenaeum of Saint Anselm (Italy)

Time for personal refecton

10.30 Presentaton of best practces

11.00 Cofee break

11.30 Group discussion

13.00 Break for lunch

From 14.30 Entry to Auditorium Conciliazione

Third session of the Conference

15.30 Opening Prayer and Introducton to the afernoon theme

Video of Pope Francis

Speeches

VI. Urgent need for an integral formaton: the afectve dimension

Doctor Chiara D’Urbano, Psychologist and Psychotherapist EMDR (Italy)

VII. Structures and pathways for an integral formaton and the preventon of abuse

Reverend Father Hans Zollner, SJ, Director of the Insttute of Anthropology (IADC), Pontfcal Gregorian University (Italy)

Time for personal refecton

16.45 Presentaton of best practces

17.30 Cofee break

18.00 Group discussion 

19.15 End of the session

THURSDAY 8 FEBRUARY
COMMUNITARIAN FORMATION - “Feeling at home”: life of the priest and priestly fraternity

From 8.30 Entry to the Paul VI Audience Hall with access from Petriano, Piazza del Sant’Ufzio  

9.00 Prayer and testmonies

10.00 Audience with the Holy Father

12.00 End of the audience Break for lunch 

From 14.00 Entry to Auditorium Conciliazione

Fourth session of the Conference

14.30 Opening Prayer and Introducton to the afernoon theme

Video of Pope Francis

Speeches

VIII. Possibilites and challenges in the life of the priest and priestly fraternity

His Eminence Ángel Sixto Cardinal Rossi, SJ, Archbishop of Córdoba (Argentna)

IX. Having priests feel “at home”: the role of the Bishop and the diocesan community

His Excellency, the Most Rev. José Romeo Juanito Lazo, Archbishop of Jaro (Philippines)

Time for personal refecton

15:40 Presentaton of best practces

16.15 Cofee break

16.45 Group discussion 

18.00 Break

18.15 Screening of the flm “Priest” by Damien Boyer

 20.00 End of the flm
FRIDAY 9 FEBRUARY
MISSIONARY FORMATION - Identifying aptitudes and skills for new ways of doing pastoral ministry

From 8.30 Entry to the Auditorium Conciliazione

Fifh session of the Conference  

9.00 Opening Prayer and Introducton to the morning theme

Video of Pope Francis

Speeches

X. New pastoral challenges: a global perspective

Reverend Father Guy Bognon, PSS., General Secretary of the Pontfcal Society of Saint Peter the Apostle Dicastery for Evangelisaton (Vatcan City State)

XI. Pathways and means for pastoral accompaniment of priests His Excellency

 the Most Rev. Joel Portella Amado, Bishop of Petrópolis (Brazil)

Time for personal refecton

10.15 Presentaton of best practces

10.45 Cofee break

11.30 Group discussion

13.00 Break for lunch

From 17.30 Entry to the Papal Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran

18.30 Concert-Meditaton on the vocaton of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul Choir of the Diocese of Rome and “Fideles et Amat” Orchestra directed by Maestro Monsignor Marco Frisina 

20.00 End of the concert
SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY
CONCLUSION

From 8.30 Entry to the Auditorium Conciliazione

Conclusions of the Conference  

9.00 Prayer and Video of Pope Francis  

9.15 Feedback from the Hall

10.00 Closing discourses by the Prefects of the three sponsoring Dicasteries:

– His Eminence Cardinal Lazzaro You Heung sik

– His Eminence Cardinal Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle

– His Eminence Cardinal Claudio Gugerot

11.00 Departure from the Auditorium Conciliazione and access from the Petriano entrance (Piazza del Sant’Ufzio) to St. Peter’s Basilica, via the Porta della Preghiera

 

12.00 Closing Mass at the Altar of the Chair Eucharistc Concelebraton presided by Lazzaro You Hueng sik, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Clergy

13.00 End of the Conference

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