Intellectual Formation

Annual gatherings, meetings & conferences

While the Annual Priests' Convocation is a great opportunity for formation and fellowship, the Office of Continuing Formation of Priests also organizes several other events throughout the year.

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Priest Study Day

The Priest Study Day provides priest with an avenue to become more familiar with and ready to respond to issues and areas in which there is a need for further development. Topic covered range considerably. Each Study Day offers new opportunities for growth, which is why priests are highly recommended to participate. Past topics have included:

  • Mental and behavioral health issues
  • Moral theology

Next Study Day: 9 am-3 pm, Feb. 5, 2020 at Sacred Heart, Rancho Cucamonga 


New Pastor Workshop

This workshop seeks to offer newly assigned pastors with the tools and information needed to better ease the transition into this new ministry and leadership position.
Next Workshops: Aug. 13 at the Diocesan Pastoral Center, Aug. 14-16 at the Rezek Centre 


International Priests Workshop

This workshop introduces newly assigned priests coming from out of the area with knowledge of the procedures of the Diocese of San Bernardino. Furthermore, priests are offered tools and advice so they may better know how to minister to the diverse communities found in the diocese.

Next Workshop: Oct. 14-18, 2019 (multiple days) at El Carmelo Retreat House

Documents to study

The following are notable documents suggested for study. 

Apostolic Exhortation: Christus Vivit (pdf)


Encountering Christ in Harmony (pdf)


Pastoral Orientation on Human Trafficking (pdf)


Open Wide our Hearts (pdf)