Priestly FormationSupported by the Priests Training Fund
The Church seeks to nurture every priest so that he can develop in ministry and sustain the ever increasing demands of modern priesthood.
In the Diocese of Northampton there is a team of priests who organise an annual training program for their brother priests. This program is designed to support the priest in his own responsibilty for individual ongoing formation.
Compulsory training is offered annually in safeguarding and all new parish priests are required to undertake training with our professional curial team in areas such as finance and governance, safeguarding, property, communications and administration.
Alongside the training and formation program, the Bishop has appointed and Amicus Clero or friend of the clergy. This priest is available to spiritually support his brothers by listening and praying with them.
This years planned training and formation days
CANON LAW : WHAT EVERY GOOD PRIEST/DEACON NEEDS TO KNOW
NOW! delivered by Canon Dr Brendan Killeen.
CLERGY, CATECHESIS,CATECHISTS delivered by the Prophet Vicariate
BECKET LECTURE – BECKET and NORTHAMPTON delivered by Dr Judith Champ. Followed by Vespers and Benediction
October 9-12 at Launde Abbey
CLERGY STUDY CONFERENCE – REFLECTING ON VATICAN II – 60 years on
Pope Francis has asked to formally begin 2023 as a year of preparation for the
Jubilee of 2025 “to reflecting on and revisiting the four Council Constitutions”
ADVENT DAY OF RECOLLECTION, – at Bridgettine Convent, Iver Heath delivered by
Fr Luiz Ruscillo [Diocese of Lancaster]