Continuing Education & Formation of Priests

The Director of the Office of Continuing Education and Formation of Priests consults with Archbishop Carlson, Fr. Michael Boehm and the Continuing Formation Committee to identify and offer educational and formation opportunities for the priests of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.     

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Any inquiries may be directed to
Rev.. Peter Fonseca
Director of Continuing Formation of Priests   

Sacred Heart Church
751 N. Jefferson St.
Florissant, MO  63031
[email protected]


Continuing Education and Formation Offerings

Archbishop's Days

Archbishop's Days are scheduled in the Spring and the Fall.  The Archbishop is present, and the topic is one that he suggests for the life, ministry and well-being of the priests of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.  An Archbishop's Day includes a meal and time for fellowship with other priests.  ATTENDANCE BY THE PRIESTS OF THE ARCHDIOCESE IS EXPECTED.

Priest Study Days

Priest study days are scheduled at various times during the year on topics of interest suggested by the priests of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.  A meal is not necessarily part of the day and attendance is optional depending on your interest.


Two retreats are offered each year, one being the annual November Retreat at the White House Retreat Center.  



If you are interested in a Sabbatical, please contact Fr. Boehm