Tentative Schedule 2018

Below is a tentative calendar for 2018 — once candidates are accepted into the Diocesan Certificate in Lay Ministry process, regular communication and calendar updates will be provided, along with information for course enrollment. This calendar applies for new and continuing candidates. 

January 14-February 17, 2018- VLCFF Cycle 1

January 20, 2018-Orientation Retreat for New Candidates, 9:30AM-3:00PM, Diocesan Pastoral Center, Scranton

February 3, 2018- Skills Workshop: “’Rules and Regs’: An Exploration of Canon Law, and Administrative Strategies for Ministry” - Fr. Jeffrey Tudgay and Catherine Butel; 9:00AM-3:00PM, Divine Mercy Parish, Scranton

March 3-4, 2018- Diocese of Scranton 150th Anniversary Celebration

March 4-March 24, 2018- VLCFF Cycle 2

March 23-24, 2018- Overnight Retreat for Candidates; St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center, Clarks Summit, PA

April 8-May 12, 2018- VLCFF Cycle 3

April 14, 2018- Skills Workshop: “Techniques for Intuitive Ministry” - Sr. Jane O’Donnell, RSM and Dr. John Lemoncelli; 9:30AM-3:00PM, Gate of Heaven Parish, Dallas PA

May 27-June 30, 2018- VLCFF Cycle 4

June 19, 2018- Summer Evening of Theological Reflection

June 26, 2018- Commissioning Mass & Reception for Diocesan Certificate in Lay Ministry Candidates

August 6-11, 2018 – Catechist Camp (Locations TBA)

July 15-August 18, 2018- VLCFF Cycle 5

September 2- October 6, 2018- VLCFF Cycle 6

September 15, 2018- Skills Workshop: “Pray and Proclamation!” - Kitty Scanlan and Dr. Maria Poggi-Johnson; 9:00AM-2:30PM, St. Monica Parish, West Wyoming

September 29, 2018- Orientation Retreat for New Candidates, 9:30AM-2:00PM; Diocesan Pastoral Center, Scranton

October 21-November 24, 2018- VCLFF Cycle 7

November 17, 2018- Skills Workshop: “Ecumenism & Interfaith Dialogue, and Intercultural Competencies”- Fr. Alex Roche and Alejandra Marroquin; 9:00AM-3:00PM, Diocesan Pastoral Center, Scranton

December 5, 2018- Evening of Theological Reflection for Advent; 6:00PM-9:00PM; Diocesan Pastoral Center, Scranton

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