St. Mary's Seminary & University

New Pastors Program

New Roles Require New Skills

The Center’s most popular program returns.

A Five-Day Workshop Designed Exclusively for New Pastors

The Program: 2024

The 2024 New Pastors Program will be held November 11-15, 2024 at the Center for Continuing Formation on St. Mary’s Campus. This conference is for newly minted pastors or for priests who will soon be appointed to the pastorate. “Becoming a Pastor” is not just a change in title or role, but a time to acquire new skills.

The five-day program includes sessions on:

  • pastoral leadership
  • administration
  • financial/personnel management
  • spirituality
  • and more.

Cost: $1,450.00 (room and board included)

Registration Deadline: October 28, 2024


For more information, contact:

Center for Continuing Formation
St. Mary’s Seminary and University
5400 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21210

center (at)

From the 2022 New Pastors Program...

The Tentative 2023 Schedule

(Check back for final schedule in late summer/early fall 2023.)

Sunday, November 5
Arrival between 4:00 – 5:00 PM

  • Welcome and Opening Dinner 
  • Night Prayer

Monday, November 6-Thursday November 9
Workshops, Discussions, Prayer, Free-time

Friday, November 10
Dismissal at 11:00 AM