St. Mary's Seminary & University

Preaching Advent 2023

October 26, 2023
1:30-4:30 PM

Advent Wreath (candles lit to third week of Advent)The First Sunday of Advent is December 3, 2023, marking the beginning of the 2024 Liturgical Year and Lectionary Year B.

Preaching Advent is a workshop for priests and deacons to share resources and ideas for preparing homilies for the upcoming Advent season.

Faculty members from St. Mary’s Seminary and other institutions will give presentations of the liturgical and scriptural themes of the Advent season and facilitate a group discussion where participants can share their experience and insights about Advent preaching.

The presentations will be recorded and offered online soon after the live workshop date.

(Online registration and payment will be available.)

Cost: $85.00

Registration Deadline: October 13, 2023


For more information, contact:

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

center (at)

Past Program Schedule

(Check for updated schedule in early fall, 2023)

11:30 AM: Concelebrate at the Community Mass (optional)

12:15 PM: Lunch in the Refectory (optional; indicate choice on Registration Form)

1:30-2:15 PM: Session 1 with presenter

2:15-2:30 PM: Break

2:30-3:15 PM: Session 2 with presenter

3:15-3:30 PM: Break

3:30-4:30 PM: Session 3–Facilitated Reflection



Rev. Domini Ciriaco, P.S.S.Rev. Dominic G. Ciriaco, P.S.S., D.Min.

Associate Professor of Homiletics
St. Mary’s Seminary & University.

A New Jersey native, Father Ciriaco has served as a theology teacher and campus minister in several high schools. He has also been a pastor in the Archdiocese of Newark, and is a trained spiritual director.

Rev. Mr. Michael A. Meyer, J.D., D.Min.Rev. Mr. Michael A. Meyer, J.D., D.Min.

Permanent Deacon, Diocese of Metuchen
Workshop/Retreat Presenter and Blogger

Deacon Michael Meyer, an attorney specializing in compliance, ethics, and privacy matters in the healthcare industry, serves in parish ministry for the Diocese of Metuchen in central New Jersey. His homilies and other writings can be found on his blog, Ramblings from the Ambo.