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TUESDAY Workshops

September 26, 2017 | 1:00pm – 2:15pm

Working Through Weakness: Living the Poverty of Vocations

Learning how to work with and establish a relationship with your fellow presbyterate. This workshop will also guide you in your vocations ministry and help with various issues that may arise with seminarians. What do you do when a guy discerns out without consulting you?

Rev. Msgr. Thomas Richter

Monsignor Thomas J. Richter was ordained on June 13, 1996.  He has been the Rector of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit since August 2012. Prior to that, Msgr. Richter served as Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Bismarck for eleven years.  During that time, he served on the Executive Board of the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors as both a Member-At-Large and then Vice President.  Msgr. Richter is the author of two booklets on discernment, Is Jesus Calling you to be a Catholic Priest and Lend Your Own Voice to Christ.

Navigating Internal and External Fora in Seminary Formation

When a seminary is dealing with pornography is it an issue of internal or external formation? A guide on the dynamics of self revelation, vocation director and formation team in the tension of internal and external forum.

Rev. Scott Traynor

Fr. Scott Traynor, J.C.L., is a priest of the Diocese of Sioux Falls in South Dakota.  He is the Pastor of Saint Benedict parish in Yankton, SD.  He received his STB from the Pontifical Gregorian University and his JCL from Catholic University of America.  Since his ordination in June of 2000, Father Scott has been as a pastor, a college chaplain, and as a judge for the Sioux Falls marriage tribunal.  Father Traynor has served seven years at Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver, first as a Formator and later as Rector.  Father Scott is a teacher, spiritual director and program facilitator for several initiatives of the Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha, Nebraska.  He is an experienced retreat master and spiritual director for priests, seminarians and lay people alike and is the author of The Parish as a School of Prayer: Foundations for the New Evangeliztion.

Immigration 101

A helpful guide for new and returning vocation directors on how to properly handle the immigration progress and how to work with seminarian who are coming from overseas.


Embracing the Gospel value of welcoming the stranger, CLINIC promotes the dignity and protects the rights of immigrants in partnership with a dedicated network of Catholic and community legal immigration programs.