Training and Formation

Click here for the 2018 Schedule of Training & Formation Workshops and Retreats

Click here for details about each 2018 Conference Workshop, Retreat, and Event

Check this page frequently during 2018 to find details of upcoming Training & Formation Workshops and Events.

For more information about any of our Training & Formation Workshops or Events, please contact: 
Don Gloeckler, Formation Coordinator
(513) 562-8841, ext. 767

Walking With Our Neighbors:
Going Beyond the Home Visit

Saturday, May 5
9:00AM - Noon
St. Clare, College Hill
1443 Cedar Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45224

This new, pilot workshop explores how we can help a neighbor walk along the path to greater self-reliance and addresses considerations involved in an ongoing-relationship.

Vincentians who make a personal investment in helping a neighbor change his or her life often find that they, the Vincentians, are also changed along the way.

At this workshop we will share what we have learned from Cincinnati District Vincentians who have personal experience in developing relationships with their neighbors.  But since neither they nor we have all the answers, we hope that you will come prepared to bring your own experiences and ideas into the discussion.

Together we will explore how we might identify promising candidates, determine the kinds of help to offer, and evaluate approaches that may work better than others.

The workshop is ideal for Vincentians who want to learn more about systemic change and how to help a neighbor make changes to become more self-sufficient.

Register in advance by April 27:  Click here to register via email or phone: Don Gloeckler at 513-345-1767. Please provide your name, phone number and conference.

Cincinnati Poverty Simulation

Saturday, May 12
9:00am - 11:30am

Our Lady of Victory, Delhi
810 Neeb Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45233

The Cincinnati Poverty Simulation challenges participants to walk in the shoes of our neighbors in need for an hour – to explore poverty experientially.

Our objective is to help people better understand the realities of living in poverty, to grow in solidarity, and to take action on behalf of our neighbors in need.

Please register in advance by May 4th: Click here to register via email or phone: Don Gloeckler at 513-345-1767. Please provide your name, phone number and conference.

Ozanam Orientation

Tuesday, May 15th and Tuesday, May 22nd
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Must attend BOTH evenings.
Dinner will be provided.

Good Shepherd Church
8815 East Kemper Road
Cincinnati, OH 45249 (Montgomery)

What do we mean when we refer to “Vincentian spirituality”?  Why are home visits so important to our ministry?  What does the future hold for St. Vincent de Paul?

Whether you’ve been a Vincentian for two days or two decades, the Ozanam Orientation offers you an opportunity to be inspired, informed, and refreshed in what it means to be a member of the Society and how that membership is to be lived out daily. 

If your schedule makes it difficult to attend a Saturday Ozanam Orientation, this is our only weeknight Orientation for 2018 (plan to attend BOTH the 15th and 22nd).

Register by May 8: Click here to register via email or phone Don Gloeckler at 513-345-1767.  Please provide your name and conference.