Training and Formation

Click here for the 2019 Schedule of Training & Formation Workshops and Retreats

Click here for details about each 2019 Conference Workshop, Retreat, and Event

Check this page frequently during 2019 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) 345-1767

First Friday Formation

12:00 Noon – 2:30PM
Liz Carter Outreach Center
1125 Bank St.
Cincinnati, OH 45214

Bring a lunch and join your fellow Vincentians the first Friday of each month, as together we share our thoughts and ideas about topics related to Vincentian Life and Spirituality. 

Come every month or come when you can.  Each month we will explore a different topic of interest:

September 6: “Monsieur Vincent” Movie Day

This is a special 2 1/2 hour presentation: 12:00 Noon - 2:30PM

We’ll be gathering to watch the acclaimed film "Monsieur Vincent," which brings the story of St. Vincent de Paul to life.  Popcorn will be provided! 

Please let us know in advance when you will be attending.  Click here to register via email or phone Sunnie Lain at 513-345-4966.

Ozanam Orientation

Tuesday, August 20th and Tuesday, August 27th
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Must attend BOTH evenings.

Dinner will be provided each night.

St. Gertrude Church
6543 Miami Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45243

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 2019 (plan to attend BOTH the 20th and 27th).

Register by August 13: Click here to register via email or phone Don Gloeckler at 513-345-1767.  Please provide your name and conference.

2019 Cincinnati District
Conference Officer Training

Saturday, September 14
9:00am to 12:00noon
Liz Carter Outreach Center
1125 Bank Street
Cincinnati, OH  45214

All Conference Presidents, Vice Presidents, Treasurers, Secretaries and Future Officers:

Join representatives from each of the Cincinnati District Conferences for our annual Conference Officer Training as we meet to grow in our understanding of our roles as Conference leaders.

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from other Conference Officers and your Conferences Support Team by exchanging ideas and developing solutions to the common challenges you may experience as officers in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

This training will include role-specific breakouts designed to help us better understand what the Rule, the Manual and the Society expect of us as Presidents, Vice Presidents,Treasurers and Secretaries.

You will leave this training with new information and your own list of specific next steps to make you more effective in carrying out your Conference responsibilities.

It is important that every conference is represented at this meeting.

Please register by September 6th.  Click here to register via email or phone Don Gloeckler at 513-345-1767.  Please provide your name, phone number and conference.