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

dgloeckler@svdpcincinnati.org
(513) 562-8841, ext. 767

Ozanam Orientation
Saturday, January 20, 2018
9:00am to 3:00pm

Lunch will be provided

St. Catharine, Westwood
2848 Fisher Place
Cincinnati, Ohio 45211

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?

The Ozanam Orientation covers the essential elements of what it means to be part of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.  All Vincentians are expected to attend an Ozanam Orientation at least once, whether you are…

A new or prospective member looking for an introduction to SVDP,
A current member wanting to understand Vincentian life and service more thoroughly, or
A seasoned Vincentian wanting to deepen your experience of the Society.

If you have never attended the Orientation, or if it has been a long time since you last attended, join us January 20th.

Register by January 12th: Click here to register via email or phone Don Gloeckler at 513-562-8841, ext. 767.  Please provide your name and conference.

Vincentian Discernment
“Thy Will be Done, But How Do I Know What It Is?”
Saturday, February 10, 2018
9:00 – 11:30AM

St. Bernard, Spring Grove Village
735 Derby Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45232

We often have important and difficult decisions to make in our lives.  As Vincentians, we have difficult decisions to make in meeting our neighbors’ needs.   When we face decisions that affect the direction of our lives and the lives of others, where do we find the help we need to let us know we are on the right track? 

Discernment is a prayer-filled process through which each of us can explore the difference between what is our will for our lives and what is God's will.  In this workshop we will explore simple practices that can help us become more in touch with God’s will for us every day and help us make decisions along life's journey.

The process we will study is one that St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac lived day-to-day as they strived to imitate Christ and do the will of God.  Together we will learn and practice the process so that we can begin to use it to help us make decisions along life's journey.

Here are some comments from past Vincentian Discernment participants:

• “The discernment workshop was excellent. It has helped me work through a problem that I was debating for several months.”

• “This brought me closer to God and made me more cognizant of His presences in all of my decisions.  Although my problems may not yet be solved, I feel more at peace with the process, more patient, and less anxious.”

• “I enjoyed it very much & learned a lot – I feel spiritually uplifted.”

• “I am glad that I made the decision to be here today.”

Register in advance by February 2nd:  Click here to register via email or phone: Don Gloeckler at 513-562-8841, ext. 767. Please provide your name, phone number and conference.