Training and Formation

Click here for the 2017 Schedule of Training & Formation Workshops and Retreats

Details about 2017 Conference Workshops, Retreats and Events

Check this page frequently during 2017 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

Ozanam Orientation

Saturday, January 21, 2017
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Lunch will be provided.

St. Mary, Hyde Park

2853 Erie Ave.

Cincinnati, OH 45208

What do we mean when we refer to “Vincentian spirituality?”  Why are home visits so important to our ministry?  How does our history inspire us?  What can I learn from my fellow Vincentians about their conference experiences?  Learn answers to these and many more questions at the Ozanam Orientation.

This is the New & Improved Orientation! Updated for 2017!

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 encouraged to attend an Ozanam Orientation at least once, whether you are…

A new or prospective member looking for an introduction to St. Vincent de Paul,
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 this orientation, or if it has been a long time since you attended, please consider joining us January 21st.

Register in advance by January 13th: Click here to register via email, or phone Don Gloeckler at 513-562-8841, ext. 767.  Please provide your name, phone number and Conference.

Tenant/Landlord Education Classes

Saturday, January 28th


Good Shepherd Church
8815 E Kemper Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45249

Know Your Rights

Your Stories: Your Questions

Do you or your clients have problems with your housing situation?
We will discuss these situations, and alternative remedies.
Do you or your clients suspect your Landlord is treating you unfairly, or even be breaking the law?
Join us for refreshments as we find out how to make the LAW your FRIEND.

Please RSVP to Edward Manier by Monday, January 23 by e-mailing

3 Degrees of Spiritual Formation:

An Evening of Reflection for SVDP Spiritual Advisors

Thursday Evening, February 9
7:00 – 9:00PM
St. Vivian Parish
7600 Winton Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45224
(Snacks and desserts provided)

All SVDP Spiritual Advisors know that the primary purpose of the Society is the spiritual growth of its members.  That growth must begin with the spiritual growth of our Spiritual Advisors.

In this special evening of reflection for Spiritual Advisors, we will explore together the three levels of spiritual formation that we Advisors are all called to provide on behalf of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.  We will build on the success that we experienced at last year’s Spiritual Advisor Formation using a format of inspiration, reflection, discussion and prayer.

We are calling all Spiritual Advisors, especially those with years of experience, to join us in this opportunity for formation, to share your faith, your insights, and your stories with those who are newer to the role.

During this highly interactive evening we will tap into each other’s shared, learned experiences to uncover the practical day-to-day approaches that can help our members, our neighbors and ourselves along the path of spiritual growth.

All Cincinnati area Spiritual Advisors and potential Spiritual Advisors are encouraged to participate in this opportunity to meet, pray, share and learn with your fellow Spiritual Advisors.  It’s sure to be an inspiring and informative evening!

Register in advance by February 3rd:  Click here to register via email or phone Don Gloeckler at 513-562-8841, ext. 767.  Please provide your name, phone number and conference.