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 – 1:30PM
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:

May 3: "Ministry of Presence" - We have all worked with neighbors where we can do little for them other than to be present with them.  We will share these stories as well as reflect on the importance of simply being with our neighbors, even if we cannot help them materially.

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


Seeing the Face of Christ via the Phone:
Conference Call-taking Workshop

Monday, May 6, 2019
6:30 – 8:30 PM
St. Vivian, Finneytown
7600 Winton Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45224

Being a call-taker may be the most challenging role that a Vincentian can play.  We are called to see the face of Christ in those we serve, but it can be difficult to make compassionate decisions about our neighbors’ needs when we talk with them on the phone.

In this new Cincinnati District workshop, we will discuss best practices in call-taking, record-keeping, and dealing with crisis situations. 

We will have plenty of time for you to ask questions and seek answers to your most difficult call-taking experiences.

Register in advance by April 29.  Click here to register via email or phone Don Gloeckler ar 513-345-1767.  Please be sure to provide your Conference name and your phone number.

Ozanam Orientation

Saturday, May 18, 2019
9:00am to 3:00pm
Lunch will be provided

Holy Family Church
Price Hill
814 Hawthorne Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45205

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 required 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 May18.

Register by May10: Click here to register via email or phone Don Gloeckler at 513-345-1767.  Please provide your name and conference.