Workshops & Retreats for the Formation of All Vincentians
Annual Vincentian Mass & Retreat: We each have different roles in the Society and yet we are called to journey together toward holiness. Each year we gather during the Lenten season to respond to the Society’s call to faith, friendship, and service. This is always a very special morning of reflection and prayer.
Conferences Retreat: A one-hour retreat experience prepared and distributed by the Conferences Support Team for use by individual Conferences between August and December 2022. All “user-friendly” materials will be provided for the Conference Spiritual Advisor – or another Vincentian – to facilitate the retreat for your Conference on a date of your choosing.
First Friday Fellowship: Join your fellow Vincentians, as well as SVDP staff and volunteers on the first Friday of each month as we share fellowship and conversation about the many rich dimensions of the Society’s essential elements: Faith, Friendship, and Service. The topics for 2022 are listed below.
January: Praying with Others
February: Black History Month Potluck and Formation
March: Intro. to Spanish and Cultural Awareness
April: Care for God’s Creation: Reflecting on Laudato Si
May: Living out our Faith Through Service
June: Crucial Conversations
July: Self Care and Compassion and Fatigue
August: Implicit Bias
September: Walking in the Footsteps of Vincent, Louise, Rosalie, and Frederic
October: Faithful Citizenship
November: Gratitude Fellowship Potluck
December: Advent Vincentian Wisdom
Conference Call-Taking Workshop: “Seeing the Face of Christ via the Phone”: Being a call-taker may be the most challenging job that a Vincentian can have. It can be difficult to make decisions about our neighbors’ needs via phone. In this workshop, we will discuss best practices in call-taking, record-keeping, and dealing with crisis situations. Extensive Q&A time is included.