January 20-February 23, 2019 – VLCFF Cycle 1

January 26, 20199:30AM-2:00PM – Orientation Retreat for New Candidates, Diocesan Pastoral Center, Scranton

February 22-23, 2019– Annual Overnight Retreat for Candidates; St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center, Clarks Summit, PA

March 10-April 13, 2019 – VLCFF Cycle 2

April 6, 2019- 9:00AM-2:30PM – Ministry Skills Workshop: “Pray and Proclaim!”; Dr. Teresa Grettano and Kitty Scanlan; St. Monica Parish, West Wyoming

April 28-May 18, 2019 – VLCFF Cycle 3 (3-Week ‘Seminars Only’ Cycle for Special Topics)

May 11, 2019- 9:00AM-3:00PM- Ministry Skills Workshop: “Ministry of Presence: Group Dynamics and Boundaries in Ministry”; Dr. LeeAnn Eschbach, Ph.D., NCC, LPC; Dr. Julie Cerrito, Ph.D., NCC, NCSC, and Dr. John Lemoncelli; Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Clarks Summit

June 2- July 6, 2019 – VLCFF Cycle 4

June 19, 20195:30PM-9:00PM – Summer Evening of Theological Reflection; Diocesan Pastoral Center, Scranton

June 27, 20197:00PM – Commissioning Mass & Reception for Diocesan Certificate in Lay Ministry Candidates; Cathedral of St. Peter, Scranton

July 21-August 24, 2019 – VLCFF Cycle 5

August 3-9, 2019 – Catechist Camp (Locations TBA)

September 8- October 12, 2019 – VLCFF Cycle 6

October 5, 20199:30AM-2:00PM – Orientation Retreat for New Candidates; Diocesan Pastoral Center, Scranton

October 26, 20199:00AM-3:00PM – Ministry Skills Workshop: “Service and Justice: An Extraordinary Mission”; Katy Windels and Jennifer Housel; St. Jude Parish, Mountain Top

October 27-November 30, 2019 – VCLFF Cycle 7

November 9, 20199:00AM-3:00PM– Ministry Skills Workshop: “Becoming Faithful ‘Curators’: Discovering and Evaluating Resources for Serving a 21st Century Church”; St. John Neumann Parish, Scranton

December 4, 20195:30PM-8:30PM – Evening of Theological Reflection for Advent; Diocesan Pastoral Center, Scranton