St. Patrick’s Center for Ongoing Priestly Formation


St. Patrick’s Center for Ongoing Priestly Formation, Menlo Park, California

St. Patrick’s Center for Ongoing Priestly Formation, formerly The Vatican II Institute, became the ongoing formation arm of St. Patrick’s Seminary and University as of May 2013 to better accommodate today’s diocesan priests.

The mission of the Center is three-pronged: 1) aiming to provide ongoing formation of diocesan priests in their early years of pastoral ministry; 2) implementing ongoing clergy formation programs in Region XI and the Western U.S. to serve the current needs of
their respective priests; and 3) strengthening the vital link between initial formation
(i.e., seminary) and ongoing priestly formation.