Save the Date – 2018 Provincial Assembly

To: Priests
From: Monsignor Jim Schillinger, Director, Ongoing Formation of Priests

The 2018 Provincial Assembly of Bishops and Priests will be hosted by the Diocese of Charleston at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, August 20-22, 2018.

This year’s assembly – “Catholic Parishes of the 21st Century” – will feature speaker Charles Zech. Charles Zech is a professor at Villanova University School of Business and the Director of Villanova’s Center for Church Management. He is the author or co-author of over 50 articles and 12 books on the topic of church management.

The Provincial Assembly, held only once every two years, is hosted by a diocese in the Province of Atlanta. Many of you will recall that we hosted the assembly in Atlanta in 2016.

This event offers us a unique opportunity to spend time with our brother priests from throughout the five dioceses that make up our province. Ongoing formation funding is available for this event, with the Archdiocese of Atlanta covering 50% of your cost to attend, up to $1,250.

Registration packets will be available in February.