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					                  PRIESTLY LIFE AND VOCATIONS SUMMIT
                       Materials for CD ROM and Binder

     i.      Table of contents
     ii.     Introduction
     iii.    Letter from the BCV
PHASE I--Setting the Stage/Laying the Ground Work
          A. Agreement of the Diocese/Bishop/Presbyterate Council
          B. Preparation
                             1. Presentation to presbyteral council (PowerPoint
                                  on CDRom)- Explanation of Goals and
                                  Objectives.
                                      a. Timeline and outline
                                      b. Frequently asked questions from councils
                                         and priests
                                      c. Form a task force committee-select a
                                         chair
                                      d. Meet with bishop to finalize the summit
                                      e. Set a date for the summit
                             2. Letter to priests announcing the summit

PHASE II—Preparing for the Summit
          A. Interview of Priests prior to the Summit
                           1. Selection of priest interviews
                           2. Training of interviewers
                           3. Letters to the interviewees explaining the process
                           4. Interview questions
                           5. Interviews are conducted
                           6. Gathering of information from the interviews and
                               discern what the priests are saying that is
                               important to their lives and ministry and what
                               action priests see as possibilities for encouraging
                               invitations
                           7. Summarize the interview information
          B. Select a facilitator and presenters
          C. Create a brochure / invitation / banners
          D. A staff person selected to handle registrations, etc.
          E. Create prayer and liturgical experience
          F. Select quotations from the priests to be used in PowerPoint
             presentation
          G. Use testimonials from bishops, vocation directors, pastors and
             seminarians that help promote the priestly life and vocations
             summit
          H. Finalize PowerPoint Presentation




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PHASE III--Priestly Life and Vocations Summit
            A. Work of Facilitator/Presenters begins/outline of the day
            B. Welcome by the Bishop
            C. PowerPoint presentation for the Summit
            D. Responses of priests can be used to help “prime the pump”
            E. Invitation Resource Process
                             1. --Qualities and characteristics of prospective
                                seminarians
                             2. --Ways to invite a man to consider priesthood
                             3. --What to do when a man says “yes”
                             4. --How to proceed in nurturing a vocation without
                                providing dual formation
            F. Follow up Plans
            G. Priest volunteers for committees
            H. Evaluation Form

PHASE IV--Follow-up Meetings
           A. PowerPoint presentation on results of summit
           B. Formulate the process to execute the plans with Presbyteral
               Council
           C. Approval by the bishop
           D. Execute and move forward with the plans

Other Resources in Binder:
            A. Articles regarding priestly vocation efforts
            B. Words of Pope John Paul II inviting men to consider priesthood
            C. Letter of invitation to high school students by the pastor
            D. Discernment information
            E. Fisher of Men Rosary Beads
            F. CDRom – PowerPoints and Documents
            G. Trailer for the DVD – “Fishers of Men”
            H. DVD – “Fishers of Men”




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