Clergy Education

CANFP provides a comprehensive program of continuing education for clergy. The program can be adapted to fit the schedule of the sponsoring diocese. In our experience, a program which spans 3-5 days permits a fuller development of the topic, with CANFP experts such as clergy, physicians, NFP teachers, and couples, sharing expertise and personal and professional experience on the topic from scientific, pastoral, and relational perspectives.

Sample programs from previous CANFP Clergy Seminars, and other specifics, available from CANFP upon request.

Feedback from Clergy attending CANFP HV50 Clergy Day in 2018:

43% reported Humanae Vitae was a priority in their ministry prior to attending this Clergy Day…100% reported Humanae Vitae would be a priority in their ministry after attending Clergy Day!

91% report feeling better equipped to share Humanae Vitae

4.8 rating for Clergy Day (most rating it a 5 out of 5, and NONE rating it below a 4)

“Thanks CANFP – you hit it out of the park!”

“Wow!!!!!”

“It was great. Wonderful line up of speakers.”

“Very enlightening sessions.”

“Thank you for organizing this wonderful event.”

“It will be hard to top this.”

“Excellent presentations! This is something I will bring back to my parish”

“Very positive experience. All speakers clearly shared the ideas. I loved the sharing from the NFP couples. Real life experience is always very helpful.”

What will you do differently as a result of attending this conference?
PRIESTS:

“Preach more boldly .”

“Feel equipped to teach couples about HV”.

“Continue on in ministry with renewed motivation, and some new ideas and verbalizations.”

“I will refer to National Week of NFP at spanish masses this weekend as I began even last Sunday before the Conference.”

“Begin a new cycle of preaching on Humanae Vitae and working with theology of the body for the youth.”

“Oh. That’s a challenge! I am so happy the talks will be online! I will share them with many people. I will listen to them again. I want to re-live so many of the moments of that action-packed weekend! And take in what I didn’t have time to during the conference. And share with others the wonderful experience I had. The insights, the personalities, the networking, the exhibits, the momentum, the resources.”

“Preach more frequently and with more conviction.”

DEACONS:

“Promote NFP in my Parish.”

“Teach about HV.”

“Better prepared to preach on HV and do better marriage prep “

“I’m an RCIA catechist and my approach will incorporate more HV facts and info.”

“Propose HV to the Pro-Life ministry. Work it into my homilies.”

“Try harder to work preaching on HV and chastity and Theology of the Body into my preaching.”

(Following conference) “I included teachings of HV in my homilies and, with my wife, gave a 90-min. presentation to the teachers of our diocesan Catholic schools on HV/TOB and used the excitement of the conference to guide us in our presentation.”

“Be more confident in sharing the wisdom of the Church.”