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Dean Maureen Gillette was recently interviewed on Relevant Radio about the Catholic focus of the M.A./Ed.S. in Education Leadership, Management & Policy - Catholic School Leadership program.

The Catholic Education Foundation invites
bishops, priests and seminarians
to participate in its third annual
intensive and comprehensive three-day seminar

The Role of the Priest
in Today’s Catholic School

For whom?

Clergy who are pastors, parochial vicars, or those directly
involved in the elementary or secondary school apostolate (or who wish to be) – as well as seminarians.


From 4:00 p.m., July 18 to 4:00 p.m., July 20, 2017
(with accommodations available a day earlier or later)


Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey
(a ten-minute ride from Newark International Airport)

The Team?

  • Rev. Peter M. J. Stravinskas, Ph.D., S.T.D. (Executive Director, CEF)
  • Keith Borchers (President, Evangelium Consulting Group)
  • Dr. Thomas Burnford (President, National Catholic Education Association)
  • Sr. Agnes Cousins, Charlotte Catholic High School, North Carolina
  • Mary Pat Donoghue (Director of School Services, Institute for Catholic Liberal Education)
  • Dr. Maureen Gillette (Dean, College of Education and Human Services, Seton Hall University)
  • Richard & Vera Hough (Catholic school parents)
  • Most Rev. Arthur Kennedy, Ph.D. (Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Boston)
  • Dr. Constance McCue (Director, Catholic School Leadership Program, Seton Hall University)
  • Most Rev. James Massa, Ph.D. (Auxiliary Bishop, Diocese of Brooklyn)
  • Stephen Perla (Superintendent of Schools, Diocese of Fall River)
  • Anthony Pienta (Director, K-12 Education Programs, Philanthropy Roundtable)
  • Rev. Msgr. Joseph Schaedel (Former Principal/Vicar General, Archdiocese of Indianapolis)
  • Charles Taylor (Director of Fine Arts, Grand Traverse Catholic Schools; Former Superintendent of Schools, Diocese of Gaylord)

How much?

$500 (all-inclusive)


CEF – convinced by history and the present reality – believes that the viability of our Catholic schools is largely dependent on the support and involvement of our priests. Our seminar will include workshops dealing with the following topics:

  • Conciliar and Papal Teaching on Catholic Education
  • The History of Catholic Education in the United States
  • The Priest’s Presence in the School Community (Students, Faculty, Administration, Parents)
  • The Priest as the Public Relations Man of the School
  • Financial Concerns
  • Models of Governance and Best Practices

(Graduate credit available from Seton Hall University)

For further information: call 732-914-1222 or email fstravinskas@hotmail.com.

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Session I: Catholic Schools in the Magisterium

Session II: Parents, Religious and Bishops Talk about Pri...

Session III: History & Identity of Catholic Schools in U.S

Session IV: The Priestly Presence

Session V: Models of Governance

Session VI: How Donors Think

Session VII: School Choice Initiatives

Session VIII: Priest as PR Agent

Session IX: Round-table Discussion

Session X: Review of Resources

Session XI: Where Do We Go from Here?