On behalf of Saint John’s Seminary, The Very Rev. Stephen E. Salocks, ‘80, Rector, invites the clergy of New England (priests and deacons) on Thursday, July 21 for a one-day conference on “Vulnerable Persons in Canon Law and Pastoral Ministry.” Through presentations, working groups, and informal conversation, attendees will develop a clearer understanding of who “vulnerable persons” are and what strategies best help priests to serve them.
Included in the conference fee are the following:
- Three presentations, including a keynote address by the Most Reverend Mark O’Connell, JCD, Auxiliary Bishop of Boston
- Working groups to discuss specific pastoral practices
- Morning prayer and Mass
- Breakfast, lunch, and a concluding barbecue
Registration is open, to register, click the button below.
Fee: $99.00 per participantRegister Today
For clergy outside of the Archdiocese of Boston, please provide a Letter of Good Standing from your diocese.
Most Reverend Mark O’Connell
Auxiliary Bishop of Boston
Bishiop Mark O’Connell undertook studies in canon law starting in 1997 at the Pontifical Athenaeum of the Holy Cross in Rome, completing his licentiate degree in 1999 and his doctorate in 2002. His dissertation was titled The Mobility of Secular Clerics and Incardination. After returning to Boston, he joined the canonical affairs staff of the archdiocese in 2001 and was appointed judicial vicar in 2007. From 2009 to 2012, Bishiop O’Connell served as a senior consultor to the Canon Law Society of America. He has also served on the faculty of Saint John’s Seminary.