In September 2014 the Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations, in collaboration with the Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church, the Committee on the Protection of Children and Young People and the Committee on Canonical Affairs and Church Governance, released Guidelines for Receiving International Pastoral Ministers in the United States, Third Edition. This resource provides helpful information for dioceses, eparchies and religious communities to prepare international pastoral ministers for service and the communities that receive them. In order to help implement the Guidelines, the USCCB offered four regional workshops in 2015.  Recordings of the individual presentations are now available online.

Intended Audience: This online workshop is designed for key personnel in dioceses, eparchies and religious communities who are responsible for drafting and implementing policies regarding international pastoral ministers.

Key personnel for this workshop may include:


  • Bishops
  • Major Superiors
  • Vicars general
  • Chancellors
  • Vicars for clergy
  • Vicars for religious
  • Judicial and Canonical Vicars
  • Vocation Directors
  • Religious formation personnel
  • Child and youth protection personnel
  • Diocesan attorneys
  • Finance officers
  • Diaconate Directors
  • Delegates of religious superiors
  • Seminary officials

The benefits of participation in this workshop include:

  • Professional presentations on each section of the Guidelines 
  • Basic competence in the overall strategy for building a successful program of ministry by international pastoral ministers;
  • Familiarity with programming provided by specialists and organizations.

Workshop Videos

YouTube Playlist Icon for Demonstration Purpose MORE VIDEOS: See all the videos on this playlist. Click the YouTube Playlist Icon for Demonstration Purpose icon in the upper-left corner of the player to view the playlist.