Where Clergy Embrace Christ’s Heart for Life and Family
Shepherd’s Heart is a pastoral conference series equipping and inspiring priests and deacons to address, through preaching and pastoral care, the pressing issues facing human life and families.
Shepherd’s Heart is brought to dioceses when we are invited to provide the educational component of presbyteral or diaconal convocations, assemblies, and workshops. The conferences provide continuing education on topics that our families and culture are struggling with, supporting our clergy as they preach and provide pastoral care with greater confidence, conviction, clarity, and compassion.
- Expert faculty with an appreciation for pastoral situations
- Updates on medicine, social science and best practices
- Themes, topics and faculty tailored for the needs and interest of the diocese
- Focus on preaching and pastoral care not partisan politics
We are honored to be a trusted resource and partner for bishops, priests, and deacons across the nation. With utmost respect for the clergy of the Catholic Church, the St. John Paul II Foundation supports them as they feed God’s sheep the bread of truth, love, and life. There are two tracks for Shepherd’s Heart:
- Shepherd’s Heart for Life
- Shepherd’s Heart for the Family
“God promises the Church not just any sort of shepherds, but shepherds ‘after his own heart.’ And God’s ‘heart’ has revealed itself fully in the heart of Christ the good shepherd. Christ’s heart continues to have compassion for the multitudes and to give them the bread of truth, the bread of love, the bread of life, and it pleads to be allowed to beat in other hearts – priests’ hearts.” -St. John Paul II