The Institute for Ongoing Clergy Formation fosters happy, holy, healthy Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis by giving priests and deacons the resources necessary to lead vibrant, thriving parishes throughout their ministry.
"I remind you to stir into flame the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands."
(2 Timothy 1:6)
Established in 2015 as a post-ordination program, the institute seeks to deepen holiness and conversion in clerical life, in imitation of Our Lord Jesus Christ, through ongoing human, intellectual, spiritual and pastoral formation. The IOCF supports ordained priests and deacons as they live out their vocations in joyful service to the Church.