The office provides oversight, supervision and coordination of all services to priests and deacons serving in the Archdiocese in order to support and enhance their life and ministry in the Church to the people of God.
To accomplish this goal the office is divided into four areas of responsibility which work together to ensure efficient coordination of all necessary services.
The Priests' Personnel Office, overseen by the Director of Clergy Personnel, is responsible for administering all placements of priests, as approved by the Archbishop, and coordinating the ongoing formation programs for priests, such as retreats, seminars, study days and sabbatical/study leaves. The office also assists priests with immigration visas, provides enculturation programs for priests who are new to the Archdiocese and updates the Archdiocesan Database.
The Diaconate Office, reporting to and working with the Director of Clergy Personnel, coordinates all placements and ministry of deacons, as approved by the Archbishop, and coordinates the ongoing formation programs for deacons, such as retreats, seminars, study days and social events. The office also looks to provide support to deacons, their wives and families in order to enhance their experience of diaconal ministry and maintains the Diaconate database.
The Chaplaincy Office, reporting to and working with the Director of Clergy Personnel, provides pastoral, spiritual and sacramental care to those in acute care hospitals, as well as ministry to the Deaf Community and those travelling by way of the airport and seaport. The office also oversees ongoing consultation and support for chaplains as well as denominational endorsement for lay persons in training or seeking employment as chaplains.
The Retired Priests Office, reporting to and working with the Director of Clergy Personnel, provides assistance for our retired and elderly priests in the areas of retirement living and long term care facilities, and coordinates all support services including retreat days, monthly meetings and socials.