Post-Diploma Studies & Formation

Permission of one’s bishop is required in order to enroll in these on-location apprenticeships


For newer clergy, or for lay men and women who have completed the Academy’s Diploma program, and have received the Dipl. O.T.S., the Introduction to Preaching course provides a year-long, intensive study and practicum of preaching. Read more about this program here.


An on-location 6-12 months of intense liturgical and spiritual formation, focusing on the role, function, and duties of men serving as deacons within the parish, and the larger Church.

Upon ordination to the Diaconate, a 21 day spiritual retreat will be REQUIRED.


A year of intense liturgical and pastoral praxis and study on-location at a well established parish. Priestly formation through liturgical, neptic, and pastoral effort under the guidance of an experienced priest.

Upon ordination to the Priesthood, the traditional 40 day spiritual retreat will be REQUIRED.