• FOR LIFE AND FAMILY

SHEPHERD'S
HEART

SHEPHERD’S HEART

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

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Testimonials

Working full-time in a wing of the 'field hospital' of the Church, it’s always a joy for me to talk to the clergy who are serving on the front lines of the spiritual battlefield, providing pastoral first aid to the individuals and families they serve. I am grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with the Shepherd's Heart program to provide valuable formation opportunities for my brother priests and deacons, as we share in the Church’s mission to speak the truth in love. –Fr. Philip G. Bochanski, Executive Director Courage International

Shepherd’s Heart helps us to preach the Gospel of life and Gospel of the family as good news that sets us free. Our people need to receive this teaching from their pastors who are called to be watchmen and true pastors who help form schools of love in the family. –Reverend Victor Perez

BY THE NUMBERS: Surveys of Attendees

  • 85%

    OF ATTENDEES SAID
    this convocation accomplished its mission and purpose very well or exceedingly well

  • 100%

    OF ATTENDEES REPORTED
    the themes discussed during the convocation were relevant and important for pastoral ministry today

  • 94%

    OF ATTENDEES BELIEVE
    the Shepherd’s Heart convocation offered them greater confidence, conviction, clarity or compassion in their preaching or pastoral ministry to families

  • 94%

    OF ATTENDEES BELIEVE
    the faculty who spoke at the convocation were knowledgeable, professional, and appreciative of pastoral situations

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CONTACT US

  • PHONE

    832.779.1070

  • PHYSICAL ADDRESS

    7730 Westview
    Houston, TX 77055

  • MAILING ADDRESS

    P.O. Box 5927
    Katy, TX 77491

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