Institute for Ongoing Formation

The Institute for Ongoing Formation at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake provides ongoing formation and continuing education for priests and all who collaborate with them in ministry.  This mission embraces bishops, priests, deacons, lay ecclesial ministers, Catholic school teachers, principals, and coordinators of religious education.  Some programs are also available to those outside the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Besides the resources of the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, the Institute for Ongoing Formation also collaborates with other important agencies of the Archdiocese of Chicago and other institutes of study to bring a high level of continuing formation programs to our constituents.