2022 April Priest Conference

April 25-28, 2022

Spiritual Refreshment, Theological and Scriptural Formation, and Authentic Fellowship

Find your priesthood and your ministry rooted in Scripture at the 2022 April Priest Conference. Join Drs. Scott Hahn, John Bergsma, and more for three days of engaging talks, fellowship with your brother priests, and spiritual renewal.

Spending time in prayer and the sacraments is the primary focus of our conferences, because all other graces proceed from this. In addition to daily Mass, you will have ample time for personal prayer and reflection, including the opportunity for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The sacrament of Confession is offered daily, as well.

Our conferences also provide ongoing formation in the faith to aid in your priestly ministry. You will have the benefit of hearing from some of today’s leading theologians, who give stimulating talks on their latest scholarship.

Finally, this conference will offer time for growing in priestly brotherhood through shared meals and recreation. Priests who attend our conferences often cite this brotherly fellowship as one of the most blessed parts of the retreat. Grow in solidarity and friendship, and form lasting friendships.

Don’t miss out—join us for this year’s April Priest Conference!

See full schedule here.


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Scott Hahn

Dr. Scott Hahn is the founder and president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and has written numerous books on biblical theology. He holds the Father Michael Scanlan, T.O.R., Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990. He and his wife, Kimberly, have six children and nineteen grandchildren.

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John Bergsma

Dr. John Bergsma is Professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. A former Protestant pastor, Dr. Bergsma entered the Catholic Church in 2001 while getting his Ph.D. in Scripture from the University of Notre Dame. A close collaborator of Dr. Scott Hahn, Bergsma speaks regularly on Catholic radio and at conferences and parishes nationally and internationally. In addition to numerous scholarly articles, Dr. Bergsma has authored eight books on Scripture and the Catholic faith.

Ralph Martin

Ralph Martin is the president of Renewal Ministries and Director of Graduate Theology Programs in Evangelization and a professor of theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in the Archdiocese of Detroit. He holds a doctorate in theology from the Angelicum University in Rome. Pope Benedict XVI appointed Martin as a Consultor to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization. He was also appointed as a peritus for the Synod on the New Evangelization which was held in Rome in 2012. Martin is the author of the bestselling The Fulfillment of All Desire and A Church in Crisis. He and his wife Anne reside in Ann Arbor, Michigan and are the parents of six and grandparents of nineteen.

Lawrence Feingold

Dr. Lawrence Feingold is Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis. In 1999 he earned a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. He is the author of Faith Comes From What is Heard: An Introduction to Fundamental Theology, The Eucharist: Mystery of Presence, Sacrifice, and Communion, and Touched by Christ: The Sacramental Economy. 

Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB

Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, is a Benedictine monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He has provided spiritual direction for many men and women, including married couples, seminarians, consecrated religious and priests, even while completing his Ph.D. in computer science at Penn State University. He is the programming manager and an on-air contributor for We Are One Body Catholic Radio and has recorded thousands of radio programs on theology and the spiritual life. He has extensive experience as a retreat master for laity, consecrated religious, and priests. He is the Director for Spiritual Formation for Saint Vincent Seminary and Director of the Institute for Ministry Formation and has offered numerous courses on the spiritual life. Fr. Hicks is the co-author, along with Fr. Thomas Acklin, of the books Spiritual Direction and Personal Prayer.

About Lakeway Resort

Overlooking Lake Travis, Lakeway Resort and Spa features beautiful accommodations amidst the natural landscape of Texas Hill Country's pristine setting. Boasting lake views, impressive lake vistas throughout, the resort offers an abundance to discover. The resort, a AAA Four Diamond hotel, features heated outdoor pools with lake views, spa, marina, with nearby championship golf courses and premier wine tours.


More Information

For additional information or to request a scholarship application, contact customerservice@stpaulcenter.com or call 740-264-9535.


Date: April 25–28, 2022
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Place: Lakeway Resort, Lakeway, Texas

Transportation: Free shuttle service from and to airport

Cost: $600 for offsite; All registration includes room and board

Offsite Suite Lodging

This is registration for the 2022 April Priest Conference with lodging in an offsite hotel. Cost is $600.

These rooms are located at a deluxe all-suite hotel about 12 minutes from the conference site.  There will be continuous shuttle service available to and from the hotel beginning at 6:00 a.m. and concluding when the last person is dropped off in the evening.  There will be an onsite Eucharistic Chapel at the hotel open when the conference is not in session.  There will be the ability to say private mass at this chapel as well as onsite at the main conference.

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