Office of Education and Formation

The Office of Education and Formation seeks to provide the best Priestly Education, Continuing Education and Pastoral Formation for the Clergy of the PCC. Co-Chaired by Director of Vocations, Rt. Rev. Joseph Ciccone CFS and Director and Registrar of St. Mary’s Progressive Catholic Seminary, Rt. Rev. James Long OSB offers many exciting programs aimed at providing a wide variety of challenging educational opportunities for our Clergy to keep them on the cutting edge of Pastoral Care.


All Persons, regardless of sexual orientation or marital status or gender affiliation are welcome and encouraged to seek Ordination to the Diaconate and Priesthood through the Progressive Catholic Church. Our process is simple, grounded in our Lord’s word’s to Philip, “come and see…”. We invite you to enter into dialogue with Bishop Joseph Ciccone, CFS and begin your journey in response to the Call of the Holy Spirit

Please send a letter of inquiry to Bishop Joseph Ciccone to get the process going!


Under the Direction of Rt. Rev. James Long OSB, our in house Seminary Program delivers the finest quality Education for our Clergy. Working with a fine Faculty of Clergy, smaller classes are geared to provide the individual student a mentoring process guaranteed to enhance the educational experience.


Working closely with St. Mary’s Progressive Catholic Seminary, Monsignora Elizabeth Wynters OSB provides Education for all matters of Liturgical Formation and continuing Liturgical Education for our Clergy. On-Line workshops, Live Feeds and personal visits are among the many offerings by the National Liturgical Director.