Institute for Priestly Formation


Who doesn't want holy, happy, healthy Catholic priests? The Institute for Priestly Formation, now in its 24th year, provides programs of spiritual formation for diocesan seminarians and priests. Nearly 3000 seminarians and priests, representing over 80% of the U.S. dioceses, have come to Omaha for this formation, located on the Creighton University campus. Help us help these priests and future priests become holy men who will lead their parishioners to a deeper personal relationship with God.

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Address: 2500 California
Omaha, NE 68178
The Institute for Priestly Formation is committed to serving Roman Catholic Bishops by working directly with priests, seminarians, and seminaries so that spiritual formation is the center around which all other aspects of priestly formation are integrated.
Since our humble beginnings, we have served nearly 3000 priests and seminarians from over 154 dioceses in the United States, 38 international dioceses, and eight religious orders.
Our offices, as well as several of our programs, are located on the campus of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. However, our outreach extends far beyond Omaha. Our mission is to help center spiritual formation at the core of priestly formation so that priests and seminarians live in an intimate and unceasing union with God.
"I am on fire with love because Jesus touched me in such a personal way this summer."
Seminarian Josh Gray, Diocese of San Angelo, CA

"The IPF program is truly a fountain of blessings, and I shudder to think what I would be like as a priest without the tools for holiness I gained at IPF."
Fr. Ryan Elder, Diocese of Raleigh, NC

"IPF is like soccer camp or summer camp for seminarians, helping you work on your skills and techniques to play well, make beautiful music, and most importantly deepen your personal relationship with God."
Seminarian, Colby Elbert, Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MO

"IPF has provided me the opportunity to fall more deeply in love with Christ and his Bride, the Church."
Seminarian, Matt King, Diocese of St. Augustine, FL

"My experience at IPF has made me fall in love with Jesus Christ in ways I never imagined were possible."
Seminarian, Howard Jankowski, Diocese of Ft. Wayne-South Bend, IN

"IPF has been an amazing experience filled with unforeseen growth and blessings. It has truly changed my prayer life."
Fr. Christopher Manning, Diocese of Knoxville, TN

"IPF was a needed summer because it brought me back to the heart of my vocation. I met God again and fell in love again."
Seminarian, John Horan, Diocese of Joliet, IL

"I have attended many spiritual/ academic programs during my 71 years but never one that got right to the 'heart' of priestly service and responsibility. IPF did that…thank you!"
Fr. Jay Cretella, Archdiocese of Hartford, CT