Priests Retreat — Days 4 & 5 On Friday evening, the priests had a barbecue outside at the pastoral center. Bishop Olivier used it as an opportunity to announce all the clergy changes and to what parishes different priests were going. The annual retreats have always been a special occasion for the priests, a time to get together with friends who are far separated in the provincial parishes. The next morning representatives from the parishes and groups and the faithful of the diocese came together with the priests to discuss ideas for Pope Francis’ synod. All those attending were divided into four groups to give final recommendations for the synod document.