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2013 Parish Council Conference
Parish Growth & Evangelization
Father Constantine Nasr

The 2013 Parish Council Conference for the diocese was conducted regionally in three locations representing the Deaneries of New Jersey, New York City, and New York State. Parish leaders from across our diocese agree that bringing new life into our churches is an urgent priority. At the invitation of Bishop Michael, the conference facilitator was Very Reverend Constantine Nasr. Father Constantine oversaw the growth of a modestly sized parish in Oklahoma City OK to a truly thriving community of over 1,000 souls during his three decades of pastoral ministry. With enthusiasm, clarity, and wit, Father Constantine shared his years of expertise and highly practical methods for making our faith contagious and our churches inviting ~ to new visitors and to those who have fallen out of regular participation in parish life.

It is highly recommended that parish rectors, council members, and all interested parishioners utilize this video ... individually and together ... as a highly valuable resource for parish health and vitality.

"Father Constantine Nasr immediately got the attention of the conference participants by reminding us that in the Gospel of Mathew we are told to ‘Go ye therefore...!’  He repeatedly inspired us that this requires energy and effort, not sitting frozen. He spoke of the importance of planning. My professional world revolves around planning, and yet I have never really thought of a strategic plan for our Parish. We need one! And, I'm now excited to help develop one. As a Protestant convert myself, it was good to be reminded that we need to learn how to talk to Protestants (and others, as well). We should not judge others, but should seek common ground upon which to build dialogue. We should learn more of their language and theology to aid communication. Father Nasr's presentation was informative, challenging, humorous, and engaging!”

- Blake Keller (Parish Council Warden, Saint John the Baptist Church, Rochester NY)

Conference Video
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2013 Parish Council Conference Video: PART 1

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2013 Parish Council Conference Video: PART 2

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2013 Parish Council Conference Video: PART 3

2012 Parish Council Conference

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UPCOMING EVENTS
On the Diocesan Calendar

 

March 1, 2015

New Jersey Deanery

Sunday of Orthodoxy

Vespers

St. John the Baptist Church

170 Lexington Ave.

Passaic NJ

5:00 p.m.

parish website >

 

 

March 2, 2015

NJ Deanery and

NY City Deanery

Lenten Clergy Retreat

with

Metropolitan Joseph

(Antiochian Archdiocese)

Saint George Church

237 Long Hill Road

Little Falls NJ

9:30 a.m.

details >

 

 

March 5, 2014

NY State Deanery

Lenten Clergy Retreat

and Meeting

Saints Peter & Paul Church

Syracuse NY

10:00 a.m.

 

NY State Deanery

"TOWN HALL"

MEETING

to discuss the

Proposed Revisions

to the OCA Statute

Sts. Peter & Paul Church

Syracuse NY

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Revised OCA Statute >

 

 

March 7, 2015

Lenten Retreat

with

Dr. Albert S. Rossi

Holy Trinity Church

East Meadow NY

event flyer >

 

 

March 8, 2015

NJ Deanery

Lenten Vespers

4:00 p.m.

Deanery North >

Deanery South >

 

 

March 14, 2015

Lenten Retreat:

"Becoming Human"

St. John the Theologian Church

Shirley NY

details & registration >

  

Lenten Retreat

"Byzantine

  Liturgy"

Christ the Savior Church

Paramus NJ

details & registration >

 

 

March 15, 2015

NJ Deanery

Lenten Vespers

4:00 p.m.

Deanery North >

Deanery South >

 

  

March 20-22, 2015

Diocesan Lenten

   Teen Retreat

St. Basil Academy

Garrison NY

details & registration >

participant contract >

 

 

March 22, 2015

NJ Deanery

Lenten Vespers

4:00 p.m.

Deanery North >

Deanery South >

 

 

March 29, 2015

NJ Deanery

Lenten Vespers

4:00 p.m.

Deanery North >

Deanery South >

 

 

April 5, 2015

Palm Sunday:

Entry of Our Lord

into Jesusalem

 

 

April 6-11, 2015

HOLY

WEEK

 

 

April 12, 2015

Great & Holy

PASCHA

The Resurrection of

Our Lord, God, and

Savior, Jesus Christ

 

 

April 15, 2015

NJ Deanery

      BRIGHT WEDNESDAY

Vespers with

Bishop Michael

Christ the Savior Church

Paramus NJ

7:00 p.m.

 

 

April 19, 2015

NY State Deanery

DDB Appreciation

Dinner

Saints Peter & Paul Church

Endicott NY

 

 



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