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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)

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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

"Parish Financial Stewardship"

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UPCOMING EVENTS
On the Diocesan Calendar

 

May 19-20, 2018

Camp Clean-Up

Saint Andrew's Camp

Jewell NY

 

May 27, 2018

   Holy Pentecost

The Descent of

the Holy Spirit

 

June 2, 2018

Liturgical Music

Workshop:

"Inspiring

    Children

       to Sing"

Holy Apostles Church

Saddle Brook NJ

10:00 a.m.

details & registration >

 

June 3, 2018

DDB Appreciation

Dinner for the

NY State Deanery

Saint Basil Church

Watervliet NY

5:00 p.m.

 

August 6, 2018

Feast-Day of the

Transgfiguration

of Our Lord

 

August 15, 2018

Feast-Day of the

Dormition of

the Theotokos

 

September 8, 2018

Feast-Day of the

Nativity of

the Theotokos

 

September 14, 2018

   The Exaltation of the

   Life-Creating Cross

 

November 3, 2018

First Annual

"Bible Bowl"

Holy Trinity Church

Yonkers NY

10:00 a.m.

details & registration >

 

November 21, 2018

Feast-Day of the

Entrance of the

Theotokos into

the Temple

 

December 25, 2018

  Feast Day of the

  Nativity of Our

  Lord, God, and Savior

  Jesus Christ

 







 
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