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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

 

June 18, 2018

Diocesan Council

Meeting

Diocesan Chancery

Bronxville NY

 

June 30, 2018

NJ Deanery

Parish Council

Conference

Paramus NJ

details >

 

July 1, 2018

   100th Annversary

   of the Martyrdom of

   Saint Elizabeth

   "the Royal" New Martyr

Saint Nicholas Church

Cohoes NY

9:30 a.m.

invitation >

 

August 6, 2018

Feast-Day of the

Transgfiguration

of Our Lord

 

August 15, 2018

Feast-Day of the

Dormition of

the Theotokos

 

August 18, 2018

 Annual

  Church School

   Workshop

Saints Peter & Paul Church

Syracuse NY

details >

 

August 25, 2018

 Annual

  Church School

   Workshop

Christ the Savior Church

Paramus NJ

details >

 

August 25, 2018

 St. Andrew's

   Camp Annual

     BIKE RIDE

details & register >

 

September 8, 2018

Feast-Day of the

Nativity of

the Theotokos

 

September 14, 2018

   The Exaltation of the

   Life-Creating Cross

 

September 15, 2018

Music Workshop:

"Choir 101-102"

Holy Trinity Church

Rahway NJ

 

October 13, 2018

Music Workshop:

"for Readers, Part II"

   St. Vladimir's Seminary

   Crestwood NY

 

November 3, 2018

First Annual

"Bible Bowl"

Holy Trinity Church

Yonkers NY

10:00 a.m.

details & registration >

practice questions >

 

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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