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News to Use from Our Pastoral Offices

Vocations: Eighth Annual Conference for Priests

Registration: $250.  To register and for more details, click here, email [email protected] or call 202-495-3862.

Adult Faith Formation: The Archdiocesan Adult Confirmation Program

Designed for practicing adult Catholics seeking the sacrament of confirmation who have been baptized, received their first communion and been educated in the faith through Catholic schools or religious education programs. Fall registration is open.

Learn more and register hereRegistration deadline: first day of class.

Adult Faith Formation: Workshop on Valid Baptisms, Confirmations, Marriages, Annulments and Convalidations

Register by July 31 by emailing or by calling 646-794-2851.

Family Life: Bereavement Facilitator Training

For parish support groups, focused on concepts of grief and loss along with practical group dynamics, spiritual support and emotional healing in a community setting. Pastor approval required.

Two options: 

  1. Thurs., June 13 and Thurs., June 20, 6 – 8 p.m. (Participants must attend both sessions to be certified.) Family Life Office, 1011 First Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10022. Light dinner provided.
  2. Sat., June 22, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Church of St. Margaret of Antioch, 115 W. Central Avenue, Pearl River, NY 10965. Breakfast provided.

Youth Faith Formation: End of School-Year Resource for You!

The end of the school year can be stressful for teens. The Office of Youth Ministry has written a prayer for them to invite God into the struggle. As a special resource for you, we have created prayer cards to share in your parish. We’ll be stopping by to bring you copies, and we have made an electronic version available for your bulletin, website and social media.

We’ve also written a prayer of the faithful that you can include in your Masses. 

DevelopmentRenew + Rebuild Capital Campaign

After more than three years, we are in the final stages of Renew + Rebuild. We have had great success, raising more than $237 million. Our success is the result of much hard work and incredible personal and financial commitments from parishioners. Throughout the campaign, we have learned a great deal from lay leaders’ input. In our full update, you can read more about strategies that have worked well, opportunities for improvement and more.