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The Chancellery of the Archdiocese of New York

Annual Election of Lay Trustees for Parishes

Every year in June, we ask priests for help with the annual election of two lay trustees to serve their church. This is necessary to ensure that every parish corporation in the archdiocese is complying with the New York State Religious Corporation Law which offers many benefits.

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Parish Administration Certification Class

The archdiocese has developed a comprehensive program to provide basic accounting, finance, canon law, civil law, and managerial skills for priests to become more effective managers. The Parish Administration Certification Program (PACP) intends to introduce and train priests to handle a variety of topics and issues faced by an administrator or pastor.

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Family Life Office

World Day for Grandparents and Elderly

The theme for the 2023 celebration selected by the Holy Father is “His mercy is from age to age” (Lk 1:50). Mark this important day in your parish in some special way.

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National Natural Family Planning Awareness Week

In support of National Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, July 23-29, 2023, the Office of Family Life would like to share some helpful resources for parishes to help the couples in their communities learn and discover the real significance of conjugal love and responsible parenthood.

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Liturgy Office

Summer Offerings from the Office of Liturgy

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St. Joseph’s Seminary

Fall 2023 Course Offerings

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