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The Chancellery of the Archdiocese of New York | Curia Reports

The Chancellery of the Archdiocese of New York | Religious Compensation

The compensation for religious women and men for the coming fiscal year 2023- 2024 will reflect a three percent increase over the current year. The chart will assist you in the preparation of your budgets.

The Chancellery of the Archdiocese of New York | Archdiocesan Communications

MONTHLY COMBINED MAILING was begun in January 1989 and was meant to handle communications from the Catholic Center a little more efficiently and with less expense than the individual mailings from each department would have cost. Since September 2019, it has been sent electronically. Printing and utilizing USPS cost $50,000 per year and this money is better used for ministry. These days, most work is conducted electronically, resulting in easier and more timely communications. Material may be downloaded and printed and shared with parish staff. It is transmitted, usually on the third Monday of each month. If you discover you are not getting this in your inbox, notify Dorothy at the office of the vicar general. If you would like to include material, it needs to be submitted on the first Monday. This allows time to put it all together. The dates for 2023 are January 2, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, July 3, August 7, September 5, October 2, November 6, December 4.

ANNOUNCEMENTS MAILBOX was introduced in November 2008 through Outlook Web Access (OWA) to replace the former system of sending mail via fax. It includes material from the cardinal, vicar general and notifications of death. Just a year earlier, each parish was given an email address for the transmission of financial reports and budgets. Announcements are usually sent on Tuesdays and Fridays. The mailbox is strictly monitored, and material is approved by the vicar general. Email addresses are protected so individuals do not have access to them. This ensures that priests are not deluged with unnecessary messages from the various departments of the archdiocese. Their principal means of communication is the monthly combined mailing (above). There exists the option of receiving official mail at a personal email account. The main benefit is that it eliminates the need to log into the clergy web mail system and goes directly to a priest’s personal address and kept on a private server which strictly monitors who has access to it. If interested, notify Dorothy at the office of the vicar general.

FLOCKNOTE began in November 2014 as a no-cost, smarter way to reach parishioners (and priests) at a moment’s notice by email or text message, resulting in higher attendance at Mass and events, increased stewardship, and a more connected church. Many pastors are already using it. Cardinal Dolan utilizes it for his important messages. And never is it used by the archdiocese to send solicitations or requests for donations to parish lists.

The Chancellery of the Archdiocese of New York | Misleading Invoices for Copiers and Suppliers

If you already use the ICS Equipment Sourcing Solutions program, do not pay invoices unless they are clearly from ICS. If you are in the market for a copier, or phone, camera, or security system, consult ICS for a realistic, legitimate, hassle-free deal on the product you actually need.

You may wish to share this memorandum with your bookkeeper and the principal of your school.

Adult Faith Formation Office | ChristLife

Thank you all who attended and sent teams to the ChristLife Conference. If you would like further support in evangelization in your parish, please email us at [email protected].

Archcare | Health Care Chaplaincy Apostolate

For Catholic chaplaincy coverage/access issues to hospitals and nursing homes, please contact John Schultz, Director of Health Care Chaplaincy Apostolate, at [email protected] or (646) 942-0640.

Archcare | Parish Integration

To learn more about how your parish can partner with ArchCare to provide health services, bolster health care ministries, or access community health-related resources; please contact Mi- chael Guglielmo, Director of Parish Integration, at [email protected] or (646) 229-7413.

Catholic Charities | Updates

Development Office | St. Patrick’s Cathedral Landmark Restoration Update

I still remember the joy and wonder I felt as a five-year-old, on my father’s shoulders, walking into St. Patrick’s Cathedral for the first time. To this day, when I walk through those doors, I feel that joy and wonder anew. The Cathedral is a symbol of faith, unity, peace, and architectural beauty for parishioners and neighbors in New York City and tourists from around the world.

As we observe the season of Lent and prepare for the feast of St. Patrick, what better time than this to reflect on and share the success of The Landmark Restoration campaign. Launched in 2012 under the leadership of His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, the campaign was the Cathedral’s first significant structural preservation effort since 1879. Exterior and interior upgrades and innovations, including stone repair, marble cleaning, roofing, restoring stained glass, and deepening infrastructure have made the preservation of St. Patrick’s Cathe- dral possible for generations to come.

Of course, as with any renovation, there is always more to be done. In the coming years, we will continue our work to maintain and nurture “America’s Parish Church.” The Cathedral’s majestic organ will be restored, and exterior lighting will be installed to make the Cathedral shine as the beacon it is on Fifth Avenue. Chapels, pews, and geothermal well caps will remain as naming opportunities for those eager to memorialize their gifts.

All of this is possible only with the help of our friends and supporters. We count you among them and offer our gratitude for your remarkable role in bringing Christ’s love to your parish- es through the sacraments, ministry, and leadership.

As a reminder, a limited number of pew naming opportunities are available to members of the clergy at a lower cost. We hope you might consider this in your future planning.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions at [email protected] or 646.794.2294. I would be delighted to attend Mass together at the Cathedral and share our joy and wonder!

All my best,
Kathleen McGowan
Senior Director of Development, Development Office

ICS: Institutional Commodity Services | February 2023 Updates

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Respect Life Office | Urgent: Physician-Assisted Suicide Legislation Looming

Proponents of doctor-assisted suicide are making a full-court press to legalize this deadly practice here in New York State this legislative session. We have seen the devastating effects of so-called “Medical Aid in Dying” in other states and countries, and we must do all we can to educate our parishioners about the dangers of this serious threat to human life. We have created materials detailing some of the dangers and real-life stories of what happens when doctors stop trying to prevent suicide and start assisting suicide. We encourage you to make copies available to your parishioners and urge them to contact their legislators to express their opposition to the proposed legislation. The New York State Catholic Conference has put out an action alert which makes it easy to contact your legislator and we have provided a call script to use when making calls.

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Saint Joseph’s Seminary | Liturgy Office March Newsletter

You can view the March 2023 Newsletter here