Parish Leader Workshops

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Eucharistic Visitor Training

This workshop will prepare those nominated by their clergy to act as Lay Eucharistic Visitors to those hospitalized, or confined to rehabilitation and nursing institutions, as well as the homebound. Content will include Eucharistic theology, role-playing for Eucharistic visits, and required SHE training. Those who participate in this workshop, with their rector/clergy-in-charge's support, can then be licensed by the Bishop's Office as Lay Eucharistic Visitors.
For registration, assure first that you are sponsored by your parish clergy, then contact Diane Muscarella at 516-248-4800, ext. 140 or

There is no fee for this event.  

Saturday, January 13, 2018  9am- 12pm

Thursday, March 8, 2018  6pm-9pm 

Racism Awareness Program (RAP)

This is a required training according to the canons of the Diocese of Long Island, Canon 4, Section III: "Education Training on Anti-Racism. All members of the clergy, and all seminarians, candidates for Holy Orders, and all employees and lay leadership of the diocese or of parishes, missions, chapels, or other diocesan units, shall attend training as approved by the Bishop, on issues of anti-racism in church and pastoral relationships."
Participants will be led from an awareness of discrimination to an understanding of racism and other forms of oppression on the personal, interpersonal, institutional and systemic levels.

Saturday, Feb., 24, 2018 10am-4pm

Saturday, May 19, 2018 10am-4pm

Vestry & Wardens Day

This day will engage church Wardens and Vestry members in a lively reflection on their responsibilities as office-holders  at the church. A broadened perspective will seek to uncover new possibilities both for the local church and for those in leadership positions. The Rev. Jerry Keucher, priest-in-charge at Saint Mary's Church, Brooklyn and formerly Treasurer of
the Diocese of New York, along with Peter Robey and staff of the Diocese of Long Island Finance Office, will lead the day.
Fee: $20 including lunch. Space is very limited.
For information contact Diane Muscarella at 516-248-4800, ext. 140 or
Please register by March 10. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, March 17, 2018 9am-3pm

The Responsible Church: Treasurer's Workshop

The Treasurer's Workshop addresses the principal responsibilities and tasks of a parish treasurer. Speakers include the Rev. Jerry Keucher, priest-in-charge of Saint Mary's Church,
Brooklyn, and former Treasurer of the Diocese of New York, along with Peter Robey, Director of Finance for the Diocese of Long Island.
Fee $20 including lunch. Space is limited. For information contact Diane Muscarella at 516-248-4800, ext. 140 or Pre-registration required.

Saturday, January 20, 2018 9am-3pm

Parish Administrators Day

Parish administrators and bookkeepers are once again invited to join together for fellowship and appreciation. This day, which is repeated by popular demand, will help the attendees
to step back to allow God to speak and nourish their souls. Provided with gratitude for the commitment, skill, and daily effort of parish administrators across the Diocese of Long
Island . For information and registration visit the Mercer websiteor call 516-248-4800, ext. 140.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018  9:30am-3pm

Altar Guild Quiet Day 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Mercer School of Theology
Guest Presenter: The Right Rev. Geralyn Wolf

A time apart to prepare for Advent.

Bag lunches can be purchased for $10.00 or you may bring
your own. Dessert & beverage provided.
For information and registration, contact Ms. Jane Ames, President at 516-921-0580.