Igniting The Flame Program

Igniting The Flame Program

Christ is Risen!
As already announced by His Eminence, Archbishop Mark, Mr. Bill Marianes will be offering a daylong workshop on the Effective Church Model which he discussed at our Diocesan Assembly.  This will take place at Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in Harrisburg on Saturday, June 3rd, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (breakfast and lunch is provided).  It is the eve of Pentecost, an appropriate time for us to gather as the diocese, clergy and laity, to engage in common reflection and education in how we can more effectively communicate the saving message of the Gospel.  It is the first date Bill had available and the only one for the first nine months of the year.

As a fellow parish priest, I am aware that this date presents scheduling challenges for all of us.  But as we all recognized and expressed at the Diocesan Assembly, we really wish to pursue further the insights and practical instruction that Bill has to offer. Perhaps by God's Providence it is offered to us on this day of Pentecost Eve.  

On behalf of the Archbishop I strongly encourage you to do all that you can to be there and to encourage any and all parishioners who wish to attend to do so.  It is free to attend.  I also suggest that you consider adjusting your liturgical schedule for that day to facilitate your attendance. 

Please call the Diocesan Center no later than Friday May 26 to indicate how many are attending from your parish.  We need to give the good people of Christ the Savior a headcount for the meals.  

With gratitude for your assistance and cooperation and looking forward to seeing you there,

Yours in the Risen Lord,
Fr. Martin Browne

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