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New York archdiocese announces academic program to train lay people as parish managers

March 16, 2015

The Archdiocese of New York is seeking to train lay people in parish management, to allow parish priests more time to focus on pastoral work.

In conjunction with Villanova University, the archdiocese has developed a two-year online program, leading to a master’s degree in church management. Tuition for the program will be paid by the archdiocese and the parish for which the student is being trained.


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  • Posted by: unum - Mar. 17, 2015 6:39 PM ET USA

    Hooray! I hope more bishops follow their lead.

  • Posted by: jacquebquique5708 - Mar. 17, 2015 10:56 AM ET USA

    Obviously, a very good idea whose time has come.