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The Diocesan Convention

Upcoming Convention ~

  1. Pre-Convention Meeting – Mid-Hudson Region

    Sat, September 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Pre-Convention Meeting – Region II

    Sat, October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Pre-Convention Meeting – New York City

    Sat, October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. 243rd Diocesan Convention

    Fri, November 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - Sat, November 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


2018 Journal

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General Convention Report (pdf)

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2019 Budget as Passed - Disbursements

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2019 Budget as Passed - Summary

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2019 Budget as Passed - Narrative

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Candidates 2018

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Certificate of Lay Delegates

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Incumbents 2018

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Instructions for Submitting Resolutions

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Change in Lay Delegate Form

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Change in Alternate Form

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Certificate of Youth Delegates

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Nomination by Petition Form

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Draft Convention Schedule

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    Bishop Dietsche addressing the 2012 Convention at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

    Bishop Dietsche addressing the 2012 Convention at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

    The Bishop presides over the Diocesan Convention, the ultimate organizational decision-making body comprised of clergy and lay members. Convention meets annually for one or two days in November.

    The Convention decides the Diocesan budget (based on recommendations from the Budget and Finance Committee of the Diocesan Council), elects members of the diocese’s various administrative, executive and judicial bodies and votes on any resolutions—including those that amend or add to the Constitution or Canons—that may be brought before it. When necessary, it elects the Bishop, the Bishop Coadjutor and the Bishop(s) Suffragan.

    Convention Officer

    Ms. Sara Saavedra
    Convention Officer, Assistant Secretary of Convention, Diocesan Benefits Coordinator, Secretary to the Standing Committee

    Office: 212-316-7423
    Fax: 212-316-7420
    [email protected]