Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 12/6/2016

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra
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Welcome to the Archdiocesan Presbyters Council

Our Vision
"Brothers who love and serve one another."

Our Mission
"The mission of the Archdiocesan Presbyters Council is to serve the clergy of the Archdiocese by supporting our priests through spiritual growth, educational development and personal wellness. This mission is accomplished through retreats, continuing education, brother-to-brother outreach, ministry development, clergy family care and benevolence."

"The soul of a priest ought to blaze like a light illuminating the world."
- St. John Chrysostom (350-407 AD)

The APC 2017 National Clergy Retreat Announced

(July 5, 2016) The dates and location for the APC 2017 National Clergy Retreat were officially announced at the Clergy-Laity 2016 National Clergy Breakfast in Nashville, TN. The event will be held from October 31-November 3, 2017, at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia. For details, click the image below or visit apc.goarch.org/retreat.

APC 2017 National Clergy Retreat: Fathers, Brothers, Men of God

Officers for 2016-2018 Term

(July 4, 2016) The representatives of the Archdiocesan Presbyters Council from each Metropolis and the Archdiocesan District met during the 43rd Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress in Nashville for the first meeting of the 2016-2018 term and elected officers. They are:

  • President: Rev. Fr John Touloumes
  • Vice-President: Rev. Fr. Louis Noplos
  • Treasurer: Rev. Fr. Basil Gikas
  • Secretary: Rev. Fr. Paul Kaplanis
  • Past President/Advisor: Rev. Fr. Nicholas Anctil

The complete list of 2016-2018 representatives can be found here.

APC Adopts New Vision and Mission Statements

(October 15, 2014) At its recent Fall meeting, the newly-elected representatives of the APC undertook the challenge of re-focusing the work of this ministry to meet the needs of our brother clergy today and their ministry in the Church. To that end, the following two statements have been adopted to form the core of the work and focus of the Archdiocesan Presbyters Council:

Our Vision: “Brothers who love and serve one another.”

Our Mission: "The mission of the Archdiocesan Presbyters Council is to serve the clergy of the Archdiocese by supporting our priests through spiritual growth, educational development and personal wellness. This mission is accomplished through retreats, continuing education, brother-to-brother outreach, ministry development, clergy family care and benevolence."


The Archdiocesan Presbyters Council
The Rev. Father John Touloumes, President
Holy Trinity Church, 985 Providence Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
412-366-8700 - Office  |  412-366-8710 - Fax  | apc@mail.goarch.org

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