Diocese of Worcester Concludes First PLC with Bishop John


Scene from Lobster BakeScene from Lobster BakeThe rocky cliffs of the Atlantic in Ogunquit, Maine were the setting for the 74th Annual Parish Life Conference in New England and the first with Bishop John Abdalah. The PLC took place June 21-24 and was hosted by the parish of Saint George in Norwood, MA. The incredibly scenic location and a new hierarch helped make this one of best attended conferences in many years. The hotel sold out early as did the Lobster Bake and Awards Dinner.

Over 400 clergy and parishioners spent four days at the Cliff House taking care of business and enjoying fellowship. The meetings and workshops were well attended; the Bible Bowl and Oratorical Festival were filled with excitement and the finals of "New England's Got Talent" was an awesome display of the musical abilities of the faithful.

Photos from the Conference can be viewed at DropBox.

Worcester PLC Clergy with Bishop JohnWorcester PLC Clergy with Bishop John
Youth workshopYouth workshop
 
Bishop John with Oratorical contestantsBishop John with Oratorical contestants
Awards dinner and talent showAwards dinner and talent show
Hierarchical liturgyHierarchical liturgy