An Interim Leadership Team has been appointed to the parish of Our Lady of Hope, Copake Falls.
The Interim Team consists of two individuals: a retired priest or a priest on special assignment for sacramental needs and a parish administrator. The priest will generally have weekend responsibilities and may occasionally assist with funerals. The parish administrator will be at the parish on site on a part-time basis to oversee, assist with, and evaluate parish operations during the interim period. The administrator will also invite key diocesan personnel to visit and support the parish with the various aspects of parish life.
The Interim Team will serve as the liaison between the Diocese and the parish. Parish operations, procedures, and personnel are not expected to change during the interim period.
The following Interim Team has been announced effective immediately:
- Father Joseph Falletta and Deacon Alfred Manzella, Our Lady of Hope, Copake Falls