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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)

Registration for the APC 2017 National Clergy Retreat Is Open!

(May 1, 2017) The biennial National Clergy Retreat is one of the most important ways the APC fulfills that vision and mission through refreshing, renewing and recharging the clergy of the Archdiocese of America, and through them the Church, ministries and families they serve and love. This year's Retreat will be held from October 31-November 3 at the Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia. For details and to register, click the image below or visit apc.goarch.org/retreat. Register early and save ... and you may even win!

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

APC Representatives Hold Spring 2017 Meetings at Hellenic College Holy Cross

(May 7, 2017) The representatives of the Archdiocesan Presbyters Council held their Spring 2017 meetings from April 24-26 on the campus of Hellenic College Holy Cross to continue to build and bind the essential relationship between clergy of the Archdiocese and the administration, staff and students of school. Those goals were certainly fulfilled during these meetings. For a highlights of the meeting topics and issues discussed, see the APC Spring 2017 Meeting Summary. Also read the Resolution of the APC in support our our beloved Hellenic College Holy Cross here.

APC Representatives Hold Fall 2016 Meetings at Site of 2017 APC National Clergy Retreat

(November 14, 2016) The APC met October 31 through November 2, 2016, at the Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia, at the site of the APC 2017 National Clergy Retreat. For highlights of the the major issues addressed and motions adopted, see the APC Fall 2016 Meeting Summary.

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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