St. Michael the Archangel

Parish Life Conference 2024

Dear PLC Sponsors, Volunteers and Participants,

We at St. Michael are in awe of all of you. You, who came together and took part of every event and gathering and service – all for the glory of God.

This PLC was filled with joy, laughter, and fun because you made it so! Our workshops and services brought us closer to God and to each other. The business meetings were informative and positioned us for the future of the diocese.

Our gratitude to you all is deep. Although our planning gave PLC 2024 shape, your participation and support made it a success. Thank you for your support of St Michael PLC 2024!

We look forward to 2025 and to supporting our sisters and brothers at St Euphemia in Rockland Maine!

In Christ,
Rick Bardine and Soraya Bandeli
Co-Chairs PLC2024

  • Here is the Schedule
  • There are limited tickets available for the sunset dinner cruise on Saturday night
  • Rooms at the Hotel 1620 reserved for the conference are sold out. If you would like to stay in Plymouth, please use aggregator websites like Expedia, Bookings, Hotels, Travelocity, and Kayak to book a room.

Each year, we have time to share with our fellow Orthodox throughout the diocese, in fun, and fellowship and faith. How? Of course, during the Parish Life Conference for our Diocese of Worcester and New England.

Many of us have attended the PLC in the past, but many have not. So, let’s visit a bit with each other about PLC 2024. His Eminence Metropolitan SABA has established the theme of 2024 PLCs throughout the Archdiocese as “All things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” + Romans 8:28. His Grace, our Bishop JOHN has sub themed our 2024 PLC “Getting Serious about our Faith”.

As you know from the bulletin and Fr. James’ announcements in church, our parish is honored to have been selected to host the Parish Life Conference in 2024 which will be held June 21-23 at Hotel 1620 in Plymouth, MA. With this year’s theme and sub theme in mind, a group of us have been working hard to develop a program through which we can focus equally on fellowship, faith, and fun during our time together. We have secured a great hotel rate for rooms at the PLC venue, Hotel 1620, which is within short walking distance to Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth Rock, and the Mayflower II. There are many excellent restaurants and exciting places to visit in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. The hotel is a perfect base for a weekend or a week.

Whether you are most interested in attending Divine Liturgy, cheering on our teams in the Bible Bowl, or learning more about the faith from our Keynote speaker, Fr. Ted Pulcini, there is something for all of us at the PLC. The PLC provides an opportunity:

  • To share in fellowship by meeting and renewing acquaintance with our fellow orthodox from the Diocese;
  • To grow in faith as we learn from Fr. Ted Pulcini, participate in working business sessions of the Society of St. Ignatius, Antiochian Women’s Group, Men’s Group and SOYO, watch “Man of God” and attend the Oratorical Festival;
  • To share in fun at the Bible Bowl and Plymouth Harbor Sunset Cruise with dinner and dancing aboard the Pilgrim Belle on Saturday night;
  • To celebrate the Great Feast of Pentecost on Sunday morning.

So, whether you are younger, older, or in between, we know you will find something of interest at the PLC. Please keep your eyes on the bulletin for the full program and join us as we prepare for this great event, the Diocese of Worcester and New England, Parish Life Conference 2024.

PLC Committee:

  • Fr. James Irving
  • Kh. Valerie Irving
  • Soraya Bandeli
  • Rick Bardine
  • David Easa
  • Anastasia Klokova
  • Stephen Winters
  • Ned Chatelain