Diocesan Convention 2022

The 151st Diocesan Convention will be held Saturday, October 1, 2022.

Resolutions for the 151st Diocese of Bethlehem Convention

Resolutions are being accepted through July 15, 2022. Resolutions can be submitted by the following:

  • A Diocesan Committe or Commission
  • Three (3) delegates to convention

The Resolution must be submitted in the following format:

Title of Resolution
The full text of the resolution beginning with Be it Resolved…”
The explanation of the resolution
The name(s) of the Committee or Commission or those submitting the resolution

Resolutions must be received by July 15, 2022. This is a firm date. Submit completed resolutions by:

Email to Paula Lapinski: paula@diobeth.org
Mailed: 333 Wyandotte St, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Faxed: 610-691-1682

View the resolutions passed by the 150th Diocesan Convention.


Nominations for the 151st Diocese of Bethlehem Convention are due by July 15. Download the nomination form in Word or PDF. The following are the positions to be elected:

The Standing Committee – for a four-year term

Two (2) positions: One (1) Clergy person and One (1) Lay person

The Diocesan Council  – for a three-year term

Four (4) positions: Two (2) Clergy person and Two (2) Lay person

The Commission on Ministry – for a three-year term

Two (2) positions: One (1) Clergy person and One (1) Lay person

General Convention Deputies – for a three-year term

Deputation – Eight (8) positions: Four (4) Clergy person and Four (4) Lay person

Alternates – Eight (8) positions: Four (4) Clergy person and Four (4) Lay person

      Lay Delegates to Diocesan Convention

      Based on Title I Canon 1 Section 2 of the Canons of the Diocese of Bethlehem. Each Parish and each Mission shall elect one or more Lay Delegates based on the number of lay members as reported on the annual Parochial Report for the year ending December 31 preceding to represent said Parish and Mission in the Convention; and may also elect Alternates, equal in number to the Delegates to which the Parish or Mission is entitled, to the take the place of the regular Delegates in case of absence.

      Lay Members on                Number of Lay
      Parochial Report                Delegates

      Less than 100         1 (one) Lay Delegate
      100 – 299                2 (two) Lay Delegates
      300 – 499               3 (three) Lay Delegates
      500 – 699               4 (four) Lay Delegates

      Parishes or Missions reporting 700 or more lay members in the Parochial Report shall have an additional delegate for each additional 199 lay members reported above 700. Download the Certificate of Election of Lay Delegates as a Word document or PDF.