茕蝶/Renata (all for a pair of green eyes) (snowlight) wrote in little_details,
茕蝶/Renata (all for a pair of green eyes)
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priests from different Catholic parishes visiting each other

Hi everyone!

I am working on a story where the main character A is a transitional deacon in a Catholic parish in New York City. (He has completed the seminary studies already, just hasn't been ordained a priest yet.)

Now, A knows character B from their seminary days together. They were pretty good friends but haven't seen each other since they left the seminary. The current plot is that A attends a church conference in another city, which B's church is hosting. (B can be a priest or a deacon, doesn't matter.) SOMEHOW (I don't know how yet) A is asked by B's parish to stay there for a few days after the conference ends. And when he does return to his own parish, SOMEHOW (again) B comes back with him for the purpose of visiting.

My questions:
1. What kind of conferences exist for Catholic church parishes in America? What goes on there?
2. What kind of "official" business can A be conducting in the scenario listed above to stay in another city?
3. What kind of "official" business can B get sent on to visit A's parish?

Any help/insight would be greatly appreciated! :D
Tags: usa: new york: new york city, ~religion: christianity: catholicism
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