Brother Ed Falsey To Lead Church Consolidation Efforts

By Erik Burling

July 22, 2010 Updated Jul 24, 2007 at 7:54 PM EDT

Since 2002 Brother Ed Falsey has been working in Broome County to merge local parishes.

That work, and the work he does for Church of the Holy Trinity in the Town of Dickinson is in the past.

In the future...working full time as the Associate Director of Pastoral planning for the entire Syracuse Diocese.

That means more merging for Brother Ed.

"The most difficult part is accepting that you have to lose your parish. The way you understand it. The way you grew up with it," says Falsely.

Brother Falsey has dealt with Church Consolidation before.

He played an active part in the development of the Church of the Holy Trinity.

The Diocese combined Saint Stans and Saint Joesph's into Saint Ann's to form the Church of the Holy Trinity.

Holy Trinity has incorporated relics from three combined churches to form Holy Trinity, something Brother Ed hopes to do the same on a larger scale while working for the Syracuse Diocese.

More churches are set to merge in the future.

Rebuilding is part of a process according to brother Ed.

"We are making a different kind of sacrifice and we need to let go. We need to go through the sadness and the grieving," says Falsey.

For Brother Ed, it will be tough to say goodbye to his local church.

But, he has a higher calling to do more work.

Brother Ed starts his new role for the Syracuse Diocese on September first.

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