New York City’s Bishop has announced a new project with a priest named Father Sylvester Clark.
Clark, a longtime associate of Bishop Robert Carlson and a member of the diocese’s Board of Pastoral Experts, will be known as a dragon priest.
Clarks new project will include the installation of four solar-powered solar panels that are expected to power the roof of the church.
He is also partnering with the diocesan Renewable Energy Authority to install an electric vehicle charging station and a solar-generated electricity system for the archdiocese’s homeless shelter.
The project is part of Bishop Carlson’s Renewable Power for the Archdiocese initiative, which seeks to develop a low-carbon energy solution that will be more sustainable than coal, natural gas and other forms of fossil fuels.
The bishop said he hopes the project will be a catalyst for the diacesan church to become more environmentally conscious.
The Rev. Charles C. Bynum, a senior pastor in the diaconate, is the bishop’s executive director of the Bishop’s Council of Priests.
He will oversee the project, according to the diakasteprogram.
Clack will lead the installation and work with Bishop Carlson, Bishop Michael M. Dolan and the Rev. Anthony L. O’Connor.
The archdiocesan priest has served as Bishop Carlson since 2015.
The diocese announced in January that he would retire from the clergy in 2019.