The Pastoral Council is meeting regularly again, generally on the first Thursday of the month. Important information will be included in the bulletin (usually as in insert) and on the website. Detailed meeting minutes are available on request.
Organization The Pastoral Council has a membership of twelve parishioners. Additionally, the two parish trustees (Pete Henrici, Ray McGoldrick), the faith formation coordinator (Chrissy Blanck) and the pastor (Fr. Michael) serve as ex-officio members. Here are the current members:
Maureen Murray, Chair (email@example.com) Rob Bohm, Secretary (Rob@Bohm.us)
Sharon Oberriter (firstname.lastname@example.org) Jeff Woeppel (email@example.com)
Michael Lachance (firstname.lastname@example.org) Carolyn Lewis (email@example.com)
Kathy Shirm (firstname.lastname@example.org) Cathy and Joe Parisi (email@example.com)
Peggy Poulson (firstname.lastname@example.org) Cythia Kukenberger (email@example.com)
Stephanie Nolan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please communicate with them or the ex-officio members regarding any concerns, questions or suggestions.
The pastor presides over and guides final decisions and their implementation. Formal guidelines for how the council functions are available upon request.
July 1, 2021 Meeting Summary
Ministries and Committees. Work continues on comprehensively identifying, organizing, and communicating this important component of parishioner participation and engagement. An historical review of past efforts has been undertaken. Leaders will be contacted for updates and guidance. This database will enable priorities to be set. The goal is to create a brochure and narratives outlining these initiatives in order to invite parishioners to bring their skill and gifts to church activity.
Grandparents Liturgy. A variety of items are being planned for this event honoring grandparents and seniors as declared by Pope Francis. A reception and social hour will be held after Mass on the 25th. The Pope intends the feast of Anna and Joachim to be an annual seniors recognition.
Welcome Back Celebration. This is targeted for sometime in October. Various methods of communication were discussed. Availability of an accurate parish directory is required to effectively reach parishioners. A small group has been working on this in conjunction with greeters who will ask church attendees to complete a small form indicating key demographics. In addition, current information is continuously provided to Kitty who is managing the master list. This is a work in progress acknowledging that great progress has been achieved. Further, Council members noted the splendid work being done in greeting parishioners who are attending Mass in greater numbers.
Rotation of Pastoral Council Members. Chairperson Maureen described the rotational component of the Pastoral Council. There are twelve members with four members rotating off the council each year. Members may serve up to three years . She will be working with Fr. Michael and the current members to effect a rotation schedule that may be implemented in September.
Faith Formation. Chrissy reported that classes had been completed the last week of June with an appreciation supper planned for mid month. The Vacation Bible School program has been ordered and movies are planned for the Parish Hall in the summer.
Fr. Michael personally thanked the members of the Council for their dedication and in particular Maureen and Rob for their leadership roles.
Reminder. Please contact Fr. Michael or a member of the Pastoral Council with any concerns or recommendations. A listing of members may be found on the Church website under Ministries.