Mar 14, 2019
March 5, 2019
Members Excused: Bruce Varick, Roz Stenke
Opening Prayer/Reading: Delores Skarban ... [Luke 5:1-11]
Consent Approval of Minutes for: Pastoral Council [02-/05/19]; Parish Life [02/11/19]; Welcoming [01/20/19]; Worship [2/18/19]; PC agenda [03/05/19] – all approved as written. Finance Minutes [03/05/19] and Human Concerns Minutes [03/02/19], late additions, were both approved as written.
Statuary Presentation: Carl Reyes – Presented members with copies of work-up done by a group recognized as the “Statuary Committee”. The report consisted of a variety of choices for all three categories of: Corpus, Mary & St. Joseph. A wide variety of shapes, poses, styles, colors and costs were included...all with the caveat that nothing is set-in-stone, and may not include costs for transport of statues from Italy. All members were asked to consider the options provided, and return at the next meeting with their choices (#1, #2, #3) for EACH category. And they should also bring forth, to the Council, any questions or concerns regarding anything proffered within the report.
Ministry Presentation: Dr. Beth Roeder – Showed a slide presentation, presenting the newer approach to Pastoral Care Ministry she is proposing to pursue. The PC Members were asked to consider the different areas cited, and how they can perceive their involvement in making them be successful. For example, volunteer Eucharistic Ministers are sorely needed, and more information is needed on our parishioners as they move from homes to residential care places. All PC members are encouraged to consider the various points of the presentation and return, at our next meeting with some practical suggestions.
Pastoral Council Retreat Discussion: The ‘takeaways’ were primarily positive. And, while it was noted that many of the areas that the PC Members found of importance, it is apparent that many of these are already ‘in progress’ in some form or another. This serves to strengthen the purpose of continuing to work on these ‘moving forward’ measures.
Calling Others into Service: Delores gave everyone a handout consisting of a few articles citing the need for stepping out of our comfort zones. Also offering some ideas to promote parishioner-to-parishioner interaction. All members were asked to read and contemplate if any of these ideas would feasibly work in our parish, and, if not, what might work.
Chair Report: [As given by Andrew in Bruce’s absence.]
Santisimo Sacramento report: Andrew – At this time there are three parishioners committed to the Mission Trip May 19th thru 26th, with others expressing interest. There are plans in the works to hold an informational meeting, regarding this trip, on Wednesday, March 13th @ 6:30 PM.
Parish Director’s Report:
Pastoral Council Nomination/Discernment Process to begin:
New Business: Requested prayers for Andrew and his family on the death of his father, Hugh Weisensel, last night.
Next Agenda/Executive Meeting: 03/19/2019; Adjournment: 8:30 PM
Next Meeting Date/Reading: 04/02/2019 – Bruce Varick [John 8:1-11]
Submitted by: Judith Freimark, Secretary