Pastoral Council Minutes, August 18th, 2020
Present: Father Doug, Angie Beck, Kris Dunkin, Wayne Green, Jeff Keen, Phil Paladino, Jennifer Siech, and Ruth Schluter in person. Elaine Lawler and Trent Lockard via Zoom. Not present: Kelly Flege and Jennifer Seward.
Ruth called the meeting to order at 7:00pm. Father Doug started with prayer. Introductions were made.
Election of officers. Trent Lockard accepted the role as Chair. Jeff Keen accepted the role of Vice-Chair. Secretary role was tabled. The council approved.
June 9th minutes were reviewed and accepted.
Angie reviewed the upcoming Faith Formation programs and schedule. She shared the brochure that is being mailed. The programs will be a combination of in-person sessions and online sessions. Schedules were set-up so that in-person sessions would be able to practice social distancing and other precautions. The sessions will also include a parent component to help them facilitate at home sessions. Adult opportunities were also discussed. Questions if the current staffing would be able to handle the workload were voiced and Angie indicated that her and the staff should be able to do so.
There was discussion on the Youth Ministry position and staff hour changes. Concern was expressed on the lack of input from the Pastoral Council and Finance on the decisions. It was suggested that communication is vital.
Reviewed finances. Giving is down but there was some buffer in the budget to offset.
Discussed the practices in place for covid. We will keep following archdiocese guidelines. It was suggested that another parish outreach be conducted.
Motion was made by Jennifer to adjourn, seconded by Jeff, and approved by Council.
Next meeting is September 15 at 7 pm.