Oct 20, 2020 Pastoral Council Minutes
Present: Kelli Flege, Wayne Green, Trent Lockard, Phil Paladino, Ruth Schluter, Jennifer Seward, and Father Doug Wathier in person. Jeff Keen and Elaine Lawler via Zoom. Not present: Kris Dunkin and Jennifer Siech.
St. Mary Parish Life Minutes, November 18, 2020
Sixteen people in attendance (includes 6 thru Zoom). Gerri started the meeting with a prayer.
Helen briefly reviewed the October meeting. Linda shared the communications that had been sent to all funeral list callers, funeral workers, group leaders and those on the linens list. She has also sent a note to the parishioner who donated money (in memory of a loved one) that purchased the new mixer for the kitchen. The parishioner was pleased with the purchase.
Gerri shared her role within the Parish Life Committee. She is the committee’s liaison with the other staff members. Gerri shared that terms for a Parish Life Chair and Vice-Chair would run from July 1 to June 30 of each year with the vice-chair moving to the chair position. Mary Jo Stromberg volunteered to fill the position of Chair and Amy Price volunteered to fill the position of Vice-Chair. These positions will go from the present to June 30, 2021.
The group brainstormed the many activities in which Parish Life could possibly be involved. Gerri recorded these ideas on chart paper. Five pages were filled. Gerri also noted that there will be a time when funeral support will come back. The following activities were identified as those on which the committee will focus efforts for the next 90 days:
Phone Pals- Bernice, Ruth, Nancy and Jan have started this Welcome new parishioners Outreach
--Prayer chain follow-up
Recognize sacraments Grocery delivery -- Veronica volunteered to coordinate Meal Train Sewing groups --One is scheduled for Friday (Nov.20) morning.
Anyone who has a special interest in any of these activities and wishes to organize the involvement of others needs to contact Gerri. Gerri will meet with Mary Jo and Amy to brainstorm parishioners who might be interested in a specific activity. Communication was also identified as a need. It was clarified that all church committee minutes are on the website, but they are listed under the heading: “Parish Council”. It was pointed out that this title is misleading, as it leads one to believe these are only Parish Council minutes. It was suggested that this title be changed to accurately reflect that this includes all committee minutes. The minutes are included in the packet that Parish Council receives before each of its meetings. Communication between groups would allow for enhanced working together within the church towards a common purpose. The meeting was ended with a group prayer.
Next meeting is at 7 PM in January…DATE TO BE DETERMINED. Everyone is encouraged to bring a friend. Respectfully submitted, Helen Melichar