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Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes

Sept 15, 2010

 

 

Discerned Members Present:             Sheila Krajnik,                         Tammy St. Clair,          Norman Ata,   

Joe Kelliher,    Glenn Nalls,     Brooks Crozier,           Gerard DeGuzman,      Rick Glosser,   Jr.      Fr Kevin Segerblom.

 

Meeting Convened: 7:21 p.m. Meeting Adjourned: 8:57 p.m.

 

Opening Prayer:

Sheila opened the meeting by welcoming our newly discerned members then led us in prayer.

 

Approval of Minutes:

The minutes of the May, 2010 meeting were approved as submitted.

 

Parishioners’ Forum:

 

Tammy - there seems to be some confusion regarding Extraordinary Ministers prep for Mass and asked if a check off list should be available. Fr. Kevin will be meeting with EM coordinators to discuss this issue and generate such a list.

 

Tammy asked about the use of Jr. Ushers. Discussion included age requirements, coordination of adult and Jr. Ushers, an usher roster / schedule and duties or limitations. There is no schedule for ushers at this time. Most of the adult ushers have been ushers for a long time. They coordinate with one another to cover the Masses. They are open to working with juniors. Age 13 was suggested as a minimum age for juniors. Juniors should not be involved with handling collections. Sheila asked if this ministry should be added to stewardship volunteers. Fr. will meet with adult ushers to discuss this further.

 

Rick was asked about project 2010; why was the project initiated and completed before the pledge drive was conducted for the project? Fr. explained that the expansion was required to correct a liability issue arising from dangerous and illegal parking at over crowded Mass each weekend. The parish was also at risk of loosing parishioners due to lack of adequate parking.

 

Youth Forum:

 

Fr. Kevin - OLPH will host a “Youth Rally in the Valley” Oct 13. at 7 pm. The rally will feature guest speaker(s), music and prayer that appeals to youth. Fr. Kevin will update Nikki to alert RCS. All are welcome to attend.

 

Glenn – Youth Heart Work Camp: Participant registration and deposit of $75.00 is due by Sun Sept 26. The 2011 work camp will be held in either Delaware or Pittsburg the week prior to July 4.

 

Reports:

Chairperson’s Report: by Sheila Krajnik

  • Sheila handed out revised copies of Expectations of PC Members and specially noted Members call to pray for the parish and be present and visible to parishioners. She also explained the role of “Orienter” is anyone who notes we are drifting from subject.
  • Pastoral Council Meeting Calendar was accepted with no conflicts.
  • Opening prayer and Refreshment assignments were accepted with note that no refreshments are needed at the Dec meeting since this will be a dinner meeting out.
  • Sheila emailed the Strategic Plan to members 9/15.
  • Pastoral Council member liaison to other committees – Assignments: see attached
  • Joe Kelliher and Glenn Nalls offered Cluster Council update. Many parishes are planning picnics with our own Sept 19 and St Frances on Oct 3. Cluster parish links with Mass times are now on the OLPH web site. St Frances of Assisi is struggling with lost of 25 % of parishioners due to clustering, however the loss seems to be stabilizing. They are reorganizing youth ministry. OLN offered adult formation classes the last Sunday of the month and many summer workshops. Both were well attended apparently since people had more available time. St Andrews is getting a new organ. RCS has had many requests for scholarships and with limited funds will be requesting continuing support from area parishes. Confirmation and other youth ministry events should be better coordinated with all cluster parishes. St. Gerard thanks all for attending Sunday evening Mass. Attendance has been about 150 each week. St Gerard’s parishioners include a high number of low income households and ministers to many refugees and non English speaking people. They are operating on an unbalanced budget but cannot cut any further. The next Cluster meeting will be at OLN Dec 9 with dinner at 6pm and meeting at 7pm.

 

Old Business:

Sanctuary Art: Tammy St. Clair reported on the Sanctuary Art project. The next meeting is scheduled for Oct. 12. The stain glass artist should present the finalized drawings at that time. The total cost has not been determined yet. However the cost for one of the tall windows such as the one behind Betsie is expected to cost approximately $9000.00. We currently have about $40,000.00 for this project. The project will be installed in stages rather than all at once. The presentation date to the parish is to be determined.

 

New Business:

  • Pastoral Council retreat
    • The retreat will be held at Wilderness Adventure Oct 15 -16. We will meet for dinner at 6 pm Fri evening. The retreat will conclude with Mass after lunch on Sat. This year’s topic will be the New Roman Missal. Speakers will be Betsie and Fr. Kevin. Meal assignments are attached.
  • Parish Picnic Will be held Sunday, Sept 19. All PC Members are encouraged to attend.  Please see Glenn Nalls or Bev Stith to help the day of the picnic as needed.

 

Pastor’s Report:

  • We now have a fund raising committee chaired by Wade Thompson and members Michelle Kelleher and Yaw Asirifi. Wade presented information regarding Project 2010, the parking lot expansion, on four consecutive weekends. To date, $98,880.00 has been donated / pledged from approximately 23% parishioner responses.
  • The Catholic Virginian outlined the various ministries the Diocesan Appeal is used to fund. This year Bishop Delorenzo moved the appeal away from Lent. Fr Kevin plans to mention the appeal at the last weekend Masses of Sept. then lead the appeal Oct 2 / 3 along with Mike and Sherry McGuire.
  • A new Roanoke College Campus Minister is being hired. Details should be available very soon. Fr Kevin will make the announcement at the weekend Masses.
  • RCS attendance is up with 431 new students. Fr Kevin will be planning more regular masses, at least monthly, in Chapel.
  • Fr Kevin is feeling more comfortable with his role here at OLPH and thanks all who serve on various councils for their work, dedication, and advise.

 

Closing Prayer

The meeting was closed with a prayer by Father Kevin. He invited all to Benediction and meditation after the meeting.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Norman Ata

Pastoral Council Secretary