SS. Peter and Paul Parish Pastoral Council Minutes of Meeting March 16, 2012
Present: Tom Boler, Tom Gavin, Noelle Gollinger, Kristine Gorecki, Steve Keeley, Tom Lupinacci, Margie Sznajder, Ashley Wesolowski, Bob Wold, Fr. Milota, Jane Bowers Absent: Mary Beth Brummond, Jerry Buch, Paul Gallo, Brendon Heffron, Dolly McCarthy I.
Opening Prayer Tom Gavin called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. and Fr. Milota led the opening prayer.
Approval of Minutes The minutes of the February 20, 2012 meeting were approved on a motion by Bob Wold, seconded by Tom Lupinacci.
Approval of Agenda The agenda was approved with the change of moving the Administration Commission report to the first item on the agenda.
Administration Commission Report Tom Boler reported that overall the Church is at a $10,000 surplus. Although Sunday collections are still behind budget; other collections and revenue are ahead of budget. The new on-line donation site has been rolled out and 12 people have registered; one of those being new and the other moving over from the old site. We have also received about 8 mail-in applications from users of the old site. It was suggested there be a table at the Ministry Fair April 29 for sign ups. The school had higher enrollment than budgeted and the after school care fees are better than expected. RE is also better than expected with higher enrollment.
Open Forum None
Commission Reports A. Teen Update Ashley Wesolowski reported that the teens are bowling this Thursday. They also have a canoe trip upcoming and a pancake breakfast in May. Their numbers have increased.
Ss. Peter and Paul Parish Pastoral Council March 19, 2012 Page 2 B. New Evangelization Tom Lupinacci distributed their Commission report. He said there was good attendance at the Parish Mission and that the Catholicism series begins on March 28. Ministry Fair/New Parishioner Welcome is April 29; and a new RCIA class beginning along with a Confirmation class. The Fisherman’s Net project is going well and will hopefully be ready by the end of April/beginning of May. C. Worship No report. D. Christian Service Tom Gavin said they will put ads in the bulletin requesting suggestions for charitable opportunities. Their next Commission meeting is in May. E. Religious Education Bob Wold said they are planning an appreciation Mass for their volunteers. They plan to participate in the Ministry Fair April 29. Faith is the theme for next year’s RE. F. Parish Life Noelle Gollinger said the Coffee and Donuts event went well. The game night, for which the Marbles store is providing the games, is March 20. VII.
Capital Improvement Program Fr. Milota said there have been some deductions from the total raised from items such as matching gifts that were declined, but that we are still above goal. We have begun requesting bids on some of the projects and are beginning to receive responses back. We will be doing the tuck pointing and elementary school roof, the sprinkler systems in the St. Paul Center and in areas of the Church, as well as smaller projects such as painting.
VIII. Old Business A. Neighborhood Meetings The next Neighborhood meeting is being planned for May at Tom Lupinacci’s home. Tom will work with Jessica to schedule the date. At the last Neighborhood meeting, the question about connecting Home school families was asked and it was thought maybe a link could be added to the Fisherman’s Net. IX.
New Business A. Approval of Second Term for At-Large Council Members with Terms Expiring June 2012 Both Margie Sznajder and Paul Gallo are interested in continuing for a second term on the Council. The By-Laws require a 2/3 affirmation to approve. The Council members attending voted unanimously to affirm and those not at the meeting will be polled.
Ss. Peter and Paul Parish Pastoral Council March 19, 2012 Page 3 X.
President’s Report None
Pastor’s Comments Fr. Milota said Holy Week is upcoming and noted key Masses and events. Fr. Milota said they have hired a new music director. He discussed the fertility clinic that was planning to open at Washington and Benton and reasons for opposing it. Dr. Caruso, who previously worked in this field, will speak at the Church on March 29. Encourage those with questions to attend; we will also video and put on the Fisherman’s Net.
Closing Prayer The closing prayer was given by Fr. Milota.
XIII. Adjournment The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m. Our next meeting is April 16. Respectfully submitted, Jane Bowers, Recorder