The purpose of the parish pastoral council, as described in canon 536, is the "fostering" of "pastoral activity" in the parish. A pastoral council has been established whose responsibility is to investigate under the authority of the pastor all those things which pertain to pastoral works, to ponder them and to propose practical conclusions about them.
The Annunciation Parish Council meets monthly, September through May, on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Selbert Hall Meeting Room.
Parishioners are welcome to attend. Due to limited seating and prepared agendas, it is recommended that you contact a council member prior to the meeting you wish to attend.
The Council currently consists of the Pastor, two trustees, three at-large members, and three representatives from the Parish's five Commission groups, and the council secretary.
Father Gene Ulrich
John Neidhart, Council President, Member-at-Large
Caryn Wojtowicz, Coordinator of Commissions, Member-at-Large
Bill Markowski, Member-at-Large
Paula Penepent, Member-at-Large
Chet Lewalski, Properties Commission
Sharon Walsh, Outreach Commission
Mike Clabeaux, Worship & Spirit Life Commission
Gail Buehlmann, Community Life Commission
Rosanne Hartman, Youth Advisor
Deborah Keenan, Pastoral Associate for Liturgy
Jen Stark, Parish Trustee
Bob Krolczyk, Parish Trustee
Barb Woody, Council Secretary
ANNUNCIATION PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
MINUTES – February 6, 2013
IN ATTENDANCE: Fr. Gene Ulrich, Caryn Wojtowicz, Sister Marilyn Dudek, Bob Moscato, Bill Markowski, Debbie Keenan, Sharon Walsh, Chet Lewalski, Mike Clabeaux, Rosanne Hartman, Gail Buehlmann
The meeting opened at 7:05 p.m. as members read the Parish Vision Statement and prayed our usual opening prayer from the Notre Dame Book of Prayer. Deb Keenan read the Gospel from Sunday, February 3 and led reflection on it.
Sister Marilyn and Bob Moscato were with us to provide an update on the school. Sister handed out the attached "Annunciation School Report for Pastoral Council" dated February 6, 2013 and briefly reviewed some of the issues.
Bob Moscato spoke on the school developing an evaluation plan for teachers, hopefully to be in place next year. It includes a combination of evaluation criteria, including input from students, parents and parish administration.
Fr. Gene discussed the importance of the school providing a Catholic identity to our children. He feels the morning assemblies are "precious time" for all, including him.
Sr. Marilyn thanked everyone for their involvement and support of the school and, the Council commends Sr. Marilyn for her leadership.
Deb Keenan will send Carol Leonard a copy of Sister's handout for a possible article for The Annunciator.
Minutes of January 2, 2013
A motion was made by Mike Clabeaux, seconded by Sharon Walsh, and carried unanimously to accept the Minutes of January 2, 2013 as written.
Chet Lewalski reported that work continues on security for the Parish facilities.
Sharon Walsh indicated the Parish has had approximately 20 new members since the Fall. A Welcome Breakfast is being planned for April.
A Lenten calendar of events was distributed by Deb (copy attached).
At a recent Holy Name meeting, Mike Clabeaux brought up the possibility of reporters to support Carol Leonard and The Annunciator, and there seemed to be interest from the membership. There were also several people interested in selling tickets for the Preservation Fund Drawing. Mike also had flyers available for Duck Race on May 19 (copy attached).
There are 4 young people from the Parish attending the CYO convention and working on a banner. Sharon will mention to Chris Hanley that this would be an opportunity to get some young parishioners featured in The Annunciator.
Gail will also forward Carol Leonard photos of Rita Walter's upcoming 90th birthday party.
A signup sheet was circulated to help with Preservation Fund ticket sales.
Debbie Keenan mentioned that a Host has been found in the Church by the cleaning staff. Deb and Fr. Gene encourage everyone to be alert for proper disposition of the Host.
Sharon Walsh was approached by a young mother about the possibility of a wall mounted changing table for the ladies' room near Selbert Hall. Chet will follow up.
Chet will also look into updating the First Aid kits in Selbert Hall kitchen, Parish Center and the Usher's Room.
Council members should note there is a HUGE Parish Council Sign for use on Hospitality Sundays. Thanks for Deb Keenan for getting it made.
Report by Pastor
Commission Meeting date has been changed to Wednesday, April 17. One of the items to be addressed at the meeting will be the formal introduction of the Langley Hall issue.
Deb and Caryn will work on wording for a "Parish Proclamation" for the late Gerry Manning in honor of Gerry's service to the Parish.
Nocturnal Adoration - perhaps a review of current practice is needed with a special emphasis on safety and security for all.
Meeting closed at 8:45 p.m. as the members prayed an Our Father together.
Action Items from January 2, 2013 - all completed
Action Items from February 7, 2013
- Deb will forward Sister Marilyn's handout to Carol Leonard for possible article for The Annunciator.
- Sharon will speak to Chris Hanley about a photo/article to Carol Leonard on those attending the CYO Convention.
- Gail will forward photos of Rita's 90th birthday to Carol Leonard.
- All will be vigilant about disposition of the Host
- Chet will follow up on a changing table and updated First Aid kits
- Deb and Caryn will work on a "Parish Proclamation" for the late Gerry Manning.
Barbara M. Woody
Sr. Lori and Sharon Walsh
April 17* note date change