December 23, 2015
The Pastoral Council December meeting was another well attended meeting with a total of twelve attendees. The focus of this meeting was mostly spiritual introducing the Jubilee of Mercy declared by Pope Francis and reflection on Advent and the upcoming Gospel.
Reports were presented from Financial Council, Facility and Grounds, Parish life (50th anniversary plans), and a written report "What's Happening in St. Stephen the Martyr Youth Ministry" was reviewed.
Plans to form a task force to evaluate the Narthex use and policies were discussed. Plans are to form the task force in late January that would form a recommendation on how the Narthex can be best utilized.
The Council reviewed and discussed the 2nd chapter of "4 Signs of a Dynamic Catholic" book which is being read as a book study this year.