February 23, 2016
The Pastoral Council February meeting was moved to the Second Thursday 2-11-2016 due to our normal meeting date was Ash Wednesday. For our spiritual study we used Lectio Divina process to read the upcoming Sundays Gospel John 2: 1-11.
Reports were presented from Financial Council, Facility and Grounds, Parish life (50th anniversary plans), and the youth ministry. You may e-mail the pastoral council to request the complete minutes of the meeting.
A discussion was held as to what areas of Parish Life and Operations should be planning priorities in upcoming meetings. One priority mentioned was establishing a volunteer best practice guide and an implementation of a complete volunteer program that covers everything including: recruiting, operating process, communications, and recognition. Further work on this priority and others will continue in future meetings. Fr. Ed will direct this planning process using a guide from his recent Leadership training course.
The Council reviewed and discussed the 4th chapter of "4 Signs of a Dynamic Catholic" book which is being read as a book study this year. This chapter was about Generosity and Stewardship.