At its meeting on May 1, the Pastoral Council discerned four members for a three-year term. Joanna Clementi and Emily Wisniewski will continue for a second term. Latonia Bird and Lisa Marie Idzikowski will join the council for a first term. They officially begin their term on July 1, but will attend the May and June meetings as the council plans for next year, elects its leadership, and discerns Pastoral Council liaisons to various parish commissions and committees. I thank Joanna, Emily, Latonia, and Lisa Marie for their willingness to serve the community in this important role. I also thank Stacey Stark and Kevin McGinty for their service as their term ends.
The Pastoral Council also approved a parish goal for 2019-2020. The goal was drafted by the Formation and Evangelization Commission, based on the results of the parish survey completed recently. Each council, commission, committee, and group in the parish will be asked to review the goal and form objectives for how they can move us toward the goal in their particular area of ministry. The Pastoral Council liaison will have the responsibility of helping each group do this. The goal is the following:
Energize and grow our membership by providing a welcoming environment
with strong adult formation and activities for all ages to foster spiritual growth
and a strong desire to make disciples of all people.
I thank the members of the Formation and Evangelization Commission, who spent many hours working with the survey to craft the goal and who will continue to work to help in its implementation.
Please keep this process in your prayers.
-- Paul James Portland, SDS