Pastoral Council Minutes | May 4, 2022 7:00pm

Blessed Sacrament Parish Pastoral Council Minutes

May 4, 2022 7:00pm

Attendees: Dick Dolinski, Fr. Rob Howe, Jim Mahoney, Jim Marinek (virtual), Lyn Pajk, Jeff Paulus, Patrick Regier, Cathy Richard, Barb Warczinsky

Excused: Annette Clark

Opening Comments: Fr. Rob

  • Facilities

    • Pews project is complete
    • Church carpeting will be replaced in the fall (sample representation at end of minutes)
    • Church entrance doors will undergo maintenance
    • Church west entrance area will be renovated. The appearance will be similar but stamped concrete will be used instead of individual concrete pavers / tiles
    • Options are being explored for improving the playground equipment and area
  • Events

    • Parish picnic is being planned for the weekend on August 27-28
    • Community bike ride from the Tridge to the ice cream store is being planned

Synod 2021-23—Parish Summary: Fr. Rob

  • Kristyn Russel has processed and summarized all of the input from the Synod meetings and prepared a draft report
    • Total of 9 in-person sessions held along with on-line participation
    • 184 people provided input
    • Parish results have been submitted to the Diocese as well as directly to the Vatican
    • A report to the Parish will be provided on our parish feast weekend    (June 18/19)

Faith Formation Update—Lyn Pajk

  • Lyn described the plan for developing, implementing, sustaining, and growing small faith groups
    • Brainstorming meetings will be held in June
    • A six-month effort will begin in August/early September to gear up to launch the week of February 18-19, 2023 (Weekend before beginning of Lent on February 22, 2023)
    • Small faith groups to meet throughout Lent, finish the session before Holy Week, and will be encouraged to celebrate at Holy Thursday Potluck dinner
    • Continue the experience with diverse opportunities by season, ministry, population, etc.

Finance Update—Patrick Regier

  • Parish finances are strong
    • Current year-to-date weekend collections were higher than budget by ~$49,000; Net Revenue (total revenue less expenses) increased by $26,274 through end of March, 2022.
    • 2021-22 Christ’s Mission Appeal (formerly Catholic Services Appeal—CSA) is still lagging behind target
    • 2022-23 Christ’s Mission Appeal will begin in the Fall

Rendering of Church Carpeting

rendering of church carpet

Meeting ended at 8:15pm