Category : Pastoral Council
Pastoral Council/Vibrant Parish
Minutes April 19, 2017
Pastoral Council Members: Bernadette Drabik (Chairperson), Zoriana Mangione (Trustee), Irene Skalij, Diane Filak, Patricia Dudley. Representatives: Jo Ann Dunne (OMPHS), Fr. Mikhail Myshchuk, Fr. Deacon Thomas Gutch
In Attendance: Fr. Mikhail Myshchuk, Fr. Deacon Thomas Gutch, Bernadette Drabik, Zoriana Mangione, Irene Skalij, Diana Filak, Jo Ann Dunne.
The meeting was opened by Fr. Mikhail with a prayer and singing of “Christ is Risen”.
Our Mother of Perpetual Help Society: Jo Ann Dunne reported that Society members have begun their Easter visits to our sick and homebound parishioners. This year we are giving an Easter basket with blessed pussy willows, a wooden Ukrainian Easter egg with stand and a small floral wreath that can be hung on a door or bulletin board.
Religious Education: One student will be receiving Holy First Communion this year on May 7th. Bernadette Drabik reported that cards were sent to our sick and homebound parishioners for Easter.
Lenten Mission for 2017 – The mission was on March 17, 18 and 19 and was given by Fr. Roman Mirczuk. Everything went very well.
March Financial Meeting – Was held on March 5, 2017. Everything went very well.
First Sunday in April – Joe Proctor catered soup and seafood sandwiches. The food was very good and everything went well.
May 7th will be First Holy Communion; one child is being prepared to receive. Zoriana will contact Joe Proctor to see whether he will be able to cater. If he is not able, there will be no luncheon.
June – The first Sunday of the month is Pentecost Sunday, there will not be a luncheon.
July and August – There will be no first Sunday luncheons. Joe Proctor cannot commit to anything beyond August at this time.
Picnic – Questions were raised about whether we will have a picnic in August. If we do, Zoriana suggested Slidin’ Dirty. Father Mikhail suggested bringing your own picnic lunch. No decisions were made at this time.
Pilgrimage – The pilgrimage advertised in The Sower to holy sites in Europe is from April 24th through May 4th
Suggestions: The box was not checked because we did not have the key at the meeting.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish will be having a festival on May 18, 19 and 20th and are inviting many parishes to rent a booth to sell their ethnic foods and/or crafts. The hours are 6-10 on Friday and 5-10 on Saturday. They are doing this to bring attention to their church. Our Zorepad dancers will be performing on Saturday. In return we can have a booth free of charge and keep the profit from food sales. Our Stewardship Council does not want to participate because it is too soon. However, we already have pyrohy and paskas in the freezer that could be sold. Making borsch was also suggested. Other churches will be selling sweets. Father suggested using Email to see if we can work out a plan and get volunteers. We would need to figure out where to heat they pyrohy and keep them hot. Father can commit to one or two days. If the weather is nice, it will be outside. If it rains it can be held in their hall.
List of Tasks for Volunteers- Zoriana developed a rough draft of tasks that parishioners may volunteer for so that things will run in an efficient and orderly manner, and so that when something needs doing we will have a list of who is supposed to do it. She suggested handling it like the Giving Tree, with the tasks hanging on the branches for parishioners to take. This will be tabled for discussion at a later date.
Next Meeting: May 10, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Jo Ann Dunne