Pastoral Council Minutes – September 13, 2017

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Pastoral Council Minutes – September 13, 2017

 Pastoral Council   Minutes September 13, 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, Bernadette Drabik, Diane Filak, Patricia Dudley, Zoriana Mangione, Irene Skalij, Jo Ann Dunne.

The meeting was opened by Fr. Mikhail with a prayer, the Our Father.

Our Mother of Perpetual Help Society: Jo Ann Dunne reported that Society members continue to visit and call to our sick and homebound parishioners. Our Society will be honoring all parishioners who are or will be 95 years of age or older in 2017 with a Divine Liturgy on Sunday, November 5, 2017. We will be preparing a luncheon of ziti with homemade sauce and homemade meatballs, tossed salad and bread. There will be a cake.

Religious Education: There will be a sign-up on September 16, 2017.

Ukrainian Festival of Independence: The festival in Cohoes was very nice and the weather was beautiful. It was reported that they had difficulty in finding sufficient people to take responsibility for key positions. Our people ended up doing most of the work. Possibly in the future our church could spearhead the celebration. The food was well organized. The Ukrainian Congress Committee was the sponsor. This is something we should think about. If we decide to have a parish picnic next year Nick suggested potluck.  

Suggestions: There were no suggestions.

Joseph’s House—had requested donations for the warm weather. We collected two and a half boxes of summer things that we donated in July.

Sight and Sound Theatre—We will not be planning a trip there at this time.

First Sunday – October 1, if there is a Sunday service, we will do it ourselves. Hot dogs, sauerkraut, subs and salad should be simple. If the service is on Saturday evening, we will not have a Sunday luncheon.

November 5, Our Mother of Perpetual Help Society will be hosting. Zoriana suggested that maybe our church organizations could take turns hosting. But Our Mother of Perpetual Help Society is the only one organization.

December- Maybe McGreivey’s can do a drop off for the St. Nicholas celebration, or we could do potluck.

Eparchial Family Day Retreat“ – “The Christian Family in Today’s World”  – October 1, 2017 in Sloatsburg, NY. There will be Divine Liturgy at 10:00am. Some of the workshops will be on raising children and divorced families. There will be separate programs for children. If anyone is interested in attending they should contact the church office. Father will check to see whether he is expected to attend. If so, the Sunday service will be on Saturday evening and there will be no first Sunday luncheon.

Pyrohy Preparation and Sale – September 30th, peeling potatoes and onions on September 29th. We plan to make 10,000.

Next Meeting: Oct. 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Jo Ann Dunne