February 16, 2017
Pastoral Council Business Minutes
December 11, 2016
7:00pm to 9:00 p.m.
Members Present: Mike Rzucidlo, Father Bill Graney, Rich Mayes, Deacon John Falkowski, Dolores Lepori, Chip Schussler, Sharon Gidumal, Ruthann Maisonet, Deb Buckels, Heather Little, Bill Reynolds for Ellen Turano, Tina Prior, Maritza Posa-Grise, Mary Louise Chesley-Cora, Susan Dagenais, Mike Reis
Members Excused Absent: JoAnn Hedrick
Members Absent: Anita Delaney
Visiting: Elaine Little
Reflection: Chip led a reflection on the Sunday gospel
Business Meeting called to order by Mike Rzucidlo at 7:02 pm
Mike Reis took roll call with 15 voting members attending. The October and November minutes were approved.
Parish Buzz: Bill Perkins of Friendship House completed three informational sessions at Resurrection on Empowerment Centers. Bill is expanding the Empowerment Centers into Pike Creek to address increasing needs. These centers offer coffee, clothing bank and employment assistance. Transitional and emergency housing are also offered by Friendship House. All clients are screened for these services.
Emmanuel Dining Room Coordinators are working hard to stay within the current budget. Food costs are rising and some changes have been made to the menu. Costco no longer carries the large size fruit salad so peaches have been substituted. Cannon’s Bakery is supporting more operations with their leftover desserts.
Bachetti Brothers meat costs are down at this time.
Sustainable Vibrant Parish
Attract Young Families
Drive Excellence/ Engagement
Parishioner awareness of everything at Resurrection
Connect with Cory Zolandz as a contact for connecting with younger families.
Target individuals for service instead of a blanket offer for support.
Recreate the two-way dialog between parishioners and Stewards.
Reach out and connect to those we support through baptisms and funerals.
Let young parents know their young children are welcome.
Noted that while parents are mortified by a noisy child, the congregation typically smiles.
Connecting will build community, but not necessarily in the moment. Resurrection is known for supporting individuals in unique situations.
How do we connect with younger people?
Younger Parents Sounding Board
Engage the children to keep the parents
Children’s Liturgy, homilies for children
Children as Greeters and Offertory
List more volunteers in the bulletin
Engage in hospitality- introducing new parishioners
Start each Mass with a quick hello
Engage community at large to pray for efforts, universal prayer, prayer of the faithful.
1) Prayer- enlist community
2) Input from Community- proposal to engage
3) Adjust meetings to maximize opportunity
Welcome Nancy Maloney as our new CFP leader. Many thanks to Cory Zolandz for her dedicated service to the Parish and to the growth of Christian values in our youngest parishioners.
Next PC Meeting: January 8, 2017