Parish Council Minutes from June 11, 2017

Fr. Riley
Deacon Kevin Deignan
Matthew Foster
Chris Klofft
Stephen Sycks
Ann-Marie Sheehan
Josephine Ferrie
Meeting, June 11, 2017, 8:30 am
Opening Prayer: Fr. Riley

Mr. Sycks gave a finance overview. Discussed that the church is in a good standing with finances.

Fr. Riley discussed the success of the recalibrated sound system and the positive impact it has made. Spoke of a possible change to the position of the Ambo (pulpit) and the effect that it may bring. Some concern was raised with regard to better understanding the effect it would have visually, agreeing that as it proceeds there will be visual staging in the build out to preview what it would look like. Fr. Riley gave praise to the efforts and impact of the religious education staff at the parish for another very successful year. There was a lengthy discussion regarding the installation of an American Disabilities Act compliant chair lift to support allowing wheelchair-bound parishioners into the church basement for functions. We discussed the progress of Partners In Charity as well as the need for someone to possibly help Father Riley next year in support of the campaign’s presentation and outreach. We also discussed the Parish Activities Committee and their generous support for the Parish.

Mr. Foster discussed the success the scouting program had this year and a continued interest to look for opportunities to involve them more in Church needs.

Next meeting was set for some time in early September.
Closing Prayer: Deacon Kevin Deignan

Holy Week Schedule of Masses and Events

The following is our schedule for Holy Week. There is NO morning Mass on Holy Thursday. Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be at 7:00 P.M. On Good Friday, Stations of the Cross will be held in the Church at Noon. Our Good Friday Service will be at 3:00 P.M. Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday evening will begin at 7:30 P.M. And Easter Sunday morning Masses will be at 7:30 & 10:00 A.M.

Lenten Penance Service on March 26

Our Parish will be hosting a Lenten Penance Service on Sunday, March 26 at 2:00 p.m. with the Parishes of Blessed Sacrament and Christ the King. Confessions will be available during the service from Msgr. Thomas Sullivan, Fr. Richard Trainor, Fr. Walter Riley, and our Preacher and Presider, Fr. Jonathan Slavinskas, Administrator of Our Lady of Providence Parish.