The meeting was held at St. John’s Catholic Church and was called to order at 5:50pm by
Chair, Marvin Zuber. A delicious potluck dinner was served at 5:30pm.
Marvin Zuber: Chair; Sarah Thurow: Vice Chair; Sherry Johnson: Secretary;
Father Michael Patrick: Pastor; Ken Brewer: Budget & Finance; Phil Colozzi,
Rolando Rodriguez, Dusty Harrington-Collins, Stephanie Brewer, Millie Haas,
Priscilla Lang and Nancy O’Donnell.
Grace: was led by Father Patrick.
minutes of the last meeting, on February 16th, 2012, were accepted
as presented (MSP: Ken/Phil).
- Religious Education & Youth
Outreach: Dusty said Abby & Wiley will have their Reconciliation
on May 26th at Holy Trinity and on Sunday, May 27th will
have their First Communion at St. John’s with a celebration following.
Lynda Dietel has purchased gifts, from the church, to be given to them.
Rolando said that Cody, Craig & Charles are coming to Catechism
Classes on Wednesdays. Taylor will receive his Sacrament of Confirmation
on April 21st in North Bend and the group agreed a celebration cake
would be appropriate after Mass on Sunday, April 22nd at St.
John’s. Father said we may hold a Sacrament of Marriage on May 27th
for Kimberly & Jason Haire.
- Budget & Finance: Ken said from
July 2011 to April 19th, 2012, after our expenses, we have $2461
in the bank. Our total assets are approximately $26,570. It was announced
later that St. John’s made our quota of donations to the Capital Campaign
Fund for the Archdiocese. By reaching our goal, the church will eventually
get back 25% of that amount and 100% of any donations given beyond that.
- Altar Society/Women’s Guild: Priscilla
apologized for forgetting to bring soup for a Soup Supper. Mother’s Day
will be May 13th and suggestions were made to buy and present a
rose to all the ladies. Dusty said if anyone wants to make a special order
for Christmas they should let Lynda Dietel know. Priscilla said the Rummage Sale will be held in August and the date
will be announced later. She said she had a storage unit ready to hold
- Publicity: Sherry said she had put
up flyers around town about our Holy Week Schedule. She mentioned she had recently printed
another 12 Church Phone Directories.
- Liturgy: Rolando said our liturgy for
Easter was well received especially by new people to the church who appreciated
our singing and the friendly manner of the church members. Pentecost décor was discussed.
- Maintenance: Ken said most of the
lights inside the church are working, but there are still problems with
the outside lights. Three groups
of stand-alone lights in front of the church are out and he is not sure of
the cause yet and will look into solving the problem. The outdoor siding
on the south side of the church is damaged and needs repair. Ken, Phil
& Marvin will get together to figure out what needs to be done. Marvin
said we will get our lawn planted, in front of the south side of the
property, as soon as it stops raining.
- Community Outreach: Sherry said she has distributed around the
community the yearly updated handout listing Public Assistance Available
in Port Orford and pointed out a few changes from last year. It was suggested we give a copy of our
list of people in who have repeatedly asked us for vouchers to First
Community Church, since they are now also giving out food vouchers to Ray’s
- Father Patrick mentioned the Bishop’s
Conference in Rome and the book they put out about the New Evangelization.
He said a version of this book, which was written for people in the U.S.,
will be printed and distributed soon.
- Holy Week – Father said he was very
pleased with all the liturgies held during the week and in the weeks
leading up to them, such as our Stations of the Cross & Soup Suppers.
- Father explained to the group that he
has excused Deacon Rick from serving on the altar because of his health
Discussion: There were no topics
Next PAC meeting: Will be held on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 at the church. Our potluck dinner will start at 5:30pm so
we can begin the meeting by 6pm or earlier.
Prayer: was lead by Father Patrick.
The meeting was
adjourned at 6:43pm.
Sherry Johnson, Secretary
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