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 and enjoyed by all.
Marvin Zuber: Chair; Sherry Johnson: Secretary; Father Rodel de Mesa: Pastor;
Phil Colozzi: Budget & Finance; Mary Colozzi, Rolando Rodriguez, Dusty
Harrington-Collins, Nancy O’Donnell, Carol Hart, Sharon Zuber, Rosie & Jim
Hajek, Priscilla Lang and Allison Hundley, from Holy Trinity.
Opening Prayer: was given by Father Rodel before
minutes of the meeting, on June 12th, 2012, were accepted (MSP:
Rolando/Mary) with the addition of “on a Sunday” in the Liturgy Report: He
reminded us that this year we will celebrate the solemnity of St. John the
Baptist, our patron, on a Sunday (this occurs every eighth year).
- Religious Education & Youth
Outreach: Rolando reported that he is holding a religious education
class for Charles every Wednesday after Mass and that the classes for
Craig and Cody will continue in September. He said Lynda Dietel will try
to get copies of the Youth Bible to sell in our church store.
- Budget & Finance: Phil called
for a vote to remove the names of Father Patrick and Ken Brewer as signers
on our church bank account and add Father Rodel and Cheryl Wickham (MSP:
Phil distributed a financial report
of our church accounts through June 30th, 2012. He reviewed the
report for those present and pointed out that the interest rates on all our
accounts at the bank were very low. He said he would be investigating other
ways of investing our money to get a better interest rate. Father Rodel
suggested checking with the Archdiocese regarding this. Adding all our accounts
together, as of June 30th, Phil said we have $27,859.20 cash on
- Altar Society/Women’s Guild: Priscilla
said the annual rummage sale will be on Saturday, August 4th
from 9am-3pm. She mentioned that we have lots of good things to sell this
year but encouraged everyone to bring more to add to the sale.
Priscilla reported their bank
account has $3609.23 in savings, $758.60 in the cookbook account, $373.34 in
the flower account, $41.88 in miscellaneous, $86.54 in the raffle account,
$289.70 in the Altar Society account and $58.23 in checking. Sharon asked what
the plans were for the money and a discussion followed. Sherry mentioned that
requests by the needy for $7 food vouchers to Rays, which is paid for by the
Altar Society, has increased. As of the end of June, it has cost $641, much
higher than last year.
- Maintenance: Marvin told the group that the problems
with the wall on the south side of the church, has been fixed and the
cross, in front of the church, has been taken down before it fell down. He said Gary Dietel will be looking for a replacement for the cross
and will bring suggestions to PAC. He also reported that
painting and caulking has been done, where it was needed. He said glass
needs replacing in two windows on the east side of the church at a cost of
$235 each. (MSP: Mary/Nancy).
Nancy said her husband, Bob
O’Donnell, would be happy to touch up the paint on the pews and will do the
work and provide the paint himself. Mary said we may have matching paint still
in the church.
- Community Outreach: Sherry said she has updated the list of
all the vouchers that have been given out by the church in the past 12
months, through the end of June. A copy is in the kitchen cupboard and is
available to anyone who may need it. She noted that by keeping this list
and not giving out vouchers repeatedly to the same people, we are on track
for meeting our yearly budget for the Salvation Army.
Sherry said she and Phil have been talking to Police Chief Marvin Combs
and are working on a program to provide $20 worth of gas to transients that are
stranded in Port Orford with a vehicle, enough to get them on their way toward
their destination, as well as to a larger town with a homeless shelter. The
police would handle giving out the gas and the church would reimburse them. Sherry said other churches in Port
Orford are being approached for donations to our outreach programs, such as
- Father Rodel gave us a “thumbs up” for
being such a great church and for our support. He told the group “We are
in this journey of faith together”.
said the Archdiocese has asked us to do background checks and have culture
protect training for those in the church who work with money, children and
the elderly. Father said he needs someone at St. John’s to be in charge
here and to work with Sharon Hennick, from Holy Trinity, who is organizing
the program. Phil said we will wait until we get more information and then
find a volunteer.
Rodel said he would like someone to represent St. John’s at the pastoral
meeting at Holy Trinity on July 25th at 7pm.
- Altar Servers: Rolando said we
need more people working on the altar as well as helping with the
homebound and other jobs in the church.
- Food for the Needy: Father said
Wiley Lang, Priscilla’s granddaughter, has ideas about increasing our
church’s donations to Common Good and will soon be making announcements to
Rosie said the church is looking great now, especially the new parking
sign for Father.
Funding: Phil explained that in 2008 we agreed to put 10% of donations
into community outreach funding. He said we have $266 left in the kitty
now and we will continue taking 10% out of collections and putting it into
the outreach fund, along with any donations from other churches.
Picnic: Marvin and Sharon Zuber will again be hosting the picnic at
their home. It will be on Sunday, August 26th and start with
our Sunday Mass being held there at 2pm. The Zubers will be providing
meat, drinks and utensils. We can all bring something to add to the meal.
Priscilla agreed to put a notice about the change of that Sunday’s Mass
location in the local papers and on the door of the church. Allison will
get a notification in the church bulletin. Rosie suggested we hold a white
elephant trade during the picnic, where everyone brings one item wrapped
up to exchange. She will be in charge.
Moving: The McLean family will be leaving in the middle of August and
moving to an area east of Seattle. Father suggested we have a send-off for
them on the Sunday before they leave.
before PAC Meeting: Carol suggested we go back to holding Mass at 5pm
on the Thursday evenings that we hold a PAC meeting, instead of at 9am on
the Wednesday morning before. A discussion followed and Father said he
felt we should continue the present Mass schedule.
Cross Blood Drive: Nancy discussed the blood drive that will be held
by the Red Cross at St. John’s on Wednesday, Aug. 1st. Since
she will be taking over from Dusty in organizing coverage of the church,
she is looking for volunteers to “church sit” during the middle of the
day. Priscilla said she was concerned that having it on Wednesday would
conflict with the normal number of days needed to set up for the rummage
sale, which will be held on Saturday. Phil said he would be willing to
assemble and put up the sales racks in the church on Wednesday night after
the blood drive was over. Mary said the cleaning people should be notified
to clean up the church on Saturday night, after the rummage sale.
the Outside of the Church: Marvin said it has been 7 years since the
outside of the church was last painted and it needs to be painted again.
Different painting contractors were discussed and Dusty said he would ask
for bids to do the job.
Closing Prayer: was lead by Father Rodel.
Next PAC meeting: will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20th
The meeting was adjourned at 7pm.
Sherry Johnson, Secretary
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