Holy Trinity Catholic Church - Bandon, OR

    St. John the Baptist Catholic Mission - Port Orford, OR   


Meeting Minutes of February 16th, 2012

The meeting was held at 6pm at St. John’s Catholic Church in Port Orford and was called to order at 6:12pm by Chair, Marvin Zuber. All enjoyed an Italian themed potluck dinner organized by Stephanie Brewer. 


Present were: Marvin Zuber: Chair; Sherry Johnson: Secretary; Father Michael Patrick: Pastor; Ken Brewer: Budget & Finance; Phil & Mary Colozzi, Rolando Rodriguez, Dusty Harrington-Collins, Sharon Zuber, Stephanie Brewer, Andrew Freeman, Todd Cook and Allison Hundley.


Grace: was led by Father Patrick.


Minutes: The minutes of the last meeting, on November 17th, 2011, were accepted as presented (MSP: Mary/Phil).



  1. Religious Education & Youth Outreach: Dusty said the children’s classes were coming along fine, as long as the children make it to church on Sunday. Rolando explained that the children in the classes were motivated and that much depends on their home situation. 
  2. Budget & Finance: Ken said we are in the black a little over $2000. The church has about $26,272 in the bank, but he said we will be needing some of that soon for upcoming church expenses.
  3. Altar Society/Women’s Guild: Stephanie said the Guild was doing fine. Sharon said she would be taking care of some of the needs of the altar, as they arise.
  4. Publicity: Sherry reported about past and current publicity. Dusty suggested we need another volunteer to take turns answering the church cell phone (in addition to the two families who have been handing it back and forth over the past few years). Sherry said she would put a request for volunteers in the church bulletin.
  5. Liturgy: Rolando mentioned that Holy Week is coming up soon. It was suggested that we need someone else to coordinate those serving each week in the liturgy while Viv is recuperating from surgery. Stephanie said she will talk to Viv about the job and see if she could help.  Mary volunteered to help take communion to the housebound.
  6. Maintenance: Ken said he will be replacing some of the outside light bulbs that have burned out. He explained that the south side of the church building is deteriorating. He said we need to replace the siding and then paint it and the project would cost $5000-$6000 and needs to be done by this summer. Marvin said he will be planting grass in the area that has recently been cleared of brush on the front side of the church property.
  7. Community Outreach: Sherry gave a report on the four outreach programs the church was involved in for Christmas: Shoe boxes filled with gifts for the poor, bell ringing for the Salvation Army, Christmas caroling in front of Rays and hosting the holiday food box distribution for Common Good…all of which went very well. She discussed the need to limit the different kind of vouchers we give out in a year to one per person, so that some do not take advantage of our charity and also so we can meet our budget that the Salvation Army has given us for the year. She showed a list of vouchers distributed in the past 12 months, which identifies people in the community who repeatedly ask for them.  The list will be kept in the kitchen cupboard with the outreach folder and with those answering the church cell phone and distributing vouchers. The Open Hearth Dinner, which is funded by Rotary, was discussed. St. John’s has volunteered to be in charge of the dinner to be held on March 6th and Mary Jane LaBelle is organizing our efforts. 

Pastor’s Report:

  • Father Patrick said he has talked to Deacon Rick and he is going to cut back in his participation in the liturgy, because of his recent stroke.
  • The Stations of the Cross and soup suppers were discussed and Father asked us to continue the tradition again this year.
  • Father reported that Archbishop Vlazny is submitting his resignation on Feb. 22nd. He will serve as Apostolic Administrator for our diocese for another 6 months until the Pope appoints a new Archbishop and he is ready to take over the job. Allison suggested we prepare a “spiritual bouquet” as a gift for the Archbishop, as Holy Trinity is doing.


Topics for Discussion:

  • Mardi Gras celebration at Holy Trinity: will be held on Tuesday at 6pm and Allison invited us to join them.
  • Bulletin: Allison asked people to send articles about St. John’s to her for the bulletin as well as putting paid advertisements about our businesses in it to help support its publication.
  • Father Chun is coming to Holy Trinity on Feb. 27th – 29th to put on a program about “Living the Eucharist”.
  • Copyright on Songs: Ken asked about the sources of the songs sung at St. John’s. Rolando said all the music comes from our church press for the Archdiocese and there are no copyright problems.
  • Movies: Dusty asked about showing more movies at church. Rolando suggested “Prince of Egypt”, an animated movie about Moses and asked if someone else could follow up on it.
  • Gift Shop: Dusty said they are starting to order more merchandise and that they did well on their sale after Christmas. He said they will be taking orders for certain items.
  • New Officers for PAC: Marvin asked about appointing new officers for PAC for the coming year. Ken said it is yet to be determined and they are working on it.


Next PAC meeting: Will be held on Thursday, April 19th, 2012 at the church. Sherry suggested that we start our potluck dinner at 5:30pm so we can begin the meeting by 6pm (MSP:Ken/Stephanie).


Closing Prayer: was lead by Father Patrick.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:10 pm.


Sherry Johnson, Secretary 


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