The meeting was held at St. John’s Catholic Church on
Friday, November 7th and was called
to order at 3:07 pm
by Chair, Sarah Thurow.
Sarah Thurow, Chair; Mary Morganti, Vice Chair; Sherry Johnson, Secretary;
Father Robert Wolf, Pastoral Administrator; Father Eric Anderson, Parochial
Vicar, Nancy O’Donnell, Pat & James Huntzinger, Priscilla Lang, Marvin
& Sharon Zuber, and Mary Jane LaBelle.
minutes of the meeting of October 17, 2014 were accepted as presented.
- Budget & Finance: Gary Dietel
was out of town but sent a message to Sarah: We are in the black, but
contributions are down. The bill for the handicapped door access has been
paid by the church.
- Maintenance: Nancy spoke for Bob O’Donnell, since he
was not present. She said after the recent storm, Bob checked for leaks
inside the church and didn’t find any. She said that we “desperately” need
an electrician to do some work in the church. Priscilla gave the name and
number of a local electrician to Nancy and she said that Bob will follow
up on it. Marvin said that he would be organizing
a clean-up day for the outside of the church in the next couple of weeks.
- Women’s Guild/ Altar Society: Tickets for the Thomas Kinkade Christmas
Tree raffle are on sale at the Gift Shop in the gathering area. The guild
has ordered a kneeler with a cushion for the confessional area.
- Community Outreach: Nancy reported that we got lots of
donations for Common Good after the storm of Oct. 25. She has also been
working with the RV Park owners to get food, etc. to people who had their
RVs damaged in the storm.
- Publicity: Sherry said she will be
doing a poster for the Christmas Bazaar, to be held on Dec 6th. She is
also working on printing more church phone directories.
- Music: Lynda Dietel was not present, but had sent a report to Sarah: Helene donated a keyboard to the church, since the organ has died.
Pat will be accompanying the choir while Lynda is out of town.
discussion was held about making announcements to the congregation after mass.
Father Anderson said to place a copy of the announcement on his desk before
mass. Announcements for the church bulletin should be sent by e-mail or phone
to Jeanne Kurttila, Parish Administrative Assistant at her office at Holy
Trinity: firstname.lastname@example.org. Whoever is in charge of an event or
project, should send the information to Jeanne.
Ready to Smile
gave a report about the Rotary sponsored Ready to Smile Program, which provides
free dental care for local children. It was moved that the church (PAC) donate
at least $100 (more if possible) to this program (MSP: Nancy/Pat).
Box Gifts: Priscilla
said she had purchased gifts to be put into the shoeboxes that will be donated
to the Good Samaritan Project organized in Port Orford by First Community
Church. The boxes are ready to be assembled on the back tables in the gathering
Decorating: Priscilla said St.. John’s will be decorating the dining room
of the Hughes House this year. She plans on decorating on December 7th
and could use help.
asked if the schedule for Christmas mass is out yet, so she can plan lectors,
etc. After a discussion, it was decided to have
at St. John’s.
Jane asked when we could decorate the church for Christmas. Father Wolf said
the church could be decorated after mass on the Sunday before Christmas (Dec.21st).
Advent decorations can go up after mass on the Sunday before the beginning of
Advent (Nov. 23rd). A discussion was held about creating our own
wreaths to decorate the church this year. Mary Jane said she would hold a . Any donations
of greenery for the wreaths can be dropped off at Mary Jane’s home before the
Parish Calendar: Father Wolf said that he would like to have
a calendar of church events so he can plan his schedule. Father Anderson said
he would be happy to sit down after mass with church members and work out a
calendar with various dates set in advance.
Penance Service: Will be held on Thursday, Dec 18th at 7:30pm at St. John's.
Next PAC meeting: will
be held on Friday, January 16th at 3pm.
Closing Prayer: Father
Anderson lead the closing prayer.
The meeting was adjourned at
Sherry Johnson, Secretary
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