Church of the
Annunciation

7580 Clinton Street
Elma, New York 14059

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Pastoral Council

The purpose of the parish pastoral council, as described in canon 536, is the "fostering" of "pastoral activity" in the parish. A pastoral council has been established whose responsibility is to investigate under the authority of the pastor all those things which pertain to pastoral works, to ponder them and to propose practical conclusions about them.

The Annunciation Pastoral Council meets monthly, September through June, on the first Monday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Selbert Hall Meeting Room.

Parishioners are welcome to attend. Due to limited seating and prepared agendas, it is recommended that you contact a council member prior to the meeting you wish to attend.

The Council  currently consists of the Pastor, two trustees, three at-large members, and three representatives from the Parish's five Commission groups, and the council secretary.

Father Gene Ulrich, Pastor

Tom DiScipio, Council President

Mark Bergmann

Wayne Drzymala

Sarah Haefner

Deborah Keenan, Pastoral Associate for Ministry

Bob Krolczyk, Parish Trustee

Molly Moessenger

John Neidhart

Paula Penepent

Jen Stark, Parish Trustee 

Frank Wawro

The Council will meet for 2017-2018 in the Selbert Meeting Room as follows:

October 16, 2017

November 13, 2017

December 11, 2017

January 8, 2018

February 12, 2018

March 19, 2018

April 9, 2018

May 14, 2018

June 11, 2017

 

ANNUNCIATION PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL

                MINUTES – September 11, 2017

 

IN ATTENDANCE :  Council members : Fr. Gene , Tom D., Deb K., Wayne, Frank, Mark L., Allison J., Bree B. and  Mark B.    

The meeting began at 7:05p.m. We read the Parish Vision Statement.

Minutes of May 8, 2017 –  A motion was made by Mark L. to approve the minutes, seconded by Wayne and carried unanimously to accept the minutes of May 8th as written.

New Member Introduction – Welcome new council members Allison and Bree

Purpose of the Pastoral Committee – The committees’ purpose is to fulfill the mission and vision of Annunciation Church and the parishioners. This would include assisting Fr. Gene in approval of the annual budget, approving new trustees, plan events and other ministry endeavors.

Monthly Speakers – Each month there will be a guest speaker to discuss the events of their committee/ministries. The featured guests would include Faith Formation (October), Finance Committee (November), Picnic Committee, Building and Grounds and Master Plan Committee.

Fall Event –Evening of Mary on October 30th from 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Premier Sessions at the Evening with Mary - Individuals may select 2 of the 3 programs: The three programs are The Word, Art or Music.

Opioid Awareness Event on October 22nd after the 11:00am mass. ALL are welcome to attend.

B.O.W. – There are active multiple groups that are formed to meet at various times of the week.

Report from Fr. Gene –With the change in Mass schedule there was a good turnout at the 8:00am and 11:00am masses. As well as the other weekend masses.

The annual picnic was a financial success. Fr. Gene gave biker and 1st responder blessings at the picnic. New young faces were volunteering with great weather and music! 

The Master plan was presented to the zoning board. Many area residents were in attendance giving support of the project. 

Fr. Gene began the search for New Trustees and Finance Committee members. If you know anyone who may be interested in being a candidate please give the name(s) to Fr. Gene.

 

Gospel Reading

Read and discussed.

 

Closing Prayer and adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

 

Next Meeting October 16th.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Mark Bergmann

Pastoral Council Member

 

 

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