Mark Cush - President
Rick Christ - Vice President
Mark Capuano - Secretary
Jo Ann Yost
Worship: Mark Capuano & Joanne Yost
Culture Building: Paula Cush & Kathy Morris
Formation: Rick Cercone & Rick Christ
Evangelization: Dave Weiland & Amy Rowland
Parish Council Meeting - Church of the Holy Trinity
December 15, 2015
In attendance were Deacon Lyn, Mark Cush, Dave Weiland, Mark Capuano, Paula Cush, Amy Rowland, Father Jeff, Father Jonathan, and Jo Ann Yost. Rick Christ, Cathy Morris and Rick Cercone were absent. Mark Cush opened the meeting in prayer, and the November minutes were approved.
Committee Reports :
The Building Committee has not published notes from their last meeting, but Father Jeff assured us that the building fund monies have been released by the diocese. They have not yet approved solicitations for pledges, but individual donations to the new worship space may now be designated in offerings, and will go into this fund.
Finance Council Update
Father Jonathan reported that The Finance Committee is within days of finalizing the E-Giving system. Kristi will send emails out to the congregation, and bulletin inserts will appear in January.
The maintenance positions have been filled by Tony Gallagher, who will start in January. Per recommendations from the Finance Council, this will now be a paid position, and Tony meets all of the desired skill requirements for this job. THANKS TONY!
The rental fee for Parish facilities has been increased to $75 per event.
There were no specific mission reports given in this abbreviated meeting.
JoAnn Slutz has stepped down as coordinator of Funeral meals needs, and another person should be found to handle this important task. The position will be placed in a December bulletin if a volunteer is not found beforehand.
The Parish Calendar, and Bulletins are now being published on the website (www.holytrinityzoar.com)
Mark Cush advised us that copies of Matthew Kelly’s Rediscover Jesus have been received for distribution to the entire parish at Christmas. The Knights of Columbus contributed $500 toward this ministry! We are looking at ways to incorporate this resource into other Church educational and/or devotional activities, and Deacon Lyn shared some of his thoughts and ideas.
We were asked by Father Jeff to consider how our parish will participate in the upcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy, which began December 8th. Father Jeff confirmed that he is coordinating banners, etc. to promote this theme within the parish.
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 7:00PM*. President Cush advised us that we will be reading and reviewing parish bylaws, and making decisions regarding elections at that time.
A wonderful time of fellowship and sharing followed this meeting, in celebration of our Savior’s birth!
*January Meeting Cancelled…next meeting February 16th at 7:00PM