Church of the Holy Trinity

A Family - Centered Catholic Church Serving Northern Tuscarawas County

Pastoral Council

Mark Cush - President

Rick Christ - Vice President

Mark Capuano - Secretary

Rick Cercone

Paula Cush

Cathy Morris

Amy Rowland

Dave Weiland

Jo Ann Yost

Mission Directors

Worship:  Mark Capuano & Joanne Yost

Culture Building:  Paula Cush & Kathy Morris

Formation:  Rick Cercone & Rick Christ

Evangelization: Dave Weiland & Amy Rowland


December 2015 Meeting Minutes


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. 


 Missions Reports:


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. 


 Old Business:


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.


 New Business:


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!


Respectfully submitted,      




 Mark Capuano  


*January Meeting Cancelled…next meeting February 16th at 7:00PM



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Thank you - from the PPC