Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes - April 1, 2019


Members Present:  Msgr. Hubba, Michael Petrella, Tom Kohli, Teresa Glenn, Neil Neubert, Donna Bascomb, Melinda Rabbia, Betty Montalbano, Fr. Anthony

Member Absent:  Jim Hunt

Archdiocesan Pastoral Council Member Present:  Phil DeRosa

Prayer Reflection:  Teresa opened the meeting with a reading and prayer reflection at 7:45. 

Minutes for February 25, 2019:  Teresa moved to accept the minutes with Melinda seconding the motion.  

Archdiocesan Pastoral Council Meeting:  Phil DeRosa was selected to represent St. Joseph for a two-year term.  The first meeting was held March 2nd.  Cardinal Tobin presided over the entire meeting and wanted to know what pastoral councils in the Archdiocese are doing.  They will try to meet quarterly.  Phil presented, and the council discussed, information-gathering questions.  Any feedback regarding the questions is to be given to Phil before the next meeting, which is scheduled for April 6th. 

Fundraising:  Wine Tasting event scheduled for April 27th is moving along.  Wine glasses with imprint are being ordered, flyers printed, and applied for permits.   Donations for cheese platter and water were made.  Registration forms can be found on the church website with RSVP date of April 17.

Fish Fry is scheduled for March 21, 2020 and a deposit was sent.

Beefsteak is scheduled for October 19, 2019.

Communications/Website Update:  Betty reported the website bios were updated to reflect current members and positions.  The minutes have also been posted on the website.

Appeal Requests/Solicitations:  Received request from New Hope to speak at masses May 2019 or September 2019.  This was approved.  Will check for available dates. 

Little Sisters of the Poor to speak at masses in July.  Sent in script.

Kelly Glenn raised $728 for Halcyon Days Project with Action for Education.

Curry House:  Bathroom was repaired.  Youth Group is cleaning and painting the house.  They will use the facility for meetings.  A Chapel for the Curry House is in process.

Youth Group:  Stations of the Cross has low turnout so far, but should pick up. 

Msgr’s Comments:  Msgr. Hubba is concerned with the low turnout for Living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, April 19, at 7:30 pm.  Would like youth more involved with service.  Discussed having Confirmation candidates and youth group work together and possibly host combined Penance Service.
Closing Prayer:  Msgr. Hubba closed the meeting with a prayer at 9:00.

Next meeting:  April 29, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Retreat House.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes - February 25, 2019



Members Present:  Msgr. Hubba, Michael Petrella, Tom Kohli, Teresa Glenn, Neil Neubert, Melinda Rabbia, Betty Montalbano, Fr. Roy, Fr. Anthony

Members Absent:  Jim Hunt, Donna Bascomb

Fundraising Committee Member Present:  Carol Winkler

Prayer Reflection:  Michael opened the meeting with a reading and prayer reflection at 7:35. 

Minutes for January 28, 2019:  Betty moved to accept the minutes with Neil Neubert seconding the motion.  

Curry House:  Discussed some ideas for future use.   What repairs are required to make usable and costs?  The building is used for storage right now.  Tom Kohli will check with Tom Meli regarding monthly cost to maintain and if up to code.  More discussion is required. 

Parish Lenten Mission:  Fr. Jerome will be hosting the three-day Mission, March 11, 12 & 13, 2019.  Neil Neubert, Melinda Rabbia and Jim Hunt volunteered to introduce the Mission.

Fundraising:  Discussed Wine Tasting event for April 27th to be held in the Parish Life Center.  Could not find a vendor to donate the wine.  Permits are required for event.  Will limit to 100 people.  Event will be held to raise funds for the School and Church parking lot renovations.

Fish Fry was also discussed.  Teresa contacted Tastefully Yours, which books up well in advance.  Will try booking a Friday or Saturday next March.  Chicken is also an option.  Recommendation is to sell tickets in advance. 

Beefsteak is planned for the fall.  Waiting for school to provide available dates.

Archdiocesan Pastoral Council Meeting:  Newly created.  First meeting is scheduled for March 2, 2019.  Phil DeRosa will be attending.

Communications/Website Update:  Betty reported the minutes are posted on the website.

Post Card:  Currently on hold

Youth Group:  Going well.

Appeal Requests/Solicitations:  Have to be mindful of speakers.  Recently 4 weeks in a row, which included Cornerstone.  Script should last 2-3 minutes.  Appeal application should be updated. 

Received script from Family Promise.  Council reviewed and suggests script be shortened.

Received appeal request from Halcyon Days Project with Action for Education.  Was not approved to speak at mass, but approved to set up table with literature after masses.  Will check with office on availability for the weekend of March 23rd and 24th.

Retreat House:  Several organizations are utilizing the facility.

Msgr’s Comments:  Msgr. Hubba informed the council of the Feast of St. Joseph on March 19th.  Parishioners are invited for a traditional St. Joseph Day pastry after the 8:30 morning Mass.

Closing Prayer:  Msgr. Hubba closed the meeting with a prayer at 9:05.

Next meeting:  April 1, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Retreat House.