Education Commission Meeting, January 5, 2023
Minutes, Education Commission,
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Lake Ozark, Missouri
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023
Attendees: Barb Steinman, Karen Blevins, Mel Graessle, Linda Bukalski, Kelly Hamrin, Karri Brauman, Linda Adams
Barb opened the meeting with the “Starfish” reflection and the “Our Father.”
Scholarship (Barb): Committee met 12/30 to review applications received. Five applications erceived; four met criteria. One did not meet one criterion; given until 1/16 to resubmit corrected application.
Barb will talk to Fr. Penn about if he would like to write the congratulations letter to accompany the check.
PSR (Beth): No report given/submitted. Discussion: Beth working with 3-6 graders who need 1st Communion sacrament. 1st Communion set for May 7, 2023 at 10:00 mass.
Hispanic (Beth): No report
NCYC (Beth): No report. Discussion: Registration for Nov, 2023 open.
Adult Faith Formation (Barb): Six people signed up for the Reformation study. Leaders are Pat Metz and Shirley Gross. Ladies Cursillo will be March 16-19, 2023.
Family Life (Karri): Weddings: 1/21/23, 5/20/23, 10/21/23
Formed.org/Library (Kelly): Formed available to all parishioners and many use it. Hallow app was available during Advent and will be again for Lent.
Renewal/Retreat (Mel): Welcome Weekend: Thirteen team members and 19 candidates participated. Thirteen people helped with set-up, in the kitchen, meals, clean up, and throughout the weekend. Thirty people offering food donations.
Next Welcome Weekend for ladies-Nov. 4-5, 2023. The new team is already meeting and starting to prepare their team. Leaders are Joy Corwin and Joan Woods. Mel will meet with them 1/22/23 to answer any questions they have and give some info from Continuation Committee. Continuation Committee wants to give each team, going forward, a budget of $200 for whatever is needed for the weekend.
Advent by Candlelight: Attendance was approximately 85 ladies. Guest speaker was Donna Zielmann from St. George parish in Linn MO. Great food and fun. 2023 date is set for Dec. 5, 6:30-8:00 pm.
Lent: Help Steve promote Jade Basi on March 14. It will be an evening with a reflection piece, music, and prayer.
New Evangelization (Linda B): Books for Easter from 23rdPublication. There will be adult and child versions available.
OCIA and Catechesis (Deacon Paul): No report. Discussion: There are two catechumens; they are doing well and choosing their saint names.
Next meeting is 2/2/23 at 5:30 pm.
Prayer leader- Beth Wright