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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

​​​Baptisms: none (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

Hospitality-Karri Brauman