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Education Commission Meeting, March 3, 2022

Education Commission Minutes

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Lake Ozark, Missouri

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Education Commission Minutes

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Lake Ozark, Missouri

Thursday, March 3, 2022

  • Roll Call and Introductions:  Present were Linda Adams, Linda Bukalski, Mel Graessle, Kelly Hamrin, Father Medina, Deacon Paul Poulter, Marilee Poulter, Barb Steinman, Beth Wright

  • Opening Prayer: Linda Bukalski

  • Education Commission Charter:  Committed core team:
  1. Barb Steinman (Chair); 2. Melodi Graessle (Vice Chair); 3. Linda Adams; 4. Linda Bukalski; 5. Karen Blevins; 6. Marilee Poulter (Secretary)
  • Parish Scholarship:  Barb Steinman

Barb has contact with someone offering a possible match grant for students at a Catholic university.  Discussion held.  Beth’s husband knows them and she will be lead for more discussion on this possibility.

  • Parish Religious Education Director Report:  Beth Wright

Beth is settling in and has met the DREs in our area.  They are going to meet regularly.  Net Retreat went well.  Year is going well and plans for next year are starting.  How to increase attendance discussed. Beth will make personal calls this summer.   Mel explained that the Ladies Auxiliary provides bibles for 4th grade, books for 2nd grade and the Children’s Mass books for church. 

  • Steubenville:  Karen Blevins

Beth explained conference in Karen’s absence.  It is a high school weekend retreat in Springfield MO July 8-9.  Students will pay their own expenses and chaperones are needed, possibly Beth, Karen and Sara.

  • Adult Faith Formation:  Barb Steinman

Upcoming in 2022 – Consoling the Heart of Jesus, Leadership by the Good Book, possibly the Jeff Cavins studies which Beth has used. The parish has reserved group status for 11 women at the White House retreat in St. Louis in Sept.  Barb will ask Kelly and Glenda Hinrichs to write a post about their retreat in 2021 to put on the web and bulletin.

  • Family Life:   Karri Brauman

Kelly reported for Karri that we have 3 baptisms this month and a wedding May 14 plus several in the fall.

  • Formed.org and Library:  Kelly Hamrin

Formed going well.  The Father Offut Fund contacted parish about renewing our grant which helps pay for Formed.  They are sending info.

  • Renewal Movement:  Mel Graessle 

An Evening of Reflection on Angels to be held March 31. Speaker from the diocese.  No registration needed.  Welcome membership renewed and several more books ordered for the women’s team for fall.

  • New Evangelization:  Linda Bukalski

Nursing homes are still closed. Discussion on Consoling the Heart of Jesus study after Easter.  Linda B will lead and Barb will assist.

  • OCI and Catechesis:  Deacon Paul Poulter 

Lenten study – “No Greater Love” offered March 7th –April 4th at 6:30 p.m. 25 people (19 families) signed up.  

  • Next Meeting Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. – Fellowship Hall, Prayer – Marilee, Hospitality – Beth

  • Final Questions and review of action items.  Beth to be listed as coordinator for #5 below.

  • Closing Prayer: Linda Bukalski