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January 25, 2022, Worship and Spiritual Commission Minutes

Minutes, Worship Commission

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

Diocese of Jefferson City Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Call to Order:

Cheri Helms called the 5:00 pm meeting to order with Fr. Medina, Deacon Paul Poulter, Kathy Cotter, Steve Jannetti, Carolyn Lorraine, Tony Kirn, Carol Branson and Marilee Poulter in attendance.

Opening Prayer:

Fr. Medina opened the meeting with a prayer.


​ No refreshments were provided.

Minutes of the Last Meeting:

​Marilee Poulter published meeting notes from November 30th on the parish website.

Worship Committee Leadership: (Cheri Helms)

Introductions were held and new member, Carol Branson, was welcomed.  Carol is replacing Mary Wagemann who is retiring.

Ministry of Art and Environment: (Kathy Cotter)

​Previous years’ events were discussed.

​Wednesday February 2nd Candlemas/Presentation of the Lord was not planned at this time.

Thursday February 3rd is the Feast of St. Blaise (Blessing of the throats) – Fr. Medina will do a general blessing over all in attendance at Masses.

​Tuesday February 15th is Confirmation – Fr. Medina will have a preparation discussion with Karen Blevins.

​Stations of the Cross will be prayed at the five Fridays in Lent at 4:00pm starting March 11th.

Ministry of Hospitality: (vacant)

​Hospitality leader needed to help recruit Greeters and Ushers.

Ministry of Reader: (Carolyn Lorraine)

​Nothing to report at this time.

Ministry of Music and Song: (Steve Jannetti)

​Sanctuary candles lit in memory/honor of someone with a five-dollar donation was suggested.

​Some church in other states are wearing masks to sing due to COVID.

​More Cantors are needed at the Saturday 5:00pm Mass and the Sunday 8:00am Mass.

Ministry of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: (Mary Scarlett)

​South wing of Church will reopen in February and an Eucharistic Minister will be scheduled to serve.

​Choir members and organist will receive Communions with the Eucharistic Ministers.

Sacristan and Ministry of Mass Coordinator: (Annette Miller, Tony Kirn)

​Currently seven Mass Coordinators.  More Mass Coordinators are needed for Saturday 5:00pm Mass.​

Rite of Initiation and the Sacraments: (Deacon Paul)

Sign up forms have been sent out requesting Altar Servers interested in serving at PSR.  To date, none of the forms have been returned.

​Currently one person is in RCIA process.

Prayer and Devotions: (Debbie Noland)

​Unable to attend meeting.

​It will be determined as to whether Friday Adoration will continue during Lent.

Altar Servers: (vacant)

​Deacons will train Altar Servers.  Deacon Paul will report on how training is progressing.​

Mass Streamer: (Kari Brauman)

​Unable to attend meeting.

Liturgical Formation of the Assembly(Fr. Medina)

​During Lent the following changes will be made – no singing at entrance of Church – no flowers or decorations.

​Music Minister will sing Exultet at Easter Vigil Mass.

​Steve Janetti will write an explanation of changes to be published on the Parish website.

Next meeting:

Next meeting February 22nd.

Lorraine Harrison will be the prayer Leader.

Kari Brauman will provide hospitality items.

Closing Prayer

Fr. Medina prayed a closing prayer.

​Meeting adjourned at 6 pm

Meeting notes respectfully submitted by Marilee Poulter