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January 26, 2021 Minutes, Worship Commission

Minutes, Worship Commission
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Lake Ozark, MO
Diocese of Jefferson City
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Call to Order:

Debbie Noland called the 6:40 PM meeting to order with Msgr. Marion Makarewicz, Deacon Paul Poulter, Mary Scarlett, KathyCotter, Carolyn Lorraine, Tony Kirn, Paulette Spriggs, Mary Wagemann and Zuzana Stipanitz.

Opening Prayer:

Msgr. read the Commitment to Mission prayer.

Debbie Noland opened the meeting with Prayer and Reflection.

Pope Francis has declared 2021 the year of St. Joseph.


​No refreshments during virtual meeting.

Minutes of the Last Meeting:

​The November 24, 2020 Minutes were approved.

Worship Committee Leadership: (Annette Miller)

​Annette Miller unable to attend meeting

​Debbie Noland led the meeting.

Ministry of Art and Environment: (Kathy Cotter)

​Statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe was donated and is currently in the chapel.  Ethan Perez said he knew someone who could make a stand for votive candles to be placed in front of the statue if the parish would like this to be done

​Presentation of the Lord is February 2nd.  Blessings of candles will take place on that date.  There will be no procession, notice will be placed in the bulletin and on the parish website inviting parishioners to come to Mass on Tuesday to have their candlesblessed.

​February 3rd is the feast of St. Blaise.  This year Msgr. Mak will not place a candle on individual’s throats.  Msgr. Mak will say a general prayer over the whole assembly and will say a prayer at the following weekend Mass as a final blessing.

​February 17th is Ash Wednesday.  Ashes will be blessed at the 8:00 am, noon and 7:00pm Masses.  This year blessed ashes will not be placed on the forehead but sprinkled on the top of heads without saying anything.  A Deacon will help Msgr. Mak distribute the ashes and a third person, perhaps a Eucharistic Minister, will help distribute at the 7:00pm Mass.

Ministry of Hospitality: (vacant)

Ministry of Reader: (Carolyn Lorraine)

​Nothing to report.

Ministry of Music and Song: (Steve Jannetti)

For copyright compliance we have documented that we are using songs and publishing worship aids appropriately.  We are acquiring worship aids and streaming permission.  The Diocese has an on line forum to remind parishes of the copyright compliance.

Steve and Msgr. Mak have reviewed about twenty new songs.  We will do a live stream for all parishioners to listen to and become familiar with the new songs.

Speaking with people in Sedalia to see if they could join us for the Spanish Mass and help with Spanish songs.

Msgr. Mak would like to thank Steve for carrying the music during these times were that parishioners are unable to use the Gather hymnals.

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

​Eucharistic Ministers that were scheduled to be recommissioned have been recommissioned. 

​David Gregg is trained to be a Eucharistic Minister and will be contacted to have him commissioned.

​Sarah Wolfe, an eighteen year old parishioner, interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister.  Since we are not received the Blood of Christ at this time, someone under the age of twenty-one is able to become a Eucharistic Minister.  She will be contacted to set up training.

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

​So far we have enough Mass Coordinators for all the weekend Masses.  Each Mass Coordinator has had help cleaning the challis and ciborium to make the process less time consuming.

Rite of Initiation and the Sacraments: (Deacon Paul Poulter)

RCIA Monday night class is reviewing in more detail what was studied last year.

Wednesday class is questioning how the Church is structured around the Sacraments.  

A new person was added to the Wednesday class.

Prayer and Devotions: Debbie Noland

​Our parish is in the middle of nine days for life Novena.

​There are nine people signed up and committed to a Holy Hour from 8:30am – 1:00pm on Fridays.  Everyone has been very good about keeping their commitment.

​On Good Friday, the Divine Mercy Novena will be prayed.

​Consecration of St. Joseph the worker for men and women will begin on March 31st.

​Word Among Us Lenten guides will be available in the Fellowship hall and on tables in the back of the church.

​Msgr. Mak would like a prayer card for the year of St. Joseph and ask people to pray the prayer every day.  He asks every household to set aside a place of honor for St. Joseph.  Debbie will research and find three examples of prayer cards, statues and pictures of St. Joseph to make available to the parishioners.

​Msgr. Mak would like to promote the awareness of saying the prayer to St. Joseph at the end of the rosary.​​

Altar Servers: (Zuzana Stipanitz, Paulette Spriggs)

​Confirmation is schedule for April 22nd.  St. Phillips Parish in Versailles will join our Church. The main group of regular altar servers are getting confirmed this year.

​Msgr. Mak will set up training for fourth grade altar servers.

Liturgical Formation of the Assembly(Msgr. Makarewicz)

​Tony Mayfield is interested in becoming an Usher.  He has changed is work schedule and is now more available.

​Two adult parishioners have expressed interest in helping with streaming the Mass.  They will need to be trained.

​There will not be a communal penance service this year.

​Msgr. Mak emphasized the importance and significance of Pope Francis establishing the ministries of Lector and Acolyte now open to women through a specific mandate – Pope Francis wants to formalize the presence of women at the altar.  Msgr. Mak said this is a really big deal for women to be “installed” as an Acolyte.  In the past, the ministry of Lector and Acolyte was usually reserved only for seminarians or priests in training.

Next meeting:

Next meeting is February 23, 2021.

Annette Miller will be the prayer Leader.

Closing Prayer

Msgr. Mak closed the meeting with Four Pillars of the Pastoral Plan prayer.

​Meeting adjourned at 8:00pm

Meeting notes respectfully submitted by Mary Scarlett.