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July 25, 2023 Worship Commission Minutes

Call to Order:

Karri Brauman called the meeting to order at 4:00pm with Steve Jannetti, Carolyn Loraine, Tony Kirn, Kathy Cotter, and Debbie Noland in attendance.

Opening Prayer: Prayed the Commitment to Mission prayer. Kathy Cotter provided hospitality.

Minutes of the Last Meeting:

Marilee Poulter published the minutes from the May 23rd meeting on the parish website.

Worship Commission Leadership: Karri Brauman

Karri read a portion of the minutes from Pastoral Council Meeting: They are currently working with Trish Lutz, Associate Director of Stewardship, Diocese.  They are developing a Stewardship guide that will be common across all Parishes.  It will provide parishioners with a list of the ways they can use their gifts to support the life of the Parish.  The guide will be divided into 4 sections, based on the 4 pillars of stewardship: hospitality, prayer, formation, and service.  As example:

  1. Hospitality:  welcome committee, bereavement committee, ushers/greeters
  2. Prayer:  any liturgical role (music, lector, altar server)
  3. Formation:  small groups, confirmation leaders, marriage prep
  4. Service:  maintenance, lawn care, cleaning the church

Our parish commissions currently support this structure, but commission leaders may need to review our charters and work with Gay Ann, Stewardship Council Chair, to update them according to Diocese changes. Karri will speak with Fr. Penn in regard to this.

  • Calendar Review: Novena will be August 13th – August 21 with the crowning of Mary on the Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
    • The following groups have volunteered to lead the novena and provide a light meal on the designated evenings: Grateful Living Group; Prayers, Books, & Jesus Group; Ladies Auxiliary; PPI; Social Concerns Commission; Education Commission; Worship Commission. We will work on inviting other groups to cover the remaining evenings.
    • We will ask Marilee to update the website with the changes and we will invite Father to incorporate the daily intentions and prayers into the Masses that week. Steve will review the worship aid to see if it needs updating.

Ministry of Art and Environment – Kathy Cotter

            Decorations for the Novena will be put up.

Ministry of Hospitality – Lorraine Harrison

  1. Usher/Greeter Sequence of Action Pamphlet has been submitted. Karri and Steve will review before sending it to Fr. Penn for final approval.  It will then be sent to Marilee to be updated on the website.
  2. Lorraine was asked if a volunteer could wipe down pews after Mass. We will send this request to Fr. Penn for approval.

Ministry of Lector – Carolyn Loraine

Lector Sequence of Action Pamphlet has been submitted. Karri and Steve will review before sending it to Fr. Penn for final approval.  It will then be sent to Marilee to be updated on the website.

Ministry of Music &  Song – Steve Jannetti

  1. Mass of St. Francis Cabrini – Guitar/Vocal Edition (Kevin Keil) will be used at Masses starting after Labor Day up to Advent. Steve will have this available on cardstock in the pews for parishioners to use.
  2. There has been an anonymous donation of $5,000 to promote and host a Concert Series. The first concert will be a small classical symphony and will take place on November 19, 2023. The second will be the Lake Area Chorale performing a Christmas concert on December 2, 2023. There is also talk of having a boys’ choir perform in the Spring.

Ministry of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion – Mary Scarlett

  1. Extraordinary Ministers Sequence of Action Pamphlet has been submitted. Karri and Steve will review before sending it to Fr. Penn for final approval.  It will then be sent to Marilee to be updated on the website.
  2. Mary Scarlett will be resigning from the commission as of August 31, 2023. The positions of EM coordinator and commission secretary will need to be filled.

Sacristan and Ministry of Mass Coordinator – Tony Kirn

  1. Ken Gray is interested in becoming a Mass Coordinator. Steve will talk to Fr. Penn about this and possibly commissioning the remaining Eucharistic Ministers who have taken the training.
  2. We are almost up to pre-Covid numbers for Mass attendance (1200-1600) this summer.

Order of Christian Initiation – Deacon Paul

Prayer and Devotion – Debbie Noland

  1. The PPI group will be hosting the Novena on Wednesday, Aug. 16.
  2. We are still in need of more volunteers for Friday Adoration.

Altar Servers – Vacant

Parish Digital Communications – Karri Brauman/Marilee Poulter

Karri will speak with Fr. Penn on any changes that need to be made regarding Facebook, Website and Streaming updates.

Next Meeting – August 29, 2023

            Hospitality and Reflection – Karri Brauman

Closing – Prayer for our Pastoral Plan.

After the meeting, members stayed to fill the “Welcome Bags” for new parishioners. They will be handed out once letters have been submitted.

Meeting notes respectfully submitted by Karri Brauman