Holy Rosary Connie Macias
SS. Monica & Luke George F. Rogers II, Valerie Goode
St. Mary of the Lake Ann Martinmaki
PARISH LIFE COMMISSION
Holy Angels Fr. Jon J. Plavcan, Cora Wilkins
SS. Monica & Luke Gilbert King, Jr., Philip Cantrell
St. Mark Katheen Burgess
St. Mary of the Lake Joan Barwig, Jim Bottando
PEACE/SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMISSION
Holy Rosary Renalta K. Wallace
SS. Monica & Luke Jorie A. Spinks, Susan Schaefer
St. Mark Richard Burgess, Alma Erris
St. Mary of the Lake Julia Chary, Sr. Kathleen Quinn
SS. Monica & Luke Rev. Pat Gaza, Daniel Springer, Pamela Austin, Hector Arroyo, Dominique Pruitt
St. Mark Marcia Mizen
St. Mary of the Lake Teresa Samuel, Juanita D'Amico
Holy Rosary James E. Stewart
SS. Monica & Luke Janet Douglas, Kerry Triplett
St. Mary of the Lake Judith Siroky, Rev. Tom Mischler, David Chary, Jeanne Krusa
2009 Focus on Evangelization and Youth Ministry
with emphasis on Leadership and Spirituality
and Participation and Communication
Ann Martinmaki met with the Stewardship Commission. They discussed youth involvement and the upcoming mission at St. Mary of the Lake. They also discussed the five practices of Leadership in Context in preparation for the Evaluation and Planning Retreat that will be held on Saturday, November 21st.
PARISH LIFE COMMISSION
We spoke about the importance of identifying where the problem is in each of our parishes that prevents parishioners from being more active in the cluster and in their respective parishes. We need to find a way to empower the people to do more.
As a commission we discussed those important Social Justice issues affecting our local community and affecting the global economy and human rights concerns in Central America. They are:
Act to extend Unemployment Benefits for fourteen more weeks.
Help to secure housing for the homeless.
Close the Schools of Americas.
Each commission member received a paper asking them to call their Senator, Representative and the President and to invite other members of their family to do likewise.
We discussed Youth Ministry and the need for more adult leaders to work with our young people.
We discussed the traditional mission at St. Mary of the Lake-general idea is our faith unfolding as disciples.
We want to assist in making the evaluation meeting more prayerful.
All five Cluster Commissions met together. Pearlette Springer prepared the letter to send to everyone who attended the Revival at SS. Monica & Luke on Friday, September 18th, Saturday, September 19th and Sunday, September 20th. The letter thanked them for attending the Revival, invited them back to our parishes and informed them of upcoming events in the Cluster. Commission members addressed the envelopes and wrote a personal message on each letter.
Once the letters were completed, we looked over the comments for the revival. Revival attendees were asked to evaluate:
Music 48 excellent 15 good 2 fair
Environment 46 excellent 18 good 1 fair
Delivery of Message 57 excellent 9 good
Liturgical Dance 53 excellent 13 good
Reception/Fellowship 40 excellent 19 good
Father Pat then reported on the offerings for each evening:
Friday, September 18 $ 637.19
Saturday, September 19 $ 497.11
Sunday, September 20 $ 684.50
Total Offerings $1,818.80
Expenses were for: letterhead $27.81 and hospitality (salads, cutlery, etc.) $186.63
Postage $41.36 (94 stamps)
Cluster Evaluation/Planning Retreat will be held on Saturday, November 21st from 9 am to 2 pm. The Advisory Council will meet on Wednesday, October 7th to make plans for the day.
Cluster Thanksgiving Mass
9 AM at St. Joseph the Worker
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