Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Parish Feedback: Strenghen What We Have

Last week we had a very productive open parish meeting which was hosted by the parish council. The gist of the meeting was that we need to strengthen what we already have going on in the parish. Here is the listing of some of the suggestions:

  • Continue to offer opportunities for our young people to connect with the parish. People are especially enthused about our mission trip experience. A woman commented that young people like to “do” rather than just listen. At the meeting we talked about our plans to hire a youth minister.
  • Start a mentoring program for new parishioners. A veteran member would make contact with a new member of the parish.
  • Need for a volunteer coordinator.
  • Keep updating our web site and even have some of our young people help with the design.
  • Have a quarterly penance service.
  • Have seminars in adult education on themes like communication in marriage, how to
    pray, scripture studies, etc.
  • Make people aware of our Eucharistic adoration which occurs every Monday here at St. Luke’s.

I am very happy to be the pastor of this vibrant community. I am never bored!

Please support our mission this week as we welcome back Father David Gaffney.

Fr. Bob Hawkins - February 24, 2008

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