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June Leadership Team Meeting Minutes

Leadership Team Meeting Notes – June

 


Superb prayer by Fr. Matias with an emphasis on Trust and Faith
Adequate music by Patrick

 

Working in a Team (talk by Fr. Matias)

  • We should form teams within the Parish
  • Jesus chose to be surrounded by a team
    • He did not do his ministry alone
    • We usually do not think of His apostles as a “team”
    • But, reading acts of the apostles, they were!
  • We sometimes over romanticize what the disciples did and how they achieved their ministry goals
    • Peter had plans to go to the gentiles
      • Scripture said “they agreed to send Peter”
      • They decided together
    • It was just planning, however
      • It was discernment
      • We need to discern as a team
  • Discerning and working together and going on in the same direction
    • Even if we have different things to do
    • The concept shouldn’t be “I am here doing my thing with my group”
    • Instead, it should be a coordination of effort, working toward a common goal
  • What is the difference between planning for disaster and planning successfully?
    • The important thing is the goal
      • Where are we going?
      • Example:
        • We are evangelizing, we are uniting the church of faith in a community
        • We devote all our strength to the new evangelization
  • Pope has been speaking about creating missionary disciples a lot
    • We are intentional disciples
      • This should be reflected in:
        • Our schedule
        • Our structure
        • Our language
  • Teams provide a system of checks and balances
    • Teams bring out the best of you and brings out the best of others
    • Plus it is more fun!
    • We are not meant to be isolated creatures
  • We want to do something that lasts longer than a person, or a pastor, or a minister
  • No one has all the skills to do every task
    • One body, many parts
    • I know I might be lacking in one area, but someone in my team can do

 

The Great Eight (topics, that is)

 

  • Alpha small groups
    • Currently 6 small groups that came out of this one alpha
      • Breakdown
        • Three co-ed
        • Two women
        • One men
        • Between 6 – 10 in each group
      • Meet every other week
    • Very good news – people who can not only come to Mass, but have a community
    • Hard when you have 400 – 800 people at Mass to relate
    • Small groups bring Church alive
  • Welcome Team – ministries of the month
    • What the ministry needs to do
      • Have something in bulletin that month to Carmen
      • Publicize something in the board
      • Help with Sunday social
      • One page ministry breakdown
        • Timeline
        • Vision
        • What do you do
    • Ministries of the month
      • Jan – Alpha
      • Feb – Youth Ministry
      • March – Stone Soup
      • April – Welcome Team and Greeters
      • May – Adult Formation (tho academy / library)
      • June – Neo Cat / People of Praise
      • July – Music Ministry and Liturgy
      • August – Catholic Daughters & Knights
      • Sept – Religious Ed and Faith Cafe
      • October – RCIA
      • November – Newman Center and Young Adult
      • December – Hispanic Ministry
  • Greeters
    • Training on Wednesday night
    • Another one on June 1st
    • We have had greeters, but it has been the same two people every week
    • Want to get more people involved
    • Asking them to come to the training to get everyone on the same page
    • Starting with the 9am going to 11am if we get more people
    • Name tags for the greeters
    • Have families greet at 9am
  • Hispanic Ministry
    • Developing a team because there are so many people in the Hispanic Ministry
    • Have a good team who are working very hard and there is great improvement!
    • Want to have a bunch of opportunities for them on Tuesday nights
      • This way they have Sunday Mass and Tuesday opportunities
    • Hispanic retreat preparing for Pentecost on June 8th
      • Want to provide some spiritual moments for them
      • All the people who serve in different ministers will be invited
    • Corpus Christi
      • Procession in English and Spanish
    • August 4th have everyone bring their images / statues
  • New Choir Director for 11am Mass
    • Don Meeker (sp?)
    • Was music coordinator for all masses for 10 years at previous place
    • Starting in June
  • New Youth Ministry
    • Splitting Confirmation, Middle School and High School into three separate positions
    • Confirmation
      • Graham is moving here from California
      • Has been doing Confirmation for a while for a large group
    • Still looking for high school and middle school replacements
    • Maybe use graduate students
  • Staff Retreat & Calendaring
    • June 13th at People of Praise from 9am – 4pm
    • Bring calendar and ideas and other things
    • Just putting a bullet here to the three people who read these notes: hello!