Pastoral Council

Pastoral Council
 

Next Meeting is---April 12th ----  If anyone has concerns or comments contact members below!!
Or use the Suggestion Box in Gathering Space

HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST MEETING AT BOTTOM OF PAGE


 MONSIGNOR VINCENT YORK -- Click HERE--Or call-------Phone 610-863-4777-------- 


 Deacon Frank A Elchert---Click HERE- Or Call------484-903-0508

Cathie Kennedy ------ Click HERE--Or call---------Phone 570-992-5366 ------------------ 

Ron DeCesare --------- Click
 HERE--Or call-------Phone 610-863-4053, HOME-------

---------------------------------------------------------Phone 610-863-6205, WORK---------

Ann Marie Teel --------Click HERE--Or call --------Phone 610-863-9194 ------------------ 

Jo Bullock --------------Click HERE--Or call---------Phone 610-588-5113 -------------------

Peggy Wall ------------ Click HERE--Or call---------Phone 610-863-6519 -------------------

Louise Martino -------- Click HERE--Or call--------Phone 610-863-6647 -------------------

Fran Rowley ----------- Click HERE--------------- 

Jim Rose --------------- Click HERE--Or call-------Phone 610-863-540, HOME---------

-------------------------------------------------------Phone 610-533-9974, CELL---------

Kathy Scott------------- Click HERE--Or call-------Phone 610-863-2870------------------- 

 


 

PASTORAL COUNCIL NEWS Highlights of the January 11th, 2018 Meeting

  •  Ministering to the Sick. This ministry continues to grow and develop. It is very important to notify the rectory if you or a family member would like to receive communion at home, in a nursing home or in the hospital. Hospitals and Nursing Homes do not notify St. Elizabeth when a parishioner is admitted.

  •  Looking Ahead in Our Parish. There will be an insert in the bulletin once a month giving an overview of upcoming events.

  •  Parish Trips. In the next few months watch for information on possible parish sponsored trips, such as ball games and bus trips. We need your input to gauge interest and make these events successful.

  •  Pastoral Council Vacancy. There is a vacancy on the Pastoral Council. The Council will be seeking applicants in the next few months to fill the position.

  •  Catholic Schools Week. Catholic Schools Week is the last week of January. As part of the week on January 28th ICS students will be assisting at the 9:30 am mass and there will be a book fair that parishioners can shop at in the Church Hall.

  •  Early Learning Center. The basement and main floor of the building are in place. The roof will be installed soon.

  •  Blood Drive. St. Elizabeth will sponsor a blood drive on February 25th.

  •  Fundraisers. Breakfast with Santa was well attended this year and Operation

    Christmas tree has ended. These and other fundraisers are used to make the

    church’s mortgage payments.

  •  Operation Amber Christmas. Deacon Frank thanked the parish for helping with

    Operation Amber Christmas. $12,500 worth of toys was collected. Every child in the Leigh Valley Hospital, as well as their siblings, received gifts so they could celebrate together on Christmas. In addition toys were given to the children in Behavioral Health and there are enough toys to give one to all the children who will be admitted in 2018. The toy drive was a huge success!

  •  Actions on Parish Suggestions.

    •  “Have the Bulletin online by Saturday” was suggested. The possibility of

      getting it on the website before the weekend is being looked into.

    •  “Add Sr. Luz’s name to the front of the bulletin as principal of ICS” was

      suggested. The process will be started to change the front of the bulletin to include this information.

      Pastoral Council Members: Ron DeCesare, Peggy Wall, Kathy Scott, Jo Bullock, Cathie Kennedy, Jim Rose, Fran Rowley, Ann Marie Teel, and Louise Martino

 


 

Pastoral Council Bylaws Article III – Membership

 

The membership of the Pastoral Council shall be on a voluntary basis. All Church members shall have an opportunity to participate.

 

  1. The make-up of the Council shall consist of a maximum of 14 members, composed of the pastor and permanent deacon, 2 appointed and 8 -10 nominated members.

     When there is/are opening(s) on the council for a Nominated Member, nominations will be solicited from the parish. After the nominations are received the council will review the nominees and make recommendations to the pastor on the best qualified candidates using the following Diocesan Guidelines for Pastoral Council Members: a member should be a practicing Catholic, be a registered parishioner of the parish, possess a willingness to grow in Church Doctrine, have an ability to work with others and should understand that the position is one of service. The pastor will then appoint nominee(s) to be members of the council.

 

  1. Nominations will be solicited starting in April. Nominees will be contacted immediately to ascertain if they would be willing to serve if appointed. The appointment will take place by the end of June. New member(s) will begin their term(s) on July 1st.

 

  1. When there is/are opening(s) on the council for an Appointed Member the pastor shall appoint or reappoint a parishioner of his choosing.

 

  1. The pastor may appoint or reappoint any member without the nomination process.

 

  1. The term of office for the appointed and nominated members shall be four years. There shall be a two term limit for nominated members (not including interim appointments). There is no term limit for appointed members.

 

  1. If a nominated or appointed member cannot complete the term of office for any reason, the pastor shall appoint a replacement for the interim.

         In the event any member misses 3 consecutive meetings without a reasonable excuse, the council has the authority to remove him/her           from the position. The pastor shall appoint a replacement for the interim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Pastoral Council Bylaws Article III – Membership

 

The membership of the Pastoral Council shall be on a voluntary basis. All Church members shall have an opportunity to participate.

 

  1. The make-up of the Council shall consist of a maximum of 14 members, composed of the pastor and permanent deacon, 2 appointed and 8 -10 nominated members.

     When there is/are opening(s) on the council for a Nominated Member, nominations will be solicited from the parish. After the nominations are received the council will review the nominees and make recommendations to the pastor on the best qualified candidates using the following Diocesan Guidelines for Pastoral Council Members: a member should be a practicing Catholic, be a registered parishioner of the parish, possess a willingness to grow in Church Doctrine, have an ability to work with others and should understand that the position is one of service. The pastor will then appoint nominee(s) to be members of the council.

 

  1. Nominations will be solicited starting in April. Nominees will be contacted immediately to ascertain if they would be willing to serve if appointed. The appointment will take place by the end of June. New member(s) will begin their term(s) on July 1st.

 

  1. When there is/are opening(s) on the council for an Appointed Member the pastor shall appoint or reappoint a parishioner of his choosing.

 

  1. The pastor may appoint or reappoint any member without the nomination process.

 

  1. The term of office for the appointed and nominated members shall be four years. There shall be a two term limit for nominated members (not including interim appointments). There is no term limit for appointed members.

 

  1. If a nominated or appointed member cannot complete the term of office for any reason, the pastor shall appoint a replacement for the interim.

         In the event any member misses 3 consecutive meetings without a reasonable excuse, the council has the authority to remove him/her           from the position. The pastor shall appoint a replacement for the interim.