Present: Christine Blachowski - Chair (STL,) Betty Reidy (STL,) Betsy Tirado (CB,) Monica Zielinski (CB,) Don Ward (CB,) Gwendolyn Jervis-White (SMdP,) Barrett Fletcher (SMdP,) Richard Clark (CB,) Nancy Langer (BT,) Mickey Dick (BT,) Luis Clay - Secretary (BT)
Meeting called to order at 5:35 pm.
Opening prayer - Betty Reidy
Barrett Fletcher joined the group for SMdP, replacing Nancy who would like to be copied on minutes and developments.
Picnic Event planned for Sunday, 20 August 2023
Barrett Fletcher confirmed that the Holy Name Society at SMdP will welcome all FoP parishioners at picnic event. HNS will cook hamburgers and hot dogs, visitors may bring side dishes to add to the feast. Barrett asked that final counts of those attending be sent to him by 1st Sunday of August (and maybe financial contributions also.) Picnic at Gazebo in Como Park. Mass usually at 12 pm but details TBA.
Road to Renewal Playbook and next steps
There was a long discussion regarding R2R Road to Renewal Playbook Sub-Committees. These are listed in the playbook as follows:
Luis suggested that the resources of the Stewardship Pillar are too stretched to be subdivided. He commented that the Admin Pillar would probably take responsibility for financial matters. Nancy L suggested that the whole group consider these subjects by devoting a whole meeting to each subject in turn. Donald commented that we've been through all this before. He proposed that the group consider a youth development grant as a useful activity.
There was some discussion of a bulletin and or website for the FoP but no resolution.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m.
The next meeting will be held at CB on June 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Submitted by Luis Clay
Luis Clay (BT)