Mission Matters: Aug. 16, 2016

This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: Pastoral Staff Day; Welcome to our New Lay Ecclesial Ministers; God and the Olympics; plus this Thursday’s blog post.

Watch for this Thursday’s Post:

A Culture of Hospitality by Micheal Downes, Director of the Monsignor O’Dwyer Retreat House.

Pastoral Staff Day: Archbishop Lori is hosting a meeting on October 3 for pastoral staff members.  This is a key meeting for all who serve on a pastoral staff as a lay ecclesial minister or key support staff member.  The Archbishop and his staff will be there to discuss where we are going in terms of planning in this archdiocese, including his vision and the work that has been done to date and proposals for the near future.  It should be noted that priests and deacons will have another opportunity to hear this message…this day is for lay ecclesial ministers serving on pastoral staffs.  The day will begin with an 8:30 registration and end at 2:00. 

Additionally, we will provide an update and training on the new Fair Labor and Standards Act which will impact our ministry. 

The meeting will be held at St. Michael Poplar Springs/Mount Airy.  The cost for the day is $20.00, and includes morning hospitality, materials and lunch.  If the parish cannot afford this, please let us know.  We will make accommodations.    A registration form will be sent to all who are on our mailing list.  If you do not receive this mailing, contact Rosanne at rdeludos@archbalt.org.

This meeting is for anyone that the pastor or pastoral life director designates as pastoral staff (usually business managers, coordinators of youth ministry, principals, pastoral associates, parish nurses and health care ministers, parish catechetical leaders (directors of faith formation, a/c/dres), liturgists, deacons, parish music leaders, worship leaders, directors of music, RCIA lead agents on staff…the list goes on, and this list is certainly not all inclusive)

 We hope to see you there!

Welcome to our New Lay Ecclesial Ministers:  We are very excited to welcome the following co-workers as they begin their new ministry at different parishes in our Archdiocese:

  • Mary Lipscome at St. Mary, Annapolis
  • Kate Wyvill at Our Lady of Grace
  • Ryan Ackerman at St. Joseph, Cockeysville
  • Katie Lutz at St. Mark, Fallston
  • Rudy Dehaney at Blessed Sacrament, Baltimore
  • Topher Darragh at St. Lawrence Martyr, Jessup
  • Christine Lamolinara at St. Andrew by the Bay, Annapolis
  • Meghan Sprankle at St. John, Frederick
  • Joslyn Alexander at St. Francis Xavier, Baltimore
  • Barbara Anderson at St. Mary, Annapolis
  • Sheila Bateman at St. Mark, Fallston
  • Margaret Brogden at St. Clement Mary Hofbauer, Rosedale
  • Kayla Cservek at St. Joseph, Buckeystown
  • Kimberly Graves at St. Ann, Hagerstown
  • Thuy Anh Hoang at St. Ann, Hagerstown
  • Michele Poligardo at St. Augustine, Elkridge
  • Lauren Voos at St. Francis of Assisi, Baltimore
  • Darron Woodus at Holy Family, Randallstown

God and the Olympics:  It is inspiring to watch the Olympics.  See how Olympians are inspired by their faith!

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