August 2015

August 22, 2015

Attendees: Father John Moyna, Deacon Michael McDonald, Kathy Baron, Kathy Baxter, Karen Francett, Catherine Benson, Regina McGrath, Catherine Beecher

  1. The meeting was opened with a prayer.
  2. The minutes of the July 20, 2015 meeting were approved.
  3. Feedback from parishioners on new Mass schedule: No feedback from parishioners had been received; however, diocesan representatives had indicated that five Masses in one weekend for two parishes might be problematic.
  4. Transition to a new pastor: Concerns had been raised regarding the timeline for a change to a new pastor. It was noted that Deacon Al Manzella, who has been serving as administrator for St. Patrick’s Ravena, will serve as interim administrator in Coxsackie.
  5. Future of Pastoral Council: Pending the transition of pastors, the Council will take a hiatus from the planning process. It will continue to meet for updates and to prepare a briefing book for the new pastor.
  6. Vicarate: Father Moyna reported that instead of 17 deaneries, the Bishop planned to institute 7 vicarates and appoint an episcopal vicar for each vicarate.
  7. The meeting was closed with a prayer and a thanks to Father Moyna for his 29 years of service to St. Mary’s Parish.

Respectfully submitted,
Kathleen Baxter