March 26, 2017

Dear Friends, here’s what’s up this week:

HAVE YOU GIVEN TO THE BISHOP’S LENTEN APPEAL YET?

The BLA funds programs such as seminarian formation, Catholic Charities, crisis pregnancy assistance, youth ministry, and much more….  Here’s an update on our current pledge status:

 

Thanks to all who have already pledged. Our parish goal is 100% of our generous families participating, so please make a commitment: every pledge counts! If you haven't yet made a pledge, you may do so by picking up our pledge form from our parish office, or online at our parish website or on the Diocesan website: arlingtondiocese.org. 

HAVE YOU ATTENDED ANY OF FR. DYER'S LENTEN TALKS YET? This Monday, March 27, at 7:00 P.M. in Benedict Hall, Fr. Dyer will discuss the Gospel reading for the following Sunday: "The Man Born Blind: Shine Light on Our Blindness." Join us for this meditation of the inspired Word of God. 

HAVE YOU GONE TO CONFESSION YET DURING THIS LENT? We have at least two priests available during all our Confession times:  Mondays, 6:30-7:00 P.M.; Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 P.M.; Fridays, 6:30-7:00 P.M.; and Saturdays, 3:30-4:30 P.M.  There are just two more weeks before Holy Week:  go soon and avoid the rush! 

HAVE YOU PRAYED THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS YET DURING THIS LENT? Join us for the next two Fridays (April 1 & 7) at 7:00 P.M. in the church for this moving, ancient prayer. 

Your servant in Christ Jesus,
Father Don


 

PASTOR'S ADVISORY COUNCILS 

PASTORAL COUNCIL

 

NORMS

If the diocesan bishop judges it opportune after he has heard the presbyteral council, a pastoral council is to be established in each parish, over which the pastor presides and in which the Christian faithful, together with those who share in pastoral care by virtue of their office in the parish, assist in fostering pastoral activity.  A pastoral council possesses a consultative vote only and is governed by the norms established by the diocesan bishop.  Code of Canon Law, Can. 536 §1-§2.

By mandate of the Bishop of Arlington, every pastor in the diocese is to have a functioning Pastoral Council which is to be governed by the principles enunciated in the pastoral letter “A Pastoral Letter on Consultation in the Parish,” dated September 17, 1984.

MEMBERSHIP

Members are appointed by the pastor to serve for terms lasting two years; terms are renewable.
Terms are staggered, with half the members’ terms expiring each year.
Terms follow the academic year, lasting from September through June; meetings are monthly.

The Following is the current membership & their terms:

  • Jim Moran               9/14-6/16
  • Dean Reineking       9/14-6/16
  • Jennifer Bible          9/14-6/16
  • Mike Sampson         9/14-6/16
  • Ryan Bieshaar         9/14-6/16
  • Andrea Bender        9/14-6/16
  • Anne Rader             9/15-6/17
  • David Scheele         9/15-6/17
  • Alina Walker           9/15-6/17
  • Amy Stoffel            9/15-6/17
  • Jackie Parada         9/15-6/17

Ex-Officio Observers

  • Rev. Rich Dyer, Parochial Vicar
  • James Scampavia, Finance Council Chairman

 

FINANCE COUNCIL

NORMS

In each parish there is to be a finance council which is governed, in addition to universal law, by norms issued by the diocesan bishop and in which the Christian faithful, selected according to these same norms, are to assist the pastor in the administration of the goods of the parish.  Code of Canon Law, Can. 537

 

    MEMBERSHIP

The council consists of an indeterminate number of appointed members.  
Members are appointed by the pastor to serve for terms lasting one year; terms are renewable.
Terms follow the academic year, lasting from September through June; meetings are monthly.
The council is assisted by certain parish staff persons who also participate in its meetings and support its work.

The Following is the current membership & their terms:

  • Jim Scampavia (Chair)                9/15-6/17
  • Andrew Velde                            9/15-6/17
  • Jack Meara                          9/15-6/17
  • Cathie Miller Fagerstrom            9/14-6/16
  • Laura Navar                               9/14-6/16
  • George Parkerson                      9/14-6/16

Finance Council Staff Support

  • Rev. Rich Dyer, Parochial Vicar
  • Amy Fry, Director, St. Charles Early Childhood Education Center
  • Christopher Rowe, Business Manager