February 26, 2017

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

THANKS TO TERRY MCKEEGAN  who has served us well as our Director of Evangelization and Adult Faith Formation.  He has done an especially fine job with our FORUM, fostering a culture of encounter through encounters with culture.  We wish him well in his future endeavors.


·       a Rectory Cook The position involves doing grocery shopping, preparing lunches on M-W-F, and leaving prepared meals for evenings and weekends.  Approximately 10 flexible hours per week.  For more information or to apply, please email me at:  pastor@stcharleschurch.org

TRIVIA NIGHT  this Friday, March 3, helps support our high school students who will spend a week of their Summer vacations at Work Camp renovating the homes of the needy.  Put your teams together and join us for happy hour food and drinks beginning at 7:30 P.M. followed by trivia, a silent auction, and a lot of fun!

THE BISHOP IS COMING!   Bishop Burbidge will make his first visit to our parish two weeks from today on Sunday, March 12, when he will celebrate the 6:00 P.M. Mass!  All parishioners are invited to pray with our new bishop at Mass and to meet him at a reception afterwards.

 SPEAKING OF THE BISHOP…  all parishioners are encouraged to support his ministry and good works by giving to the Bishop’s Lenten Appeal. This weekend, every family in our parish will be asked to complete a Bishop’s Lenten Appeal (BLA) pledge form at Mass.  If you have already donated through the mail or online or are not able to participate, there will be places to note that on the form.  Please read the newsletter being distributed with today’s bulletin that contains detailed information about how the BLA funds are distributed throughout our diocese.  Please prayerfully consider making a pledge to support the many programs and ministries that serve the people of our diocese.  Every gift is an expression of God’s love and mercy!

Your servant in Christ Jesus,
Father Don








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.


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




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



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