St. Valentine Parish Council Meeting Minutes – Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Meeting was opened at 7:30 PM with a prayer from Fr. Henry


Old Business

· Fund Raising

· Discussion of Events

· Raffle (Action Item: Ron to explore possible arrangement with local dealerships)

· Horse Racing  (Action Item: Ron to discuss with Mike Kelly)

· St. Vincent De Paul Fundraiser will be held at AOH Hall on 13-Jan-2018.  Irish Night


Commission Reports

School Advisory: Rachel Damuth

· Father Socorro indicated that a Catholic School Advisory Board; will be formed

· Participants: Two people from School, Principal, two other people from parish

· Goal to develop a new strategic plan (last one was completed 5 years ago)

· Part of money from School Outreach Funds will be spent on new Window covers. Will assist in fuel cost and glare reduction in classrooms

· Vicariate News:  Closing of Ladywood High School (Current enrollment is 166 students; 33 in freshman class)

· Academic School Advisory is looking for new math assessments

· Worship Commission is working with school on three events

· Catholic Schools week (Last week in January) activities

· Retirement Home door decorating

· Parable projects – Dramatic parables

· Hymn Sing-along

· Mr. Cushman (Athletic Director) reports that there are 5 basketball team for 2017-2018 season


Christian Service: Rosemary Fox  (email)

· Giving tree was a big success; All tags were taken and returned (plus 25 more)


Pastoral Update: Fr. Henry

· We are in need of a volunteer to maintain the Notice Board in the vestibule of the church

 Worship: Mike Nowak

· The Prayers of the Faithful will continue to be read by the Deacon when he is present at Mass

 Vicariate:  Walt Bankowski

· Best practices will be shared by parishes starting in the March 2018 meeting

 Meeting was closed at 8:16 PM with a prayer from Fr. Henry

 Next Meeting is January 16, 2018—7:30 PM

Future City Wrap Up

We send our congratulations to the 8th grade class on their 2nd place finish at the 2018 Future City Competition—Michigan Region held January 22nd at the Suburban Collection in Novi.

Although they didn’t come in 1st they were a very strong 2nd and came home with a Special Award titled, Quality Improvement Award, sponsored by The American Society for Quality, Greater Detroit Section 1000.

Congratulations to the presenters, Ariyon Toney, Malena Smith and Edward Austin on their fine presentation and to their teacher, Mrs. Meghan Ciechanowski, mentors Mr. Dan Brooks and Mr. John Danic. Well done! Your school and parish are proud of all of you.

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