ST JOSEPH’S COMO-OYSTER BAY
MINUTES OF PARISH MISSION BOARD MEETING
7.00 pm THURSDAY 12th MAY 2016
Fr Jerzy, Pam Andreallo, Lou Andreallo, Natalia Kollar, Karen Moseley, Barbara Schofield, Brian Lane, Terry Crowe
Apologies: Tom Dawes, Tony Atkins, Clarel Farla
Minutes of meeting 11th February 2016 were accepted. White/Blue/Black “little” books have been ordered
Follow up on refurbishment of the Hall; Parish Office or Meeting Room to remain
Tom Dawes estimates that outlay should be no more than $100K
Several quotations are to hand: Archdiocese $320K, JF Building $80.3K (includes work on box gutter to correct flooding inside sanctuary)
Quotation awaited: Abronet (Luke) indication $70-$80K
Architect not required, as these are renovations
In addition toilets need upgrading as well as entrance & surrounds.
When complete, Parish Meetings likely to be held in Hall
Action: Left in Father Jerzy’s hands
Status and administration of properties for lease
Maintenance costs for Samuels Avenue properties are increasing
However it is still financially viable to continue leases
West Como properties have less outgo
Corpus Christi Procession as advised by Archdiocese
To be held Sunday 29th May after 10am Mass from St Peter’s to St Joseph’s
Then benediction. Father will prepare music. (no children on roads – OH&S)
Formation meetings for Ministers of the Holy Communion, Readers & Acolytes
Diocesan programmes are available. School Bulletin to advertise
Father has in hand
Possibility of the new arrangement of Planned Giving for new Financial year
At present, total Planned Giving goes to School. This is in excess of $40-50K after loan repayments & other necessary outgo. 100% tax deductions by donors allowed.
We should look for an arrangement whereby those who pay no tax can be separated
An accountant would be required to set up a suitable system.
Action: Father following up with CEO. Possible accountant is May (Rodney’s wife)
Maintenance of Parish property (lights, cross, gardens, roof…)
Gardens: school also to contribute, as this is a common area. 3 quotations given for gardens, 1 quotation for tree trimming, 1 quotation for gardens & tree trimming. Preference is to keep existing.
Lights: LED done by Father inside Church. LED lights on cross to connect with external lights and on for 5-6 hours per night. Attractive look of Church grounds.
Reflection of Sacramental Programmes, including baptism preparations
Baptism preparations to commence with programme conducted by Father in Meeting Room, 1st Thursday of each month.
Some points on participation of people in different ministries/inclusive approach
To include co-opting second reader at Mass if only one is available.
Possibilities of group excursion for 4-5 days to country
Lighting Ridge, Brewarrina are some possibilities.
Pilgrimage to the Holy Door of St Mary’s Cathedral
During week and/or Sunday afternoon
Banners have been produced & more to come. Sacred vessels & other visible church items have been polished as new – inspirational.
Statues – Our Lady & Sacred Heart need cleaning. Possible painting in white.
Thursday 7pm, 23rd June 2016 at Meeting Room adjacent to Hall
Meeting Closed at 8.15pm