Friday, November 30, 2007

Bulletin December 2, 2007

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Save the Date: Pizza Party and Ice Cream Social

Please mark your calendar for this special event open to all parishioners:

Annual Fall Pizza Party and Ice Cream Social
Saturday, November 17, following the 5:00 Mass
Location: Church Hall
Hosts: Our wonderful Religious Education students

More information will be announced at Masses and printed in the church bulletin.

Minutes of the Pastoral Council, October 23, 2007

The Pastoral Council of St. Sebastian’s Church met October 23, 2007, at 7 p.m. Present were John Maciel (co-chair), Anne Diffily (recorder), Beatrice Parker, Sarah Garcia-Mata, Marie Brito (religious education), and Father Hayman.

Community Outreach Amy Marks (
No report this month.

Religious Education Sarah Garcia-Mata (
Marie Brito, religious ed. coordinator (

Marie Brito reported that registrations for students already attending CCD classes continue to come in. We have close to 90 children enrolled now.
Class masses begin at 9 a.m. on October 28 with the third grade leading the mass, ascending through the grades and ending before Christmas. Grades 9 and 10 will have their own evening mass on Dec. 16, followed by a holiday celebration.
Marie was very pleased with the pancake breakfast turnout on October 14. The students’ cooking was “phenomenal.”
On Nov. 17 there will be a pizza party and ice cream social organized and staffed by the religious education students and open to the entire parish.

Liturgy Anne Diffily (
Stewardship Weekend was held Oct. 13-14 at all three Masses. A number of new volunteers signed up for various ministries. Anne Diffily noted that no one stopped to chat or read the backboards after the 5:00 mass, and only two people came downstairs after the 11:00 Mass. Next year we will insert copies of the all-ministry information and signup sheet into the parish bulletin in order to expand our outreach.

New Business
Anne will look into the possibility of a St. Sebastian’s parish “blog” as a way to present up to date information and link to a PDF version of the parish weekly bulletin online.
Bea Parker noted that the monthly Book Club is back up and running with a full table of attendees at the first discussion meeting. Retired professor Donald Rohr leads the sessions.
Fr. Hayman reported that the first maintenance collection yielded about $2,000, which was used to trim all the trees on the property.

The next meeting of the Pastoral Council will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at 7 p.m. in the Father Randall Room.