March 26, 2018

Our Lady of the Rosary
Pastoral Council
March 26, 2018


Mike Barrows, Chairperson Father Ambrose Akinwande Teresita R. Wright, Vice-Chairperson
Teresa Kines, Secretary Orla Kelly-Rajan George Olmoz
Veronica Contreras Frank Greco Helen Greco
Julie Michaels Robert DuCharme Sue Hayden
Grover Roland Pat Williams Lisa Grondy
Visitor: Anita Roland


    • Meeting was opened with a prayer.
    • Welcome: Mike welcomed the Council
  • Old Business:
    • Approval of February minutes:
      • Motion made by Mike Barrows. Seconded by Grover Roland. All voted in favor.
    • Commission Reports – commission reports are located at the bottom of this document.
  • New Business:
    • Finance Commission:
      • Second collections will be stopped unless we have a special reason to have them
        • Special 2nd Collections will continue


  • Commission chairs are reminded to send their projected budget needs to the Finance Commission by end of April.
  • Discussed the need for all donations to non-profit organizations need to be run through the church for documentation purposes. It documents that we are helping the community.
  • Calendar dates are due to Teresa Kines in May.
  • Two commissions (Education and Evangelization) will be writing grants to the Foundation of the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte. Due April 20. We should if they will be funded in June/July.
  • Father Ambrose will petition in writing for the chairpersons of the Parish Life and the Evangelical commissions to be part of the Parish Council.
  • Many thanks to those who made the St. Patrick’s dinner a success. The event netted $1400, which will be donated to the church.
  • Meeting was closed with an Irish prayer recited by Orla Kelly-Rajan.

Next Meeting: Monday, April 23 at 6:30 pm in Parish Center

Respectfully submitted,
Teresa Kines, Secretary





Parish Commission Reports: March 2018


Education/Faith Formation:

– No report for March

Liturgy and Worship:

– – Easter 2018 Holiday Mass Schedule
Holy Thursday – 8:00 pm
Hispanic Way of the Cross – 7:00 pm – Parish Center

– Penance Service was held for Lent
– Healing Mass was held for Lent
– Ministry Fair will be held in June (Date TBD)


Community Outreach:
We will be asking for volunteers to assist the Episcopal Church at Sunday Lunch during May
Homeless Shelter Responsible Groups:
April 1 – Confirmation ClassMay 6 – Our Lady’s Guild
June 3 – Parish Council
Parish Life:
Ginger Leonard will be lead for this commission 
Hispanic Community:

– We continue to accept donations for the yard sale (April 20 & 21).

– Currently selling food and Candy to raise funds which will be part of the Festival Fund Raiser.


Our Lady’s Guild:

– Our Lady’s Guild enjoyed an informative evening in early March with Beth Leonard, a Master Gardener from our area.

– Our April meeting will be a Pizza and Bingo evening after our business meeting.

– All parish women are invited!

Knights of Columbus:

 – Public Breakfast – Saturday, May 12 – Donations received will go to the Relay for Life
–  100 Club winners are published in the weekly bulletin and are listed on the bulletin board.

Building and Facilities:

 – No report for March.


– Finance Council sees no current significant financial issues.- Finance Council will be addressing all Masses on the weekend of April 7-8 regarding the following:

Renovation; DSA; 2nd Collections and Prayerful Giving



– Lenten Discussions have been well received and both evening and morning groups have decided to continue with the groups in the future. We will invite others from the parish to join in.

– We will be recruiting folks asking them to join a Prayer Partner group which we are forming. This group will pray for requested intentions from parishioners. This will be conducted through an

email string. Intentions will be solicited through an intentions book, through email or by phone once the group is established.

– We are going to put out the Question box so people will have the opportunity to ask faith based questions or questions regarding doctrinal issues. They will also have the opportunity to leave any

ideas or suggestions they may have for the Evangelization Commission.

– We will be offering parishioners the opportunity to purchase a Mass Journal to encourage deeper engagement in the Mass.

– We are developing a list of resources that we would like to see in the proposed Resource Center for both adults and the older teens.

– We will be applying for a grant through the Foundation of the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte.

Because our free resources are so well received and they are limited as to the number we get we will be asking folks if they would consider returning them when they are done with them so others may also have the opportunity to read them.

– Our next meeting is scheduled for April 9, 2018 at 6:30.


Current Activities:

– Encouraging and providing resources to improve personal prayer and reading of Holy Scripture.

– Monthly Bible Study with Father Ambrose.

– Lenten discussion groups with the hopes of continuing further discussion groups.

– Parish Champion Program through Dynamic Catholic which includes free monthly handouts of books or CD’s; access to their various programs e.g. Best Advent Ever and Best Lent Ever; a prayer partner

to pray for people’s special intentions.

– Parish Book Program through Dynamic Catholic with books given to all parishioners and visitors at


– Welcoming of visitors and new parishioners at all Masses with acknowledgement and a small gift

which includes a book and a small religious article.

– Continuing with plans for a Welcome Packet for new Parishioners.

– Establishing Prayer Partner group.

– Have Question box available for questions regarding faith issues and suggestions for Evangelization.

– Working on developing list of resources for future Resource Center.

– Applying for grant $ through Diocesan Foundation.

– Offer opportunity for parishioners to purchase a Mass Journal to engage more deeply in Mass.



Fall 2018 OLR Golf Tournament:

– Core Committee meeting held March 20, 2018 -Bob DuCharme, Jim Day, Grover Roland, Greg O’Brien

– Estimating net profit for OLR 75 Anniversary Celebration at $10,000 for FY 2018-19 budgeting purposes

– Preliminary announcement for outing will be posted on church entrance bulletin board by Easter

– Planning to do full announcement and envelopes, etc. on weekend of June 2 and June 3

– Raising price per golfer to $80, but offering a discount to $70 if signed up and paid by August 17, 2018

– Meeting with Asheboro CC planned for early April with Ken Capone

– We are making contact with previous volunteers to help with the many activities that have been scheduled.

– Contact any core committee member to volunteer to help in any area.

75th Anniversary Committee:

Members are: Teresa Kines, Teresita Wright, Orla Kelly -Rajan,  Karen Bloxsom, Maria Segura, Erin Brown, Barbara Seuberling, Chris Joss

– First meeting was held March 22 to begin discussing plans

– Discussed the date/year of the 75th anniversary

– Discussed doing a photo directory & small notebook w/history

– Discussed options for the celebration. Option 1: full weekend of events – breakfast, picnic, ending with a catered dinner/dance at a local event center. Option 2: yearlong celebration beginning in January (mass/breakfast); summer – picnic; fall – dinner/dance

– Discussed inviting members who have left our parish, local ministers and officials from Diocese

– Discussed asking for donations from other Catholic Parishes