Spiritual Life and Worship

ST. MARY / ST. ANDREW / ST. THERESA

SPIRITUAL LIFE & WORSHIP COMMITTEE

COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

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May 2017

 

        
       
       
       

PURPOSE:

The role of this committee is to nourish and give direction to the liturgical aspect of

parish life by ensuring that parishioners are provided with opportunities to deepen their

faith through a variety of prayer experiences and liturgical celebrations; and to work

collaboratively with the Parish Council to accomplish the parish’s mission statement.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Identify the needs of the parish within our area of responsibility.

2. Establish priorities among the needs to formulate long-range and short-term

goals and objectives.

3. Determine budget needs in the area of this committee’s responsibilities and

make recommendations to the Parish Council through the Finance Committee.

4. Establish sub-committees as needed to achieve goals.

5. Communicate various programs by reporting to the Parish Council and to the

parish community.

6. Provide on-going formation in all areas of responsibility through workshops,

study, spiritual formation, etc.

7. Periodically evaluate existing programs/services.

MEMBERSHIP:

The St. Mary/St. Andrew/St. Theresa Spiritual Life and Worship committee shall be made up of

______________ members; _______ from the parishes at-large and a representative

from each subcommittee established. The length of term shall be three years with an

option to stay on the committee for another three years if desired.

All members should be active, practicing Catholics.

Each new member is to be adequately prepared for membership on the committee by

being provided with the opportunities for spiritual growth, appropriate theological

foundation and the skills and information required for membership on this committee.

The officers of this committee shall be a chairperson, vice-chairperson and a secretary,

and shall be selected by the committee. The position for the chairperson and vice chairperson

shall be limited to a term of one year. The vice-chairperson will

automatically become the chairperson the following year. The secretary shall be limited

to a term of two consecutive years.

CHAIRPERSON:

1. Is aware of the tasks and responsibilities of the committee and communicates

these to the committee, parish council and parish community.

2. Prepares the meeting agendas for submission to committee members at least

three (3) days prior to the meeting.

3. Provides formation/education for committee members

4. Conducts meetings.

5. Facilitates the task of determining priorities and setting goals for programs and

services.

6. Establishes the budget in cooperation with the committee members;

communicates budget information to the Finance Committee.

7. Oversees recruitment and orientation of new committee members.

8. Assists the vice-chairperson in understanding their responsibilities and

resources.

VICE-CHAIRPERSON:

1. Serves in the absence of the Chairperson

2. Prepares to assume the role of Chairperson the following year.

SECRETARY:

1. Oversees the accurate recording of the minutes of each meeting and sees to it

that minutes and the agenda are made available to the committee members

and Parish Council.

2. Maintains the official list of all committee members and their terms along with

current addresses and phone numbers.

3. Handles any correspondence for the committee