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12/11/12 Christian Formation Minutes

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Christian Formation Meeting Minutes
December 11, 2012

   Jan Sullivan, Chair
   S.M. Gemma Therese, Director of Religious Education
   Lori VanBuren, Liaison to Pastoral Council
   Doyle Pokorny
   Jane Watry
   Michelle Kast, Secretary

Excused:   April Rockhill   
Opening Prayer:  Jan

Minutes:  The November 13, 2012 minutes were approved with no changes noted. 

Old Business:

Christmas Parade(11-27-12) The parade went well and was well attended, with 20+ children in the parade and 30+ people at the reception.

Christmas Program(12-19-12) – Practice last Saturday went well.  Next practice is 12/12 and will be from 10:00-11:30, rather than 10:00-noon. Program is expected to last 30-35 minutes with the older kids playing music, etc following the children’s program.  Snacks will be provided afterwards.  Committee discussed who is bringing what.

Theology on Tap –Covered in Sister’s report.

Religious Ed Director Report– Sister Gemma reviewed her report.  Items covered included but were not limited to: Theology on Tap which we will hold off on for now due to cost estimates and participation concerns; City-Wide VBS Meeting; “Suggested Policies” which will be posted to the website in the future and Evangelization.   See report dated 12/11/12 for additional details.

New Business:  Jan reported on parish census figures.  There were 475 tri-parish families in 2007, down to 317 in 2012.

Other Items:  Mardi Gras Family Fun night was discussed.  Tentative date is Saturday, February 9, 2013.

Next Committee Meeting:  6:30pm, January 8, 2013

Agenda Items:  Christmas Program, DRE Report including Evangelization/small group discussion, Mardi Gras Family Fun Night

Closing Prayer was said by all.

Submitted by Michelle Kast