Dear St. Mary Parish Family,
While it most certainly has been a challenging year to begin chairing the St. Mary Parish Council due to the COVID pandemic, it has also given the Council the opportunity to work with parishioners and staff to get creative and think outside of the box!
Over the past year, we learned to manage our meetings via Zoom and focused on how we, as a Council, could serve our parish and parishioners through the pandemic, as well as how our parish could serve our community.
One of the highlights of the past year was our St. Mary Parish Synod on May 22nd. All were welcome to attend, as the Parish Council helped lead and participate in seven small group discussions regarding the five sections of the Parish’s Mission and Vision Statement – Fellowship, Discipleship, Ministry, Worship and Mission. The Council is excited to work with fellow parishioners to help grow and develop each of the five areas of our St. Mary Parish Mission and Vision.
I want to take this opportunity to thank Adelyn Carney, Nancy Lindo-Drusch, Kim Mettelmann, Charlie Voissem and Brian Wallace for their service on the Parish Council. We are so grateful for the many gifts that they shared with our parish!
I also want to welcome Keith Barth, Lois Dennik and Kara Main as the new members of the St. Mary Parish Council! Your Parish Council is looking forward to working alongside the phenomenal staff and serving our parishioners continuing the work to ensure our St. Mary community is a place where people come for acceptance, love, support and most importantly, to encounter Jesus.
Thank you and may God bless you and our Parish!