St. David of Wales Church & School, Richmond, CA
Parish Council Meeting
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7PM in the Rectory
In Attendance: Roland, Bruce, Paul, Barbara, Andy, Fr Joyzy & Fr John
Opening Prayer: Led by Fr John
Review of minutes for August 16, 2016 parish council meeting: Minutes approved.
Continue discussion on number of parish council members, term, frequency & length of meetings:
Present members have served for a number of years and are willing to continue to serve. We agreed that registered parishioners who are interested in joining the parish council are welcome to apply. All parishioners are welcome to attend or submit items for the agenda. We will meet the third Tuesday of the month every other month from 7 to 8 p.m.
Parish Survey on proposed new Mass schedule:
105 surveys were submitted. 3 options were given for consideration on changing the Sunday Mass schedule;
Option A was 8 am English Mass, 9:30 am Spanish Mass, 11 am English Mass
Option B was 8:15 am English Mass, 9:45 am Spanish Mass, 11:15 am English Mass
Option C was 8:30 am English Mass, 10 am Spanish Mass, 11:30 am English Mass
Option D was to submit a schedule other than A, B or C.
Results: Options A & C received the most votes and were close in total. Option D suggestions included Mass times from as early as 7 am to 7 pm, with 4 requests to start a Latin Mass. Option D suggestions varied and received the least number of votes, but we agreed to continue discussion on some of the proposals at our next meeting. We decided to go with Option A for our Sunday Masses.
The survey for daily evening Masses received 67 responses, with the 1st and 3rd options receiving the most votes. We decided we will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Tuesday through Friday at 5 pm, Eucharistic Adoration until 6:20 pm which will include communal prayer of the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available from 5:30 to 6:20 pm. At 6:20 pm we will have Benediction, followed by Mass at 6:30 pm. Our morning Masses will continue Monday thru Friday at 8:15.
Andy Lojo, former finance council member, reported that all former finance council members have had to resign for various reasons. He knows of 2 or 3 people who might be interested in forming a new council. We agreed that 3 or 4 members should suffice and that we will each invite parishioners to consider this ministry. We agreed we will attempt to start a new finance council by November.
Fall Festival on Saturday, September 24th, 11 am to 6 pm:
Parish will sponsor a Book Sale. A parishioner has donated a large number of beautiful books to our parish. We will use the funds collected to help support our parish school.
Parish Roast Beef Dinner will be Saturday, November 12th, at 6 p.m.
Next Parish Council meeting: November 15, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Rectory.
Closing Prayer: Fr Joyzy