Members of the Council include: Carolyn Boudreaux, Mel Cantrell, Elizabeth Clifford, Marie-Laure Kouedan, Jackie Said, Virginia Welsh, Mychelle Farmer, Godfrey Molen, Nathalie Piraino, Susan Rovnak, Jeffrey Oguaman, JoAnne Stanton, Rebecca Egan, and Rudy Dehaney.
The Pastoral Council is prayerful, pastoral, representative, discerning, prophetic, enabling, and collaborative. Members of the Pastoral Council have a willingness to serve the people of God who make up the parish community. They serve knowing that they don’t have all the answers – only a faith and a trust that God’s Spirit abides within the Church. It is this Spirit who will help the Council to know the best response for a given situation and who will nourish and sustain them in their times of doubt and searching. The Council consists of the Pastor, eight elected adult members, one youth member, and up to four members appointed by the Pastor. Membership in the Parish is required for nomination to the Council.
The Finance Committee serves in an advisory role to the Pastor on Parish financial matters. Members evaluate the financial health of the Parish and prepare and monitor the annual budget to ensure accountability and is aligned with the procedures set by the Archdiocese of Baltimore as well as the approval of the Parish Accountant. A financial summary of the Parish budget is published in our bulletin and on our website each Fall for the fiscal year (July to June). The report is aligned with the procedures set by the Archdiocese of Baltimore and is prepared and published by the Parish Accountant.
The Fundraising Committee’s purpose is to create an atmosphere of fellowship and fun among parishioners, their families, friends, and the community through social events such as the Chicken Dinner, Crab Feast, and Quarter Auction as well as raffles and other fundraising activities. All proceeds help to provide resources for the ministries and mission of the Parish. The Fundraising Committee meets on the third Sunday of each month at 12 PM.
Medical Response Ministers are trained to respond effectively to anyone experiencing a medical situation beyond their control. They follow pre-established procedures and they have access to first aid equipment; some of them are certified in CPR and the use of an AED. Their goal is to assist and stabilize the individual, and summon ambulance assistance when necessary. Please also consider becoming a Hospitality Minister!We are currently working with different agencies and organizations to develop a safety plan that would lay out set procedures to follow in case of different types of emergencies. More information on this soon to come!