Pastoral Council - Year in Review

Council and Parishioner Participation
October 25, 2023


Prepare for Change (Inform and Accompany your People)

Partners in the Gospel

  • Convocation – Pastoral Council Members Attend (Jan 2023)
  • Partners Parish Wide Introduction – Launch weekend Jan 20-21, 2023. Showed Archbishop’s video at Mass, Prayer Cards, after Mass Q&A in the community room.
  • Archdiocesan Leadership Training for Pastoral Council - March 20
  • Priests have initial discussions around proposed parish families (May/June 2023)
  • Presented copies of the Archdiocesan Current Reality Report to Parishioners
  • Provided training to Partners in the Gospel small group Facilitators and Scribes for POP and STG (September 2023)
  • Hosted Partners in the Gospel Consultation of the Faithful Sessions at POP and STG September 23 – October 14; and a second round in December 2023
  • Census letters sent to parishioners to update parishioner database records (May 2023)
  • Parish Staq upgrades – dbase transition from PDS to Parish Staq (June 2023)

Remind Why We Gather

  • Exploring the Liturgy Bulletin Inserts (April – May 2023)
  • Teaching Mass held at both POP and STG (May 2023)
  • Little Blue Book (Advent), Little Black Book (Lent), and Little White Book Easter Season available to all parishioners at STG and POP for personal use (English & Spanish)
  • Reviewed Faith Formation Annual Plan
  • Guatemalan Community Las Posadas Celebration with both parishes – December 2023 (200+)
  • Filipino Community Simbang Gabi Celebration at St. Gabriel – December 2023 (500)

Gather and Inspire Encounter with Christ

  • Parish Sound Systems – Bid revised sound system upgrades at POP and STG (Jan)
  • Parish Sound System upgrade complete POP (Oct 2023); in progress at STG (Oct 2023)
  • RESCUED – Catholic Alpha program. Council reviewed and recommended we consider hosting this program at a later date as it is very good but resource intensive.
  • Pastoral Council hosts dinner for Confirmation Candidates and their Sponsors (April 2023) (80 people attended)
  • Fr. Tilton drama (St. Luke Productions) hosted at St. Gabriel (April 2023) (attendance 50-60)
  • New Parishioners and RCIA participants hosted for dinner and Ministry Fair (May 2023) (attendance - 80)
  • Confirmation Mass for POP and STG (May 2023) (attendance - 500+)
  • Baseball with Father Phuong – Tacoma Rainiers Game (August 2023) (attendance - 70)
  • STG Parish Picnic (August 2023) (attendance - 300+)
  • POP (St. Monica’s Guild) Oysterfest – Fundraiser for Parishioner Scholarships (reached thousands of people)
  • Hometown Band Performances (June Concert and August Picnic)
  • Bremerton Symphony production of Handel’s Messiah (attendance - 500+)

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