ST ALBERT THE GREAT NEWMAN PARISH
Pastoral Council Meeting April 8, 2019
Present: Fr. Alex, D. Anderson, S. Aragon, H. Davis, M. Dixon,
R. Higgs, C. Logan, (Vice- Chairperson), A. Price
Absent: Ed. Archuleta
Overview: Christine called the meeting to order. The Council Members
Recited the Lord’s Prayer.
Richard made motion to accept the March 18 Summary
Notes; Mike seconded. Notes approved.
Reports: Fr. Alex announced that 3 applications have been received for
the Campus Ministry Position. It is anticipated that the
appointment will be in place by August.
● Fr. Alex announced that Marsha Franke will retire as head of
La Bodega in August. Following discussion on the mission
of La Bodega and who is being served, Richard made a
motion that La Bodega should be phased out; Denise
seconded, the motion passed.
● M. Dixon talked with Bonnie about the Mission of the
Lunch Bunch. He circulated a statement from her.
about who is being served, how to increase the numbers, the
relationship of the Lunch Bunch and Campus Ministry.
Subsequently, Richard made the following
2) Since the Lunch Bunch is an essential part of St.
Albert Parish the Finance Council should provide
adequate funding in the future; and
3) The Lunch Bunch Program should develop strategies to more
effectively reach college students and to be better integrated
with the Campus Ministry Program.
●The above three part motion passed.
1) Parish Building Plans and Activities- Christine announced that
the Building Plan Recommendation has been sent out.
1) Strategic Plan- Christine suggested “Pastoral Council tasks in
conjunction with the Strategic Plan.” There was discussion
regarding next steps. Hiram indicated that only ten (10)
parishioners responded to the request to provide feedback
regarding the Strategic Plan. To ensure that the plan is
successful every effort should be made to engage more
parishioners in the process.
●Christine distributed a copy of the Newman Center Strategic
Plan that was developed by the “Core Team” that lists action
steps for the next three (3) years and also things the Pastoral
Council should address.
● There was discussion regarding the development of a Parish
Handbook. Hiram mentioned that he is working on this.
Denise and Steve volunteered to assist on the endeavor. He
agreed to provide them with background material that has
been identified and a draft Table of Contents.
● Christine mentioned that were a number of issues that took place
during last week Masses: There was an emergency; there was
need for greeters and sacristans , etc.
● Mike raised the issue of student parking passes. There was
considerable discussion regarding the pros and cons and other
issues related to this. There was consensus that Mike will
explore this further and come back to the Council with a plan.
Next Meeting: May 13, 2019 6:30pm at the Bridge
Submitted by Hiram L. Davis