Introducing Your SSCM Parish Pastoral Council
Supporting the Mission of the Parish
The Parish Pastoral Council is a group of nine parishioners who, with Father Larry, serve in a leadership role to promote and support the Parish Mission Statement, the gospel message, Christian values and the Mission of the Church.
We aid in the establishment of policies and procedures relevant to the operation of the Parish. Specifically, we work to create and maintain avenues of communication between the Parish and the membership of the Parish and define the needs of the Parish.
Serving You During Our 125th Anniversary and Beyond
We are in a very exciting time of our Parish history. Celebrating our 125th anniversary throughout 2009 has reminded us that we have much to be proud of, from a rich and vibrant history, to a present day Parish that is as large and stable as any time in its history.
Crafting a vision and a plan for the future of the Parish is the next exciting challenge for the council. Thanks to you, a solid foundation has already been built. During the summer of 2007, the Parish Council was asked to conduct a survey of our parishioners in order to establish the future goals of SS Cyril and Methodius Parish. The outcome of this survey was communicated through the "We Will" statements that were mailed in the Spring of 2008. These statements set goals for the Parish in four areas: space, education, parish unity, and family and faith formation.
The Parish Council has taken steps towards accomplishing these goals. Some of the goals are possible to achieve in a very short time and several have been met already. Other goals, such as those related to the space issue, will take a longer time to reach. Still others, such as parish unity and faith formation will continue to be an ongoing commitment of the Parish Council far into the future. As we celebrate 125 years as a faith community, the Parish Council is dedicated to providing guidance and solutions for the present and future of SS Cyril and Methodius Parish.
Meet the Council Members and Please Contact Us
Each member serves a 3-year term and three seats open up on the Council each year. Interested candidates who have already served with one of our parish organizations should contact the rectory at 630-257-2776. The Council meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month (except July) in the Rectory Meeting Room from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. All parishioners are welcome to attend meetings.
The Parish Council members are excited to introduce themselves to you. Please take a look at the list of current council members along with the mass they primarily attend. We look forward to seeing you there and saying hello.
Parish Council Members 2009-2010
Kurt Korte, President (5:30 Saturday or 12:00)
Laurie Groselak, Vice President (10:30)
Julie Tejkowski, Secretary (5:30 Saturday)
Liz Brohan (5:30 Saturday)
Myron Cislo (5:30 Saturday or 12:00)
Joan Johnson (10:30)
Nancy Kosek (5:30 Saturday or 12:00)
Ann McClafferty (10:30)
Nina Styrczula (5:30 Saturday)
Parish Commission Leaders 2009-2010
Linda Harbison - Education Commission (10:30)
Jean Kaminsky - Human Concerns Commission (10:30)
Kitty Shannon - Spiritual Life Commission (7:00 or 12:00)
Diane Walus - Parish Life Commission (7:00)
We welcome your thoughts, and would love to hear from you. You can e-mail your ideas, concerns, and comments to Kurt Korte at firstname.lastname@example.org
Look for updates on our progress in future News from the Pews editions.
Parish Council Members