At the June meeting of the Pastoral Council the topic of parish planning was raised. Monsignor Plante noted that his full-time status begins on July 1, 2015 but in the position of Administrator (one year term) as opposed to Pastor (six year term). Because of the uncertainty of his tenure and the future of St. Mary, it was determined that a PC sub-committee be formed to address this matter in a proactive way. The Sub-Committee on Planning held its first meeting on July 21, 2015.
With a shortage of priests one of the new models of church administration is to have one pastor sharing two or three parishes. With this in mind, the sub committee has created an ad hoc group headed by Wilson Villamar to visit our neighboring parishes because we need to get to know them.
A second ad hoc group will be formed to visit parishes that already share a pastor like St. Joseph and St. Patrick in Burrillville, RI.
Nancy Bergantini, Tom Blessington, Mary Bonney, David Costa (recorder), Diane DiSanto (co-chair), David Doiron (co-chair), Joe Kimball, Nancy Kimball, Msgr. Jacques Plante and Wilson Villamar
•Tuesday, August 4, 2015 in the rectory, 7 pm
•Wednesday, August 19, 2015 in the rectory, 7 pm
•Tuesday, September 1, 2015 in the rectory, 7 pm
•Tuesday, September 15, 2015, Town Hall Meeting, 7 pm, Paul Cuffee School
What Can You Do?
•Read the bulletin for new information and check this web page.
•Attend meetings of the Sub-Committee on Planning.
•Join the ad hoc group and help make visitations to local parishes. Please contact Linda Grueb, our parish secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-274-3434. Wilson Villamar will contact you directly.
•Join additional ad hoc groups as needed. Others will be formed as we move along in the planning process.
Notes from the July 21, 2015 meeting: Planning Subcommittee First Meeting
Notes from the August 4, 2015 meeting :PC Planning 8415 Minutes
Notes from the August 19, 2015 meeting:PC Planning 81915 Minutes
Notes from the September 1, 2015 meeting : PC Planning 9115 Minutes