Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Flin Flon Parish Council Workshop January 26, 2010
Fr. Bill Stang OMI, the vicar and chancellor for the archdiocese, and Audrey Maksymchuk, our financial administrator, travelled with me to Flin Flon to put on a workshop for the newly formed parish council. It has been years since there was a parish pastoral council in Flin Flon so this is really a new start for the parish community. About 14 parish council members and parish staff attended. We went through a process that included prayer, sharing our experience of being on the council through an imagery exercise, some input on parish councils, and a discussion of possible initiatives for the future. This is a workshop that we hope to put on in other communities in the archdiocese to help promote the formation of more parish pastoral councils where there are none, and to strengthen those councils where they exist.
Fr. Calixtus Fernando, pastor of St. Ann Parish, shares the lunch break with members of the parish council. Fr. Cally is from Sri Lanka and is in his second year of ministry in our archdiocese. He also serves the parish of Our Lady of the Snows in Snow Lake.
Posted by Archbishop Sylvain