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Road to Renewal Updates – Family Action Plan

The goal of the six month Activation Stage for each Family is to collaborate on the creation of a Family Action Plan, which will define goals, strategies, expected outcomes, and creative solutions for reaching a vibrant future characterized by spiritual vitality and fiscal responsibility to attract new members of the Family. This Family Action Plan will guide each Family over the course of the next 3-5 years.

Administration Pillar

Remember our readings a couple weeks back?

“Which of you wishing to construct a tower does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if there is enough for its completion?” Luke 14: 28-33

The administration Pillar encompasses the practical challenges of functioning together as a Family. Jesus’ words above also prompts the question: “Do we just view administration as a spiritually-barren necessity for the Church, or, a never-ending series of opportunities to encounter God?”

Some functions that the Administration Pillar entails:

Administration

  • Human Resources
  •   Compensation, benefits & policies
  • Safe Environment
  • Governing / Family leadership
  • Central office
  • Processes / On-site Hours
  • Personnel
  • Budgeting / Finances
  • Communications
  • Data / Reporting
  • Security / Compliance

Your thoughts and skills are important to the successful launch of our Family – if your background or expertise lends to any of these areas, please consider joining the Administration Pillar Group by contacting our parish office.

We are also still looking for volunteers to join the Stewardship and Spiritual Life Pillars.

As we continue down the Road to Renewal, please don’t forget to visit our website at www.RoadToRenewal.org and pray the Prayer for Renewal regularly.  See you on the Road to Renewal!

St. Maximilian Kolbe is in Phase 1 so our start date for the Activation Stage is November 1, 2022 with our Inauguration Stage date being May 1, 2023.

My name is Kathy Warren.  I have been a member of Holy Name of Mary Parish and now St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish since 1983. I am very proud of my twin sons:  Mark and his wife Jessica have four children, Matt and his wife Maggie have two children.  I am Controller/Office Manager with Crickler Vending where I have worked since 1985.  I have served our church in several roles throughout the years including Lector, Eucharistic Minister, Bookkeeper, Social Club Treasurer, Finance Committee, Parish Council and Trustee.

My name is Bill Kubik. My wife, Donna, and I have been parish members since 1982. We have 3 sons, Eric (Sara), Neil (Brianna) and Dean (Mallory), 3 grandsons and are expecting a granddaughter in November. I am an engineer at Graham Corp and am currently Director of the R&D Dept.

Road to Renewal Updates – Activation Stage

The purpose of the Activation Stage is to allow the parishes of the Family to work on the six Pillars that make up being Church. These Pillars are Liturgy, Spiritual Life, Forming Disciples, OutReach/InReach, Stewardship and Administration. Pillar Groups are formed to identify how the Family will organize and perform the work within these Pillars.

Your thoughts and skills are important to the successful launch of our Family – please consider joining one of these Pillar Groups by contacting the parish office.

We are still looking for volunteers to join the Stewardship and Spiritual Life Pillars.

Stewardship: Volunteers, fundraising, parish hospitality.

Spiritual Life: Sacramental preparation, RCIA, retreats.

St. Maximilian Kolbe is in Phase 1 so our start date for the Activation Stage is November 1, 2022 with our Inauguration Stage date being May 1, 2023.

Welcome Back!

Classes resume today and we look forward to seeing you all in class. God Bless all the children and families of our parish with a healthy and faith-filled school year!

A PRAYER FOR CATECHISTS

O God, Our Heavenly Father, you have given us the gift of catechists to be heralds of your Gospel to our parish family. May they be good stewards of all who pass through their care, nurturing the faith of those they teach, and helping them to grow in love and understanding of you and your church. We ask that you strengthen them for their labors and that you bless them with wisdom, understanding and patience. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen

Thank you to our St. Max Faith Formation Catechists:  Sister Barbara Ann Bogden, Joey Neth, Marlene Gehl, Narvada Compton, Amanda Dix, Mary Herec, Kathy Koestler, Liz Brown, Jessica Bukowski, Tim Kutter, Emily Kolpak, Joan Barton, Theresa Tesch and Verna Cromwell.

Your prayers for our sick parishioners and friends are deeply appreciated and are very important. You will find a listing near the back of the church of the people that need our prayers.

PLEASE PRAY FOR the ongoing purification of our diocese and the worldwide Church, 122 million fallen away Catholics, those contemplating abortion, those contemplating suicide, the souls in Purgatory, those suffering from drug and/or alcohol addictions and their families, all those who are passed through our prayer chain and all those who are sick, including: All those affected by the Corona Virus, Jean Hojnowski, Shirley & Tony Mortellaro, Marty Galczynski, Julia Gervasi, Brandon Walker, Al and Noreen Platten, Suzanne Zbrzezny, Bill and Dianna Loveric, Jo Clair Surman, Joe Wolf, Millie Mruczek, Bob and Alicia Mangola, Joanne Winkelman, Dorothy, Karen Ryan, Mary Kay Borkowski, Heather, Julie D’Amico, Dan Kensy and Family, Gail M., Agnes and Don Nelson, David Fino, Mike Misterantino, Matt Yoeder, Tony Kutter, Jim Java, Pappert Family, Joyce Salvo, Daniel Bogden, David Bogden, Rose Kadziolka, Brady James, Diana Piegzyk, Isabella Oberlander, Kathy Urban, Rose K., Benjamin Foster, Robby Bruce, Gina Nowak, Robert Kicak, Steven Deleo, Alice Humble, Alyssa Burkhardt, Pastor Rob Andreas, Stephen Barrow, Kathy T., Diane and Robert Brohman.

Please contact the parish office if you would like someone added to the list and let us know when your loved one may be removed from this list. Names will appear for three months, after that time please notify us if their condition continues.

Please keep our Seminarians in your prayers.

Road to Renewal Updates – 2 Phases

As we continue the Road to Renewal, the remaining Families will be designated to be formed within two Phases. Each Phase will consist of the following stages:

  • Activation Stage – Parishes begin developing a Family Council and Family Action Plan. This phase lasts six months.
    • Phase 1 FoPs will commence this stage November 1, 2022.
    • Phase 2 FoPs will commence this stage May 1, 2023.
  • Inauguration Stage – The date on which a Family of Parishes begins functioning as a Family.
    • Phase 1 FoPs are estimated to be inaugurated May 1, 2023.
    • Phase 2 FoPs are estimated to be inaugurated November 1, 2023.

As we continue down the Road to Renewal, please don’t forget to visit our website at www.RoadToRenewal.org and pray the Prayer for Renewal regularly.  See you on the Road to Renewal!

St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish is in Phase 1, so our start date for the Activation Stage will be November 1, 2022 with our Inauguration Stage being May 1, 2023.

Information on our upcoming Faith Formation year has been sent home to all families. If you are new to the parish or have a child entering Faith Formation for the first time, contact the parish office and we will mail you a registration form. You can also visit www.stmax.net under the Faith Formation tab and download a form.

Tickets are now on sale for our Fall Meat Raffle on October 22nd and we are almost sold out! Contact the Parish Office as soon as possible if you are interested. Tickets are $10 each and include admission to the Meat Raffle, beer, wine and pop.

Donations Needed! We are looking for baskets or gift cards for our basket raffle. Donations should be a $25-$35 value. If you can donate a basket or gift card, please drop it off at the parish office. We are also looking for donations for our Grand Prize Raffle – A Tailgating Cooler – if you can donate anything that would fit that theme, including Buffalo Bills items, beer, hot dogs, etc. please contact the parish office. 

We are in need of a more volunteers to help sell tickets at the meat raffle. Call the parish office if you can help! You don’t need a ticket to volunteer!

Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? It could be the loss of a spouse, loss of a child, loss of a marriage, etc., we will talk about any kind of loss you are experiencing. Sharing loss and grief with someone who understands the pain of your loss can help us begin to understand and heal.

While our Grief Support Group isn’t meeting as a group right now, Peggy urges you to call her if you would like to meet one-on-one or if you need to just talk, even over the phone. Peggy can be reached at (585) 536-6287.

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