Transfiguration & St. Victor Parishes Pastoral Council Meeting of February 18, 2020.
Members Present: Rev. James P. Holland, Gloria Augustine, William Burdett, Patricia Copelin, Judi Damon, Thomas DeMartini, Samuel Houpt, Jackie Jaros, Mary Kanaitis, Marie Kraig, Annie O’Neil, Clara Salvi, Lindsay Strishock, and Glenn Trevellini. Guest: Contenta Schoenman.
Opening Prayer: provided by Judi Damon.
- Parish Name. Twelve preliminary names for our “merged Parish” were approved by the Diocese (January, 2020). An online survey of the twelve names was made available to all T.R.C. and St.V, Parishioners to express their feelings and considerations. Contenta Schoenman presented copies of the results of the survey (389 respondents) and an analysis of the scores to all present. After analyzing all data, the P.P.C. members voted and approved the following five names for submission to Bishop Zubik: (1) Our Lady of the Lakes, (2) Our Lady of Lourdes, (3) Guardian Angels, (4) St. Raphael the Archangel, and (5) St. Timothy. These results and all raw data will be sent to the Bishop. The Bishop’s final selection should be made known prior to July 1, 2020.
- Structural Improvements. Construction estimates/bids for changes and improvements of the St.V. Rectory should be received by May, 2020, as announced by Father Jim.
- Safety/Security. Thomas DeMartini stated that Robert Zaremski and he had met with Michael Spurr, Homeland Security Coordinator, from the Allegheny County Department of Emergency Services, for an assessment of both Parishes.
Next Meeting: Due to merger requirements and work volume, Mary Kanaitis to schedule as needed.
Recorded and submitted by Marie Kraig.