October 5, 2014 – A View from the Rectory Window

Within this bulletin, I provide you with a summary fiscal accounting of our parish for the fiscal year July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 2014 Finance Presentation St. Max Kolbe Jul 13 through Jun 14 . I also make available for your consideration some of the efforts of our parishioners to care for those who are in need of spiritual, emotional, and/or physical assistance. It would not be possible to present all our efforts in one summary sheet. For this reason, I ask pardon of those who may feel that their efforts went unnoticed or unacknowledged. At the same time, I trust that our efforts are not done to win the praise of others, but instead are in response to all that God has given us 2014 Parish Accounting SERVICES .

The Parish Finance Council, the Parish Pastoral Council and I have sought to be prudent stewards of the resources entrusted to our care. You can read about these efforts in greater detail in the Pastoral Council Minutes found on our parish website at http://saintmaxkolbe.com/parish-council-minutes/. I know that transparency in this regard is one of our foremost obligations to you. I hope this brief report reflects our intention to be faithful to this obligation.

In seeking to follow our obligation to be transparent, I invite you on Thursday, October 9 at 7pm, in the extension of the Church of the Resurrection to meet with representatives of the Parish Pastoral Council and Finance Council, to ask any questions you may have in regard to this report. As you are aware, the Parish Pastoral Council meets 4 times a year in this same place with a standing invitation to all parishioners to attend and address the life of our parish family.
At this same meeting, I invite anyone willing to serve a three-year term on the Parish Pastoral Council to be part of a Discernment Process where three new members for the Pastoral Council will be identified.

I consider the Pastoral Council integral to the life and direction of our parish, and I trust that I have always sought to act in accord with their guidance.

I again thank you for all that you do to ensure that our parish family strives to make a return to the Lord for all His goodness to us and that our expressions of faith befit what we profess and believe.

Saint Maximilian Kolbe, pray for us.

Father Pete