Ministries: Organizing, Collaborating and Evangelizing
The Ministry Coordinating Committee (MCC) was established in October of last year to administer, guide, support and lead the 60 plus ministries that embodies the parish outreach ministries. Working with the ministries is a very large task and with the consolidation of the parishes, it turned out to be a monumental task, resulting in a large void between the Pastor, his staff, the ministries and our community. This serious problem was magnified by the new safe environment policies implemented by the diocese. A remedy was desperately needed.
The Holy Spirit brought us a committed group of volunteers, who work in coordination with the staff and serves as a liaison between the ministries and Pastor In just a short period of time they have produced an amazing list of accomplishments and ongoing work to:
٠ Identify and evaluate the 60+ ministries
٠ Reestablish an organizational structure; cluster ministries and pair them with clergy and committee member for support and guidance
٠ Assist and educate ministries with policies and procedures
٠ Implement systems and methods enabling more cohesive, effective operations between ministries and parish body.
٠ Create ministry directory and update website
٠ Review, update, and create parish documents as related to ministries and leaders
٠ Foster and enhance regular, ongoing communication
٠ Assist with new annual reviews, which include mission statements, budgets, and events for the coming New Year.
٠ Provide opportunities for foundational spiritual formation for those in leadership positions
٠ Evaluate and determine compliance with Parish Policies and Diocesan Policies
٠ Facilitate inquiries from parishioners seeking ministry involvement connecting them with the appropriate leader
٠ Arrange opportunities for current and new leaders to meet personally with Pastor Fr. Eric and Associate pastor Fr. Cesar.
٠ Assist ministries needing written rules of governance (bylaws) to ensure succession of leadership and sustainability of the ministry
٠ Introduce Flock Notes to communicate with all ministries and administration.
The committee members include:
٠ Patricia Cox – Chair person
٠ Patty Call – Liaison to the Administration leadership team
٠ Cluster Coordinators (oversee the whole cluster and function like an executive board): Carmen Mata, Lala Moreno, LeAnn Romanazzi, Joe Tejeda
٠ Cluster Leaders (help with 1-2 sub groups of a cluster): Joe Inguez, Ralph Jiménez
Please join me in offering your prayers for this committee that they may continue to do the good works of the Lord.