The School Board is a consultative body , which recommends policy to guide the educational programs at Immaculate Heart of Mary School. The Board consists of a number of either parishioners elected or appointed by the Pastor. The board assists in the development of policies guiding the activities of Immaculate Heart of Mary School on behalf of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish by developing an annual budget, maintaining a strategic plan for the continued progress of the school, and an annual assessment of communication, effectiveness and goals of the school. Please contact President Sue Jakubowski for any questions, email@example.com.
At its core, “stewardship” means taking care of something someone else owns. So, the more we accept that “all things are from God” ( 1 Cor 11:12 ), the more we understand that we are stewards, not owners, of everything we have. Every day of life we receive, every talent we have, every resource available to us is a gift. As followers of Christ, we are called to use these gifts to help others, build the Kingdom of God and complete the vocations to which we have each been called.
While there are many characteristics that could be identified for stewards striving to follow Jesus, ten seem essential: prayer, humility, trust, patience, responsibility, gratitude, generosity, simplicity, mercy, and perseverance. Each of these characteristics is an integral part of stewardship. Each presents its own unique challenges. Yet all are connected to one another. As a steward makes progress in one characteristic, he or she will often discover growth in the others as well. That is because all of these characteristics are bound together by the virtue of love. Please contact Jane Eggleston if you are looking to engage and share your stewardship gifts with this parish. 241-4477 ext 107, firstname.lastname@example.org
BUILDINGS & GROUNDS COMMITTEE
Our parish campus is our spiritual home and the heart of our ministries, programs, outreach and social activities. Through our 60-year history, we have built and “repurposed” buildings to accommodate changing needs. A recent, thorough assessment of our campus by professional contractors/consultants shows that our facilities are well used and, though aging, are generally well maintained. The contractors and consultants identified areas that will require maintenance/ updating over the next few years in order to continue supporting everything we do now – and what God is calling us to do in the future. Please contact the parish office for more information, 241-4477