Pastoral Council

Council Members


Chairperson - L. Graff

Vice-Chairperson - M. Clark

Secretary - S. Possberg

Pastoral Assistant - VACANT

Finance - L. Pettigrew

Stewardship - M. Jaldon

Social Justice - L. Jones, R. John

Deanery Representative - M. Clark

Liturgy - G. Sander

*Public Relations - Vacant

Ecumenical - E. Bachelu

Spiritual Education - C. Woodrow

Youth - A. Sander

Members at Large - L. Werner, J. Dudgeon, M. Wirges

St. Matthew's School Representative - S. Possberg

Catholic Women's League (CWL) - C. Schultz

Knights of Columbus (KofC) - G. Jones

Annual General Meeting: June 28, 2020

Update: The AGM will now be held IN PERSON

As a result of the loosening of COVID restrictions we are now able to meet in person for our Annual General Meeting. This means we will NOT be holding the meeting virtually and we have changed the time to noon to follow the 11:00 am Mass.

Details

St. Martin’s AGM will be held in person

Sunday, June 28th

12 noon in the parish hall. Please note the new time.

All required distancing and cleaning protocols will be in place with a maximum of 30 people allowed to attend. Note that washrooms will be closed.

Parishioners are still invited to submit questions prior to the meeting and as usual they are encouraged during the meeting. If you have questions or concerns you’d like addressed at the meeting please email (or call) Lisa Graff: lgraff@myaccess.ca or 306-535-8552 or the office. Questions during the meeting will be welcomed and encouraged so if you don’t submit anything prior to the meeting you can still be heard.

Please let the office know if you need a hard copy of the 2019 Annual Report prior to the meeting.

Letter from the Parish Council, April 27, 2020

Hello St Martin’s parishioners. I hope this finds you well physically, mentally and spiritually.

This is such an unprecedented time we are living through. No school, many of us out of work, many who are working are on the frontlines, and only online church services. Online Masses are helpful but it’s just not the same, and we don’t yet know when we can come together in person. Even though self-isolating and social distancing has become the new norm, please know that you are close in the hearts and prayers of Fr Peter, our staff, and your parish council. Please reach out if you need a hand, to pray or to chat.

As the province looks to start easing some of restrictions over the next few months, please pray that people use common sense, listen to the experts, and we stay safe. We don’t yet know when we will be able to come together to worship, but, when we can, oh what a celebration that will be.

In the meantime, I would ask one thing other than your prayers: please remember that our parish still has bills to pay that don’t go away when we are not in our church. Some parishioners are set up with automatic debits for donations, others are mailing donations in, and some are giving through the archdiocese. We thank you so very much for this! We humbly ask for this to continue and if you have questions about how to continue with your contributions please call the parish office.

As I write this message, lines from two hymns are playing in my head: God is with us now, and Trust in the Lord. We will come through this because God is with us.

God bless you. Take care and stay safe

Lisa Graff, St Martin’s Parish Council Chairperson

PDF of this letter

2019 Annual Report

Pastoral Council 2019 Annual Report (PDF)

Meeting Time

This group meets every second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Kinlin Room.

Interested in Joining?

If you would like to be involved with our Pastoral Council or are interested in a vacant position, please contact the Chairperson, or the parish office.

Constitution and Bylaws

If you would like to view our Constitution and Bylaws, please open the following document: