Parish Council

“A parish is a definite community of the Christian faithful established on a stable basis within a particular church; the pastoral care of the parish is entrusted to a pastor as its own Shepherd under the authority of the diocesan bishop.” (Canon 515)

A pastoral council  acts as a consultative body in assisting the pastor in maintaining the Christian life of the parish community. Pastoral council members are representative of the various constituencies that form the parish family and have a vested interest in the life and development of the parish.

The council only meets from 4 to 8 times a year but its effect on the parish is important. For more information about the council see the March 2017 Pastoral Council Guidelines for Mary, Mother of Mercy. Please feel free to contact any of the following council members whose terms began on July 1, 2017.

Executive committee:

Word committee:

Worship committee:

Witness committee:

Fellowship committee:

Minutes and agendas of the Mother, Mother of Mercy Parish Council’s meetings are available here. The council’s next meeting is scheduled for March 8, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Francis annex.

The diocese highlighted the parish and the chair of the pastoral council in their Spring 2017 newsletter, vol. 5, issue 1.


Parish Council Members 2017–2018
for Parish of Mary, Mother of Mercy
(as of January 25, 2018):

Donna Brandow

Shirley Cleere

Gerald Frank

Scott Hamula

Michelle Humulock, secretary

Pam Jasikoff

Fr. Bernard Maloney

Janice McLaughlin

Gerard Messmer

Cathy Millspaugh, chair

Andy Morpurgo

Richard Pell

Jessica Portillo

Kathleen Rourke

Jean Wiggins

Barbara Willers, vice chair

Alternates:

Lydia Kurkchi

Charlotte Huyler

 

 

 

Mass Times:
Weekend Masses (effective 1/6/18):

• Saturday, 5:00 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus, Interlaken, NY
• Sunday, 9:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg, NY
• Sunday, 10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross, Ovid, NY

Weekday Mass times:

• St. James the Apostle, Trumansburg: Communion service on Mondays at 9:00 a.m. and Mass on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:00 a.m.
• St. Francis Solanus in Interlaken: Mass on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.
• Holy Cross in Ovid: Mass on Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. in the parish meeting house

Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession:
Fridays, 6:30–7:00 p.m., at St. Francis Solanus in Interlaken or by appointment with a priest.


© 2018 The Parish of Mary Mother of Mercy
3660 Orchard St., P.O. Box 403, Interlaken, NY 14847
607-294-0064

St. James the Apostle, 17 Whig St, Trumansburg, NY
Holy Cross, 7231 Main Street, Ovid, N.Y.
St. Francis Solanus, 3660 Orchard St., Interlaken, N.Y.
Diocese of Rochester
www.dor.org

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