Large Group Leader Discernment

May 26, 2011 under Announcements

 

Leadership Discernment

This week we will discern large group leaders.  This is in important event for all of us to participate in.

2010-2011 Survey

If you haven’t done so already, please take a few minutes to answer a few questions to help make this a better ministry:

http://www.esurveyspro.com/Survey.aspx?id=630a6dca-540c-404f-af3d-59a0adf21990

Volunteer Opportunities

Meeting Materials

Upcoming Calendar

http://www.fathersteam.org/calendar/

  • Discernment: Large Group Leads
    Friday, May 27, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
  • First Friday Rosary
    Friday, June 03, 2011 @ 5:30 AM at Hageman Hall
  • Discernment: Small Group Leads
    Friday, June 03, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
  • FATHERS Team Lite
    Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
      Review upcoming Sunday’s readings
  • FATHERS Team Lite
    Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
      Review upcoming Sunday’s readings
  • FATHERS Team Lite
    Friday, June 24, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
      Review upcoming Sunday’s readings
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Mobile Food Pantry

May 26, 2011 under Events

A few meetings ago we had decided to commit to the project in the fall.  Chris Pollock has stepped up to coordinate.

Information from the Social Ministries Commission:

I am writing to you this morning from the Social Ministries Commission and at the suggestion of Ken Cornish to ask the Father’s Team to consider leading a new project at IHM.  IHM is a member of the InterParish Ministry collaborative of parishes serving the poor in Mt. Washington, Anderson Twp., Newtown, and areas in Eastern Hamilton County and western Clermont County (Batavia, Felicity, etc).  http://www.interparish.org/index.html is the webpage for Inter Parish Ministry located in Newtown.

IHM does support Inter Parish Ministry with the Coin Collection and Christmas in July as well as support for various projects from time to time.  IPM has approached IHM with a request to help with a fairly new project that they have taken on.   IPM has a food pantry at their location in Newtown but have begun to work with the Free Store Food bank to provide a refrigerated mobile food pantry to different areas and especially outlying areas.  The refrigerated food pantry supplies food not ordinarily supplied at the regular food pantry such as meats and fresh produce.  I am attaching a press release from IPM above (Mt. Moriah Mobile Pantry) that explains the project.  IPM has asked IHM to sponsor the Mobile Food Pantry for one or two times a year.  While the basic cost to sponsor is $500 each time, we are not required to provide the funding if we feel we can only serve as a place to park the mobile van and provide volunteers.  

So far, I have investigated how we could do this project and you can read the Mobile Food Van Notes above for more details.  We do have approval from Fr. Tom to begin the program.  Social Ministries Commission was the committee approached by InterParish Ministry and we basically think it is a great idea and would like to proceed with the project.  However, we do not have members on the commission who feel they can take on this responsibility.

I am asking the Father’s team to consider being the leader for this project and coordinate the volunteers.  The volunteers could also come from others in the parish such as Youth Group or Confirmation Candidates but we would ask Father’s Team to coordinate these volunteers. The basic need is to establish a date and provide around 20 volunteers for a 4 hour period.  You can read details in the Notes attached.

I understand that the Father’s team does not meet in the summer but I would ask you to consider and perhaps email the group to see if this is something they would like to do in the fall.  The only action needed soon would be to establish the date with Interparish Ministry and the IHM Office.  They have several dates available.  They did mention that if the weather is bad, we should have an alternate room available.  I would suggest talking to the IHM office about having Hageman Hall available.  This would be my suggestion as it is near the east parking lot.

There is not a deadline date however we should let InterParish Ministry know if IHM needs a date in Oct. or November.  October might not work for the team as they has traditionally done the coat collection weekend.  Please let me know if you can consider this project.  Other dates are available as well.  This would be a valuable service to offer to people in need who live in our area.  IPM reports that at least 25% of their caseload is in Mt. Washington and Anderson Twp..

 

Attached files referenced:

 

 

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100 Conversation Starters for Family Discussions

May 22, 2011 under Meeting Materials

Here is the webpage that Kevin McDonough shared:

 

Parents often tell me they don’t know where to begin to have a “real” conversation with their child.  These questions will get you started.  Rather than badgering your child with them, use one as the jumping off point for a two-way conversation.  Start by asking your child the question, and listen to the answer, remembering to reflect back what she’s saying so she knows you understand.

Don’t shy away from expressing your opinions, as long as you remember not to lecture; kids are often curious what parents think. 

The point is developing the habit of conversation and deepening your relationship. 

These questions also work well to launch family dinner table conversations.

Read the questions at http://www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/communication/family-discussions

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Bless Our Family

May 22, 2011 under Meeting Materials

All praise to You, Lord Jesus,
Lover of children:
Bless our family,
And help us to lead our children to You.

Give us light and strength,
And courage when our task is difficult.
Let Your Spirit fill us with love and peace,
So that we may help our children to love You.

 

Lord, behold our family here assembled. 
We thank you for this place in which we dwell, 
for the love that unites us, 
for the peace accorded us this day, 
for the hope with which we expect the morrow, 
for the health, the work, the food, 
and the bright skies that make our lives delightful

 

http://www.beliefnet.com/Prayers/Catholic/Parenting/Bless-Our-Family.aspx

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Raising Children in a Digital Age

May 12, 2011 under Announcements

Raising Children in a Digital Age

Be careful this Friday, as Team 1 may try to “Friend” us with this topic:

iPhone, iPod, iPad, …..iParent, in a networked world. It is critical that fathers stay involved in the technology of the day to understand what your child is experiencing in an environment of “uber” communication.

Leadership Discernment

Prayerfully consider being a leader next year on FATHERS Team.  It has a tax-free salary and a great benefits plan.  Discernment begins on May 27.

Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Calendar

http://www.fathersteam.org/calendar/

  • Raising Children in a Digital Age
    Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
      iPhone, iPod, iPad, …..iParent, in a networked world. It is critical that fathers stay involved in the technology of the day to understand what your child is experiencing in an environment of “uber” communication. Presented by Team 1
  • Making Dinner Table Conversations Count
    Friday, May 20, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
      Dads, do you make good use of dinner table time to communicate with your children? Do you even make time for dinner as a family? How can you take an ordinary meal and turn it into a time to listen to your children and reach them on a new level? Presented by Team 5
  • Discernment: Large Group Leads
    Friday, May 27, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
  • First Friday Rosary
    Friday, June 03, 2011 @ 5:30 AM at Hageman Hall
  • Discernment: Small Group Leads
    Friday, June 03, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
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Habits – Good & Bad

May 5, 2011 under Announcements

Habits – Good & Bad

Team 3 presents a simple topic that hits home for everyone of us:

We all have good and bad habits. Step back and take an objective view of what you do daily, weekly, monthly. If your life was being recorded, what would make the highlight reel and what would you prefer be deleted? How can we focus on improving/adding the good habits and getting rid of the bad ones?

B.Y.O.B. Friday

This Friday is a first Friday Rosary. Bring Your Own Beads at 5:30AM and join us in prayer.

Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Calendar

http://www.fathersteam.org/calendar/

  • First Friday Rosary
    Friday, May 06, 2011 @ 5:30 AM at Hageman Hall
  • Habits – Good & Bad
    Friday, May 06, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
      We all have good and bad habits. Step back and take an objective view of what you do daily, weekly, monthly. If your life was being recorded, what would make the highlight reel and what would you prefer be deleted? How can we focus on improving/adding the good habits and getting rid of the bad ones? Presented by Team 3
  • Raising Children in a Digital Age
    Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
      iPhone, iPod, iPad, …..iParent, in a networked world. It is critical that fathers stay involved in the technology of the day to understand what your child is experiencing in an environment of “uber” communication. Presented by Team 1
  • Making Dinner Table Conversations Count
    Friday, May 20, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
      Dads, do you make good use of dinner table time to communicate with your children? Do you even make time for dinner as a family? How can you take an ordinary meal and turn it into a time to listen to your children and reach them on a new level? Presented by Team 5
  • Discernment: Large Group Leads
    Friday, May 27, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
  • First Friday Rosary
    Friday, June 03, 2011 @ 5:30 AM at Hageman Hall
  • Discernment: Small Group Leads
    Friday, June 03, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
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