Minutes of Steering Committee

Winchester Area VOTF, March 4, 2003, 7:30 p.m.

In attendance: Bob Morris, Louise Aleo, Marie Doyle, C.S.J., Anne Harris, Anna-Marie Ferraro. Later, Judy Eisel, Jan Dolan, Jane Howard and Paul Kellen joined the group.

The Opening Prayer was offered by Sister Marie Doyle.

Review of the meetings of 2/24 and 3/3 were favorable. On March 3, Fr. John Sassani, Spiritual Development for the Archdiocese, spoke on the liturgy of Lent and prayer.

Anna-Marie accepted registration data to be entered in base.

Father Walter Cuenin will be speaking on April 7. His topic will be, "The Way We Pray Is The Way We Believe".

"Thank You" letter to St. Eulalia's staff from the Winchester Area Voice of the Faithful membership was reviewed and approved. It will be presented to membership.

Bob Morris and Frank Brody, Coordinator for North Region Parish Voices, have discussed the value of gathering members of area Parish Voices working groups to share their progress. The meeting will be scheduled at St. Eulalia on Saturday, March 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45. Mary Anne Keyes, VOTF, will be invited to attend to share. Break-out groups for focusing on "what works and what doesn't" discussions will be formed. [This meeting will be re-scheduled]

Vigils to be held at the Chancery and the Cathedral are being held during Lent. Information is on VOTF website.

Future meetings were discussed. See calendar below.

Sister Marie Doyle read an excerpt from a book by Carlo Carretto's I Sought and I Found. The committee agreed that this would be an excellent piece to share at our next meeting on March 10. Marie and Paul Kellen will coordinate this presentation.

The group closed the meeting by praying the Our Father.

March 8-9: VOTF survey inserted in St. Eulalia parish bulletin.
Monday, March 10: VOTF Meeting: Paul Kellen, Sister Marie Doyle-discussion groups.
Membership to vote on choice to meet March 17 (St. Patrick's Day)
Tuesday, March 11: Steering Committee Meeting
Saturday, March 22: Meeting of Parish Voices at St. Eulalia's. [to be re-scheduled]
Saturday, March 29: Survivors Conference in Durham. N. H.

Sunday, April 13: Professor Gail Frawley O'Dea , will meet with the Winchester Area VOTF on Palm Sunday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m. in Manion Hall.
Saturday, April 26: Winchester Area VOTF Dinner
Monday, May 12: VOTF Anniversary - Saying "Thank You" to St. Eulalia's