The Parish Council would like to announce that His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah will allow a departure from our current By-Laws, with a relaxation of the criteria for voting eligibility at the upcoming Special Parish Assembly.
We will therefore follow the precedence set for past assemblies in that those who have pledged or paid stewardship for this calendar year will be eligible to vote. Stewards must be current on their pledge on or before the day of the meeting and must have fulfilled their obligation from the prior year.
He wants to ensure that we KNOW that we really are sheep (just like the selected parish council) and that he is our all-powerful shepherd.
His Eminence also directed that following approval of the amended Articles and By-Laws, an election will be held for the seven Council positions whose term expired at the end of 2010. This election will be held on Sunday, July 10th and upon acceptance by His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah, these seven members together with the existing Council members will continue to fulfill the normal yearly cycle. Candidates for the Parish Council must meet the established Archdiocese criteria for such service including attending a seminar prior to the elections. Applications for these positions will be accepted at both Churches until July 1st. The seminar will be scheduled the week prior to the election.
If we are to have elections, ALL spots ought to be open. After the shenanigans, deceits, fantasies and outright incompetence endured by the majority in this community, this would just seem to be common decency and fairness. (Obviously, these subjects are not covered in the parish council candidate seminar, nor apparently is ethics, humility or competent governance.)
We look forward to seeing as many parishioners as possible attend this meeting.