Stewardship Committee

The Stewardship Committee is comprised of the Priest with volunteer lay members of the Parish, supported by the Bishop.

The Committee is governed by the Constitution for Parish Stewardship Committees and its primary responsibilities are:

  1. Assisting the Parish Priest in his Pastoral mission in accordance with Article 1 of the constitution.
  2. Providing funds for the maintenance of the Parish Church, properties and assets, its cleanliness, tidiness, decoration and for all that is necessary for Divine Worship in accordance with Church law.
  3. Filing and maintenance of titles of Parish properties
  4. Maintaining a list of Parish assets
  5. Collection of pledges and donations and maintaining official records of these contributions
  6. Maintaining diligently all Parish land and properties and associated rental incomes[1]

As an extension to the responsibilities presented above, the Stewardship committee seeks to diligently:

  1. Inform our parishioners about the spiritual blessings and material benefits to be derived from Christian stewardship.
  2. Inform our parishioners about our parish's financial needs and the need to support our parish community.
  3. Provide parishioners and others with various structured opportunities (programs) to afford their time, talents and treasures to Our Lady Of Lebanon Parish.
  4. Coordinate the corporate donation portion of the parish events and act in an advisory and support capacity for parish ministries, clubs, and other committees in regard to their events.
  5. Manage the development and prioritization of projects related to stewardship that are needed for the long-term viability of the parish.
  6. Sponsors programs and presentations on Financial Planning, Estate Planning,
  7. Undertake long range strategic planning is an important aspect of Our Lady of Lebanon's future.
  8. Promote community involvement and participation through new iniatives……..community centre

The Committee meets once a month, generally the second Tuesday of the month and at other times when necessary. Various roles are allocated to the members based on their areas of expertise.

Our Lady of Lebanon Stewardship Committee

  

Name

Role/Sub-Committee

Monsignor ShoraMaree

President

Father Pierre El Khoury

Assistant Parish Priest

Patrick Kahwaji

Treasurer/Financial/Planning

Sid Saad

Co-ordinator/Building, Maintenance, Property (Childcare)

Tony Michael

Building/Maintenance

Gabi Dagher

Building/Maintenance

Theresa Simon

Legal/Properties (Childcare)

George Harb

Maintenance/Financial

BaghousGhabache

I.T. & Planning

George Khouri

I.T. & Planning

RaghidaYounis

Secretary/Financial & Planning

LouiAbouhamad

Building, Maintenance, Property & OHS

Raymond Mawad

Legal/Properties

Tina Salame

Minutes Secretary

 

Stewardship Committee Projects

 

Projects

Estimated Project Cost

Community Youth and Parish Centre

$5.5 Million - Completed

External Church Repairs & Painting

$100,000 - Completed

Leasing of shops in the community Centre

Completed

Parish Coffee Shop

Completed

Statue Replacement

$100,000

Rectify Fire Damage to Church

$200,000 - Completed

Re-Development of old parish Office to a Child Care Centre

$300,000 - In progress

Future Projects

 

Parish traffic Management Plan

$4,000

Upgrade Church Sacristy

Awaiting quotations

Recently Completed Projects

 

New Church Sound System

$140,000

Church Ventilation

$60,000

Church Wall Fans

$7,000

Parish Gift Shop Upgrade

$30,000

Hall Sound System Upgrade

$25,000

Hall Ceiling Restoration

$25,000

Church Lighting Upgrade

Donated

Carpark Expansion Joint Repairs

$8,000

Hall Air Conditioning Upgrade

$ 15,000 +

Security System Installation

$ 9,000 +

 

Capital and Maintenance Projects currently under investigation

 

  • Adequate disabled access – Provision of disabled toilets  for parishioners and disabled access to the lower parking levels and hall,
  • Upgrade of the Hall - upgrade of the main hall kitchen, upgrade of foyer entry to the main hall updgrade of main hall,
  • Church Roof - repair and rectification of church roof

 

 

 

 

 



[1] Constitution for Stewardship Committes, Article 8

 

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