St. Peter's and St. Victor's
St. Peter/ St. Victor ministry team is a small group of registered members of St. Peter/ St. Victor Chapels who provide a regular channel of communication and support for the pastor, staff, and congregants. The ministry team functions to augment and enhance the quality of parish ministry in Teller County Catholic Community especially as it applies to St. Peter/St. Victor Chapels. The team will have officers that consist of a chair, vice-chair, and a secretary to be chosen by the pastor.
Membership of the team:
The St. Peter/St. Victor ministry team will consist of five to seven members each chosen by the pastor. Four of the five members and the pastor must be present to hold a team meeting. A team member will give an in depth orientation to all new members who have been approved by the pastor to participate on the team. This commission will meet regularly to plan and review the ongoing ministry and issues of St. Peter/St. Victor Chapels. Special meetings may be requested by the pastor.
A ministry team member must...
Be an active Catholic in good standing.
Be a registered member and contributing to the parish in time, talent, and treasure to the best of their ability.
Have a positive relationship with the pastor.
Be good listeners, skilled communicators, and desire the best for the entire community.
Honor confidentiality especially as it applies to members and matters of the parish.
Chairperson (St. Peter's Chapel) -- Jerry Bergeman
The St. Peter/St. Victor ministry team is a commission of Teller County Catholic Community and therefore will have a chairperson. The chairperson is chosen by the pastor and is a representative on the pastoral council. He/she shall prepare the meeting agenda with input from the pastor and other team members and shall preside at all meetings of the team. Finally, the chair shall have authority, with approval from the pastor and committee, to assign duties and responsibilities to individual team members.
Vice-Chairperson (St. Victor's Chapel) -- Jamie Ruder
The vice-chairperson will be chosen by the pastor. He/she will serve as the representative to the St. Victor's Chapel. Shall prepare agenda and preside at any meeting which the chairperson is unable to attend. Will perform other additional duties assigned by the chairperson, with the approval of the pastor or the team.
Secretary -- Norma Bergeman
Finance Council -- Steve Ruder
The finance council representative will report the financial status of the Chapels to the Ministry Team. He/She will also be a representative on the Parish Finance Council.
Will be chosen by the team and shall maintain a written record of all actions of the ministry team. He/She will preserve all reports, proposals, and documents entrusted to his/her care. Finally they will arrange for the mailing of meeting minutes to all committee members and the Parish Council in a timely fashion.
The purpose of the ministry team is to enhance and develop supportive ministries of St. Peter's /St. Victor's Chapels. Moreover, the commission should establish a strong Catholic presence in the areas of Cripple Creek and Victor.
The ministry team will review Liturgy, Sacraments, Social Justice, Evangelization, Faith Formation, Building and Grounds, Stewardship (time, talent, and treasure), and Pastoral Care in St. Peter/ St. Victor Chapels.
There are three basic reasons for the St. Peter's/St. Victor's Chapel ministry team.
The first reason is to build up the life of the Church and its ministry. The Church is the body of Christ. This responsibility calls for sensitive care and careful discernment regarding what is beneficial, and is to be exercised in a humble and loving way.
Provide consistent support to the pastor, pastoral council, staff, and parishioners of Teller County Catholic Community. The effectiveness and quality of parish life depends in large part upon a positive and life giving attitude in the parish. Additionally, changing social patterns, demographic transitions, diminishing number of members of the Church, and long range planning are key issues that need to be addressed by the ministry team.