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Spiritual Development Committee Minutes

September 30, 2021

Virtual by Zoom

4:30 pm


  1. Land Acknowledgment

I would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather today is the land traditionally used by the Haudenosaunee, Anishnaabe and Neutral people.  I also acknowledge the enduring presence and deep traditional knowledge, laws and philosophies of the Indigenous people with whom we share this land today.

  1. CALL TO ORDER: Prayer and Pledge  
  1. ATTENDANCE: Patrick Etmanski, Aaron Stemmler, David Geraghty, Shane Pereira Garza, Cathy Kuhn

Regrets : Simon Dallimore


4.   CONSIDERATION OF AGENDA                  

Motion:            D. Geraghty / S. Pereira Garza

“That the agenda of Spiritual Development Committee meeting of Sept. 30, 2021 be approved as received.”


5.   CONSIDERATION OF MINUTES                 

Motion:            C. Kuhn / P. Etmanski

“That the minutes of the Spiritual

Committee meeting of October 28,  2020 be approved as received.”


  1. Election of Chairperson:

Aaron Stemmler


7.   Appointment of Secretary: Cathy Kuhn

8. Reviewed mandate of committee.                                                  

9. Budget : $800.00

10.    New Business

                  Review of Christmas Mass

  • Discussed the “award winning” live streamed Mass we had last December.  In particular the homily was highlighted and made available to all members.
  • Discussed having another Mass – Dec. 1 at  4:30, St. Anthony Daniel Church
  • Cathy to contact Fr. Tim to see if he is available. Also check numbers allowed in Church
  • Talked about taking Father out for dinner after Mass

                  Ideas for this school year

  • Tossed around the idea of having a 2 hour virtual retreat
  • Patrick to contact Fr. Toby
  • Donation to Tiny Homes

Also talked about having a “reflection bench” at the OECTA Office…possibly on the front lawn

Shane spoke about a piece of Aboriginal art she saw depicting the Last Supper

  • It would be a good idea to have one of these in each school
  • Maybe have each print Plaqued
  • It would have to go thorough the Board to see if this could be done

11. Next meeting is Thursday Oct. 28 at 4:00, we will see if there is any update from the 2 priests then plan the Mass


Motion:            D. Geraghty / A. Stemmler

                                    “That the meeting be adjourned.”


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