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Pastoral Planning Council

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Thanks for taking the time to visit our web page.We hope you will find it a useful resource for learning about the Pastoral Planning Council; it’s role and activities toward building an active and vibrant parish; and also as a means to communicate with us throughout the pastoral planning process.We look forward to working together with you and others in our community as we discern the future direction of our parish.

For more information about the Parish Plan or how you can help St. Anselm’s achieve its pastoral goals, please call the Pastoral Council at 718–238–2900 or email us at stanselm@starcc.net

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Meet Your Pastoral Planning Council Members
Deacon Tom Davis
Florence Diaz- I am a life-long resident of Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights. Along with my husband, Dr. Osias Diaz, and our two children Danielle, 26, and Michael, 22, I have been a member of St. Anselm Parish for the past 22 years. Danielle and Michael had many wonderful years at St. Anselm School and were very involved in Youth Activities. I have bee a registered nurse for the past 37 years. For many years I worked in the Pediatric Department at Lutheran Medical Center. Currently I work for Brooklyn Hospital Homecare as a homecare planner at Methodist Hospital. I have been very involved in the Bay Ridge community as a member and past president of the Alliance of Bay Ridge Block Associations. I am a Eucharistic Minister and enjoy the Sunday noon Mass when the choir sings so beautifully. I consider it an honor to be working with Msgr. Phillips and the other Parish Pastoral Council members on this important mission.
Mary Gelormino - I am a life-long Brooklynite and I have been a resident of Bay Ridge for the past thirty years. At St. Anselm, I am a current member of the parish Finance Committee. I have also completed the Lay Leadership Formation for Ministry Program and I serve as Eucharistic Minister. I am Senior Vice President of Sovereign Bank, and I have held senior positions at Bank of America, Fleet, and Natwest. I earned an MBA from New York University and advanced certificates from the Stonier Graduate School and American Institute of Banking, along with a BS from NYU. My current adjunct Associate Professorship at Long Island University affords me the opportunity to work with and challenge the up-and-coming business employees and leaders of New York. I served on many boards including the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Southwest Brooklyn Development Corp., and Heartshare. Currently, I serve on the Long Island University Business Advisory Council. Some of my service has been recognized by the Brooklyn Borough President with the bestowing of a citation for exemplary commitment in nurturing the quality of life in Brooklyn.
Robert Hauck – I have been a member of St. Anselm’s Parish for 10 years and have four children who graduated from St. Anselm School. I am actively involved in St. Anselm’s Youth Activities, and I have previously coached soccer and served as Baseball Division Director. Presently, I am Director of the CYO Swim Program. I am an active lector in St. Anselm’s Church and also Blessed Trinity Parish. I also serve as a member of the Board of Trustees at Bishop Kearney High School.
Robert Kassenbrock – Born and raised in Brooklyn, I was baptized in St. Anselm’s parish as an infant, before the construction of the present church. I was educated on the elementary level in P.S. 127, St. Ephrem’s School, and Our Lady of Angels School, and graduated from Xaverian High School. I received a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in education from Brooklyn College in the early ’70s. I taught on both the junior high and elementary levels in New York City Public Schools for more than thirty-four years. Retired since 2005, I enjoy attending concerts, reading literature, travel, and following baseball. I am a season ticket holder for the perennially second place Brooklyn Cyclones and manage to enjoy their curly-fries despite the team’s predictable mid-August slumps.
Fr. Martin R. Kull
Marie Lennon
Eileen Loughlin – I am a graduate from our school and have been a St. Anselm parishioner for more than 30 years. My husband Peter and I met while we were walking on Shore Road and, of course, were married in St. Anselm. I received both my B.A. and M.Ed. from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. While in Texas, I taught in both private and public schools. When I realized how much I missed Brooklyn, I came home and worked in the field of Early Childhood Education. I currently train Universal Prekindergarten teachers for the early childhood programs run by St. Dominic’s Home.
Ed Moderacki-Rest in Peace Jan. 24, 2012  We, the people of St. Anselm appreciate his life long dedication for the parish life.A life-long resident of Bay Ridge, father of four and grandfather of three, I have been actively involved in community, civic and church affairs for over 65 years. After serving in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and subsequently earning degrees in mechanical engineering and science, I worked for many years at Sperry Rand Corp and received special recognition for my work on the Pacific Missile Range and Canadian weather ship projects. Since retiring, I have made the health, safety and financial needs of elderly and retired persons a special focus of my volunteer efforts. These include serving as President of the Bay Ridge AARP Chapter 3630, Secretary of the Senior Advisory Board of the Bay Ridge Center of Older Adults, member of the Legislative Committee of the Interagency Bay Ridge Council on Aging, and Co-Chair of the Senior Affairs Committee of the Bay Ridge Community Council, of which I have been a member for the last ten years. Through my involvement with these organizations, I am justly proud of such accomplishments as the purchase of vehicles used to distribute Meals on Wheels and the passage of laws to assure enhanced medical and prescription benefits for elderly Bay Ridge residents. As President of the St. Anselm Holy Name Society, I have participated as Chief Usher at the 8AM Mass each Sunday and for the past 12 years have chaired the annual Holy Thursday Blood Drive. For many years I supervised the activities related to the annual Lenten Mission Soup Supper to benefit charitable organizations that help the needy. I am now looking forward to serving my fellow parishioners as a member of the Parish Pastoral Council.
Caitlin Nolan – I have been a member of St. Anselm’s parish since 1990. Since then, I have participated in many Youth Activities Programs, including softball and soccer. Additionally, I have received my Confirmation at St. Anselm’s and served as a Eucharistic Minister. I graduated from Boston College in 2005 and have been working at CAMBA, a Brooklyn based non-profit organization. As a member of the Parish Pastoral Council, I hope to engage more parish members in Church activities.
Msgr. John W. Maloney
John Quaglione – I was born and raised in Bay Ridge and I am a graduate of the Adelphi Academy – Class of 1997. Currently, as the District Manager and Press Secretary for State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District), I work with Senator Golden on many issues effecting the quality of life of the community including education and transportation. I serve as the spokesperson and speechwriter for Senator Golden and manage his District Office. I also served on the staff of Marty Golden as a member of the New York City Council. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from American University in Washington, D.C. During my college years, I served as an intern with Congressman Vito Fossella on Capitol Hill and with the NBC Show “Meet the Press”. As a member of the St. Anselm’s Parish Pastoral Planning Council, I serve as the liaison to the Public Relations Committee, which is responsible for increasing awareness about the special religious and community events of both St. Anselm’s Roman Catholic Church and School.
Lynne Savage - Born and raised in St. Patrick’s parish and a lifelong resident of Bay Ridge, I have had the good fortune to be a member of St. Anselm’s parish for the last 12 years. As a retired educator, I have a special interest in services to the parish’s young people and the creation of more opportunities for their positive involvement in the spiritual life of the parish. For the past three years, I’ve been delighted to volunteer in St. Anselm’s Early Childhood program, assisting the Beginning Scholar and Pre-K teachers in whatever ways they found most useful. I also have been privileged to serve as a lector and as a member of several parish committees, including that for the Annual Bishop’s Appeal and the church decorating committee. Now I’m looking forward to working with the entire parish community, Monsignor Phillips, and the other members of the Pastoral Planning Council on this most important process of the development of the St. Anselm Parish Pastoral Plan.
Dan Texeira – A lifelong member of the Bay Ridge community, I reside here with my wife Anne and our three children, Caroline, 16, Daniel, 14, and Elizabeth, 11. I graduated from St. John’s University, majoring in Political Science. I worked as a Confidential Assistant to NYS Governor Carey from 1975-1980. In 1980, I began working in the insurance business and, in 1999, joined Lincoln Brokerage, specializing in all types of insurance. I am an active member of St. Anselm Parish. I am a Liturgical Minister, a coach of various sports teams for the St. Anselm Youth Activities Program, and served as the Vice President of Youth Activities from 1995-2002. I am a member of the New York State Public Transportation Safety Commission. The Commission oversees rail and bus accidents and fires throughout NYS. I am a Vice President of the 5th Avenue Board of Trade.
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Parish Goals and Objectives
Based upon one-to-one conversations, comments from the Parish Assembly, and other feedback from parishioners, the Pastoral Planning Council has identified four comprehensive long-term goals that reflect the hopes and concerns of our parishioners for the coming years.

Our Parish Goals:

Worship: To enhance and encourage participation in worship.

Teaching: To develop opportunities to support lifelong faith formation.

Service: To broaden our response to the needs of our parishioners and community.

Communication: To promote effective communication about parish life.

The Pastoral Council believes that these goals are focused enough to address the most pressing matters facing the parish, as well as broad enough to invite creative solutions from all parishioners as we plan the future of St. Anselm Parish together.

Over the past year, parishioners have worked together to design and initiate specific objectives to help achieve each goal. These objectives are each at varying stages of development and implementation:

Current Objectives

Goal 1: To enhance and encourage participation in worship.

Objective A: Establish a process for class designated Masses

Objective B: Plan enhanced CCD, including a Sunday session

Objective C: Develop a Greeting Ministry

Goal 2: To develop opportunities to support lifelong faith formation.

Objective A: Expand the types of materials available through the resource library

Objective B: Acquire or produce a parish-based daily reflection / devotional

Objective C: Promote family prayer through parish-sponsored sessions

Goal 3: To broaden our response to the needs of our parishioners and community.

Objective A: Prepare a Resource Directory of services available for parishioners

Objective B: Establish a Consolation Society

Goal 4: To promote effective communication about parish life.

Objective A: Establish a communications committee to collect and

publicize parish information

Objective B: Commence a church-building and parish history project

Since the pastoral council exists in part to gather feedback from parishioners so that St. Anselm’s can achieve its parish goals, please contact us if you: would like to find out how to help participate in the objectives’ programs; have any questions about the objectives; would like share your thoughts about these objectives; or, have suggestions about potentially new objectives.

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PARISH PASTORAL PLANNING COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY: The St. Anselm’s Pastoral Planning Council is in the process of recruiting new members and we invite all parishioners to consider nominating someone to serve on the Council. If you or someone you know is a visionary whose ideas and talents can help St. Anselm’s remain a vibrant parish, here’s your chance to let us know.

 “Keys to an Effective Resume

on May 16, 2012

@ 7:00PM

in St. Anselm’s School

The St. Anselm Workforce Ministry, in partnership with Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, invites you to our free event “Keys to an Effective Resume” which will be held on May 16th.

The evening will offer useful information for those looking to enter or re-enter the job market.  Doors open at 6:30 pm with a 7:00 pm start time.  The event will be held in the basement meeting room of St. Anselm Catholic School 365 83rd Street, Brooklyn.  Free parking is available at the corner of 82nd Street and 4th Avenue.  St. Anselm is Handicapped Accessible.

Please call (866) 262-2095 or email stanselmworkforceministry@yahoo.com to register.  You may also email your resume (prior to May 11th) to stanselmworkforceministry@yahoo.com if you would like feedback from Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow Counselors during the event.

 90th Anniversary Celebration

  1. Dinner Dance Celebration on Friday April 20, 2012 at Gargiulo’s Restaurant, Brooklyn (A transportationby a bus is available.) For the detail info, click here.
  2. 90th Anniversary Journal will be published. Any one who wants an ad space, please click here, or call the rectory at 718-238-2900, or email at rectory@starcc.net.
  3. Mass of Thanksgiving Celebration by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 5:00PM in the Church.

For more information or for any questions, please leave a message for the PPC at the St. Anselm’s Rectory at (718) 238-2900 or via e-mail at rectory@starcc.net