UPDATE September 14, 2016
Parish staffing update and a special thank you
Beginning September 19, for questions about the website, bulletin, and all other parish communications, please contact our parish manager James Mannarino (mailto:email@example.com) or administrative assistant Caitlin VanSant (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org). Due to the financial challenges our parish is facing, we recently made the difficult decision to eliminate the position of Communications Director, held by Janette Collins.
Janette joined the parish staff in 2003 and served for 11 years as Business Manager. When our parish manager and bookkeeper were hired, Janette began to share her strongest gifts as a communicator in promoting the message of our parish mission and the Good News of Jesus with our parish and the broader community. Please join us in thanking her for her many years of devoted service to the Lord and His people here at St. Joseph’s, in praying for her and her family as they navigate this change in their lives, and in wishing her well in whatever path God has planned for her.
August 31, 2016
To the parishioners of St. Joseph-on-Carrollton Manor,
As you have heard recently, we have continued to face financial shortfalls. We have done all that we were able to do to reduce expenses without hurting our ministry.
Unfortunately, however, income is still significantly less than our expenses and the shortfalls have not diminished, and so we have made the difficult decision to make some changes to our staffing levels. This includes a decrease in hours for some members of the staff, and one position elimination.
We have never had to make changes to our staffing levels in the past, and this decision was not made lightly. Father Frazier, the Finance Ministry, myself, and Archdiocesan staff reviewed, re-reviewed, prayed, and debated as we searched tirelessly for another plan, for any way to avoid these actions, but we were unable to find any other way.
We made this decision with a great deal of pain in our hearts for how the decisions will impact the individuals and their families as well as our parish.
We recognize that in addition to the staff members who will be impacted by this decision, it also creates potential hardships for some of the parishioners of St. Joseph’s. We ask your patience with us as we adjust to the new staffing levels, and please know that we are here to serve you and your families in any way we are able.
Please continue to keep the staff members impacted by these cutbacks and our entire parish in your prayers.
on behalf of Father Frazier and the Finance Committee