Priests Convocation This week Bishop Walkowiak and many of the priests from the diocese will travel to Shanty Creek in Bellaire, MI for our annual convocation. This is a time for us to gather as brother priests to pray, study, fellowship, relax, enjoy fine food and drink. Please keep us in your prayers throughout the… Read more
OLCEF FUNDRAISER – 2015
Saturday February 7th
Theme: “Be True to Your School!”Spirit Spirit, we have spirit, how about you? ! Come show your school spirit by sporting your favorite elementary, middle school, high school or college attire. This night is a lot of fun, however, the planning committee needs your help! Informational meeting Thursday, October 2 at 6:30PM in the Guadalupe Room. Please read about the following areas to see where your strengths fit best.
Donations: We need help with phone calls to previous donors to see if we can count on their support. We also need people to seek new possible donors.
Raffles: We need someone to come up with raffles for the evening. We can keep some of the ones we have used in the past, but are looking for new ideas as well.
Decorations: This night needs a little decor.
Set up and Tear down: We need someone in charge of getting tables, chairs and miscellaneous items out of storage. That same person who gets stuff out is the best to put things back (you have help).
Casino: Everyone loves the casino games. We own a Black Jack and Roulette table. We need someone to find dealers, count chips, etc.
Ticket Sales: We sell tickets after Mass and online. We need someone in charge of this.
PR: Like every great event, we need to get the word out to the Parish, the school, and the community. Someone to create flyers and put them up at local businesses, put ads in the bulletin and some social media.
Sponsors: Fundraisers work the best when the cost of raffles, food, etc., is sponsored by companies or people. We need someone who can tweak a sponsorship program.
Check In and Check Out: Someone to help check people in the night of and check them out. We have a great software program. We need detailed people to help enter things correctly. These people can also help with entering things into the system to help familiarize themselves with the program before the night of.
Volunteer Coordinator: The day before, night of, and the day after take many volunteers to help make it run. We need someone to help create schedules on Sign Up Genius and old-fashioned sign up boards. That person walks around the night of to make sure volunteers are set. If your strengths match any of our needs we would love to meet with you!
Please help spread the word! If you have any questions before then, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, The OLCEF Planning Committee
NEW APP LAUNCHING SOON!
In the coming weeks Our Lady of Consolation will launch our own app for iPhone and Android smart phones. The app is very well designed and very intuitive. It will be a great resource for parishioners by providing daily Mass readings, Catholic news and prayers, convenient prayer and Confession reminders, our bulletins and more. This will also allow us to better communicate with you throughout the week and keep you updated with relevant parish news or updates.
We hope this new tool will help you to grow in your Catholic faith, connect in community and invite others to join you in your journey!
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