Parish Council

The mission of the Parish Council at Our Lady of Peace Church is to assist and advise Father Walt in the difficult task of running the administrative functions of the church, facility and grounds.

Our Lady of Peace Church Parish Council has one council  position open at the end of June 2021.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, please contact any Parish Council member, leave a message at the Rectory Office or speak with Father Walt.

Parish Council is an important ministry.  As a group we offer assistance to our pastor in managing the administrative functions of the Church, facility and grounds. You will learn A LOT about your church!

Each elected position serves for three years, following the school term.  YIKES! You say! 3 YEARS!  This sounds more involved than it actually is.  There are nine meetings September thru June with no meeting in December.  The meetings are once monthly starting at 6:30 PM and generally last about an hour.  AND the June meeting is a picnic dinner/casual meeting at the Rectory where we welcome new members.

There were 4 expiring terms this year, but three members were able to remain for a second term and have agreed to stay on. 

Please consider joining Parish Council.  If more than one person is interested we will hold an election.

Interested individuals should reply by April 10th.

Permanent Members

Fr. Walt Szczesny, Pastor

Deacon Art Sullivan (Non Voting)

Tom Friedman, Trustee

Lew Wargo Sr., Trustee

Elected Representatives

* Denotes final term

Karen Abt (2020-23)*, PC Secretary

Mark Baron (2018-21)

Kathleen Cole (2019-22)

Jeremy Korte (2020-23)

Gary Mong (2019-22)

Bonnie Morgante (2018-21) PC Vice President

Tom Nikiel (2019-22)*

Frank Rivett, Sr. (2018-21)

Christine Schuster (2019-22)*, PC President

Stephanie Stevens (2018-21)

Judy Walkowiak (2019-22)

Ministry Representatives

(non Voting)

Karen Abt, Youth Ministry

Kathleen Cole, Vicariate

Tim Creenan, Ministry Volunteers

Catherine Karda, Altar & Rosary Society

Chris Martin, Knights of Columbus

Anne Marie Ratzel, Religious Ed. Coordinator

Bill Schuster, Holy Name Society