The Archdiocesan Guidelines describe the PPC's purpose: "to assist the pastor in his leadership role of planning, organizing, initiating, promoting, coordinating and reviewing the evangelization, worship, religious education and service activities within the parish." Parish Pastoral Council members have three year terms, are nominated by any parishioners, and are chosen from among all nominations after a process of prayerful discernment.
The Parish Council meets usually on the 3nd Wednesday of each month from 7:30pm-9pm in the Fireplace Room. You are always welcome and encouraged to share your thoughts and ideas about the parish with anyone from the PPC who will then bring your thoughts to our meetings, or by emailing Parish Pastoral Council
Introducing our Blessed Sacrament Parish Pastoral Council:
With the change-over to the new Pastoral Council in June we don't yet have everyone's picture and biographical information. This is the list of those parishioners on the council with pictures and biographies of those who have continued their service to the parish
Patty Black, Eileen Corkery. Peter Culhane, Alan Doty, Jim Hyatt, Carissa Kane, Gail Maloney, Kevin McGovern, Richard Raab, Alex Taurone, Maggi Taurone, Amber Walsh
I have lived in Walpole for a number of years with my husband Dan, and my daughter Erin. Recently I retired from a career in sales and marketing and am now involved volunteering in the community – with a focus on the Walpole schools and Blessed Sacrament. For the last three years, I taught in the CCD program and currently help out at the Parish House. I received my undergraduate degree from Holy Cross College, and earned my MBA in marketing from Boston College. I really enjoy the sense of community at Blessed Sacrament and hope I can contribute to its growth over the next few years as a member of the Parish Pastoral Council.
I have been a member of the Blessed Sacrament Parish community for 24 years. My wife Joanne and I have 4 children, twins Maura and Kathleen (BSS ’04) both attending Salve Regina University in Newport RI, Denis (BSS’05) who will be attending Boston College, and Neal (BSS’09) who will be attending Bishop Feehan High School . I have been an active parishioner over the years serving as School Board Chair for 7 years and Lector for 2 years. I have also mentored the BSS robotics program for 8 years. I am employed as Chief Technologist for BCBS of Rhode Island and previously owned and operated a computer consulting firm. I believe my technology and business experience will be of benefit to the PPC.
My name is Maggi Taurone and I have recently became a member of the PPC here at Blessed Sacrament. We have lived in Walpole since 1992 and have enjoyed worshipping at Blessed Sacrament since our arrival. I enjoy being involved in my parish and feel that I have ownership because of that involvement. Currently I am a lector, a member of the Social Justice Group, and the editor of the weekly bulletin. I live in the neighborhood with my husband Ken Gibson and our son Alex. I am a middle school math and science teacher for the Town of Sudbury. I look forward to sharing ideas and hearing about your ideas as the PPC works to enable our parish to flourish in the years ahead.