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Pastoral Council

Pastoral Council is a consultative body that assists the pastor in promoting the parish mission of worship, education and service.  The Council now works closely with our cluster partner of Saint Paschal Baylon Parish to enhance the Catholic presence in greater Hillcrest.  The lay members are discerned for four-year terms and meet ten months of the year.

Please Note:  This page is being updated.

Pastoral Council Members

 
Mary Lou Capichioni - Council Term:  2014-2018
Position on Council:  Member
Parishioner since 2003
Husband Bob Chaikin, daughter Claire Chaikin         
Ministry Involvements:  Eucharistic minister                                                         
 

Toni Costabile - Council Term:  2016-2020
Position on Council:  Member
St. Clare Parishioner since 1952
Married to Jim for 53 years
Three adult children and 7 grandchildren
Ministry Involvements:  I am a Eucharistic Minister at Hillcrest Hospital and a Lector in church when needed.
One thing people may not know about me:  I worked for 23 years for Mayfield Schools as a paraprofessional.
 
Catherine DiVincenzo - Council Term:  2015-2019
Position on Council:  Member
Parishioner since 1982
Husband Paul, sons Dino, married to Erin, and Paul & John live at home.
Ministry Involvements:  Volunteered for many years at the Little Sisters of the Poor and the Festival at St. Clare
Hobbies:  Reading and walking
One thing people may not know about me:  I am a hairdresser and owned a hair salon for 11 years in Solon.
 
 
Hilary Dsouza - Council Term:  2014-2018
Position on Council:  Member
Parishioner since 2004
Wife Winifred Dsouza, daughter Taniya Dsouza
Ministry Involvements:  Music ministry, St. Clare Festival, St. Clare School
Hobbies:  Running, gardening & family
One thing people might not know about me:  I am an Indian from Mumbai.
 
 
William Forsythe, III - Council Term:  2015-2019
Position on Council:  Member
Parishioner since 1971
Wife Paula; children, William IV & Amy
Hobbies:  Curling, golf
One thing people might not know about me:  I have an MBA in addition to an MD.  I have officiated at 2 Olympics, 2 Para-Olympics, multiple world championships.  I am the national chief umpire for the United States Curling Association.

 

 
Jack Guritza - Council Term:  2016-2020
Position on Council:  Member
Parishioner at St. Clare for four years.
Married to my wife, Rebecca and have two daughters.
Pets:  Two cats.
Hobbies:  I play ice hockey and enjoy board games with friends and family.
One thing people might not know about me:  Both my wife and I teach PSR at St. Clare.

 

 
Ken Lange - Council Term:  2012-2016
Position on Council:  Secretary
St. Clare parishioner since 1964.
Wife, Diane; married since October 2001.
Ministry Involvement: Usher, Festival, Parish Pastoral Council.
One thing people might not know about me:  I went to school at St. Clare.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Tom Murphy - Council Term:  2015-2019
Position on Council:  Chair
St. Clare Parishioner since 1985
Married to Laura David
Ministry Involvement:  Eucharistic Minister
Hobbies:  Work
One thing people might not know about me:  I graduated from Notre Dame.
 
 

Vickie Nally - Council Term:  2016-2020
Position on Council:  Member
St. Clare Parishioner for 3 years
Two children, Lisa and Brian
No pets but am happy to sit for my kids' dogs, Daisy and Lexie
I am retiring May 2017 after 31 years of teaching Mathematics
I really enjoy sports and cheer for the Indians-rain or shine!
I enjoy exercise class and walking
I love being Nana to my beautiful grandchildren!
One thing people might not know about me:  I grew up in Ashtabula.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Schmitt - Council Term:  2017-2021
Position on Council:  Member
Parishioner since 1979
Married to Marianne for 32 years.  Raised 4 children, all of whom attended St. Clare School between the years of 1985 and 2003!
Ministry Involvements:  Linen Ministry, Sunday Collection Count, Funeral Server.
Hobbies:  Gym workouts, bicycling, cooking, grilling, pairing wines with food, watching old movies & training my German Shepherd.
One thing people may not know about me:  My German Shepherd, Abby, and I have logged over 500 hours of classroom obedience training time.  Every day we spend an hour working together on her various commands, which consist of 150 verbal and silent commands, which are given in 3 different languages.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ewa Sirk - Council Term:  2015-2019
Position on Council:  Member
Married to Daniel, daughters Karolina Daisy, Klaudia Holly and Kamilla Rose
Ministry involvement:  Eucharistic minister, St. Clare Dinner Auction Committee - in the past Sunday School teacher, Fest chairperson, St. Clare PTU, Girl Scout Troop leader
Hobbies:  Gardening, Traveling, Skiing
One thing people may not know about me:  I grew up in Poland and I moved to Lyndhurst in 1999.

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