Pastoral Council Minutes
January 19, 2016
Attendees: Ken Kuennen, Dave Knittel, Jill Groth, Michele Stevens – Finance, Dawn Podhajsky, Ted Mulert, Karen Kuhlmann, Justin Crouse & Father Dave
Reviewed minutes – approved by: Dawn and Ken
Finance Council report: Budget vs giving is good. Parish received a 30K gift at end of summer. Our expenses are under budget. GOF fees less than projected. (approx. ½ of last yr) and GOF expenses are down from budget. 5869 vs 27,650. It was suggested that we look into those numbers to determine what caused this discrepancy.
Pastor’s report – Summary of our Fall Work:
What did we learn from last fall? (Attach Father Dave’s review doc.)
Management to Mission work. Elevate Holy Week. Work on retreat, so church is full on Holy Thursday Good Friday and Easter.
Along with the Holy Week retreat we can still Balance & Maintain our committees and activities for the local area charity and organizations: i.e. Habitat for Humanity, Catholic Charities, Burmese, Area Food Bank, etc.
Formation Report – Parish Retreat
See HOLY WEEK schedule of activities. This could be the strongest way for us to build a spiritual church.
A weeklong retreat that will provide the congregation things that people can DO during Holy Week. Retreat Plans include: Palm Sunday 6-7:30 p.m., Monday & Tuesday activities at home, Wednesday 6-7 p.m., Holy Thursday 6pm mass and Adoration, Good Friday 6 pm service, 8 pm Stations of the Cross and St. Peter’s Fire and Saturday 8 pm Easter Vigil service.
Pastoral Council Leadership on Retreat:
Reminder cards were given to PC members asking that we give the cards to others to encourage them to attend and be a part of the Holy Week retreat.
Dawn and Ted terms will expire at the end of year. Plan for next members/election (snuck up on us last year) election in April. We were asked to think of those you’d like to add to the group (ask to run), so we are prepared prior to the election timeline. It was recommended that we ask for volunteers as well as seeking members.
Future Agenda Items:
GOF numbers to review if it is effective. (can Dixie gather those that Sign-up vs Attendees.)
Next meeting: February 16, 2016.
Respectfully submitted by: Karen Kuhlmann, Secretary