Pastoral Council Meeting - November 19, 2019
Present: Ruth Schluter, Elaine Lawler, Trent Lockard, Jeff Keen, Kelly Flege, Gerri Dix, Fr. Dave, Phil Paladino
Prayer – Fr. Dave
Trent move, Jeff seconded.
Fall Dinner – lack of volunteers. KofCs struggling to continue fundraiser. (all proceeds going to our operating budget.)
We suggest approaching getting volunteers. Should be strongly encouraging the youth. More one-on-one requests for help.
Time & Talent: Mollie spoke with Ruth regarding this. Flyer we got last month was supposed to be a mailing. Then they would do a stewardship fair.
Quarterly Report in the Bulletin: We need to ask Dixie when it is going to be reflected in the bulletin? We would like to see it in January.
Begin Next Step of long-range planning process – Phil & Fr. Dave
Viewed the original plans of current facility with the “phase 2” with it.
Father has reached out to the finance officer for the archdiocese to tell them we are currently looking at our needs.
Various organizations have been asked to give us their recommendations as to what their needs are. Long Range Planning group then created visions & goals from those recommendations. The next step is creating a feasibiltiy committee to recognize the n;eeds that needs that are not being met with our cuurent facilities and move forward to fulfill these needs. Pastoal Council and Pastor need to create a Feasability Committee. Phil will help guide us in this process.
Motion made to start creating a Feasbility Commiittee to look at the resources we need for our long-term necessities, and to schedule an additional Pastoral Council meeting in December to further work on this.
Gerri motioned, Kelly seconded
Peace & Justice Committee - January 13 2020 Meeting Minutes
Opening Prayer - Mollie
Closing Prayer. - Phil
Finance Council Meeting – Nov 19, 2019
Attendees: Kelly Willis, Kelly Flege, Becky Willson, Scott Danner, Joe Barber, Fr Dave Ambrosy. Also present: Deacon Phil Paladino, Dixie Jacobs.
Monthly Financials: Offering is about $10,000 above budget. Giving has increased since the finance talk at Mass in the fall. Thank you to the finance members who spoke at Mass. Utilities and staffing, with the faith formation director vacancy, are below budget. The council discussed the need of a full-time director. Dixie will get the ad out to the colleges for early graduates. Early spring is when current directors look for new positions, so we will be promoting it heavily in the new year. A TV was mounted on the wall of classroom B in memory of Bob Coonradt. This completes the installation of TV’s in classroom/meeting spaces.
Fall Dinner: The Knights of Columbus again organized the fall dinner, which was a great success. They had fewer volunteers this year and will not be able to continue this event without more volunteer participation and help coordinating. The KC’s would like to have the ability to accept credit/debt cards. The finance council agreed that would be a great addition. Dixie will look into this.
Long-Range Planning: The pastoral council accepted the vision and goals from the first step of the long-range planning. The next step is for Fr Dave and the pastoral council to approve the formation of a feasibility committee. This committee would look at the goals and objectives to discern the physical or structural needs of the parish and involve consultation with an architect at some point in the process. Concern about timing with the ArchdiocesanOne campaign was discussed, but a capital campaign would be at least a year or more down the road, so the finance council found no conflict.
Faith Formation - Staffing: Mollie Muntefering, liturgist, is coordinating RCIA. Dixie Jacobs, Angie Beck and Megan Hockenson (temporary PT staff member) are coordinating the elementary programming. A discussion was held on the added responsibilities and time to fill-in in the absence of a faith formation director.
Community meal planning meeting December 2019
Attendees: Tom Singewald, Sue and Jim Aubrey, Nancy Carlson, Dolly Kreger, Jan Kriener, Jim & Linda O’Donnell
Last month we served 217 meals of scalloped potatoes and ham, squash, ice cream and cookies.
In December we will serve maid rites, pork & beans, potato chips, bars and ice cream.
In January the meal will be pork slices, mashed potatoes, squash, cookies and ice cream.
February will feature chicken tetrazzini.
We received a $250 Thrivent gift card from Sandra Foelske, which Evelyn Aubrey obtained. It was spent of supplies to include carry outs, napkins, cups and bowls.