Finance Council – Apr 16, 2019
Present: Penny Toay, Dan Dufner, Scott Danner, Kelly Willis, Fr Dave Ambrosy. Also present: Deacon Phil Paladino, Dixie Jacobs.
Monthly Financials: Offertory is holding steady at about $12,000 below last year’s giving. This seems to reflect the 2018 gifts received in Dec 2017 due to tax changes. The finance council is noted the deficit is not increasing. The savings in payroll due to the temporary part-time Director of FF position and utilities coming in at or below budget are offsetting the offertory deficit. Snow removal and ice melt were significantly over budget by $5000, because of the extreme winter. The council would like to promote on-line giving this fall.
Long-Range Planning: A copy of the vision statement was distributed. The pastoral council will be asked to approve it this evening. The next step of the committee will be to set goals. The finance council expressed their approval of the vision statement.
2019/20 Budget: The finance council reviewed the draft budget. The archdiocese is planning a future capital campaign to support the priest retirement fund and a few special collections/needs. The council discussed how this could impact offertory giving and a possible future campaign. Adjustments included in the budget are: salary/cafeteria plan 1.9% increase, director of faith formation changed from part-time to full-time, 2% increase in utilities based on this year’s actual usage, $3000 for 3 TV’s (conference room, room A and hall), faith formation and building and grounds recommendations. The finance council discussed the $6800 recommendation to replace the mower deck, snow blower and train drive. Dan agreed to meet with Duane to get more information on this project. The council also expressed their need to see quotes before this equipment is repaired/replaced. Currently, the parish contributes $5000 per fiscal year to NCYC and youth trips. It was discussed if this should be increased. Dixie will consult with Julie Feldhake, youth minister, for a recommendation on this. The budget will be further discussed at the May meeting.
Endowment Withdrawal: A budgeted $13,932 or 4% withdrawal is budgeted this year. Withdrawals from the endowment can only be requested in Nov and May. The council decided to proceed with the budgeted withdrawal as we will need about $45,000 in checking to cover the seasonal summer decline in giving.
May Agenda: budget, building and grounds recommendations, financials, long-range planning. Meeting adjourned. Scott cannot attend in May.
Faith Formation Commission – May 7, 2019
Present: Sigrid, Andrea (left early to Long Term Planning Meeting), Julie, Amy, Michelle, Wayne, Father Dave. Absent: Bill, Terri
Liturgy Committee – Apr 9, 2019
Called to order by Ellie Hilbert at 6:30 p.m. on April 9, 2019 in the Office Conference Room.
6 members present: Fr. David Ambrosy, Mollie Muntefering, Ellie Hilbert, Donna McNulty, Gail Dunnwald, and Bev Brus.
The opening prayer and reflection was presented by Ellie Hilbert – Isaiah 65:17-21, and the April 1 reflection was used from The Word Among Us.
The minutes of the last meeting were read silently. The minutes were approved as read.
Usher Coordinator: Brian Graettinger has agreed to be our Usher Coordinator. Mollie and Duane will talk to him on Sunday. Ellie will invite him to our next meeting.
Lectors for Palm Sunday: Mollie has let the lectors know what part they will be reading. Mollie has the binders ready for the lectors and musicians. Kids at Mass will help hand out palms and programs.
Decorating for the Triduum: Mollie has helpers lined up.
Long Term Planning: Ellie gave a report from the Long Term Planning Committee. They have finalized a tentative vision statement. It is being sent to the Parish Council for approval
Stations of the Cross - Liturgy Committee: Nice crowd at the stations of the cross. It was suggested that next year to sing the Stations.
Comments: It was suggested to keep the song after communion for reflection during the year, not just Lent.
Holy Thursday: Mollie has people lined up to carry in the oils.
Plans for Washing of Feet: Mollie will have 5-6 people lined up to start Washing Feet. There is a note in the program about washing feet being an expression of discipleship and for people to be washers and to help wash.
Procession: Mollie has programs so people will have words to the song. She has notes for the ushers about the oils, procession and collection. Mollie will let the ushers know how to help with the procession.
Good Friday: Mollie has let the readers know who will read which part and has the binder ready for them. The collection will be for the Holy Land. The ushers are to take the collection to the sacristy. For the veneration of the cross the people will come down the center aisle. The ushers will help guide people from the side pews. Father will help with more silence between Intercessions. We will stand or kneel for most of this so there isn’t such a distraction with standing, kneeling, standing etc. We will stand, if able during the Passion and then sit afterwards and have some meditation time. There is no homily.
St. Peter’s Fire: People can register to come to St. Peter’s Fire either online or in the hall.
Easter Vigil: This year there are no Baptism or Confirmation. Weather permitting we will start outside at St. Peter’s Fire. Mollie will let the instruments know that they need to play softer when only the cantor is singing.
Easter Sunday: Mollie has worship aids made. She will have all the music included.
First Communion/Divine Mercy Sunday - April 28, 2019
First Communion will be at the 5:15 and 10 am Mass.
Mollie and Robyn will decide on the time for the Divine Mercy Prayer. It will be sometime between 8 and 10 am Mass. This prayer takes around 20 minutes.
Mothers Day Blessing - May 12, 2019: Father will bless Mother’s at all three Masses.
Confirmation - May 19: Confirmation at 10 am Mass. Duane will set up chairs for the overflow.
Blessing for Graduates: Father will bless the graduates at all three Masses on May 25 and 26.
Volunteer Appreciation: Wed, June 5th. Start with 5:30 Mass. If you have any suggestions for kids games or anything else let the office know. One suggestion was Bingo.
Stewardship Booklet: Mollie showed us a Stewardship Booklet from another parish. This is something that could be looked into once the Long Term Planning committee has goals set in place. This booklet had every group that was associated with the parish that someone could help with or belong to. It would be a nice thing to have for new people coming to the parish.
Name Tag Sunday: Mollie will see if Susie can help May 4-5 with name tags.
Next meeting Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in the Office Conference Room.
Closing Prayer. The meeting was adjourned at 7:35 p.m.