Councils did not meet in June-July
Pastoral Council Minutes, May 17, 2022
Present: Elizabeth Amsberry, Kris Dunkin,Nathan Heitz, Elaine Lawler, Phil Paladino, Father Doug Wathier, ZOOM: Joe Barber. Not Present: Wayne Green
-Meeting called to order by Nathan Heitz at 7:02 pm. Father Doug started the meeting with a prayer
-The April 19th Minutes were reviewed. Joe Barber moved to accept minutes, second by Nathan and approved by the Council.
-PHASE 2: Phil Paladino reported that we need a proxy from the Diocese for Fundraising. He will take care of this. Phil also reported that the Co-chairperson of the Phase 2 Committee, Tab Ray, will be moving out of town, so Phil is looking for a new Co-Chair for the Phase 2 Committee.
-TERMS: We have two other vacant seats on the Council. It is strongly encouraged that Parishioners consider serving on the Council to support the Church, but also to learn more about the inner workings of a Parish. Please be in touch with Father Wathier, Dixie, or any of the current Parish Council members if you are interested in serving.
Finance Council – May 17, 2022
Present: Steve Phyfe, Scott Danner, Becky David, Joe Barber, Kelly Flege, Fr Doug Wathier. Also present: Deacon Phil Paladino, Dixie Jacobs.
Bequest Update: The family will pick up the tractor previously agreed upon. Proceeds from the estate will go toward the building project as previously determined by the councils.
Phase 2 Building Update: The proxy (archdiocesan approval) has been received to begin the fundraising. A proxy and possibly a meeting with the archdiocese will need to be setup to request the building loan. The loan will cover expenses until the pledges are received from donors.
Finance Terms: Joe accepted a second term. Becky W. will be contacted to see if she would be open to a second term.
Discussion: Angie Beck, faith formation director, has graciously agreed to help us as interim director until we hire a new director. Registration for classes will begin in July. We will start promoting the classes for next year.
The Sadie Byrnes Trust has been providing funding for many years. Originally it was designated for seminarians from St Mary. Fr Pepper worked with the councils and the bank that administers the trust to get it amended for seminarians from St Mary, seminarians from the archdiocese, and the upkeep of stained glass at St Mary. It was suggested to approach the bank to determine if it can be amended to also include building projects at St Mary.
Aug Meeting: Estate update, Phase 2 update, monthly finances, and Byrnes Trust. Meeting adjourned.
Peace & Justice Committee, June 13, 2022
Present: Lindsey Kuhlmann, Becky David, Ted Mulert, Val King
Guest: Teresa Moerer
4. Christmas in July
Local: Christmas in July - $1000 to purchase needed items
Bremer County Food Bank - $500
Butler County Food Bank - $500
State/National: Retrieving Freedom - $500
Guiding Star - $1000
US Catholic Charities - $1000
NE Iowa Food Bank - $500
International: Caritas - $1000
Self Help International - $500
Catholic Legal Immigration Network - $500
We discussed the increased needs at the food banks with the state of the economy and wanted to give extra money to help locally and in the state. For next fiscal year, we discussed re-evaluating Caritas and the relationship between it and CRS for our understanding. For the next meeting, Val will bring information on The Larrabee Center and Becky will bring information on Waverly Health Center program on helping patients with paying bills. We will consider both of these programs as tithe recipients for the next fiscal year.
8. Val shared an update from the Waverly newspaper on the Waverly Human Equity and Diversity Commission. The seven- member commission was created in February 2021. They offered a couple of programs in June and will be part of Heritage Days this year.
Closing prayer : Ted. We agreed to skip a meeting in July. Our next meeting will be August 8, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Parish Life Committee, Apr 12, 2022
Present: Gerri Dix, Mary Jo Stromberg, Helen Melichar, Teresa Moerer, Amy Price, Fr. Wathier
Mary Jo opened the meeting with a prayer.
Mary Jo reviewed and commented on the April minutes
Two Bible study groups are still meeting. Attendance was down at April “Holy Spirits”. Good attendance at the Spring Tea.
Cards on Thursday afternoons will meet during the summer.
Last “Holy Spirits” May 19. Will be scheduled again in the fall.
Amy Price will begin her term as chair in July. Mindy graciously agreed to fill the vice-chair post.
Parish Life will meet in July and August. Next meeting date: Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 7 PM.
Respectfully submitted, Helen Melichar