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11/20/12 Pastoral Council Minutes

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Posted 1/1/13

Pastoral Council Meeting
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
7:00 p.m. 

Present: Father Michael Wild, Tom Smith, Lori VanBuren, Pat Koll, Doyle Pokorny, Loretta Lechner, Ken Leitner, Linda Zeininger

Absent: Janine Ramsey, Karen Madigan, Arlene Wetzel, Mike DeBaere, Mary Kehrmeyer

Opening prayer: Father Michael

Minutes approved with no changes noted.

Human Concerns - The Remembrance Mass was held on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. There were about 80 people in attendance. The social after was well attended. St. Joseph's will be doing the community meal Friday, December 7th and December 14th. The crop walk went well.

Christian Formation – There were meetings in August, September and October.

  • Roller skating party on Sept. 22, had 25-30 people in attendance.

  • St. John Bosco Youth Day on Oct. 6 was attended by 3 youth and 1 adult.

  • Halloween party on Oct. 27 was attended by 17 kids, 30 people all together. It went well.

  • Christmas parade will be Nov. 27 with a float from our parish.

  • Christmas program Dec. 19 for grades K-5

  • No fundraiser this year as monies left from last year to use

  • Guidelines for the sacraments looked at

  • Evangelization- there will be a 3 day Lenten mission by Rev. Michael Crosby

Prayer and Worship – No report.

  • Masses for both St. Joseph's and Annunciation parishes will be:

  • Christmas Eve at 4:00 p.m.

  • Christmas Day at 9:00 a.m.

New Business

  • 2013 declared the Year of Faith. During the first week of Lent, there will be a 3 night mini mission given by Father Michael Crosby. It will be held at 7:00p.m. at Sacred Heart parish in Horicon on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights, February 18th, 19th and 20. John Bett is St. Joseph's coordinator for this.

  • The Archbishop has announced there will be a Synod meeting in 2014.

  • The merger between St. Mary's, St. Brendan's and St. Catherine of Sienna in Ripon should take

  • place by June of 2013.

  • A communal penance service will be held on December 16, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart parish in Horicon.

The next two meeting for the Pastoral council: Tuesday, February 26, 2013

                                                                                    Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Meeting concluded with the Our Father.

submitted by Linda Zeininger