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11/13/14 Pastoral Council Minutes

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Posted 1/9/15

Pastoral Council Meeting

November 13, 2014

7:00 p.m. Fellowship Hall, St. Joseph's Church

Father Michael Wild was ill and could not attend. An opening prayer was prayed and we decided to read the committee reports so they could be published on the website.

Committee reports:

Christian Formation


Old Business: Lori gave Sister a recommedation for a camera

There are no bibles left from last year

New Business: Christmas parade Dec. 2, Christmas program Wed. Dec. 17

Will check into activity for Halloween

Rollerskating discussed


Old Business: Camera not purchased yet. Christmas parade Dec. 2, 6:30p.m.; plan to have float, cookies and cocoa after.

Christmas program Dec. 17; practices and rehearsals set

Harvest fun night will be Sat. Nov. 1st after 4:00p.m. Mass; potluck, games and fun.

Rollerskating on hold.


Old Business: Youth day was fun. 3 attended

Harvest fun night Nov. 1, bulletin announcements will be placed

Christmas parade Dec. 2, Burk's will provide wagon, Lori will register float

Christmas program Dec. 17, refreshments to follow program.


Old Business: Harvest fun night went well, attended by 25-30 people

Christmas Parade Dec. 2; everything set

Christmas program Dec. 17, practice going well, reception to follow

DRE report: Confirmation retreat went well

New Business: Teen night in January after mass from 5-10p.m.; being planned by Junior Class open to 7-11 graders

Human Concerns

November: Golden club discussed and being continued

2 funerals in October

SVDP 3 requests in October; SVDP spent $30,129 in the fiscal year for referrals

Crop walk raised a little over $3000; a portion of that stays here in Waupun

St. Joseph's did the food pantry meal Nov. 7 and Nov. 14

Nov. 20 Agnesian and St. Joseph's sponsoring Grieving Through the Holidays event

Remembrance mass was Nov. 5 and was well attended

Prison ministry desperately in need of volunteers, check bulletin

Synod report of new standards to be implemented HC doing well already

Cookie plate assembly and delivery Dec. 13 & 14

Prayer and Worship

P & W budget discussed

Plans made to purchase Advent daily reading booklets for adults and children.

Volunteer list updated.