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2/12/15 Pastoral Council Minutes

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Posted 2/27/15

Pastoral Council Meeting

Thursday, February 12, 2015

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

Present: Fr. Michael Wild, Doyle Pokorny, Lori VanBuren, Michael DeBaere, Justin Seidler, Pat Koll, Loretta Lechner, Karen Madigan, Arlene Wetzel, Linda Zeininger

Absent: Patrick Schomisch Janine Ramsey

There were no minutes from the last meeting as Fr. Wild was ill and so committee reports were given and then a shortened version sent to the website.

There were no guests or parishoners.

Father had the opening prayer.

Committee Reports:

Christian Formation: December, January, February

The Christmas parade went well. Christmas program was Dec. 17th. The turn out was good. Teen night set for Jan. 10th. Eight youth 7th-11th grades attended, expressed interest in another activity in the future. A spring teen night is being planned for March 21st. Confirmation will be April 22, at St. Katharine Drexel in Beaver Dam. An Ash Wednesday service will be at 4:30pm and Mass at 7:00pm for any/all to attend. Sister continues to work with RCIC and RCIA.

Prayer and Worship: January

Discussion about a handbook for new parishoners. This would be a resource for services and activities.

St. Joseph's Table and potluck will be Wednesday, March 18th. Lenten projects discussed. Hoping to have Stations of the Cross, Fridays during Lent.

Human Concerns: January and February

Golden club continues. Parish nurse holds blood pressure screenings the second Sunday of the month.

She also visits our elderly in their homes. Valentines will be made for shut-ins. SVDP had 15 referrals in Oct. and Nov. and all were served. Salvation Army bell ringers raised almost $300. Crop walk raised over $15,000. St. Joseph's parish asked to donate $100 to Waupun Clergy Family Assistance Fund. Possible future activities by our parish nurse CPR training, POA for health care and grieving seminar. Easter baskets for the shut-ins planned. Choirs Who Care will be March 8th. St. Joseph's will be unable to participate this year.

Old Business:

Father will send a copy of the Parish Norms to Linda so we can get it done and sent to the Archdiocesean office. Karen Madigan upset about how St. Mary's Springvale cemetary and funds from there is being handled. Father informed her that St. Joseph's is now in charge of it.

New Business:

Father set Easter schedule: Holy Thursday service at St. Joseph's will be at 7:00pm.

Good Friday services at St. Joseph's and Annunciation (times TBA)

Holy Saturday service at Annunciation will be at 8:00pm.

Easter Sunday Masses at the usual times

There was a reminder that the Saturday Mass at 4:00pm will be at Annunciation starting April 4th.

Father needed signatures to get proxy from Archdiocese for possible sale of St. Brendan church and property.

Next Meeting Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015

Submitted by Linda Zeininger