I.C., Wexford Pastoral Council Minutes

  • Immaculate Conception Wexford Pastoral Council Meeting   April 4, 2017 (unapproved minutes)
  • Present: Rev. John Moser, Dan Conway, Shane Gavin, Brandon O’Neill, Ben Wagner, and Glen Delaney.  Absent: Leon Manning and Regina Manning

 

  • Mary O’Neill present
  • Father Moser opened meeting with a prayer.
  • Motions by Dan Conway and second by Brandon O’Neill to approve minutes of last meeting.
  • Buildings and Grounds:
  • Fence is taken out between hall and Jim O’Neill property.  Dan Conway talked to Jim O’Neill about parking by the hall for Msgr. Cletus Hawes celebration.  Jim O’Neill said it was o.k.  Discussed about parking car on "Old Craney Field" on Red Oak Road but thought only pick-ups could park there. Entryway to church is finished except doors which will come—etching of cross on them is being done now.  Francis Wagner family is donating doors. 
  • Trying to get rid of moles in parish cemetery—burned ditches, etc.  Closet in hall needs to be looked at—board seems to be rotten and needs to be replaced.
  • Ash trees by house are dead—Dustyn Conway could take trees down and work with electrical lines for $1000. Motion was made and seconded to have Dustyn Conway do this.  After further discussion concerning insurance and liability issues it was decided to get bids. Ben Wagner will contact Tom Burke and Kyle Johnson for a bid.  No decision was made.Faith Formation:
  • Faith Formation meeting was held and talked about year’s programs etc.  Confirmation is April 30 at 5:00 p.m. in Lansing. More catechists are needed. Next year St. Joseph New Albin students will attend classes in Lansing and will no longer have classes in New Albin.
  • Treasurer Report: March 31, 2017 checkbook balance is 12,738.09.
  • Parish Life: Breakfast Sunday, April 9, 2017 in parish hall.  Msgr. Cletus Hawes Jubilee and birthday celebration will be held
  • April 30th  Fish Fry usually held third Friday in September but will be set at a later date.
  • Social Justice: Layettes are being made and one of Act of Kindness collections will be for layettes.  Committee talked about having one day a week meal for people in the community. 
  • Stewardship: Talked about ways of increasing stewardship in our parishes, possibly having speaker in each parish to talk about what stewardship means to them and how they are doing it.  Bulletin inserts were suggested by this committee  
  • Rosary Society: Breakfast this Sunday and are planning celebration for Msgr. Hawes.  Pastoral Council asked about serving on both sides of the counter for celebration.  Shane Gavin will contact people for tents for celebration—Hammell and/or Ness.
  • New Business:
  • Father said our facilities are signed up as a shelter in time of disaster by North East Iowa Red Cross
  • Father also reminded council about the Youth Group Account
  • Father mention getting some new booklets for Stations of Cross
  • Jim O’Neill asked about putting sign for his campground by the big Cotton Wood Tree where people fish.  Council agreed to the sign.
  • The hand railing going into church and by Wexford sign need to be repainted.  Linda Heckman from Waukon would paint them for free if we provide the paint.  Council agreed to this.
  • Dan Conway and Bahr walked through cemetery to check the tombstones. There are about 30 that need to be re-done.  Dubuque had this as one of their concerns when they did our insurance survey. Carl Mullarkey said the cemetery gets no money from Dubuque to cover this project.  Council agreed to put a note in bulletin for donations for this and see if we can get funds to cover the project.
  • Council decided not to do anything for Ragbrai.
  • Joint Council Meeting will be held June 22, 2017 in Lansing.
  • Pastoral Council Election will be held May 20 and 21
  • Next meeting will be June 5, 2017 at 7:30 pm.
  • Ben Wagner closed meeting with a prayer.