St. Ann - St. Joseph Pastoral Council Minutes

St. Ann – St. Joseph Church

Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes

October 15, 2016

Father Moser opened with a prayer

Pat Cota called the meeting to order at 5:10 pm

Roll Call

Present:  Pat Cota, Charlie Berns Jr., Julie Fossum, Mike Quillin, Father Moser, Donna Saddler (ex officio), and Peggy Berns (secretary & treasurer)

Not Present:  Tom Diggins and Steve Manning

Guests:  Diane Quillin

Minutes

Minutes for the previous meeting reviewed.  Motion to accept minutes with change made by Julie, second by Charlie, motion passed

Reports

  1.  Building & Grounds                                         Pat Cota/Tom Diggins
  • Gentleman from Decorah will give estimate to repair ash trees on the east side of the church.  One tree will need to be removed.  Treatment is a three year process.
  • Step railings should be complete by Monday.
  • Pat will paint step edges.
  1. Faith Formation Commission                             Father Moser/Sheila Diggins
  • Year started with mass with Msgr Cletus and Father Donald.
  • Blessing of Pets on October 1st with Msgr Cletus.
  1.  Finance                                                           Steve Manning/Peggy Berns
  • September income and expenses reviewed.  Motion by Mike seconded by Julie to accept financial report; motion passed.
  • Upcoming expenses:  Step repair and Taxa
  1. Liturgy                                                              Pat Cota
  • Outdoor mass August 31st had good attendance.
  • Suggestion to move location or have priest toward the back of the church due to the sun.
  1. Parish Life                                                        Julie Fossum
  • Advanced directive meeting September 14th went well and had good speakers.
  1. Social Justice                                                    Tom Diggins
  • Winter closing drive planned.
  1. Stewardship                                                     Charlie Berns
  • Packets handed out to council.
  • Sister Lynn with pizza party for participants on October 26th.  Extended invite to council members to join and/or help serve.
  1. Pastoral                                                            Father Moser
  • Thank you for prayers while on vacation.
  • Upcoming memorial mass for Father Schmidt.
  • Attended workshop on finances.
  • Thank you for parishioner help at St. Pius’ Fall Festival.
  • Winter mass schedule has been set.
  1. Rosary Society                                                 Donna Saddler
  • 3rd quarter report reviewed along with rummage/bake sale report.
  • Oven in kitchen not working properly.
  • Kitchen sink faucet is beyond repair.

Old/Unfinished Business

  • No report

New Business

  • Snow Removal; Dave Williams will do this.
  • Signs for bathroom location.  Location to be clearly marked; suggestion to have sign at both church entrances.

Next Meeting

Saturday, January 14, 2017 after 4pm mass

Agenda – Hall Flooring

Motion to adjourn meeting by Julie, seconded by Charlie.  Father closed with a prayer at 5:50 p.m.

Peggy Berns, Secretary