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Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes

Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes

PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING SEPTEMBER 5, 2017

Father Wolford opened the meeting with a prayer at 7:00 PM and the Pastoral Council mission statement was recited.  Roll Call was taken: Members present were Father Wolford, David Ayres, Shelley Fitzgerald, Steve Izard, Mark Rhodes and Linda Miller. Elaine Kassak, Jeff Lister, Eileen Long and Sandy Ventimiglia were absent.

Old Business

David reported that he and Mark have not started work on the restrooms in the Parish Center yet.  There was a discussion about the cracks in the sidewalks in the front of the church and it was decided to recommend the repair of the cracks to Holy Angels Finance Council.  All the council members present felt that the Potluck for Deacon Aaron Kuhn on Sunday, August 6, 2017 was a great success. The potluck was well attended and we had lots of good food.

New Business

David will contact Jeff Lister to set up date for Trivia night.  After a short discussion it was decided to not have a spaghetti dinner that had been tentatively scheduled for December 2017 until the spring of 2018.  Christmas caroling has been tentatively scheduled for Sunday, December 17, 2017.  Father announced that The Great Rivers Choral Society would be presenting a concert on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:30 PM in the church.  Father also announced that flu shots would be offered on the weekend of October 7th and 8th with registration on the weekend of September 23rd and 24th  There was a short discussion concerning the updating of the batteries in the defibrillator that is kept in the church for emergencies. Shelley offered to check into this  Father Wolford closed the meeting with a prayer. David asked for motion to adjourn the meeting. Shelley Fitzgerald made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Mark Rhodes seconded the motion.  David announced the next Pastoral Council meeting will be Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

 

PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING MAY 2, 2017

PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING MAY 2, 2017 Father Wolford opened the meeting with a prayer at 7:00 PM and then the Pastoral Council mission statement was recited. Roll Call was taken: Members present were Father Wolford, David Ayres, Shelley Fitzgerald, Steve Izard, Linda Miller, and Sandy Ventimiglia. Elaine Kassak, Jeff Lister, Eileen Long and Mark Rhodes were absent. Chairman David Ayres asked for a motion to accept the minutes from the April 4, 2017 Pastoral Council Meeting as presented. There was a correction to the minutes. The date of the May pastoral council was incorrectly reported as May 8, 2017. Shelley Fitzgerald made motion to accept the minutes as corrected and Steve Izard 2nd the motion.

OLD BUSINESS David Ayres reported that there has not been any progress made on updating the restrooms in the parish center but will hopefully have something to report at the next council meeting. With the absence of Mark Rhodes from the meeting there was no report on the repairing of the sidewalk crack in front of the church.

NEW BUSINESS Linda Miller reported that the St. Vincent De Paul Society has decided not to sponsor the Harvest Dinner this year. After a brief discussion it was agreed that if another parish organization did not sponsor the dinner that it would not be held this year. Upcoming events with tentative dates for remainder of this year: Trivia night - end of September Spaghetti Dinner – December 3rd or 10th Christmas Caroling - December 10th Father Wolford said that Deacon Michael Friedel from our parish will be ordained a priest for the Springfield Dioceses on Saturday May 27, 2017 at the Cathedral in Springfield and will celebrate his First Mass here at Holy Angels on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 3:00 PM with a reception following in the Parish Center. There will be a notice in the bulletin asking parishioners wanting to attend the reception to submit their reservations by Friday May 19th . Chairman David Ayres announced there would not be a council meeting in June or July; next meeting will be August 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Father Wolford closed the meeting with a prayer at 7:50 PM. David asked for motion to adjourn the meeting. Sandy Ventimiglia made motion to adjourn the meeting and Shelley Fitzgerald 2nd the motion. 

 

PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING APRIL 4, 2017

Father Wolford opened the meeting with a prayer. The Pastoral Council Mission Statement was then recited. Roll Call was taken: Members present were Father Wolford, David Ayres, Shelley Fitzgerald, Steve Izard, Jeff Lister, Linda Miller and Mark Rhodes. Elaine Kassak, Eileen Long and Sandy Ventimiglia were absent. Chairman David Ayres asked for a motion to accept the minutes from the March 7, 2017 Pastoral Council Meeting as presented. Shelley Fitzgerald made the motion to accept the minutes and Mark Rhodes 2nd the motion.

OLD BUSINESS  David Ayres and Mark Rhodes reported that nothing has been done on the restrooms in the Parish Center but will have plans and a budget for the next council meeting. David Ayres said that the spaghetti dinner held on Sunday, March 12, 2017 was very successful and many of those attending suggested having another one soon. Approximately 150 were served with a profit of $1,050.

NEW BUSINESS  Upcoming Events (tentative dates) Trivia Night End of September Spaghetti Dinner Early December - possibly 3rd or 10th Christmas Caroling December 10th Comments, Concerns or Questions David reported that he had talked with Eileen Long’s son and that Eileen is doing well after her knee surgery. Steve Izard passed out a report showing the activity of the Kiosk for the last few months. Mark Rhodes said that a parishioner had come to him with concerns about the uneven concrete at the front entrance of the church, someone had almost fallen. Mark Rhodes offered to check into using a substance that has been used at his place of employment for the same problem. Next Pastoral Council meeting will be Tuesday, May 8, 2017. Father Wolford closed the meeting with a prayer at 7:40 PM. David asked for motion to adjourn the meeting. Steve Izard made motion to adjourn the meeting and Mark Rhodes 2nd the motion.

 

PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING MARCH 7, 2017

Father Wolford opened the meeting with a Lenten prayer and A Prayer Before a Meeting at 7:13 PM.  Roll Call was taken: Members present were Father Wolford, David Ayres, Shelley Fitzgerald, Steve Izard, Elaine Kassak, Jeff Lister, Linda Miller, Mark Rhodes and Sandy Ventimiglia. Eileen Long was absent due to knee surgery.  Chairman David Ayres asked for a motion to accept the minutes from the February 7, 2017 Pastoral Council Meeting as presented. Shelley Fitzgerald made motion to accept the minutes and Elaine Kassak 2nd the motion.


OLD BUSINESS  Jeff Lister reported that there were 5 tables at the Trivia Night held on Saturday February 25, 2017 in the Parish Center. Jeff said that two people attending told him that they really enjoyed the evening and wanted to know when there would be another Trivia Night. Jeff said that he thought this fall would be a good time and he would be happy to coordinate it.  Mark Rhodes presented a list of supplies with prices for the updating of the restrooms in the Parish Center.  There was a short discussion of who would do the updating
work and when it could be done. Mark and David will try to have more information on this at the next Pastoral Council meeting.  David went over the menu (spaghetti with meatballs,
salad, dessert, tea, coffee, lemonade) and the list of supplies, needed to be purchased, for the spaghetti dinner to be held on Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. in the Parish Center. There has been a good response from the sign up sheets for donations and volunteers to help with the dinner. Desserts, lettuce and salad dressings, were items donated.
Jeff Lister said that the Christmas Caroling went well in December, but hoped that next year we would be able to get the list of those to be visited earlier so we would be able to contact them ahead of the caroling so they would know when we were coming, some on this year’s list were not home when we arrived.  It was reported that there is no information on the use of the gym since the Finance Council has not met since the last council meeting.


NEW BUSINESS  Steve Izard reported that the parish website is up now and the address is in the bulletin.  Father Wolford said that Michael Friedel will be ordained on May 27, 2017 in Springfield and will celebrate his First Mass on Sunday, May 28, 2017 here at Holy Angels Parish with a reception following. Further information will be available at future council meetings.  There have been some inquiries about the possibility of having more Breaking Bread missals in the pews. There was a short discussion about this and how it could be accomplished.  There was a short discussion about an inquiry concerning the installation of a drinking fountain in the vestibule of the church. Installing a drinking fountain would be costly
and not necessary since there are drinking cups available in the restrooms.  Discussed the new look of our bulletin and the cost of color advertisements.  Steve Izard stated that he has not received a report on the Kiosk this month.  David congratulated Jeff Lister on running for Township Trustee.  David asked if there were any questions or comments,  there were no questions or comments.  David announced the next council meeting would be April 4, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Father Wolford closed the meeting with a prayer at 8:25 PM. David asked for motion to adjourn the meeting. Elaine Kassak made motion to adjourn the meeting and Sandy Ventimiglia 2nd the motion.

 

PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING FEBRUARY 7, 2017

Father Wolford opened the meeting with the Mission Statement and A Prayer Before A Meeting at 7:00 P.M. Roll Call was taken: Members present were Father Wolford, David Ayres, Shelley Fitzgerald, Steve Izard, Linda Miller and Mark Rhodes. Elaine Kassak, Jeff Lister, Eileen Long and Sandy Ventimiglia were absent. Chairman David Ayres asked for a motion to accept the minutes from the December 6, 2016 Pastoral Council Meeting as presented. Linda Miller made the motion to accept the minutes and Shelley Fitzgerald seconded the motion.

OLD BUSINESS David went over the schedule and the workers for The Trivia Night, which will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. in the Parish Center. David discussed the menu for the spaghetti dinner to be held on Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. in the Parish Center. Volunteers will be needed to help with food preparation and to donate food items for the dinner. It was decided to have sign-up sheets in the vestibule of the church for parishioners to volunteer. Mark Rhodes reported that he and David Ayres looked over the restrooms in the Parish Center to determine what needed to be done to make the restrooms more handicap accessible and they will get together a list of supplies and the approximate cost to present to the next Pastoral Council meeting.

NEW BUSINESS David Ayres asked the Pastoral Council to consider what would be necessary for the Parish Gym to be made available for various activities. There was a short discussion regarding different activities that could be held in the gym and how they could be implemented. Mark Rhodes made a motion that the Parish Council look into what actions would be necessary for the Parish Gym to be used for these activities. Steve Izard seconded the motion. No decisions have been made. At this point we are looking at possibilities. More consultation, especially with the Finance Council, would be necessary before anything could happen. David said that Council member Eileen Long would be having surgery for a knee replacement this month and he had a card for everyone to sign. David read a thank you note from a parishioner for the Mother Teresa books that were handed out by the Pastoral Council members after the weekend Masses on December 17th and 18th as a Christmas gift from the Parish. Father Wolford closed the meeting with a prayer at 8:00 P.M. David asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mark Rhodes made the motion to adjourn the meeting and Shelley Fitzgerald 2nd the motion. The next Pastoral Council meeting will be Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 7:00 P.M.