Holy Family of the Bluffs Joint Council Minutes

Holy Family of the Bluffs Joint Council Minutes

 

Stewardship Committee Minutes     Dec. 1, 2017

Members present:  Fr. Moser, Marcella Hale, Bruce Palmborg, Mary O’Neill, Patti Hastings

 Absent:  Shari Curran, Charlie Berns and Rita Heim

Patti Hastings opened meeting with a prayer.  Minutes from Nov. 3, 2017 were approved.

Father Moser has a book that will be given for Christmas as a gift to parishioners.

Quotes were given for December bulletins.

Shari Curran will be contacted concerning pricing for inserts from Brother Steward Series.  This will be discussed at the January meeting.

During December we will Our Sunday Visitor inserts each week. 

Mary Pederson will come Sept. 10, 2018.  She will speak on Praising God through Time, Talent, and Treasure.  We discussed several options for her talk.  What group to invite, will we have food, where will it be, etc.  Some ideas were:  have talk be As a Family Praising God Through Time, Talent, and Treasurer, invite the surrounding Catholic communities (Waukon parishes, Genoa, Seneca, Caledonia, Postville, McGregor, Monona, possibly Decorah etc.), have an ice-breaker at the beginning and possibly a break during the talk, for food we discussed bars and drink or have hot dogs or corn dogs and chips, and various time frames were discussed.

The consensus was to invite Catholic parishes but if anyone from another denomination asks about coming they are certainly welcome.  It will be in Lansing church and go downstairs for lunch.  Possible time frame—6:30 to 6:45 for ice-breaker, Mary Pederson speak from 6:45 to 7:45, and then lunch.  Marketing will be notice in parish bulletins, poster in churches, word of mouth to friends and neighbors, etc.  This will be an on-going planning agenda and will be discussed at the next meetings.

January theme will be a New Beginning.  Mary O’Neill will send an idea for an insert she found for the first week for everyone to preview—if anyone has one they want instead that is fine.  Bring your ideas for the rest of January to the next meeting.

Next meeting is January 5, 2018.  Bruce Palmborg will lead prayer.

Patti Hastings closed meeting with a prayer.

Meeting concluded at 10:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holy Family of the Bluffs

Joint Pastoral Council Minutes {unofficial}

Thursday, April 21, 2015 at 7:00pm in IC, Hall Lansing

 

Mission Statement:

We are a community of God's children, joyfully celebrating the presence of God. We believe that all of God's gifts are freely given by the Lord. Though these gifts are freely given, as individuals we need to ask that the gifts be made available to us. We seek to be a community that shares with strangers and the friends alike Jesus’ love. 

I.  Welcome and greeting by Father Moser

II. Prayer:  Karen Weber

III. Members Present:

                        Immaculate Conception, Lansing

Jim Barry, Rita Heim, Nancy Hosch, Kay Mettille, Mary Palmborg, Don Peters, & Ann Wagner.

                       Immaculate Conception, Wexford

Dan Conway, Shane Gavin, Tom Gavin, Mark Kruse,  & Leon Manning.

                       St. Ann-St. Joseph, Harpers Ferry 

Connie Benedict, Tom Diggins, Julie Fossum, & Steve Manning. 

                       St. Joseph, New Albin 

Dan Colsch, Earl Mitchell, & Bonnie Weymiller.      

                        Absent & excused:  Charlie Berns Jr. & Mary O’Neill.

IV. Minutes from the previous meeting of Jan. 28, 2016 were approved as written.

V.  Topics:

a. “Year of Mercy” Archdiocesan Work Weeks

1)    Plan for Service Week:

v Clothe the Naked {July 10} have a clothing drive in each parish. Combine the clothing and take to St. Patrick’s Store, the Waystation, and homeless shelters in LaCrosse.  In the fall possibly September, have another clothing drive for hats, mittens, coats, and other winter clothing. 

v How will clothing drive be managed and who will coordinate?

  • St. Joseph: Dan Colsch said they will have during their Breakfast; people can bring items to the basement.

  •  St. Ann-St. Joseph: Have a room in the basement {Mission Room}.  Steve Manning and Tom Diggins will coordinate. 

  • IC, Lansing: Kay Mettille Nancy Hosch would take care of all the baby clothes {layettes are for 0 – 12 months}.  Ann Wagner offered to wash all the clothes free in the laundromat. Mary Palmborg has volunteered to help.

  • IC, Wexford: to be determined.

2)      The Catholic Version for “Leading Like Jesus”  {tabled until next meeting}

v “Name it, Claim it, Tame it”

3)    Holy Family of the Bluffs Mission Statement.

v HFB formed a consensus to change the mission statement as follows.

  • We are a community of God's children, joyfully celebrating the presence of God.  We believe that all of God's gifts are freely given by the Lord. Though these gifts are freely given, as individuals we need to ask that the gifts be made available to us. We seek to be a community that shares with strangers and the friends alike Jesus’ love.

4)    Tom Gavin & Shane Gavin

v Shared their concerns with the Stewardship insert on “Earth as our Home, part 2”.

v Many comments were offered by those in attendance and a healthy discussion took place.

v Stewardship Committee would like to invite everyone to attend our meetings and offer suggestions; we meet the first Friday of every month at 9:30am in the Parish Office 

5)    What’s “Happening” in your parish? In HFB?

v IC, Wexford: