I.C. Lansing Pastoral Council Minutes

I.C. Lansing Pastoral Council Minutes

 

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, LANSING

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MINUTES (Unapproved)

Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7:00pm

Prayer led by: Rita Heim

Members present: Father Moser, Rita Heim, Kay Mettille, Don Peters, Bill O’Connor, Dan Mattson, Erica Wagner

Absent and excused: Nancy Hosch, Stan Crees, Mary Palmborg

Minutes from January 22 meeting were read and approved. Don Peters moved to approve, Kay Mettille seconded. Motion carried.

Reports:

FATHER MOSER: Catholic Charities send a Thank You; a new bookshelf was built by Ken Mitchell and has been installed in the chapel; VFW sold sub sandwiches in our church hall in February and it went very well; Switchback played here at IC Lansing in March; the April “Act of Kindness” collection will go to the ACCW Layette Program; the May “Act of Kindness” collection will go to local Veterans – last year’s response was great. Check bulletin for upcoming event dates: Prom Mass, First Communion, Social Justice pre-planning program, “Blue” Mass for police, fire, EMT’s; a deacon will be celebrating Masses May 5-6; Senior Mass.

FAITH FORMATION COMMISSION: (Dan Mattson) Commission met on March 13 – budget is right on schedule; First Communion Masses will be held in April, Senior Mass in May; Dan and Rita Mooney attended a day seminar.

STEWARDSHIP: (Rita Heim) Lenten bulletin inserts were well received, as were the Brother Steward inserts; plans move forward for Mary Peterson’s visit to HFB in September.

SOCIAL JUSTICE: (Kay Mettille) 58 layettes were put together – delivered to 4 county area. A funeral pre-planning program is scheduled at IC Lansing on Tuesday, April 24 at 2:00pm.

BUILDING & GROUNDS: (Don Peters) The boards to cover the pillars in church hall are cut and ready to be installed. An estimate from Brink’s Painting for $3,480.00 was received to scrape, paint, and re-glaze 13 window casings. Council approved the bid. Peter Berns will check on exhaust fan in kitchen hall that quit working.

FINANCE: (Bill O’Connor) Budget is on track; income is 5% ahead – expenses are 7% ahead for first 2 months of 2018.

PARISH LIFE: (Erica Wagner) No report.

OLD BUSINESS: Fall Festival: Rita spoke with Judy Steiber concerning cooking festival meal since the Community Center is no longer available. Judy agreed to cook meat and gravy in our church hall.

NEW BUSINESS: Discussion on new chairs for church hall. Don will talk to Jason at TJ’s to see where he purchased folding chairs at his banquet center. Requirements for use of IC Lansing Parish Hall were discussed – some changes were made, and council approved final draft. Rita will contact Ken Beardmore of Viking Pest Control about wasp problem at church.

Council discussed the book “Everyone Leads” and how it can be applied to our parishes.

Council members looked over remaining budget envelopes and will distribute them to parishioners.

April 30 is the date for the next Joint Pastoral Council meeting to be held in Lansing at 7:00pm.

Next IC Pastoral Council Meeting will be held on April 16, 2018 at 7:00pm in the church hall.

 

 

 

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, LANSING

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MINUTES (Unapproved)

Monday, January 22, 2018 at 7:00pm

Prayer led by: Rita Heim

Members present: Rita Heim, Kay Mettille, Don Peters, Bill O’Connor, Dan Mattson, Mary Palmborg

Absent and excused: Father Moser, Nancy Hosch, Stan Crees, Erica Wagner

Minutes from November 27 meeting were read and approved. Don Peters moved to approve, Bill O’Connor seconded. Motion carried.

Reports:

FATHER MOSER (read by Rita Heim): Received 20 shares of Walgreen Boots Alliance, Inc. from Joyce Brennan on December 28, 2017 (we now have 50 shares…market value on December 28, 2017 was $3,647.00).

Received letter from Shafer & Shafer (Waukon) to notify us that the will of Ruth Rea includes a $1,000 bequest to IC Lansing.

IC Parish – savings account balance in Dubuque D & L as of December 31, 2017 is $60,255.15.

FAITH FORMATION COMMISSION: 7 students received the sacrament of First Reconciliation at St. Ann-St. Joseph (Harpers Ferry) on January 10. Youth Masses were held this weekend, with new kids stepping up to lector and participate. Leftover food (26 meals) from the Catholic Foresters meal was delivered around the community. $1,500.00 was donated to the Faith Formation program. Discussion is ongoing as to what is needed for the program.

SOCIAL JUSTICE: Kay Mettille received a call asking for donations of blankets and warm clothes for the Indian reservation in South Dakota. Social Justice committee put together baby blankets and clothes, and several council members will also donate blankets and coats.

PARISH LIFE: No report.

STEWARDSHIP: Committee has invited Mary Pedersen to speak at IC Lansing on September 10. She will focus on using our time, talents and treasures for our parishes.

BUILDING & GROUNDS: Jim Hosch finished putting plastic on rectory windows. Don Peters installed 2 new faucets in the church hall kitchen. Before winter set in, Leland Moore fixed the east step to the Church where a big chunk of concrete had fallen off.

FINANCE: Last met on November 13. January meeting was postponed due to computer crashing. As of November 30, income was at $89,700.00 and expenses were 4% below budget at $82,400.00, leaving a surplus at that time of $7,400.00.

OLD BUSINESS: 3rd Sunday loose change collection needs to be announced before Mass on 3rd Sunday.

NEW BUSINESS: Budget envelopes left in the back of Church will be passed out by council members before Masses. Council discussed funeral and special occasion dinners and wondered if there is a need for splitting the parish into units, which would be responsible for any dinners that occur during the months your unit is in charge. If this was active in our parish in years past, why was it discontinued? Council finished the meeting discussing the actual role that the pastoral council plays in a parish, and how we can become more spiritually active.

February 26 is the date for the next Joint Pastoral Council meeting to be held in Wexford.

Next IC Pastoral Council Meeting will be held on March 26, 2018 at 7:00pm in the parish hall.

 

 

 

 

Immaculate Conception Parish Pastoral Council Minutes

Lansing, Iowa

Monday, November 27, 2017 at 7:00pm

  1. Prayer: Rita Heim
  2. Roll Call:

Members Present: Father Moser, Rita Heim (Chair & Stewardship), Don Peters (Vice-Chair & Building & Grounds), Bill O’Connor (Finance Council), Stan Crees (Building & Grounds), Erica Krause-Wagner (Parish Life), Mary Palmborg (Deanery Council/Parish Life), Kay Mettille (Social Justice), Nancy Hosch (Social Justice), Dan Mattson (Faith Formation).

Absent & Excused: All members were present.

 Minutes from the previous meeting of October 23, 2017.

Don Peters motioned to approve minutes as written, Mary Palmborg seconded the motion. Motion carried.

 Reports:

  1. Spiritual/Administrative: Father Moser
  • Lots of Masses because Christmas falls on Monday.
  • Outreach to marginalized Catholics.
  • Family of Ernie Luster has given memorial gift.
  1. Faith Formation Commission: Dan Mattson
  • Advent program on December 13.
  • January 10 will be First Reconciliation.
  1. Social Justice: Nancy Hosch & Kay Mettille
  2. Parish Life: Erica Krause-Wagner & Mary Palmborg
  • 19 people for lunch at Nutmeg’s last month.
  • Call number and get meals.
  1. Stewardship: Rita Heim
  • Looking into having Mary Pedersen as a speaker.
  1. Building & Grounds: Don Peters & Stan Crees
  • Carpet in lower entry way is completed.
  • Double doors on east side of church are fixed.
  1. Finance Council: Bill O’Connor
  • In fiscal year income is 9% over budget producing $5,800 surplus in income over expenditures.
  • January 8, 2018 is next finance council meeting.

 Old Business:

  1. Final tally for fall festival is total income of $5,322.45.
  2. Landscaping: someone wanted done differently but left as is.
  3. WeShare: people excited about it!

 New Business:

  1. Discussed side doors into church – Is there a need for glass in them for visibility? Yes!
  2. Visits by retired priests – going okay.
  3. Possible 2018 projects discussed: New faucets in kitchen for 2018, WIFI for the church, pave or black top parking lot, remove carpet in all of basement.
  4. Joint Pastoral Council meeting will be on December 4.

 Adjournment:

Meeting adjourned with Father Moser leading the closing prayer.

 

Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 22, 2017 at 7:00pm in Immaculate Conception Parish Hall.

Submitted by Stan Crees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Immaculate Conception Parish Pastoral Council Minutes

                                Lansing, Iowa

                  Monday, October 23, 2017 at 7:00pm

Prayer: Rita Heim

Roll Call:

Members Present: Rita Heim (Chair & Stewardship), Don Peters (Vice-Chair & Building & Grounds), Bill O’Connor (Finance Council),

Stan Crees (Building & Grounds), Erica Krause-Wagner (Parish Life), Mary Palmborg (Deanery Council/Parish Life).

Absent and Excused: Father Moser, Kay Mettille (Social Justice), Nancy Hosch (Social Justice), Dan Mattson (Faith Formation).

Minutes from the previous meeting of September 18, 2017.

Don Peters motioned to approve minutes as written, Mary Palmborg seconded the motion. Motion carried.

 Reports:

  1. Spiritual/Administrative: Father Moser

                         No report. Father Moser was on retreat.

  1. Faith Formation Commission: Dan Mattson
  2. Social Justice: Nancy Hosch & Kay Mettille
  3. Parish Life: Erica Krause-Wagner & Mary Palmborg
  • Rita Heim gave us a run down on Fall Festival.
  1. Stewardship: Rita Heim
  2. Building & Grounds: Don Peters & Stan Crees
  • Tom Garrett constructed steps on west side of garage.
  • AED is installed in back of church proper left of doors.
  • Railing to be painted black.
  • Bid for carpet coming into church basement from street.
  1. Finance Council: Bill O’Connor
  • Monthly reports show parish went from $230.00 surplus to $1,700.00 deficit. Next meeting is on November 13.
  1. Deanery Council: Mary Palmborg

Old Business:

  • Went over fall festival.

New Business:

  • Need to have a list of how, when, and where to set up for fall festival.
  • Dumpster for fall festival.
  • Beverages on counter by hot dogs would be better for fall festival.

Adjournment:

Don Peters made a motion to adjourn; Erica Krause-Wagner seconded the motion. Motion carried. Meeting was adjourned.

 

Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 27, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Immaculate Conception Parish Hall.

Submitted by Stan Crees