St. Ann - St. Joseph Pastoral Council Minutes

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


  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