ST. ANDREW PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2014
CALL TO ORDER: Fr. Jim called the meeting to order at 7:33 P.M.
PRESENT: Fr. Jim, Shari Loback, Tina Jansen, Enrique Rodriguez, Patti Soukup, Lauren Bandler, Patty Wright and Jim Stiles.
ALSO PRESENT: Tim O’Neill
ABSENT: Fr. Angel, Tom Bertrand
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: The minutes from the January Parish Council meeting approved via E-Mail to the Council.
PASTORS REPORT: Fr. Jim stated that he would address items on the agenda
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE:
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND FINANCE: Tina reported that the committee did not meet.
HUMAN CONCERNS: Fr. Jim stated that human concerns meets tomorrow, and it is St. Andrews turn to host the homeless shelter next week and that volunteers are needed.
PRAYER AND WORSHIP: Nothing to report
COMMUNICATIONS: Shari noted that she will be handing over the parish calendar to Virginia the parish secretary.
Christian Formation: Fr. Jim reported that Patty Wright will be council liaison for Christian Formation.
SCHOOL COMMITTEE: Shari reported that there are 148 students enrolled at this time and that there are 8 new kindergarten families interested for next year. She added that the Town Hall meeting will be held on March 19th at 6:30 with a presentation on the dangers of the internet for 4th thru 8th grade students.
HISPANIC LEADERS COMMITTEE: Enrique noted that Fr. Angel talked about a bilingual mass the last Sunday of the month geared toward the youth. He stated that he had applications for the men’s Emmaus retreat.
BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS: Tim O’Neil representative from buildings and grounds stated that the city fire inspector did an inspection of the church basement (food pantry); he determined that the fixtures are a fire hazard and need to be replaced. He also indicated that the outlets for the freezers should also be replaced. Tim spoke with Watt’s Electric to get an estimate for the cost of these items which came in around $1500. and $1800. He added that the food pantry is willing to pay half of the cost of these repairs. Tim requested that this item be taken to the next finance meeting for approval.
NEXT STEPS IN FORMATION OF PARISH LIFE TEAM: Fr. Jim asked for suggestions for members of this team.
SYNOD PREPARATION: Fr. Jim stated that there is a need for representatives for the March 1, 2014 meeting to be held at St. Francis De Sales in Lake Geneva. The following will be attending, Lauren Bandler, Fr. Jim. Fr. Angel and Jim Stiles.
COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS GATHERING SPACE: Father Jim reported that at this time the committee consists of Neil Flood, Lauren Bandler, Jim Stiles and Father Jim.
NEW COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES: Father Jim stated that the council is still in need of 3 members to replace those that have been vacated. He noted that the following committees have no council liaison, bldgs. & grounds, prayer & worship, and human concerns. Patti Soukup volunteered to be liaison for the human services committee. Father asked for nominations for council president. Father Jim moved that this item be tabled to the call of the chair at the next meeting.
OTHER: Father Jim stated that Ash Wednesday will be March 5th with Mass to be said at 7:30 & 8:30am, 5:00 & 7:00pm and distribution of ashes will be at 12:15 pm.
ADJOURNED: A motion to adjourn by Jim Stiles, seconded by Lauren Bandler at 8:30 P. M.
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