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Parish Council Minutes - June 12, 2017

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Present: Father Seitz, Jo Brennan, Larry Griffin, Steve Lusk, Chris Mohning, Gloria Svoboda, Bill Tusa, Cissa Tusa, Tom Wieneke

Absent: Julie Kiehl, Laura Svoboda

Joining the Meeting: Mike Brinkman, Rose Riley

Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by Tom Wieneke. Father Seitz opened with a scene from “The Passion of Christ” reflecting on the crucifixion and resurrection, Body and Blood of Christ relating to the Last Supper.

Welcome new Council Members, Larry Griffin and Laura Svoboda.

Minutes: The minutes of the January 30, 2017 meeting were reviewed and Cissa Tusa moved they be approved. This was seconded by Steve Lusk. Minutes were approved as written.

FINANCIAL REPORT: Mike Brinkman reviewed the Financial Report through May 2017. Discussion followed. Special emphasis was on the amount of money owed from the Student Loan program. Mike and Father will be looking at sending a letter to those graduated students who still owe on their loans.

Father discussed the Rooted in Faith fund distribution and the current data on the 2017 Bishops Appeal.


Furnaces: Father reported the furnaces are complete and paid for by a donor.

Air Conditioning: Father reported the air conditioning should be started next week and perhaps this may be paid for by a donation as well.


Compensation for Musicians: After discussion of current compensation for musicians, Cissa moved we vote a pay increase for musicians on Sunday to $50.00 per Mass. This was seconded by Gloria. Council approved the motion.

Storage for Knights: Tom suggested that the Knights have a storage room on the 1st floor for their supplies. Tom will take it up with Mary regarding the small storage area by the east door.

Cemetery Signs: Tom shared a photo of the new signs in the Riverside Cemetery and suggested Good Shepherd get the same signs to be posted. It asks that all décor be removed 1 week after a holiday for mowing purposes.

Carpeting in School: Father reported that the Parish Hall Youth Room and the hallway will be getting new carpeting in July. This is badly needed in that area.

New Fans in the Church: Father reported that M& H Electric will be installing replacement fans in the church. The current fans are old and noisy and don’t move much air. They will also put up a new light to illuminate the mosaic.

FAITH FORMATION: Mary Brinkman submitted a report outlining activities in Faith Formation for this year. This included numbers of children attending.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted:
Rose Riley
Secretary, Good Shepherd

Prayer to Jesus, the Good Shepherd

Faithful Shepherd,
You are not a hireling who runs away at the sight of danger,
but Your fidelity was tested
and proven on the wood of the Cross.
Accept the gift of our gratitude
for Your marvelous care.
Help us to hear and follow Your voice.

Watchful Shepherd,
who protects the flock
and searches tirelessly
for those who wander from the fold,
retrieve the lost and bring them home.
Tend and heal their wounds.

Good Shepherd,
who lays down His Life for His sheep,
nourish Your people with the Bread of Life,
that we may reflect Your likeness
and enjoy the spring of Living Water that never ends.


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Sacrament of Marriage - Please contact the Pastor six (6) months prior to your wedding date.

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