The meeting was held at St. John’s Catholic Church on
Wednesday, January 22nd and was called to order at approximately
9:45am by Chair, Sarah Thurow, after everyone had helped themselves to a
delicious potluck brunch following the Wednesday morning Mass.
Sarah Thurow, Chair; Carol Hart, Vice Chair; Helene Harrington-Collins &
Gary Dietel, Co-chairs of the Finance Committee; Sherry Johnson, Secretary; Father
Rodel de Mesa, Parish Priest; Lynda Dietel, Nancy O’Donnell, Millie Hass, Eric
Johnson, Priscilla Lang, Rolando Rodriguez, Marvin & Sharon Zuber, Rosie
& Jim Hajek, Todd Cook, and Don Squire.
Opening Prayer: Grace was lead by Father Rodel.
minutes of the meeting of November 20th, 2013 were accepted as
- Budget & Finance: Helene
handed out a balance sheet (see attached copy on church bulletin board).
She said things were “looking good” comparing this month to last year. We
have over $4000 in our checking account. She mentioned that the
maintenance man had found the church clock that had been missing…it was
found shattered on the floor below where it had been hanging and he threw
out the pieces……therefore we need a new clock.
- Maintenance: Marvin said that he and Gary had cleaned
the eves of the church and have cleaned up the stray brush. Gary is
working on the timers and wants to make an “operation manual” for the
church for the future. Nancy asked people to let her know of anything that
needs attention and she will have Bob take a look at it.
- Women’s Guild/ Altar Society: Carol said they have $6900 in the
treasury. They have purchased a new vacuum cleaner for the church.
- Outreach: Sherry said the Salvation Army Bell Ringing fundraiser before
Christmas brought in over $1500. Rolando said the
caroling on the day before Christmas went very well and that the new
manager at Ray’s sent out coffee and donuts for all those participating.
The packing of Shoe Boxes with Christmas presents before Christmas
resulted in 20 boxes being prepared by St. John’s Church. Our Open Hearth
Dinner is scheduled for April 1st and Carol and Mary Jane will
be working on organizing it. Our
travelers packages have been assembled by Nancy and are ready to be given
out to needy people traveling through town.
- Publicity: Sherry said she had printed and distributed about 45 St. John’s
Phone & Photo directories in January and will be printing more soon.
Holy Trinity has also created their own phone directory with photos of
their members, similar to ours.
- Liturgy: Rolando said he has no religious training going on right now. Father
has an adult educational video with 10 episodes that is available and very
good. A discussion followed and it was suggested that the videos be shown
one at a time after Wednesday masses.
Rolando said the church needs more servers, since Lisa & Charles are
not participating, only Cheryl and Gary Wickham are serving on the altar during
Sunday Masses. Rolando asked anyone who is interested to contact him.
- Music: Lynda said she had gotten together with Holy Trinity to pick out
new music for the choir for Lent. She said the choir is doing well and it
has good participation at Saturday choir practice.
- Pastor’s Report:
Thanks: Father thanked us all for what we each did to make Christmas so special at St. John's.
Catholic Appeal: He announced it is coming in February and we will all be getting letters from the Archdiocese soon.
Vacation: Father said he will be going on vacation to Hawaii for 10 days starting on Feb. 10th.
Outdoor Bench: The placque to attach to the bench is done and it just needs to be attached.
Opener: for the back door of the church is still in the works.
Welcome Package: Carol described the welcome
book and a sample copy was handed around.
Antique & Collectible Show: It was announced that a show was planned for
Sat., Feb. 9th and will be held at the Community Building and is a
fundraiser being organized for the library.
Senior Center: Rosie announced they are planning a Rummage
Sale, which will not feature clothing or electronics, but they welcome any
Bible Study: Helene said there has been an ongoing Bible
Study meeting at her home every Tuesday from 10am to 12pm and it is
Interdenominational and uses a program from Navigator. Anyone interested in
attending should contact Helene Harrington-Collins.
Vacation Fund: Before the meeting, Millie had taken a vote
on a motion for PAC to provide “a specified amount” to add to Father’s vacation
fund (MSP: Millie/Sarah) and it passed.
will be added to other donations that have been given by members of the
Next PAC meeting: will be held on Wednesday, March 19th at approximately 9: 30am following the 9am Wednesday Mass and will be
preceded by a potluck brunch.
Closing Blessing: The closing
blessing was lead by Father Rodel.
The meeting was adjourned at
Sherry Johnson, Secretary
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