Minutes of the Pastoral Council Meeting on January 23, 2020

for St. Andrew/St. Ann Parishes


Present:  Fr. Gary, Cindy Canning, Bill Schwartz, Linda Kranawetter, Mark Williams, Garrett Cook, Linda Porter-Smith, Nicole Smelter, Jordan Landawee, Jennifer Craig, Rob Kippenbrock, and Linda Bunselmeyer.

Absent: Frank Riley, Kevin Junk, Audrey Arnold, Deacon Don

Excused: Theresa Madel, Rebecca Korando

Meeting opened at 6:00 pm.

Opening prayer was led by Cindy Canning.

Minutes from December, 2019 meeting were reviewed. Bill Schwartz made a motion to approve the minutes, and Linda Kranawetter seconded the motion. All were in favor.


Committee Reports

Spiritual Evolvement:

No report.

Hospitality/Community Life:

Linda Porter-Smith has a list of new parishioners and is working on Welcome Bags, that will include a Parish Directory, Ministry Catalog, church bulletins, a rosary provided by the KC�s, and school brochures. The Welcoming Committee will get together and assemble the bags and plan a welcoming event. 


No report.

Physical Facilities:

Nothing new to report.


Old Business:

Lent Mass Schedule: Ash Wednesday:

8:30 am St. Andrew

4:30 pm St. Andrew

6:30 pm St. Ann

Reconciliation during Lent:

March 31st at 6:00 pm at Newman Center

April 1st at St. Andrew at 7:00 pm

April 2nd at St. Francis at 7:00 pm.


April 4th at St. Andrew. A planning committee will meet and plan the event.

Our parish theme for Lent is from Psalm 103: Loving and Forgiving. Bracelets will be ordered to be distributed on Ash Wednesday, that will include this theme.

There will be an Easter Movie at the Liberty Theater, sponsored by St. Ann/St. Andrew. The Liberty is donating the rental fee. The movie will be paid through a grant. The Youth Group will receive the donations from the free will offering. The tentative date is April 5th at 2:00 pm. Title of the movie is to be determined.

Other suggestions for Lent included Eucharistic Adoration prior to Mass.

Cindy will send an email and a letter to all parishioners that will include Lenten schedules and activities. 


New Business:

Elections:  Elections for new parish council members will be held before April. Cindy will put an ad in the bulletin for anyone interested in being on the council. There are four positions open. Terms are expiring for Cindy Canning, Jennifer Craig, Linda Bunselmeyer, and Kevin Junk. Everyone was encouraged to recruit someone, and bring names for nominees to next month�s meeting.

New cards in pews: The council will review this topic at the next meeting.

Visitor Welcome Cards: Bill will work on these cards and will discuss again next month.

Monitor in Church: There is no money for this project at this time.

Phone number notification: Bill reported that this is not a feasible option at the time due to maintenance, liability and cost. Communication will continue through Facebook and the parish website.

Future training for church ministers: Recent lector and extraordinary minister trainings went well. Bill will schedule a lector training at St. Ann, and Hospitality training may also be an option.

Ministry Fair: will be discussed next fall.


Bill made a motion to adjourn the meeting, and Linda Kranawetter seconded the motion.  All were in favor.

Closing prayer was led by Fr. Gary.

The meeting ended at 7:07 p.m.

The next parish council meeting is Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 at 6:00 pm.  


Respectfully submitted by Linda Bunselmeyer