Minutes of the Pastoral Council Meeting on November 16, 2017

for St. Andrew/St. Ann Parish


Present:  Fr. Gary, Rebecca Korando, Linda Kranawetter, Kevin Junk, Audrey Arnold, Leslie Crabtree, Mark Williams, Cindy Canning, Linda Porter-Smith, Angelo Fiorina, and Linda Bunselmeyer

Absent: Theresa Bastien, Jessica Fritsche, Bill Schwartz, Frank Riley, Jennifer Craig, Ryan Povolish, and Deacon Don

Meeting opened at 6:02.

Opening prayer was led by Rebecca Korando.

Kevin Junk made a motion to approve the minutes from the October meeting, and Linda Kranawetter seconded. Minutes were approved.

Committee Reports

Community Life: A list of volunteers is being put together that could be available to assist at funeral masses, including Eucharistic ministers and lectors. The committee reached out by email, website, the bulletin, and Remind text message.

Justin Morgan will do a presentation at St. Ann�s on Nov. 26th after the 830 Mass in the parish hall, to demonstrate how to access this website and resources. A date at St. Andrew will be determined. The Code for our parishes is 6TYRNH

Fr. Gary�s Anniversary celebration will be held the first Sunday in December in the KC Hall to celebrate his 20th anniversary at St. Andrew. A dinner will be served. Everyone is invited.

Spiritual Evolvement: Cindy Canning presented updates on the program with Rich Curran. Jenny Martin took notes at the last meeting and will provide them to the council.

Hospitality: The Blessing of the New Building and a reception will be held after an 11 am mass in late January or early February. Volunteers can contact Bill Schwartz to help the hospitality committee and the school with this reception.

Communication: Rebecca Korando reported that a new directory will be initiated in January and all families will be encouraged to have their picture taken. Committee will reach out to all families of the parish.

Physical Facilities: Fr. Gary reported that progress is going well with the new building. Replacing lighting in the new school is being investigated.

New Business: 

Advent/Christmas schedule was discussed. Decorations can all be completed except the Christmas Crib prior to the 4th Sunday of Advent.


Penance Services during Advent are scheduled at Newman on Dec. 5th at 5:00, and at St. Francis on Dec. 6th at 7:00 pm. A service for St. Andrew School students will be held after the school mass on Dec. 8th.  A service at St. Andrew will also be scheduled.

Fr. Gary reported that a money counter is needed on Mondays at 8:00 am. Lectors for weekday masses on Tuesdays and Thursdays are also needed.

The next parish council meeting is scheduled for December 21, 2017 at 6pm.

Closing prayer was led by Fr. Gary.

The meeting ended at 7:15 pm.


Respectfully submitted by Linda Bunselmeyer