St. Michael’s Ridge

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                          Council Minutes

 

 

St. Michael’s Parish Council Minutes

 

Date: June 25, 2014

 

Present were:  Fr. Bob,  Dave Kahle,  Kent Beilharz, Rosalie Harris, Karen Mekus,  Leslie Flory, Kevin Hoschak,  Dick Kahle, Judy Davis, Tim Wagner, Julie Godfrey, Ellis Ivy, and Sue Beck.   Sharon Schliesser.   Excused:  Betty Schlegel, Bob Weber, Kevin McCann

 

Finance:

 April Income:  $15,785.65  Expenses:  $18.845.64  Net Income:  ($3,059.99)

May Income:     $11,681.51 Expenses:  $14,654.50 Net Income:  ($2,972.99)

 

Maintenance:   Dave  Kahle reported that he met with Father and Jeff Weber about the drainage issue.  The contractor will be contacted again.     

 

Religious Formation:   (Sharon Schliesser)   Nothing to report.

 

Liturgy & Worship:  (Betty Schlegel)   Nothing to report.

 

Community Service:   (Karen Mekus) The Path Center meal went well.  Approximately 20 were served.  The next meal is August 25th.  Please contact Karen Mekus if you would like to volunteer or donate a dish to serve.

 

 Old Business:   Sharon Schliesser asked if we were going to fix the basement steps by the elevator.  There was discussion about the estimate from Morris Floor Covering.   No decision was made.

 

The cistern cover will be repaired after the festival.

 

Council President Rosalie Harris thanked members for serving.   New officers will be:

President:  Leslie Flory

Vice President:  Bob Wagner

Secretary:  Kevin McCann

Maintenance:  Kevin Hoschak,  Tim Wagner

Community Service:  Judy Davis, Ellis Ivey

Religious Formation:  Sharon Schliesser, Julie Godfrey

Liturgy and Worship:  Betty Schlegel

 

New Business:  None

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  Our ACA goal has been exceeded by $450.  We now have pledged $8950.

 

A parishioner mentioned that we may need to be replacing boards at the bottom of the barn’s siding.

 

Father mentioned that the water shut-off valve to the flower garden should be fixed.

 

A copy of the bylaws will be given to the new members.

 

A CD came due and Father asked council what to do with the CD.   Council advised him to place it with the diocese because they offer a better interest rate.

 

Next meeting:  Thursday, July 17 (a different day and time than usual) at 7:00 p.m.

 

The meeting was closed with a prayer.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Beck

 

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Date:  May 14, 2014

 

Present were:  Fr. Bob,  Dave Kahle,  Leslie Flory, Betty Schlegel,  Kevin Hoschak,  Dick Kahle, Judy Davis, and Sue Beck.  Absent: Rosalie Harris, Karen Mekus, Kent Beilharz,  Sharon Schliesser,

 

Finance:   Father said a projected budget will be sent to the diocese.  

 

Maintenance:   (Kevin Hoschak, Dick Kahle, Dave Kahle)   The tree in the parking lot is being  taken down by Woody Westrick.

The drain in front of the rectory is scheduled to be fixed.  There was discussion as to whether the drain cap should be metal  or cement.   Placing a barrier around the cistern was also discussed. 

 

Religious Formation:   (Sharon Schliesser)  No report.

 

Liturgy & Worship:   No report. 

 

Community Service:   (Karen Mekus and Judy Davis)   The next Path Center meals will be June 2nd and August 25th.    

 

 Old Business:    There was a tie in the parish council elections so council voted to break the tie.  Those elected include Kevin McCann, Bob Weber, Julie Godfrey, Ellis Ivey, and Tim Wagner.  Terry Wagner was elected to the cemetery committee.  Thanks to all who offered their names.

 

New Business:    The second collection in July will be for Lisa Yoder Memorial Fund.  This supports a scholarship given to a St. Michael’s high school senior.

 

Pastor’s Remarks:    The ACA collection is at $6,660.  The goal is $8,500.

 

The next meeting will be June 25 (a week later than usual) at 7:30 p.m. after mass.  The new parish council members should be present.  

 

The meeting was closed with a prayer.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Beck

 

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Date:  April 16, 2014

 

Present were:  Fr. Bob,  Dave Kahle, Rosalie Harris, Karen Mekus,  Leslie Flory, Kevin Hoschak,  Dick Kahle, Judy Davis, Betty Schlegel, and Sue Beck.   Excused:  Sharon Schliesser and Kent Beilharz. 

 

Finance:  None

 

Maintenance:   (Kevin Hoschak, Dick Kahle, Dave Kahle)  Joe Singer helped fix the kitchen sink area.  Kahles will be installing a new countertop soon.

 

Father reported that we have only received one estimate ($1500) to fix the drain in front of the rectory.   It was suggested that the cistern lids be repaired when the cement and drain work is done.    He also reported that the water problem at the rectory has been resolved.

 

The fir tree next to Ricicia’s house needs to be removed.    Dick Kahle will make some inquiries into who could cut down the tree.

 

Fishers cleaned out the drains around the church and Father feels they have done a good job.

 

Religious Formation:   (Sharon Schliesser)  None

 

Liturgy & Worship:   Nothing

 

Community Service:   (Karen Mekus & Judy Davis)   No one will be at the Path Center Awards night because it will be on Holy Thursday.  The Agape supper is after the 6:00 mass on Holy Thursday.

 

Old Business:   

 

New Business:   Mother’s Day flowers need to be ordered.    Parish Council election will be May 11th at both Masses.

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  Father received a letter from the sheriff’s office mentioning the DARE program and its successes.  They are asking us to donate because their state funding has been cut.  Council suggested that the 2nd collection in June be for that purpose.  The 2nd collection in May is for the Corey and Brooke Nagel family.

 

$5,755 has been collected towards the ACA.  Our goal is $8,500.

 

Next meeting:  May 14th at 7:30 p.m. after mass.

 

The meeting was closed with a prayer.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Beck

 

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Date:  March 26, 2014

 

Present were:  Fr. Bob,  Rosalie Harris, Sharon Schliesser, Leslie Flory, Dick Kahle, , Karen Mekus, Kent Beilharz, Dave Kahle, Betty Schlegel, and Kevin Hoschak..   Excused: Sue Beck and Judy Davis

 

Finance:   Total Income:  $12,498.96    Total Expenses:  $22,965.81    Net Income:  ($10,466.85) Fuel costs are higher Month of February we spent $5,274.01 in utilities.

 

Maintenance:   (Kevin Hoschak, Dick Kahle, Dave Kahle) 

Fr. Bob is gathering estimates to fix the sidewalk in front of his house, which has been underwater. Looking to replace drainage tiles and possibly raise the sidewalk. Council will discuss this project further at next meeting before moving forward.

 

Dave Kahle provided the estimates to have the side entryway floor/ steps of the church re-done. Council feels the floor and steps have become warn and in need of possible replacement. Morris Floor Covering quoted costs to replace the treads on the steps at $4,454.00, Carpet the lower platform $1,750.00, and to Carpet the upper platform $1,218.00. Council has considered these costs and discussed other options for improving this area; discussion was tabled and will be discussed again at the April meeting.

 

Fr. Bob said the well is still not working at the rectory; he is still using the church cistern water.

 

Dick Kahle mentioned that the church cistern lids are getting deteriorated and will need to be replaced.

 

Religious Formation:   (Sharon Schliesser)  No report

 

Liturgy & Worship:  (Betty Schlegal)  No report

 

Community Service:   (Karen Mekus)  The next Path Center meal will be June 2nd.  Path Center will be holding a Banquet on 4/17 to honor the organizations that help support them throughout the year, Karen Mekus will represent St. Mikes. Holy Thursday Agape Service was discussed. Council is looking for individuals to provide the bread and wine for this service.

 

 Old Business:   Dick Kahle reported on The Eberle ditch meeting he attended on St. Mike’s behalf. Said their will most likely be yearly set fees assessed on each property owner that drains into this ditch. Unsure what the church’s fees will be at this time.

 

New Business:  Parish Council & Cemetery committee nominations will be April 5/6. Parish Council & Cemetery Elections will be May 10/11.

 

Pastor’s Remarks:    First Communion is Sunday April 27.  Reported  that propane was locked in at $1.49 this past winter. Thanked Sharon Schliesser for heading up the parish mission with St. Isidore. 

 

Next meeting: April 16 at 7:30 p.m. after Mass.

 

The meeting was closed with a prayer.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Leslie Flory

 

 

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Date:  February 19, 2014

 

Present were:  Fr. Bob,  Rosalie Harris, Sharon Schliesser, Leslie Flory, Dick Kahle, Judy Davis, Karen Mekus, Kent Beilharz, and Sue Beck.   Excused: Dave Kahle, Betty Schlegel, Kevin Hoschak.

 

Finance:   Total Income:  $11,906.45    Total Expenses:  17,297.71    Net Income:  ($5,391.26) Fuel costs are higher.   Kent will make sure the property tax bill is correct.   Kent and the Finance Committee met with State Bank to go over how the trusts are being invested.  

 

Maintenance:   (Kevin Hoschak, Dick Kahle, Dave Kahle)  Parishioners have done a nice job keeping the snow cleared.  Jeff Weber had to be called to fix a water problem in the basement and Father’s house. 

 

Religious Formation:   (Sharon Schliesser) The mission is March 1-5th.  An ad will be put in the Crescent-News.

 

Liturgy & Worship:  (Betty Schlegal)  No report

 

Community Service:   (Karen Mekus) The next Path Center meal will be June 2nd.  The Appreciation Dinner had 67 in attendance. 

 

 Old Business:   The copy machine paper is being stored in the kitchen at the convent.  It’s working better in the copy machine. 

The Eberle ditch meeting is Feb. 20 in Jewell at 6:30 p.m.

 

New Business:  Sharon asked about having some type of treads put on the steps to the basement so that they are not so slippery.  

 

Leslie suggested the 2nd collection on May 18th be donated to the Corey and Brooke Nagel family.   Brooke became ill with a rare blood infection after the birth of their 2nd child.  They live in near St. Michael’s and are related to Kacee and Eric Weber

 

Pastor’s Remarks:    Father wants the council to check the water problem on the sidewalk in front of the rectory.   A drain of some type may need to be put in or the tile may need to be checked.  

 

Next meeting:  A week later than usual - March 26th at 7:30 p.m. after mass.

 

The meeting was closed with a prayer.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Beck

 

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November 20, 2013

 

Present were:    Fr. Bob,  Dave Kahle,  Kent Beilharz, Rosalie Harris, Karen Mekus,  Leslie Flory, Betty Schlegel,  Kevin Hoschak,  Dick Kahle, Judy Davis, and Sue Beck.   Sharon Schliesser is excused.

 

Finance Report:  Income:     $14,872.60    Expenses:  $10,895.22     Net Income: $3,977.38

 

Maintenance:  Dave Kahle said sand and fill will have to be used to fix the parking lot since Loop’s have not returned calls regarding its repair.

Kevin Hoschak reported that the temperature in the copy machine room will need to be regulated in order fix the copy machine problem.  How to keep the room with the copier at a constant temperature was discussed.  There is also problem with the water in the convent’s kitchen.

 

Religious Formation:   Nothing to report.

 

Liturgy & Worship:  Betty presented a plan for greeters that will be published in the next News and Views.  Members who are interested can contact Father Kill or Betty Schlegel.

 

Community Service:  The Path Center meal was a success and they served about 45 people.

 

Old Business:    Twelve new tables have been purchased for use in the basement.

         

New Business:   It was suggested we take up a collection December 8/9th for the Cloverdale Church members whose church was destroyed by the recent tornado.

 

The second collection in January will go to the Matt and Jamie Frey family.  Their 15 month old son, Gavin, will need to receive chemotherapy at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital every Monday for up to one year to destroy a mass in his chest. The donation will help with all the medical and travel expenses. Matt and Jamie live in Pioneer, Ohio with their 3 children.  Matt is the son of Pastor Tom Frey. Both Matt and Jamie are graduates of Tinora.

 

Father’s remarks:  There will be a Parish Mission March 1-5th.   This will be shared with St. Isidore’s Parish also.

 

On January 8th there will be a parish finance committee meeting.

 

The Parish Appreciation Dinner will be February 9th.

 

Next years’ festival date is August 10th.

 

Next Parish Council meeting will be later than usual on Wednesday January 29, 2014.

 

 Respectfully submitted,

 

Sue Beck

 

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Date:  October 16, 2013

 

Present were:    Fr. Bob,  Dave Kahle,  Kent Beilharz, Rosalie Harris, Karen Mekus,  Leslie Flory, Betty Schlegel,  Kevin Hoschak,  Sharon Schliesser, Sue Beck.  Dick Kahle.  Judy Davis is excused.

 

Finance:      Income:  $ 12,363; $80 other income;  Expenses:   $18,609    Net income:  ($6,166)  

 

Maintenance:   (Dick Kahle, Dave Kahle, Kevin Hoschak)  Dave Kahle contacted  Loop Services to repair parking lot, but his call has not been returned.  The grass seed in the old school lot is growing well.

 

Religious Formation:   There is no one enrolled in the RCIA at St. Michael’s this year.  Anyone interested in joining the Catholic Church may still join the RCIA program at St. John’s, Defiance.  Please contact Fr. Kill.

Welcome to Kacee Weber who made a Profession of Faith in the Catholic Church, was confirmed and received the Holy Eucharist on Saturday, October 12. 

 

Liturgy & Worship:  Betty is working on a having greeters to meet people as they come into church.

 

Community Service:  (Karen Mekus)   Nov 18th is the next Path Center Meal.  Volunteers are welcome.  Karen also mentioned that you can meet every Monday at the K of C at 6:30 to pray for our country.

 

Old Business:   Chris Shiarla, Rob Giesige, and Dave Kahle are the members of the new Finance Committee Kent Beilharz and Father Bob are the “ex officio” members.

 

New Business:  Leslie Flory mentioned that the copier in the convent doesn’t work well during the summer.  Kevin Hoschak will look into it. 

 

Kent will check into the trusts and how they are being invested.

 

$1078.65 is available to purchase more tables.  It was suggested more be purchased.

 

There was discussion that a committee be formed to look into planning for additional space for the CCD program in the years ahead.  Nothing was decided.

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  Father checked the schedule for the monthly 2nd  collection.   It was decided that the November 9/10 collection will be for the Path Center.   The Giving Tree will take the place of the 2nd collection in December.  The January collection will be for St. Mary’s Food Pantry. 

 

Next meeting:   November 20 at 7:30 p.m. after mass. 

 

The meeting was closed with a prayer.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Sue Beck

 

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Date:  September 18, 2013

 

Present were:  Fr. Bob, Dave Kahle,  Kent Beilharz , Rosalie Harris, Karen Mekus, Leslie Flory, Betty Schlegel, Kevin Hoschak, Judy Davis, Sharon Schliesser, Sue Beck.  Dick Kahle excused.

 

Finance:   August Income: $31, 031.25; Other Income:  $150.00    Expenses:  $17,545.74; Other Expenses: $2029.75       Net income:  $11, 605.76

 

Maintenance:  Recent repairs:  $996.18 – roof entrance repair;  $130 – repair columns;  $68  install new screen in basement window .  No charge for applying stain and sealer of gutter.  No charge for tuck point and sealer of steps. 

 

Kevin Hoschak reported that the gas tank leak has been repaired.   Dave Kahle said that September 21 is the date planned to plant grass seed around the church and school yard. 

 

Religious Formation:  Sharon Schliesser – Nothing to report

 

Liturgy & Worship: Betty Schlegel is looking into getting volunteers to be greeters at the weekend masses.

 

Community Service:  (Karen Mekus) November 1st is the next Path Center Meal.  Please call her if you would like to work or donate something.  It doesn’t take long!

 

 Old Business:    The extra fuel from the school tank has been transferred to the convent tank and the extra was put in storage.

 

New Business:    Dave Kahle asked about the progress of a finance or audit committee which has been mandated by the diocese. Two people have volunteered to be on an audit committee.   Having at least 3 members was suggested, with one being a parish council member.  Father will appoint people for this committee that will meet on a quarterly basis.

 

It was mentioned that the purpose of the 2nd collection seems to have gotten away from its original intent of donating to a local family or member in need.  No action was taken.

 

Rosalie Harris brought up the reminder of a free webinar being offered on enhancing giving to the parish.

Kent Beilharz stated that our parish giving only averages $8 per week per envelope holder.

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  The WIFI has been connected to the convent and is working fine. 

 

Next meeting: October 16th after the 7 p.m. mass.

 

The meeting was closed with a prayer.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Sue Beck

 

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Date:  July 17, 2013

 

Present were:  Fr. Bob,  Dave Kahle,  Dick Kahle ,  Rosalie Harris, Judy  Davis, Leslie Flory, Betty Schlegel, Kevin Hoschack, and Kent Beilharz. Sue Beck  Karen Mekus were excused.   Sharon Schliesser absent.

 

Finance:  (Kent Beilharz) – July 1st St Michael’s had the conversion to a new financial system go into place, which was dictated by the Toledo Diocese so all the churches in the diocese produce the same report. Father Bob and Kent are still working out how we will compare reports from last year with the new ones. Demolition of the school will be pulled from second quarter expenses which will hit the June-2012 to June 2013 diocese fiscal year. July 1st starts the new fiscal year for the church. Kent noted there has been a slight increase in the monetary amount given in the weekend collections so far this year.  Council discussed expenses and have decided to look into implementing an Audit Committee and a Finance Council. Kent will be emailing out the detailed guidelines the Diocese has outlined for these 2 committees.  Council will discuss the implementation of these 2 Committees at the next meeting in September.

 

Maintenance:  (Dave Kahle, Dick Kahle, Kevin Hoschak)  - Irving should have the school demolition completed by end of day 7/26. Dave Kahle has resolved an issue with Irving over what will be used as back fill for the basement. Irving will be hauling in dirt for the fill, and all the previous ground up asphalt that they hauled in will be removed from the premises.

 

It was brought up to council & discussed about semi-trucks parking on the asphalt parking lot.  There was a concern they could cause damage to the asphalt.

 

Bishop Blair has approved the church to spend no more than $30,000 of parish savings on the rest of the outside restoration of the church. Clifford Hunt has quoted $29,044 dollars to finish the restoration. Restoration is to hopefully be done before the Festival.

 

Fr. Bob mentioned there is a hole in rectory roof that needs to be repaired.

 

Council discussed possibly forming a new building sub-committee to spear head the project of building a new Parish Community Center. There currently are not any works for a new building but council feels it might be good to form a committee to start discussions so in 5 or so years we can get the project underway. This will be further discussed at next meeting.

 

The front waterbed faucet is out of order. Discussed having someone come in and repair after the festival is over.

 

Religious Formation: (Sharon Schliesser)  Nothing to Report.

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Betty Schlegel) Betty is still working on formulating a Greeter program.

 

Community Service:  (Karen Mekus, Judy Davis)   Worked at the Path Center on July 1st, planed on 25 but had 40 show.  In Future will need to plan on more. Next Path Center meal is on November 1st.

 

Old Business:   Father has EK Computer all lined up to set up the wireless internet connecting the convent and the rectory.  This should be completed prior to our next meeting.

 

New Business: 

Possible LP Tank Leak – Kevin is going to look into it.

 

Currently have about $560.00 in fund for new tables. Will do a Second Collection for additional funds so we can order 10 or 12.

 

Bob Wagner presented the council with the time capsule that was removed from the school.

 

Pastor’s Remarks: 

There is approximately 200 to 250 gallons of fuel still in the tank from the school. This will be transferred into the Convent tank and into 50 gallon drums to store.

 

The cornerstone from the school needs to be moved to inside the Barn.

 

Next meeting:  Sept 18th at 7:30 p.m. after mass.

 

 

The meeting was closed with a prayer.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Leslie Flory

 

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Date:  June 19, 2013

 

Present were:  Fr. Bob, Dave Kahle, Dick Kahle, Rosalie Harris, Linda Wagner, Karen Mekus, and Sue Beck.  Ellis Ivey, Gerald Kappen, Kent Beilharz, and Chris Newton were excused.   Chris Ricicia absent. New members:   Judy Davis, Leslie Flory, Betty Schlegel, Kevin Hoschack.  Sharon Schliesser absent.

 

Finance:  Nothing to report.

 

Maintenance:   Dave said the school will be torn down soon.    We need to decide if we want to go ahead with the painting and the renovation (resealing and painting of exterior of the church) that was  discussed at last month’s meeting at this time.  Dave will email Clifford Hunt company to discuss scheduling and will give a final quote to Father.  The repaving of the parking lot is expected to be done prior to the festival

 

Religious Formation: (Chris Ricica) Nothing to report.  

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Chris Newton) Nothing to report.

 

Community Service:  (Ellis Ivey, Karen Mekus)   The next Path Center evening meal is July 1st.   Contact Karen Mekus if you can volunteer. 

 

 Old Business:   The ceiling tiles from the school were sold for $1233.  Father said that EK Computer will charge $1788.85 to connect the convent and rectory with wireless internet.    This will be cheaper than each having a separate connection.  The council agreed to do this. 

 

New Business:  Linda thanked everyone for helping with parish council and welcomed Rosalie as the new president.   Kevin Hoschak volunteered to be on the Maintenance Committee.  Leslie Flory will be vice president and Sharon Schliesser will be on the Religious Formation Committee.   The Liturgy and Worship Committee will include Betty Schlegel.   Judy Davis will serve with Karen Mekus on the Community Service Committee.  Sue Beck will be the secretary.

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  Father sent a letter to the diocese requesting insurance money for the lightning strike in April.  $1762.71 was the total.

 

The next festival meeting is June 27 at 7 p.m. here at the church.

 

Anointing of the sick will take place after the Saturday mass on July 6th.

 

It was suggested that we have a sign up list for people to volunteer to be a greeter.  Please sign up. 

 

Next meeting:  at July 17th at 7:30 p.m. after mass.

 

The meeting was closed with a prayer.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Beck

 

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Date:  May  15 , 2013

 

Present were:  Fr. Bob, Gerald Kappen, Dave Kahle, Dick Kahle ,  Rosalie Harris, Linda Wagner, Karen Mekus,  and Sue Beck.  Absent:  Chris Ricica and Kent Beilharz.   Ellis Ivey is excused.

 

Finance:  No report

Maintenance:  Gerald Kappen   Sines Excavating will be here on Monday to start the drain work on the north side of the church.  In addition, the electricity to the cistern is not working and needs to be repaired. 

Irvings, the company that will tear down the school,  will be here after they are done with the K-Mart project.

 

Religious Formation: (Chris Ricica) CCD is over for the year. 

High School Seniors Baccalaureate Mass on Sunday, June 2 will begin at 8:00 a.m. that day (1/2 hour earlier than normal Mass time).

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Chris Newton)  We have 1 more volunteer for  the sick and shut ins.  More volunteers are always needed.

 

Community Service:  (Ellis Ivey, Karen Mekus)  Ellis and Barb Ivey and Karen  Mekus went to the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon  at the Path Center.

 

 Old Business:    None

 

New Business:  16 dozen flowers were purchased for Mother’s Day.  2 dozen were left over.

 

Memorial Day services will be at St. Michael’s this year.

 

New parish council members:  Judy Davis, Leslie Flory, Kevin Hoschak, Betty Schlegel, and Sharon Schliesser.  Cemetery Committee:   Ed Steffel.   Thanks to all those who volunteered to have their name on the ballot.

 

The 2nd collection in July will be for the Marleah Lauber Benefit to raise funds to help families that experience the loss of a child from SIDS.  The 2nd collection in June will go to Catholic Charities towards the Boston tragedy.

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  The extraordinary ministers of holy communion will be renewed on June 8th and 9th.

June 6th there will be a festival meeting 7:00 p.m.  

 

A lightning strike in April damaged the transformer, an old computer, a phone, the well pump, and the modem in the convent.   A surge suppressor was installed in the convent.

 

It was mentioned that we need to get an estimate to continue the exterior repair work started last Fall on the church.  The ridge cap and window frames need repainting & the brick needs sealing.  The barn roof will also need to be repainted in the future.  There is also a small hole in the rectory roof.

 

Kent Beilharz is trying to connect the internet between the convent and the rectory to reduce costs.

 

Next meeting:  June 19th at 7:30 p.m. after Mass.  Outgoing members will bring a snack.

 

The meeting was closed with a prayer.

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Beck

 

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Date:  April 17, 2013

 

Present were:  Fr. Bob, Gerald Kappen, Dave Kahle, Dick Kahle , Kent Beilharz , Rosalie Harris, Karen Mekus,  and Sue Beck.  Chris Newton.   Chris Ricica and Linda Wagner-excused

 

Finance: Income: $18,833.95  Expenses: $16,522.03 Net income:  $2,311.92

 

Maintenance:  (Gerald Kappen)

 

The work of installing new downspout drain tiles on the north side of church by Sines Excavating should begin soon.   Dave Kahle reported that the water has been disconnected from the school.   The cistern pump for the garden in front of church doesn’t work at this point.   A new electrical line will need to be buried in the ground which is connected to the convent’s well.

 

Religious Formation: (Chris Ricica)  nothing to report.

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Chris Newton)  nothing to report.

 

Community Service:  (Ellis Ivey, Karen Mekus)  An invitation was received from the Path Center to a volunteer appreciation dinner next Thursday, April 27 at the Path Center.

 

The Agape supper on Holy Thursday was well attended.

 

 Old Business:    Ballots were reviewed for the parish council and cemetery committee nominations.  Karen Mekus volunteered to make phone calls to verify names for the ballot.  The election will be May 4th and 5th.

 

 

New Business:  Father suggested that we have carnations for Mother’s Day.  Approximately 16 dozen needed.   Rosalie will pick them up.

 

Gerald Kappen discussed the possibility of having church members be able to donate to those injured recently in Boston.  It was suggested we send it to Catholic Charities with a notation for the donation.

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  Father thanked Bob Wagner for the extra work he has done to help the school be prepared for demolition.   The cornerstone from the school will be saved.

 

The 2nd collection on May 11 and 12th will go to the Lisa Yoder Memorial Fund. 

 

The 2nd collection in June will be donated toward Catholic Charities for the benefit of the Boston tragedy.

 

$8,525 in pledges has been received for the Annual Catholic Appeal.

 

First Communion is April 28th.

 

Twenty-five members were recently confirmed.

 

A lightning strike damaged the transformer, an old computer, and the modem in the convent. 

 

Next meeting:  May 15 at 7:30 p.m. after mass.

 

The meeting was closed with a prayer.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Sue Beck

 

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Date:  March 20, 2013

 

Present were:  Fr. Bob, Gerald Kappen, Dave Kahle, Dick Kahle , Kent Beilharz , Rosalie Harris, Linda Wagner, ,Chris Newton, Chris Ricica,  Ellis Ivey, and Sue Beck.  Karen Mekus excused.

 

Finance:     Income: $ 64,271.57        Expenses:  $22,498.46              Net income:  $41,773.11

 

Maintenance:  (Gerald Kappen)   Two estimates to replace the tile from the sidewalk to the cistern were shared.  Russ Steffel - $2800   Sines Excavating - $1709.  It was decided to go with Sines Excavating for the repair.  Loop Asphalt‘s estimate  to repave the parking lot after replacing tile is $1,108.  It was suggested by Dave Kahle that we wait until after the festival to repair the tent peg holes in the parking lot. 

 

Religious Formation: (Chris Ricica) Confirmation will be April 13th at the cathedral in Toledo.  The PRE Easter Egg sale is this Sunday.

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Chris Newton)  It was suggested we place a rose at the back of the church where the gifts are.  Those who want to take up the gifts would pick up the rose when they walk in.  That way the ushers know that someone is willing to take up the gifts.

 

Community Service:  (Ellis Ivey, Karen Mekus)  A meal was served  at the Path Center  Feb 25th.  Twenty-seven people were served.  The Agape dinner will be after the Thursday evening mass during Holy Week.  Please bring some bread and wine to share.

 

 Old Business:    Still waiting for the propane leak to be tested.

The survey was done and asbestos was found in the school.    Asbestos was found in caulk around door and in the paste that held the blackboards up.  Floor tile also contained it.  The EPA contractor will take care of it in April at a cost of $950.  The cost will be split with the company doing the demolition.    It was mentioned there is a large hole in the roof.

 

New Business:  The pickers have taken everything they wanted from the school. 

April 6 & 7th will be the weekend for parish council nominations.

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  None

 

Next meeting:  April 17th at 7:30 p.m. after mass.

 

 

The meeting was closed with a prayer.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Beck

 

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Date:  February 20, 2013

 

Present were:  Father Bob, Gerald Kappen, Dave Kahle, Dick Kahle, Kent Beilharz , Rosalie Harris, Linda Wagner, Karen Mekus, Chris Newton,  Chris Ricica, Ellis Ivey, and Sue Beck. 

 

Finance:  

November 2012  Income:  $12,720.77  Expenses: $ 13,180.22   Net Income:  ($459.45)

 

December 2012  Income:  $79,793.06   Expenses:  $ 17,032.07   Net Income:  $62,760.99

 

January 2013       Income:  $13,457.32   Expenses: $ 11,657.03   Net Income:  $1,800.29  

 

 

Maintenance: ( Gerald Kappen , Dick Kahle, Dave Kahle)  The drains on the north side of church are plugged with roots and will be addressed.  A motion was made by Chris Ricica to get bids  to dig up the tile and replace it.  It was seconded by Chris Newton.

 

The tent post holes in the parking lot were discussed.   Dave Kahle will look into it.

 

Father has asked the propane company to check for a possible leak.

 

Religious Formation: (Chris Ricica)  Nothing to report.

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Chris Newton)  We need more sick and shut-in distributors. 

On Wednesday, March 13  from  7:00 – 9:00 there will be a retreat for lay distributors here at the church.

 

A mission will be March 3-7th.  The meetings will alternate between St. Isidore’s and St. Michael’s.  The dates for St. Michaels are March 5th & 7th.

 

Community Service(Ellis Ivey, Karen Mekus)   February 25th Karen Mekus  will serve a meal at the Path Center.  Please call Karen if you can help serve the meal.  They start serving at 5:00 p.m.  It’s an easy way to volunteer and doesn’t take very long.  Please try it if you haven’t. 

 

There will be an Agape supper on Holy Thursday after the 8:00 p.m. Mass.   Please bring wine or bread to share if you can.

                                                                                                                             

 

 Old Business:    Bob Wagner reported that the ceiling in the school will be removed.  Some tables need to be removed yet.  Father thought that the furniture in the basement of the convent should be set up on boards in case of rain in the basement.   An offer has been made to buy the bicycle rack.  The rolls of attic insulation were also sold.  The garage sale was a success.  Irvings called and said the EPA is requiring a survey of the building prior to demolition. 

 

The railing in the balcony is too low for the CCD class and could be a hazard.

 

Linda thanked those who helped with the Parish appreciation dinner.  The leftover meat was donated to the Path Center for the February 25th meal.

 

New Business:  Father Kill thanked the Francis and Trudy Lenhart Estate for their bequest.

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  Nominations for parish council will be held the first weekend in April and the election in May.  You may nominate someone to be on the ballot.

 

Next meeting: March 20th at 7:00 p.m. after mass.

 

The meeting was closed with a prayer.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Beck

 

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Date:  January 16, 2013

 

Present were:  Fr. Bob, Gerald Kappen, Dave Kahle, Dick Kahle, Rosalie Harris, Linda Wagner, Karen Mekus, Ellis Ivey, and Sue Beck. Karen Newton subbed for Chris Newton.   Absent:  Kent Beilharz; Chris Ricica-excused.

 

Finance:  No report

 

Maintenance:  Gerald Kappen: The tile on north side of church is done.   Dave reported that no one has been found to revert the water at the convent.  The school has been winterized.   There was water in the church basement after last week’s rain.   It was suggested hiring someone to check where the eavespout drains into and to check the tile.

 

Religious Formation: (Chris Ricica)  No report.

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Chris Newton)  Ash Wednesday is February 13th.

 

Community Service:  (Ellis Ivey, Karen Mekus) Path Center meal was served to 38 people on November 26thFebruary 25th is another date that we will be providing the meal.  The adult appreciation potluck dinner is February 10th.  Parish council members will provide appetizers and the parish will buy the meat and drinks. Appetizers to be served at 5:00.   Please bring a dish to share.  There is a signup sheet in the back of church and at the north entrance.  Please sign up by February 1st.  We would like to display pictures of the school at the dinner.  If you have some you would let us use, please give them to Father or a parish council member.  Please put your name on the back so it can be returned.

 

 Old Business:    Saturday, January 26 from 1-5 p.m. school items will be sold for a free-will donation except for a glass cabinet, a drawer cabinet, oak wooden desk, and large sink.  These items will be sold by silent auction with a minimum bid required on the antique articles. There are cabinets in the garage that used to be in the sacristy, as well as a washer & dryer.  It was voted that the swing set be sold to John Adams. The school bell will be donated to Auglaize Village.  

 

New Business: Father read a letter from L J Irving & Sons regarding the removal of the school.  Demolition is set for early spring.   $280 was collected from the Right to Life campaign.

Next meeting will be February 20th at 7:30 p.m. after the 7:00 mass. 

Father closed the meeting with a prayer.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Sue Beck

 

Secretary

 

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Date:  11-17-12

 

Present were:  Fr. Bob, Dick Kahle, Kent Beilharz, Sue Beck, Dave Kahle, Chris Ricica, Linda Wagner, Ellis Ivey; excused Gerald Kappen, Karen Mekus, Rosalie Harris

 

The meeting opened with a prayer.

 

Finance:   Income: $11,271.62  Expenses: $12,830.17   Net loss: $1558.55. The diocese no longer allows a separate checking account for youth groups. We will have to convert to a new accounting system next year. It was also noted that church collections are down when compared to last year.

 

Maintenance: (Gerald Kappen, Dave Kahle, Dick Kahle) The parking lot has been patched.  Shutting down the school’s water system was discussed.  Father read a letter from the Bishop granting us permission to remove the school.  Dave made a motion to go ahead with the removal.  Ellis 2nd the motion.  Council gave permission to the maintenance committee to find someone to take care of closing the water system at the school and to contract with someone to tear down the school sometime this winter.  Wed, January 9, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. parish members can meet to  carry things to the gym for the parish gym sale to be held Saturday, January 26 from 1-5 p.m.  Free will donations will be accepted. 

Volunteers are needed to shovel snow.  The convent sidewalks will need to be cleaned too. 

 

Religious Formation: (Chris Ricica) Children’s liturgy Nov. 18th.

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Chris Newton) Nothing to report.

 

Community Service:  (Ellis Ivey, Karen Mekus) Path Center meal on Nov. 26th. 4:30 for setup and serving at 5:00. 

 

Old Business: Parish appreciation dinner will be held Sunday, February 10th.  The parish will provide the meat and the rest will be a potluck meal. 

 

 Reminder about the meal to be put in bulletin in January.

 

New Business: 

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  A sincere Thank You to Mary Kay Imber, the CCD Teachers and the Parish Council Members who rearranged a lot of equipment from the school & old convent. This helped make a smooth classroom transition from the old school to various rooms in church, rectory & religious education center. May God reward your generous help!

 

Next meeting:  January 16, 2013

 

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Beck

 

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Date:  October 17, 2012

 

Present were:  Fr. Bob, Rosalie Harris, Karen Mekus, Kent Beilharz, Dave Kahle,  Linda Wagner, Gerald Kappen, Ellis Ivey, excused:  Chris Ricica, Chris Newton; absent: Dick Kahle.  Other parish member present:  Bob Wagner

 

Finance Report:  Income $13,760.11   Expenses:  $15,375.40    Net loss:  $1615.29;  Festival Income of $7,093.85

 

Maintenance: (Gerald Kappen, Dave Kahle, Dick Kahle) Bob Wagner reported on the school.  Contractors have been contacted for estimates on the possible tearing down of the school.  Only 2 responded.    The estimates are good unless landfill prices increase.     There was discussion on how to go about disposing of unneeded furniture in the convent and some items in the school .  Convent furniture needs to be moved to make room for classes.   Fire regulaations do not allow more than 50 students in the convent.  Dave Kahle will inform the congregation.

 

Sines Excavating will do drainage work on the north wall of the church.

 

Bob Wagner mentioned the parking lot should be repaired before winter.   

 

The bill for steeple repairs will be taken from the trust.

 

Religious Formation:  Confirmation will be held at The Cathedral in Toledo on April 13, 2013.

 

Liturgy & Worship: It was mentioned that extra bulletins and Catholic Chronicle are left over after mass.

 

Community Service:  (Ellis Ivey, Karen Mekus)    Path Center meal to be served Nov. 26.  Volunteers can contact Ellis Ivey or Karen Mekus.

 

Old Business: 

 

New Business:   Jerry Wiemken will be called to see what is needed to shut down the boiler and drain radiators.

 

Pastor’s Remarks: 

 

 

Next meeting:  Saturday, Nov. 17th at 1:00 p.m.

 

Meeting was adjourned with a prayer.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Beck

 

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September 12, 2012

 

Present were:  Fr. Bob, Gerald Kappen, Dave Kahle, Dick Kahle , Kent Beilharz , Rosalie Harris, Linda Wagner, Karen Mekus, Chris Newton and Sue Beck.  Absent:  Chris Ricica; Ellis Ivey excused.

 

Finance:  Another donation was made towards tables.   Income:   $ 34, 834.44   Expenses:  $25,045.74

Net income:  $9788.70

 

Preliminary festival report - Still some expenses to be turned in for the festival.

 

Maintenance:  Gerald Kappen – proposal shown to fix the north wall drainage problem.    Another quote will be requested.   Randy Mekus finished his work on the gutters on the rectory and barn.

Dave Kahle gave information on the sealing of the brick and roof and painting of the cross.

 

Religious Formation: (Chris Ricica)  Nothing to report

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Chris Newton) 150th celebration on Sept. 30th.  More volunteers needed to deliver communion to the shut-ins. 

 

Community Service:  (Ellis Ivey, Karen Mekus) Path Center meal on Nov. 26th

 

Old Business:    Everything in place for the 150th celebration.

 

New Business:  Chris Newton thanked Kent Beilharz for the expense report about the school.  It was mentioned that a decision needs to be made regarding the upkeep of the school and where to hold classes.

Dave Kahle will contact Mary Kay Imber about meeting with the teachers and parish council after CCD on Sept. 16th to discuss where to have classes if we don’t use the school.

 

Many people did not show up for their shifts.  It was suggested sending a postcard to members asking how many members of their family can work so that the festival committee has an updated list to work with.

Should we have volunteers to be greeters on a weekly basis?   Chris Newton will put together a suggestion list for greeters and send to parish council members for approval. 

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  Fr. Kill read a note from diocese.  They want all parishes to use same accounting software. 

 

 

Next meeting:  October 17 at 7:30 p.m. after mass.

 

Chris Newton made a motion to adjourn Gerald Kappen seconded.

 

The meeting was closed with a prayer.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Beck

 

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July 18, 2012

 

Present were:  Fr. Bob, Gerald Kappen, Dave Kahle, Dick Kahle, Chris Ricica, Ellis Ivey, Kent Beilharz , Rosalie Harris, Linda Wagner, and Sue Beck.  Absent: Karen Mekus, Chris Newton

 

Finance:  Financial reports for June were reviewed:   Income: $14,665.34; expenses $10, 305.90; net gain of   $4,359.44.  Dick Kahle commended  Kent on his reports and council members agreed.  There was discussion as to whether the church receives a rebate from a program provided by Meijer.  Father will check into it.

 

Maintenance: (Gerald Kappen, Dave Kahle, Dick Kahle)  Gutter Leaf Guards were installed on the rectory, garage & barn roofs and a new gutter was installed on the west side of barn.  A new section of the front steps for the rectory was donated by Rick Kiesling in memory of his aunt, Helen Reed.   Gerald suggested that we go ahead with the repair of slate on the steeple roof and other needed repairs  on the roof of church.

 

Religious Formation: (Chris Ricica)  Nothing to report

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Chris Newton) Nothing to report.

 

Community Service:  (Ellis Ivey, Karen Mekus) 30 people were served at the PATH center July 9th by volunteers from St. Michael’s.  The next meal provided by St. Michael’s is Nov. 26th.

 

Old Business:    Tree trimming is finished.

 

New Business:  The front steps of church need repair.

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  $665 has been given for hymnals.   A letter was read from Dawn McKibben requesting a donation for a reading program at CCNO.  Volunteers help inmates read a story onto a CD that is then sent to their child.  The Defiance Police Department requested a donation for their safety program for children.  No action taken.

St. Mary’s has requested to borrow some of the fryers for their festival.  

Water was hauled July 10th because cistern was empty.  

 

Next meeting:  No August meeting.   Sept. 12, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.

 

Dave Kahle made a motion to adjourn.  Second by Dick Kahle.

 

The meeting was closed with a prayer.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Beck

 

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June 13, 2012

 

Present were:  Father Bob, Kevin Hoschak, Linda Wagner, Gerald Kappen, Barb Weber, Chris Ricica, Jerry Wagner, Ellis Ivey, Rosalie Harris, Dave Kahle, Dick Kahle, Mary Ann Benecke, Karen Mekus, Kent Beilharz.  Excused was Sue Beck.

 

The meeting opened with a prayer and a second special prayer for rain.

 

Finance:  Financials for the month of May were reviewed.  Income was reported as $23,201.70 and expenses as $12,867.94 for a net gain of $10,333.76.  $13,458 in income was generated from a distribution from a trust account.

 

Maintenance: (Jerry Wagner and Gerald Kappen) Trees were trimmed around the church.  More tree trimming was planned for around the rectory.  Quotes are still being pursued on church and rectory repairs.  A committee will meet again regarding a plan for the repairs.  The water heater in the convent has been repaired.  On June 18th, the Cemetery Committee has work scheduled to begin on the cemetery drive.

 

Religious Formation: (Chris Ricica) None.

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Chris Newton) An update was given by the committee planning the 150th anniversary celebration.  Invitations have been sent to prior priests and nuns.   A few have responded that they will join us so far.  Post card invitations will be distributed to all parish families/members in early August.  Options are still being pursued for commemorative items to be sold in conjunction with the anniversary.

 

Community Service:  (Barb Weber, Adam Homier, Ellis Ivey) The PATH Center has requested that our parish provide meals on July 9th and November 26th.

 

Old Business:  Gutter guards still need installed on the rectory.

 

New Business:  Election of new officers:  President – Linda Wagner, Vice President – Rosalie Harris, Maintenance – Dave Kahle, Gerald Kappen, & Dick Kahle, Secretary – Sue Beck, Religious Formation – Chris Ricica, Liturgy & Worship – Chris Newton, Community Service – Ellis Ivey & Karen Mekus. In other new business, council designated the second collection in July (to be held on July 15th weekend) for new plastic tables to replace the old, heavy, damaged ones used for festival.  Donations at any time for the tables are welcome.

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  Father thanked all of the outgoing council members for their contributions and help over the past two years.

 

The meeting closed with a prayer.

 

Next meeting:  July 18th @ 7:30pm

 

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Ann Benecke

 

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May 16, 2012

 

Present were:  Father Bob, Linda Wagner, Gerald Kappen, Kent Beilharz, Mary Ann Benecke, Barb Weber, Chris Newton, Kevin Hoschak, Ellis Ivey.  Excused were:  Jerry Wagner & Chris Ricica.

 

The meeting opened with a prayer.

 

Finance:  Financials for the month of April were reviewed.  Income was reported at $19,536.50 and expenses at $12,155.35 for a net gain of $7,381.15.  Five Sunday collections fell in the calendar month of April, attributing to a higher income amount.  Council briefly discussed the status of some trust accounts and the possibility of using some of those funds for upcoming church and rectory maintenance projects.

 

Maintenance: (Jerry Wagner and Gerald Kappen) Quotes were reviewed from two different contractors for multiple repairs and maintenance to the rectory and church buildings (roof flashings, shingle replacements, brick replacements, painting, etc.).  Due to the extent and cost of the repairs recommended, a special committee, including Father Bob, will meet to analyze the cost estimates and recommend a plan to proceed.  Council voted to give this committee approval to authorize contracted services.  Quotes are also being sought for tree trimming around the church and rectory.  This is needed to be completed prior to roof repairs.  Other maintenance updates included a report of a malfunctioning water heater at the convent.  A repair is being pursued.  Father reported that Defiance Soil and Water district has issued a $2,167.09 assessment for the Ridge project ditch maintenance.  Portions of the assessment may be paid over a few years.

 

Religious Formation: (Chris Ricica) Confirmation is scheduled for April 13, 2013 at 11am at the Cathedral.

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Chris Newton)  No report

 

Community Service:  (Barb Weber, Adam Homier, Ellis Ivey) The Youth Group provided a parish breakfast on May 6th.  Funds collected went toward the Lisa Yoder memorial scholarship.  The Youth Group also participated in road clean up (Adopt A Highway).

 

Old Business:  September 30, 2012 was confirmed as the date the parish will celebrate our 150th anniversary.  The Bishop will join us for a Mass on that date at 4:30pm.  A committee is working to complete the arrangements for this special celebration. 

 

New Business:  Updated hymnals have been requested for the church.  Council decided that the second collection in June will help fund the purchase.

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  We surpassed our Annual Catholic Appeal goal.  To date, funds pledged/collected totaled $8,235, reaching 104% of our goal.  Thank you!

 

The meeting ended with a prayer.

 

Next meeting:  June 13 @ 7:30pm

 

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Ann Benecke

 

 

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April 18, 2012

 

Present were:  Father Bob, Linda Wagner, Gerald Kappen, Mary Ann Benecke, Barb Weber, Kevin Hoschak, Jerry Wagner, Ellis Ivey

 

The meeting opened with a prayer.

 

Finance:  Financials for the month of March were reviewed with income of $10,660.58 and expenses of $19,325.99 for a net loss of $8,665.42.

 

Maintenance: (Jerry Wagner and Gerald Kappen) A new contractor is expected to give an estimate for bell tower slate shingle repair on April 28.   Another contractor, Clifford Hunt, is preparing an estimate for repairing the front rectory steps, rectory garage wall, church bricks and church steeple slate.

 

Religious Formation: (Chris Ricica)   First Communion is scheduled for April 29th.  The last day of catechism classes will be May 6th.

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Chris Newton)  No report

 

Community Service:  (Barb Weber, Adam Homier, Ellis Ivey) No report

 

Old Business:  Activities are being planned for celebrating our church 150th year anniversary.  We are awaiting a confirmation from the Bishop regarding a date that he may be able to help us celebrate in September.

 

New Business:  Newly elected parish council members are:  Dave Kahle, Karen Mekus, Rosalie Harris, Sue Beck, and Dick Kahle.  For the cemetery committee, Mike Rieke was re-elected.  Father and the Parish Council wish to thank everyone who ran for these positions.

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  We are closer to reaching our goal for the Annual Catholic Appeal.  To date, $7,460 has been pledged/donated, which accounts for 94% of our goal.  Thanks to all who have contributed.

 

The meeting ended with a prayer.

 

 

Next meeting:  May 16th at 7:30pm

 

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Ann Benecke

 

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March 21, 2012

 

 

Present were:  Father Bob, Gerald Kappen, Mary Ann Benecke, Barb Weber, Chris Newton, Kevin Hoschak, Jerry Wagner, and Ellis Ivey

 

The meeting opened with a Lenten prayer.

 

Finance:  Financials for the month of February were reviewed.  Income was reported at $11,125.97 and expenses at $22,523.71 for a net loss of $11,397.74.  Religious education fuel and utility costs accounted for a large portion of the expenses.

 

Maintenance: (Jerry Wagner and Gerald Kappen) A replacement piece is being pursued for one of the front rectory steps.  Repair of the slate shingles on the bell tower is still being pursued.  The NW corner of the church roof also needs checked for damages.  In addition, the NW corner of the rectory roof has a small section of flashing that is rusting.  A committee is evaluating current costs to maintain the Sunday school building and evaluating options for a potential new structure.

 

Religious Formation: (Chris Ricica) No report.

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Chris Newton) Refresher instruction for Eucharistic Ministers will be held following Masses on Saturday, March 31st and Sunday, April 1st.  All Eucharistic Ministers will be asked to attend this brief instruction meeting.

 

Community Service:  (Barb Weber, Adam Homier, Ellis Ivey)  No report.

 

Old Business:  Bob Wagner attended the council meeting to give and update on the ditch maintenance project near the church.  The Defiance Soil and Water committee is pursuing ditch maintenance near the church, which will involve a cost assessment to the parish, but should resolve some continuing water problems.

 

New Business:  Nominations for Parish Council and the Cemetery Committee were discussed.  Nomination forms will be distributed during services on March 24/25.  Elections will be held on April 14/15.  The parish celebrates 150 years in 2012.  A celebration is planned to be held on September 30th, in conjunction with the Feast of St. Michael.  Barb Weber and Mary Ann Benecke will form a committee to help plan the activity.

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  The Annual Catholic Appeal for St. Mike’s has reached $6,435, which is 81% of our goal.  Thanks to all those that have contributed/pledged funds.

 

All participated in the closing prayer.

 

 

Next meeting:  April 18th @ 7:30pm

 

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Ann Benecke

 

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February 15, 2012

 

Present were:  Father Bob, Linda Wagner, Gerald Kappen, Chris Ricica, Kent Beilharz, Mary Ann Benecke, Kevin Hoschak, Jerry Wagner, Ellis Ivey

 

The meeting opened with a prayer.

 

Finance:  Financials for the month of January were reviewed.  Income was reported at $17,459.30 and expenses at $10,522.99 for a net gain of $6,936.31.

 

Maintenance: (Jerry Wagner and Gerald Kappen) An update was provided regarding the cemetery lane.  The Cemetery Committee reported that they are pursuing a meeting with the township for drainage.  After that is resolved, they will address the cemetery lane.  The Defiance County Soil and Water Conservation district advised that St. Mike’s will be assessed a charge for ditch maintenance.  Quotes are still being pursued for repair to the bell tower slate shingles.  The ceiling in the school building was repaired.  The rectory front steps are in need of repair.  An epoxy coating will be pursued with potential cement repair needed soon.

 

Religious Formation: (Chris Ricica) A Children’s Liturgy is scheduled for February 19th.  The Youth Group is planning a toboggan run on February 26th.  The Altar and Rosary Society has noted that they will purchase some new server robes.

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Chris Newton) No report.

 

Community Service:  (Barb Weber, Adam Homier, Ellis Ivey) Parish members served 37 meals at the PATH Center on January 30th.  An adult Parish dinner is scheduled for February 19th.  Social hour begins at 5pm with a catered meal at 6pm.  Council members will provide appetizers.

 

Old Business:  Council by laws were signed by President Kevin Hoschak and Father Bob.  An informational flyer detailing ways to get involved in the parish was reviewed.  It will be included in the February News & Views.

 

New Business:  The new AED is now available.  This was purchased by an anonymous donor.  It will be stored in a cabinet in church, near the south east steps to the basement.  Eric Flory has volunteered to provide training for parish members on how to use the AED.  The date and time of the training will be announced and posted in the bulletin.

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  This year’s parish goal for the Annual Catholic Appeal is $7,923.  Father reported that a generous $1,071 was collected for the Mark Rothman fund during February’s second collection.

 

All joined in the closing prayer.

 

Next meeting:  March 21st at 7:30pm in the convent.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Ann Benecke

 

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January 12, 2012

 

Present were:  Father Bob, Gerald Kappen, Chris Ricica, Mary Ann Benecke, Barb Weber, Chris Newton, Kevin Hoschak, Jerry Wagner, Ellis Ivey

 

The meeting opened with a prayer.

 

Finance:  Financials for the months of November and December were reviewed with a combined income of $36,530.21 and expenses of $37,058.52 for a net loss of $528.31.  Fuel costs for the school accounted for a large amount of the expenses.

 

Maintenance: (Jerry Wagner and Gerald Kappen)   The baseboards in the church basement are still scheduled to be repaired from prior water damage.  Quotes are still being pursued for repair to the slate shingles on the bell tower.  A quote of $300 was received to repair a portion of damaged plaster in the school.  Council approved the repair.  A deposit has been made for a new sound system in the church.  It will be installed at the end of January.  Father reported that the south wall of the rectory garage needs sealed due to water coming through during rains.

 

Religious Formation: (Chris Ricica)   No report.

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Chris Newton)   Eucharistic Ministers for shut-ins are needed.  Volunteers are encouraged to contact Chris Newton.  Many other volunteer activities need help.  Council will prepare a flyer to go in the bulletin, listing ways for parish members to get involved and who to contact for more information.

 

Community Service:  (Barb Weber, Adam Homier, Ellis Ivey)   Some parish volunteers will prepare and serve a meal at the PATH Center on January 30th.  Council decided to provide a social activity for adults of the parish.  An adult parish gathering with a catered meal will be served on February 19th in the church basement.  Details and reservation forms will be inserted in the bulletin.

 

Old Business:  A committee will be sought to research the costs of maintaining the school and estimates for building a new school.  Parish members will be encouraged to contact Chris Newton if they would like to participate on the committee.  Council discussed the purchase of a defibrillator.  The second collection on February 12th will be to help fund this purchase. 

 

New Business:  Council bylaws were reviewed and approved.

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  None.

 

All joined in the closing prayer.

 

Next meeting:  February 15th @ 7:30pm

 

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Ann Benecke

 

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November 16, 2011

 

Present were:  Father Bob, Gerald Kappen, Chris Ricica, Mary Ann Benecke, Barb Weber, Chris Newton, Kevin Hoschak, Jerry Wagner

 

The meeting opened with a prayer.

 

Finance: Financials for the month of October were reviewed with income of $15,909.37 and expenses of $13,538.69 for a net gain of $2,370.68.  Council also reviewed the status of the trust funds.

 

Maintenance: (Jerry Wagner and Gerald Kappen) Thank you Ron Clinger for making adjustments on the front hydrant.  Quotes are being pursued for repair of the slate shingles on the bell tower.  Some plaster inside the entry way to the school is in need of repair.  Quotes are being received for an upgrade to the church sound system.  Jerry Wiemken will be asked to check the furnaces annually.

 

Religious Formation: (Chris Ricica)   None.

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Chris Newton)   Christmas Masses are scheduled for December 24th at 4:00pm and 11:00pm.  Several adult ushers are needed for each Mass.  Additional servers (including adults) are needed for Saturday evening Masses.  A notice for Christmas ushers and weekly Saturday evening servers will be posted in the bulletin.  Volunteers are asked to contact Tammy Rettig.  Eucharistic Ministers for shut in are requested.  Volunteers should see Chris Newton.  The Catholic Food Pantry has requested specific items.  A list of those items is posted in the church entrance for those wishing to donate.

 

Community Service:  (Barb Weber, Adam Homier, Ellis Ivey)   The Youth Group will fill stockings for PATH Center children on December 4th.  The Youth Group will also provide a parish breakfast on December 18th while the grade school Sunday School children practice for the Christmas program.  After breakfast, volunteers will be invited to decorate the church for Christmas.

 

Old Business:  Council bylaws were written.  Defibrillators were discussed for the church.  Two quotes have been received.  Chris Ricica is pursuing potential assistance in funding the purchase of one.

 

New Business:  None

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  None

 

All joined in the closing prayer.

 

Next meeting:  Thursday, January 12th at 7:00pm.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Ann Benecke

 

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October 19, 2011

 

Present were:  Father Bob, Linda Wagner, Gerald Kappen, Kent Beilharz, Mary Ann Benecke, Barb Weber, Kevin Hoschak, Jerry Wagner, Ellis Ivey.

 

The meeting was opened with a prayer.

 

Finance:  Financials for the month of September were discussed.  Income totaled $10,523.85 and expenses totaled $9,863.14 for a net gain of $660.71.  Council approved the treasurer to pursue a request for trust fund monies for various repair to church buildings, as signed by Father Bob.

 

Maintenance: (Jerry Wagner and Gerald Kappen) A storm window was replaced in the convent.  Some of the convent windows will need sill replacement in the near future.  The flower bed hydrant will be adjusted to allow bleed off to prevent freezing.  The Cemetery Committee is pursuing quotes for repairs to the cemetery drive.  A quote is being obtained for security cameras for some of the church buildings.  Contractors are being contacted for repairs to the slate roof on the bell tower.

 

Religious Formation: (Chris Ricica) None.

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Chris Newton) None.

 

Community Service: (Barb Weber, Adam Homier, Ellis Ivey) The Youth Group participate in the CROP walk.  They also held a parish breakfast which was well attended.  Breakfast funds went to support the CROP walk.

 

Old Business:  Council members are reviewing the bylaws and will discuss them at the November meeting.

 

New Business:  Council is pursuing the purchase of a defibrillator.  Several council members are getting quotes and checking into funding assistance for the purchase.  Consideration is also being given to a future 2nd collection (February) to assist with the purchase of the defibrillator.  The November 2nd collection will be for the Human Development fund.  One of the kitchen fryers was reported as not working.

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  None.

 

All joined in the closing prayer.

 

Next meeting:  November 16 at 7:30pm

 

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Ann Benecke

 

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September 21, 2011

 

Present were:  Father Bob, Linda Wagner, Gerald Kappen, Kent Beilharz, Mary Ann Benecke, Barb Weber, Chris Newton, Jerry Wagner

 

The meeting was opened with a prayer.

 

Finance:  Financials for the months of July and August were reviewed with the two month income of $47,745.70 and expenses of $37,765.12 for net income of $9,980.58

 

Maintenance: (Jerry Wagner, Gerald Kappen) The mop board in the basement is scheduled to be replaced due to previous water damage.  The slate shingles on the bell tower are being reviewed for repair.  The front flower bed hydrant is being reviewed to ensure EPA compliance.  The broken window at the Sunday school was replaced.

 

Religious Formation: (Chris Ricica) Religious education classes are off to a good start.  RCIA begins on September 22, 2011.

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Chris Newton) A Children’s Liturgy will be held on October 16th, with Mass followed by a Youth Group breakfast.  Youth Group members invite all to join them on the CROP walk in Defiance on October 2nd at 1pm.  We will begin using the revised Roman Missal with its new prayers and texts beginning November 27th.  See the bulletin for dates and times of informational/faith sharing sessions regarding the changes.

 

Community Service: (Barb Weber, Ellis Ivey, Adam Homier) Lunch was served to Habitat for Humanity volunteers by parish members in August.

 

Old Business:  Gutter guards have been partially installed at the rectory.  Security system quotes are being obtained for the grounds.  Council members are reviewing ideas for council bylaws.

 

New Business:  Annual Catholic Appeal update – our parish has reached 98% of our goal pledged to date ($7,776).

 

All joined in the closing prayer.

 

Next meeting:  October 19th at 7:30pm.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Ann Benecke

 

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July 20, 2011

 

Present were:  Father Bob, Kent Beilharz, Kevin Hoschak, Linda Wagner, Mary Ann Benecke, Jerry Wagner, Gerald Kappen, Barb Weber, Ellis Ivey, Chris Ricica, Chris Newton

 

The meeting opened with a summer prayer.

 

Finance:  Financials for the month of June were discussed with income of $14,780.18 and expenses of $13,278.15 for a net gain of $1,502.03.  The financials for the fiscal year (June 2010 – June 2011) were also discussed.  The fiscal year ended with a net gain of $15,948.00.

 

Maintenance: (Jerry Wagner and Ron Clinger):  The status of the cemetery drive was reviewed with the Cemetery Committee.  They will assess the drive to determine what improvements can be made. 

Some slate pieces were noted to have fallen off the church tower during a recent wind storm.  Possible repairs may be needed. 

With the reduction of water seeping into the church basement, the mopboard under the registers will be replaced.

 

Religious Formation: (Chris Ricica):  No report

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Chris Newton):  Additional Eucharistic Ministers for shut-ins are needed.  Interested parish members should see Chris Newton.

Father noted that new text for portions of Mass will begin being used on September 4, 2011.  Pew cards will be available with the new text.

 

Community Service: (Barb Weber, Ellis Ivey, Adam Homier):  Our parish will prepare and serve food at the Path Center on August 8th.

 

Old Business:  None

 

New Business:  Surveillance and/or alarm systems will be researched for the church and rectory due to recent concerns at the school and convent.

62% of our Annual Catholic Appeal goal has been met.

The parish festival will take place on August 14th.  The bingo license has arrived.

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  An EPA water survey was completed in June, 2011.  Some alterations will need to be made to the water systems.  Thank you Ron Clinger for helping with the report and EPA requirements.

 

All joined in the closing prayer

 

Next meeting:  September 21 @ 7:30pm

 

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Ann Benecke

 

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June 15, 2011

 

Present were:  Father Bob, Kent Beilharz, Ron Clinger, Barb Krugh, Barb Weber, Chris Newton, Ellis Ivey, Jerry Wagner, Joe Stykemain, Linda Wagner, Chris Ricica, Ed Singer, Mary Ann Benecke, Gerald Kappen

 

Finance:  The financials for the month of May were reviewed with income of $12,086.83 and expenses of $13,743.58 for a loss of $1,656.75.  Trust funds were also discussed by council with a decision to pay for recent repairs to the church and properties out of a trust fund.

 

Maintenance: (Jerry Wagner and Ron Clinger) The rectory and barn gutters will be repaired and/or replaced.  The new gutter guards on the church appear to be working well.  Water has not seeped into the church basement in the usual places.

 

Religious Formation: (Ed Singer)  The Youth Group had a fun trip to Cedar Pointe.

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Barb Krugh)  The 55+ Club meeting for June has been cancelled.  Commissioning of Eucharistic Ministers will be on June 25/26.

 

Community Service: (Barb Weber and Jill Olashuk)  Our Church is on the calendar to serve dinner at the Path Center on August 8th.  Parish families may volunteer to prepare and serve food on that evening.

 

Building Community: (Adam Homier)  No report.

 

Old Business:   None

 

New Business:  New council officers were elected/volunteered as follows:

          President – Kevin Hoschak

          Vice President – Linda Wagner

          Secretary – Mary Ann Benecke

          Maintenance – Jerry Wagner and Gerald Kappen

          Religious Formation – Chris Ricica

          Liturgy & Worship – Chris Newton

          Community Service – Barb Weber, Ellis Ivey, Adam Homier

 

In other new business, council decided to reduce the number of second monthly collections for special causes.  Second collections will not be taken in July, August, and December.

There was discussion regarding the cemetery drive.  The Cemetery Committee will be approached regarding improvements that may be needed.

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  Thank you to those that spent time maintaining the lawn and flower beds.  Many compliments have been received.  Father also thanked the parish for their generosity in meeting 60% of our Annual Catholic Appeal goal thus far.

 

All joined in the closing prayer.

 

Next meeting:  July 20, 2011 at 7:30pm

 

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Ann Benecke

 

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May 26, 2011

 

Present were:  Father Bob, Ron Clinger, Barb Krugh,  Joe Stykemain, Kevin Hoschak, Jerry Wagner, Barb Weber

 

The meeting was called to order and an opening prayer offered.

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 

Finance:  The financials for the month of April were reviewed with income of $16,511.56 and expenses of $11,493.29 for a net gain of $5,018.27. 

 

Maintenance: (Jerry Wagner and Ron Clinger)   The parish clean up/repair day was held on May 7th.  Projects completed included:  Installation of door seals in the church basement, installation of handicapped accessible toilets in the church restrooms, painting of classroom chalkboards, removal of a school air conditioner, installation of a frost free hydrant in front of church, school window sealing, replacement of the well cap, and cleaning of the church and school flower beds.  Many thanks to those that volunteered their time and labor.

 

Religious Formation: (Ed Singer)   A Graduation Mass will be held on June 5th.

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Barb Krugh)   June 5th is Ascension Sunday.  June 12th is Pentecost. The 55+ Club will meet on June 28th at 11:00.

 

Community Service: (Barb Weber and Jill Olashuk)   None

 

Building Community: (Adam Homier)  None

 

Old Business:  None

 

New Business:  New Parish Council members:  Ellis Ivey, Chris Ricica, Gerald Kappen, Linda Wagner, Chris Newton.  Cemetery Committee:  Terry Wagner was re-elected.    The 2nd collection in June will be for Relay For Life.

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  Father thanked Parish Council for his anniversary party.  August 14th is the date for the Parish Festival.  $524.36 was collected as a 2nd collection and sent to the Greg Ulaszewski fund.

 

All joined in the closing prayer.

 

Next meeting:   June 15, 2011 at 7:30pm

 

Respectfully submitted,

Barb Weber and Mary Ann Benecke

 

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April 13, 2011

 

Present were:  Father Bob, Ron Clinger, Barb Krugh, Adam Homier,  Joe Stykemain, Kent Beilharz, Jill Olashuk, Ed Singer, Kevin Hoschak, Jerry Wagner, Barb Weber, Mary Ann Benecke

 

The meeting was called to order and all joined in the opening prayer.

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 

Finance:  The financials for the month of March were reviewed with income of $13,695.40 and expenses of $21,946.56 for a net loss of $8,251.16. 

 

Maintenance: (Jerry Wagner and Ron Clinger)   An estimate was obtained for barn and rectory gutter replacement and repair.  Council approved the repairs.  Both sump pumps were inspected and both were operational.  Council also approved the purchase of handicapped accessible toilets for both church restrooms.  May 7th was confirmed as the date for a parish clean up day.  Work will begin at 9am (rain or shine) and end at 1pm with a potluck meal.  All parish members are asked to come and help with various maintenance and cleaning projects.  Ron Clinger will prepare a list of projects and supplies needed.  Parishioners are asked to bring tools if possible.  The parish will supply the meat, drinks, and table service for the potluck.  All are welcome to bring a dish to share.

 

Religious Formation: (Ed Singer)   The last CCD class will be held on April 17th.  May 1st is the date for First Communion.  The Youth Group will hold a parish breakfast on May 15th.

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Barb Krugh)  The April 26th 55+ Club meeting has been cancelled.  They will meet again on May 24th.  St. Augustine in Napoleon will celebrate “Divine Mercy Sunday” on May 1 at 3pm.  All are welcome.

 

Community Service: (Barb Weber and Jill Olashuk)   The Youth Group cleaned up the roadsides on April 10th.

 

Building Community: (Adam Homier)   Father Bob celebrated 40 years of priesthood on April 3rd.  The church will host an anniversary celebration with him on Sunday, April 17th.  There will be a 5pm potluck meal in the basement.  All are welcome.  The church will supply the meat, drinks, and table service.  Parish members are welcome to bring a side dish or dessert to share.  The Altar and Rosary Society and Parish Council will organize the potluck.  The Holy Thursday service will be followed with bread and wine sharing in the basement.  All are welcome.  Bring your favorite bread or wine to share.

 

Old Business:  The 2nd collection for May is planned to support DASH (Defiance Area Society of the Handicapped).

 

New Business:  Parish Council and Cemetery Committee nominations are being sought.  Elections will tentatively be held in May.

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  None.

 

All joined in the closing prayer.

 

Next meeting:   May 25, 2011 at 7:30pm

 

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Ann Benecke

 

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March 9, 2011

 

Present were:  Father Bob, Ron Clinger, Barb Krugh, Joe Stykemain, Kent Beilharz, Ed Singer, Kevin Hoschak, Jerry Wagner, Barb Weber, Mary Ann Benecke

 

Joe Stykemain called the meeting to order and all joined in the opening prayer.

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 

Finance:  The financials for the month of February were reviewed with income of $9,299.55 and expenses of $16,486.91 for a net loss of $7,187.36.  *The last collection of February did not get posted until March, accounting for part of the lower income figure.

 

Maintenance: (Jerry Wagner and Ron Clinger)  Gutter guards have been installed on the church.  Sump pumps will be checked in March to ensure that they are operational.  The Council sent thank you notes and gift cards to the two Northwest State Community College students who prepared the school energy report.  It was noted that snow was able to get into the northeast basement entry through the metal door this winter, causing wet carpeting.

 

Religious Formation: (Ed Singer)  The Youth Group breakfast and PRE bowling parties on February 27th were both well attended.  On March 13th the Mission team will meet with students in grades 1-6 to do a presentation with them.  On March 20th there will be a Children’s liturgy and PRE bake sale, as well as a 7/8 grade “The Jesus Game” retreat.  A retreat for Confirmation students will also be held on March 20th.  There will be no CCD classes on March 27th or April 3rd.  Confirmation will be celebrated on April 3rd.  PRE Easter eggs will be made and decorated on April 5 & 6, then sold the following weekend.

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Barb Krugh)  The 55+ Club will have a retreat on March 22nd.

 

Community Service: (Barb Weber and Jill Olashuk)   No report

 

Building Community: (Adam Homier)  Father Bob will celebrate 40 years of priesthood on April 3rd.  The church will host an anniversary celebration with him on Sunday, April 17th.  There will be a 5pm potluck meal in the basement.  All are welcome.  The church will supply the meat, drinks, and table service.  Parish members are welcome to bring a side dish or dessert to share.  The Altar and Rosary Society and Parish Council will organize the potluck.

 

Old Business:  Council had further discussion on the annual Parish Appreciation dinner.  Due to declining attendance, the dinner will not be scheduled for next year.  Many other opportunities are available for fellowship.

 

New Business:  A Catholic Youth conference will be held in Indianapolis in November, 2011.  Council agreed to help fund the cost for the conference for youth from our parish to attend.  The 2nd collection for April is planned to support the Greg Ulaszewski benefit and the 2nd collection for May is planned to support DASH (Defiance Area Society of the Handicapped).  Parish Council nominations will be taken on March 26th and 27th.

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  The Parish Mission is scheduled for March 13th – 16th.  All are encouraged to attend.

 

All joined in the closing prayer.

 

Next meeting:   April13th @ 7:30pm, following Stations of the Cross

 

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Ann Benecke

 

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February 16, 2011

 

Present were:  Father Bob, Ron Clinger, Barb Krugh, Joe Stykemain, Kent Beilharz, Jill Olashuk, Ed Singer, Kevin Hoschak, Jerry Wagner, Barb Weber, Mary Ann Benecke

 

Joe Stykemain called the meeting to order and all joined in the opening prayer.

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 

Finance:  The financials for the month of January were reviewed with income of $14,973.81 and expenses of $19,042.93 for a net loss of $4,069.12.

 

Maintenance: (Jerry Wagner and Ron Clinger)   Gutter guard installation is to begin once the snow is cleared and the ground is not too soft for a lift.  The previous ground tile installer indicated that two sump pumps were placed on the church grounds many years ago and recommended that they be checked to ensure that they are operational.  The NWSCC student report is complete on the energy efficiency of the school.  The report identified some energy loss areas, recommended more energy efficient lighting, and improved insulation.  The report stated that due to the limited use of the school, it was not recommended to replace the current heating system.  Due to a recent leak in the hydrant in front of the church, a frost-free hydrant will be considered for replacement.  May 7th has been set as the date for a “Church Clean Up Day”.  Parishioners will be invited to join together to complete various repair/cleaning jobs on the church, rectory, convent, and school (painting, yard work, caulking, insulating, etc.).  The day will end with a potluck meal.

 

Religious Formation: (Ed Singer)   The Youth Group had 30+ attendees for the recent ski trip.  The group is planning a parish breakfast on February 27th after Mass.  The sixth grade CCD had a successful “Souper Bowl” drive, collecting $101 and 130 pounds of food pantry items.  The next Children’s liturgy will be held on February 20th.  The PRE family bowling party is scheduled for February 27th.  The 7th and 8th grade students will have a retreat on March 20th

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Barb Krugh)  The 55+ Club will have a retreat on March 22nd.

 

Community Service: (Barb Weber and Jill Olashuk)   No report

 

Building Community: (Adam Homier)   The Parish Appreciation dinner had a nice gathering, but was not as well attended as in previous years.

 

Old Business:  No report

 

New Business:  Council will investigate the possibility of handicapped accessible restrooms.  The 2nd collection for March will go toward the St. Michael’s Help fund.  This is a special fund that can be used to help parishioners in need of assistance.  The April 2nd collection is planned to support the Greg Ulaszewski benefit and the May 2nd collection is planned to support DASH (Defiance Area Society of the Handicapped).

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  The Parish Mission is scheduled for March 13th – 16th.  A team is forming to help with the mission.  The team will meet on February 20th at 2pm. 

 

All joined in the closing prayer.

 

Next meeting:   March 9th @ 8pm, following 7pm Ash Wednesday Mass.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Ann Benecke

 

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January 19, 2011

 

Present were:  Father Bob, Ron Clinger, Barb Krugh, Adam Homier, Kevin Hoschak, Jerry Wagner, Barb Weber, Mary Ann Benecke

 

Kevin Hoschak called the meeting to order and Father Bob lead the opening prayer. 

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 

Finance:  The financials for the months of November and December were reviewed with the two month income of $43,723.45 and expenses of $36,747.51 for a net gain of $6,975.94.

 

Maintenance: (Jerry Wagner and Ron Clinger)  The contractor for the gutter shield installation project on the church will be contacted to request a start date.  Previous ground tile installation records are being sought for clarification of the type of drainage work that was previously done around the church.  Council discussed the possibility of a “fix up day” to be held in the spring.  Parishioners would be asked to join together as a group to complete maintenance projects (painting, cleaning, repairing, etc.) on the buildings.  The day would end with a potluck meal.  Father also gave an update on the school fuel consumption.  Maintenance that was done on the boiler has seemed to have a very positive impact on reduced fuel usage.

 

Religious Formation: (Ed Singer) No report.

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Barb Krugh) There will be a Children’s Liturgy on January 11th.  The 55+ Club will have a retreat on March 22nd

 

Community Service: (Barb Weber and Jill Olashuk) Several parish families will provide a meal for the PATH Center on February 7th.  The second collection taken in January raised $498 for the Ridge Project.  Thanks to all who donated.  The second collection for February will go toward the RCIA fund.  Council is considering The St. Michael’s Help fund as the recipient of the March second collection.

 

Building Community: (Adam Homier) The Parish Appreciation dinner will be held in the church basement on February 13th.  Details and reservation forms will be available in the bulletin.  Adult parish members are invited to join in an evening of fellowship.  Council members will provide appetizers prior to the catered meal.  Council members are also asked to help set up the basement after Mass on February 13th

 

Old Business:  It was determined that the current statue of St. Michael will not fit on the front left altar.  Council members are searching for an alternative. 

 

New Business:  Father will be on vacation from January 24th through February 3rd.  The parish will provide funds for the Confirmation reception to be held on April 3rd.  A parish Precious Blood Mission will be held on March 13th through the 16th.  Volunteers are requested to form a planning team – see Father Bob if you are interested.  More information about the mission can be found on the website www.pbparishmissions.org

The Roman Missal conference for clergy in the diocese will be held on February 10th.  The Roman Missal conference for lay leaders will be held on March 26th.

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  Parish Council nominations will be held in March. 

 

All joined in the closing prayer.

 

Next meeting:  February 16, 2011 at 7:30pm in the church basement, following 7:00pm Mass

 

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Ann Benecke

 

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November 16, 2010

 

Present were:  Father Bob, Ron Clinger, Jill Olashuk, Kevin Hoschak, Jerry Wagner, Barb Krugh, Adam Homier, Barb Weber, Joe Stykemain, Kent Beilharz, Mary Ann Benecke, and Ed Singer

 

Joe Stykemain called the meeting to order and Father Bob offered the opening prayer. 

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 

Finance:  The financials for the month of October were reported as income of $15,174.35 and expenses of $13,190.59 for a net gain of $1,983.76. 

 

Maintenance: (Jerry Wagner and Ron Clinger) Council discussed the church gutters and the problem of rain water leaking from them in certain places.  Commercial grade gutter covers were presented to council with a quote of $3,750 to place them over all church gutters and make repairs where gutters were leaking.  Council voted to approve the purchase.  Installation is expected to begin within about three weeks.  The condition of the basement paneling/base boards was reviewed where there is water damage along one wall.  After the gutters have been re-cleaned and covers installed, the basement will be observed in hopes of stopping the water damage.  Repairs will be determined at that time.

 

Religious Formation: (Ed Singer) First Reconciliation will be held on November 17th with 2nd graders.  A Children’s liturgy will be held on November 21st with a bake sale following Mass.  The Youth Group will hold a meeting and Christmas party on December 5th, with stocking stuffing as a service project.  The Youth Group will be selling memorial ornaments in December.  Christmas Pageant practices are beginning

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Barb Krugh) There will be a bilingual (English/Spanish) Mass on December 11th at 5pm at St. Caspar’s in Wauseon.  St. Michael’s will hold Christmas Masses on December 24th at 4pm and 11pm.  Feast of the Holy Family Masses will be held at St. Michael’s on December 26th at 8:30am and 6:30pm

 

Community Service: (Barb Weber and Jill Olashuk) The PATH Center has asked for volunteers from our parish to serve dinners on February 7 and November 21 in 2011.  The Giving Tree will be up after Thanksgiving for those wishing to fulfill Christmas gift requests from area families in need.

 

Building Community: (Adam Homier) No report.

 

Old Business:  Northwest State students are continuing to prepare a report on the Sunday School energy expenses and efficiencies.  A statue of St. Michael is available to be refurbished.  Father Bob is pursuing a quote.

 

New Business:  A snow removal sheet will be posted for the winter months.  Parishioners are asked to volunteer for dates that they will help shovel the sidewalks as necessary.  The bulletin editor will be asked to post the volunteer names in the bulletin as a reminder. Father Bob will contact a service for snow plowing.  The second collection on January 9th will benefit the Ridge Project.  Ron Clinger will put a notice in the bulletin to explain the service that this project offers.  Council discussed and approved the purchase of a new water softener system that services the rectory and church.  The cost is $2,948 and the system will be more efficient on salt usage.  The Culligan store providing the system has volunteered to donate toward next year’s festival.

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  Thank you to Adam Homier for cleaning the rectory gutters.  Thank you to Jeff Weber and Ron Fisher for installing the speakers in the back of church.

 

All joined in the closing prayer.

 

Next meeting:  January 19, 2011 at 7:30pm in the church basement.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Ann Benecke

 

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October 19, 2010

 

Present were:  Father Bob, Kevin Hoschak, Jerry Wagner, Barb Krugh, Adam Homier, Barb Weber, Joe Stykemain, Kent Beilharz, Mary Ann Benecke, and Ed Singer

 

Joe Stykemain called the meeting to order and Father Bob offered the opening prayer. 

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 

Finance:  The financials for the month of September were reported as income of $11,836.24 and expenses of $11,675.44 for a net gain of $160.80. 

 

Maintenance: (Jerry Wagner and Ron Clinger) The school boiler was checked and thoroughly cleaned.  The boiler is expected to run much better and more efficiently.  The convent boiler was also checked and appears to be working fine.  The Church gutters were cleaned and some gutter guards installed in one area to trial.  The rectory gutters need cleaned.  The church basement has areas at the foundation that are showing water damage.  A contractor will be contacted to research the problem.

 

Religious Formation: (Ed Singer) The Youth Group had 13 walkers with donations of $322 toward the CROP Walk.   The Youth Group will participate in Defiance College’s “Night without a Home” on October 23rd.  On October 31st a parish breakfast will be offered by the Youth Group.  First Reconciliation will be held on November 17th with 2nd graders.  A Children’s liturgy will be held on November 21st with a bake sale following Mass.

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Barb Krugh) The 55+ Club will meet at St. Mike’s on October 26th with the Rosary at 10:40am and Mass at 11:00am.

 

Community Service: (Barb Weber and Jill Olashuk) Several parishioners served food for the PATH Center on October 18th.  On October 23rd the Youth Group will be helping with fall clean up at Camp Libbey.

 

Building Community: (Adam Homier) A Parish appreciation dinner is planned for February 13th.

 

Old Business:  A Northwest State student came and began evaluating the school.  He will prepare an estimate on the cost of making the building more efficient.

 

New Business:  None.

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  A statue is still being researched as a donation for the church.

 

All joined in the closing prayer.

 

Next meeting:  November 16, 2010 at 7:30pm in the church basement.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Ann Benecke

 

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September 21, 2010

 

Present were:  Father Bob, Kevin Hoschak, Ron Clinger, Jerry Wagner, Barb Krugh, Adam Homier, Barb Weber, Joe Stykemain, Kent Beilharz, and Ed Singer

 

Joe Stykemain called the meeting to order and Father Bob offered the opening prayer. 

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 

Finance:  The financials for the month of August were reported as income of $37,535.01 and expenses of $20,893.53 for a net gain of $16,641.48. 

 

Maintenance: (Jerry Wagner and Ron Clinger) The church gutters are scheduled to be cleaned by Randy Mekus.  Jerry Wiemken will be looking at the school furnace to ensure that it is working properly.  Ed Singer has scheduled two students from Northwest State Community College to evaluate the school building for an evaluation of maintenance costs versus other Sunday school options.

 

Religious Formation: (Ed Singer) CCD has started with a report that classes are going well.

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Barb Krugh) The 55+ Club will meet on Septermber 28, 2010.  The Rosary will begin at 10:40am and Mass at 11:00am.  R.C.I.A. will begin on September 23rd at St. John’s.

 

Community Service: (Barb Weber and Jill Olashuk) The 2nd collection for October will go toward Priest retirement fund.  The Youth group will be doing a CROP walk on October 3rd.  The church will contribute $200 for the CROP walk.

 

Building Community: (Adam Homier) Martha Wagner plans to purchase a statue for the side altar in church in memory of Cletus and Michael (Main) Wagner.

 

Old Business:  163 families had pictures taken for the parish directory.

 

New Business:  None

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  The dining room chairs are being redone by Barb Krugh.  Comments have been received that parishioners are having a hard time hearing in the back of the church.  Speakers are being considered for the back.

 

Father Bob led the closing prayer.

 

Next meeting:  October 19, 2010 at 7:30pm in the church basement.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Ann Benecke

 

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August 24, 2010

 

Present were:  Father Bob, Kevin Hoschak, Ron Clinger, Jerry Wagner, Barb Krugh, Mary Ann Benecke, Adam Homier, Barb Weber

 

Kevin Hoschak called the meeting to order and Father Bob offered the opening prayer. 

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 

Finance:  The financials for the month of July were reported as income of $10,290.82 and expenses of $13,089.92 for a net loss of $2,799.10. 

 

Maintenance: (Jerry Wagner and Ron Clinger) It was reported that a lift unit has been offered for use in cleaning the church and house gutters.  Ron Clinger will check on the dates that it may be available and volunteers will be asked to help with the cleaning.

 

Religious Formation: (Ed Singer) CCD is set to begin on September 19th for grades 1 – 6 and on September 26th for Jr. high and high school.  The Youth Group is planning a canoe trip for August 28, 2010 on Pigeon River in Indiana.

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Barb Krugh) The 55+ Club will meet on August 31, 2010 at St. Isadore.  The Rosary will begin at 10:40am and Mass at 11am.

 

Community Service: (Barb Weber and Jill Olashuk) The 2nd collection for September will go toward Charlie’s Pie (Hospice). 

 

Building Community: (Adam Homier) No report.

 

Old Business:  The new air conditioning unit worked well for the festival. 

 

New Business:  There was brief discussion regarding air conditioning for the church.  It is not being considered at this time.  Parish directory photos are in process with very good response from parishioners.  Additional days were added to the schedule to accommodate the heavy demand.

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  None.

 

All joined in the closing prayer.

 

Next meeting:  September 21, 2010 at 7:30pm in the church basement.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Ann Benecke

 

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St. Michael’s Parish Council Minutes

 

July 20, 2010

 

Present were:  Father Bob, Kevin Hoschak, Ron Clinger, Joe Stykemain, Jerry Wagner, Barb Krugh, Mary Ann Benecke, Kent Beilharz

 

Joe Stykemain called the meeting to order and Father Bob offered the opening prayer. 

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 

Finance:  Kent Beilharz reported the financials for the month of June as income of $13,544.42 and expenses of $10,834.08 for a net gain of $2,710.34.  The fiscal year ended on June 30, 2010 with a fiscal year end loss of $15,366.40.

 

Maintenance: (Jerry Wagner and Ron Clinger) It was reported that the school boiler is due for a cleaning and inspection in November.  Quotes are being researched for heat alarms.  The heating fuel tank is also being monitored to ensure that there are no problems with the tank.  The fuel level will be measured several times prior to the start up of the furnace.  There was also discussion regarding the cleaning of the church and house gutters.  A lift is available for rent at $200/day, with volunteers needed for gutter cleaning.  Quotes are also being pursued for a service to clean the gutters for us and potentially install gutter guards.

 

Religious Formation: (Ed Singer) No report.

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Barb Krugh) The 55+ Club will meet on July 27th at St. John’s in Defiance.  A Mass of Thanksgiving is also being offered for Father Mark Walter who was recently ordained as a priest.  The Mass at St. Mary’s in Defiance will be held on Sunday, August 1st at 11:30am with a reception and brunch following.

 

Community Service: (Barb Weber and Jill Olashuk) The 2nd collection for September will go toward Charlie’s Pie (Hospice).

 

Building Community: (Adam Homier) No report.

 

Old Business:  None. 

 

New Business:  There was discussion regarding the purchase of a new air conditioner unit for the church basement, to be mainly used for the festival.  An estimated quote of $2,500 was given.  Council approved the purchase.  A new festival chairperson, or co-chairpersons are requested to train with Jim Hall.  Help was also requested for the mole problem around Father’s house.

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  Father Bob reminded of the upcoming church directory photos on August 25-28th.  An additional day may be added to the schedule to accommodate the members.  Father also reported that we have surpassed our Annual Catholic Appeal goal by approximately $500.

 

All joined in the closing prayer.

 

Next meeting:  August 24, 2010 at 7:30pm in the church basement.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Ann Benecke

 

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St. Michael’s Parish Council Minutes

 

June 15, 2010

 

Present were:  Father Bob, Kevin Hoschak, Ron Clinger, Joe Stykemain, Jerry Wagner, Barb Krugh, Jill Olashuk, Barb Weber, Adam Homier, Mary Ann Benecke, Gina Frank, Jim McCann, Dan Weber, Chris Newton

 

Gina Frank called the meeting to order and Father Bob offered the opening prayer. 

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 

Finance:  Father Bob reported for the month of May an income of $13,145.07 and expenses of $15,611.02 for a net loss of $2,465.95.

 

Maintenance: (Jim McCann and Ron Clinger) We discussed the cleaning of the church grounds gutters.  Plans are to rent a lift for access to the gutters.

 

Religious Formation: (Ed Singer) Alternative locations for holding Sunday School classes were discussed, in the event the school is unusable due to boiler problems in the winter.  A motion was made to purchase a remote heat control/alarm for the church and school.  The Youth Group went to Cedar Point on June 10th with a total of 48 – a big success.

 

Liturgy & Worship: (Barb Krugh) The 55+ Club will meet on Tuesday, June 29 at St. Mary’s in Defiance.  A mass will be held at Brookview on June 16.

 

Community Service: (Chris Newton and  Jill Olashuk) Several members of the parish served a meal at the  Path Center in Defiance on June 14.  The 2nd collection for July has been designated for the House of Ruth.

 

Building Community: (Elise Kretz) The church campout will be held on July 23 -25 at Huggy Bear Campground.

 

Old Business:  Vacation Bible School at St. Mike’s was cancelled this year due to low attendance registrations. 

 

New Business:  New officers were elected for council as follows: 

Joe Stykemain – President

Kevin Hoschak – Vice President

Secretary – Mary Ann Benecke

Maintenance – Jerry Wagner

Building Community – Adam Homier

Community Service – Barb Weber

 

Pastor’s Remarks:  Father Bob thanked all outgoing and incoming council members.  He reminded everyone of the festival coming soon on August 8th.

 

All joined in the closing prayer.

 

Next meeting:  July 20, 2010 at 7:30pm in the church basement.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Ann Benecke

 

 

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St. Michael's Parish Council Minutes

 

May 18th, 2010

 

Present were: Fr. Bob, Barb Krugh, Gina Frank, Dan Weber, Jill Olashuk, Ron Clinger, Jim McCann, Chris Newton and Elise Kretz.

 

Gina Frank called the meeting to order and Fr. Bob offered the opening prayer.

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 

Finance: Fr. Bob reported for the month of April an income of $13,166.43 and expenses of $9726.51 for a net gain of $3439.96.

 

Maintenance: (Jim McCann and Ron Clinger) The boilers in the school will be checked for efficiency.

 

Religious Formation: (Ed Singer) Vacation Bible School will be held June 14-18, 2010, (9:00AM till Noon). The will be special recognition for our graduates at mass on May 30th, 2010.

 

Liturgy and Worship: (Barb Krugh) Bishop Blair will pray a Mass for all Catholic home schooling families on June 2nd, 2010 at 7:00 PM at the Holy Rosary Cathedral in Toledo. More info in the bulletin. The 55+ club will meet Tuesday May 25th, 2010 here at St. Mike's. There will be a discussion about joining St. John's 55+ club.

 

Community Service: (Chris Newton and Jill Olashuk) If you and your family are interested in helping serve a dinner at the PATH center, please contact Jill or Bobby Olashuk for more information. The 2nd collection for the month of June has been once again designated to the "Relay for Life" campaign.

 

Building Community: (Elise Kretz) The "Spirit of Jesus Alive Today" committee is planning a meeting in the near future.

 

Pastoral Planning: None

 

Old Business: The cleaning out of the church and priest house gutters was discussed.

 

New Business: Parish council is planning a "study" of how to more efficiently utilize the school building for parish use and needs. More to follow.

 

Pastor's remarks: Once again the date for a new parish photo directory has been scheduled for August 25-28. The parish council will soon begin the process of addressing the parish by-laws. A priest convocation will be held from Sunday afternoon June 20th till Thursday, June 24th. There will be a "Be-My-Guest" dinner @ St. John's, June 9th from 6:30 till 8:00PM. The topic of discussion will be vocations to the priest and sisterhood.

 

Fr. Bob offered the closing prayer.

 

Next meeting: June 15th, 2010 in the church basement @ 7:30PM.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Dan Weber

 

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St. Michael's Parish Council Minutes  

 

April 20, 2010  

 

Present were: Fr. Bob, Barb Krugh, Gina Frank, Dan Weber, Joe Stykemain, Jill Olashuk, Ed Singer, Jim McCann, Chris Newton and Elise Kretz.

 

Gina Frank called the meeting to order and Fr. Bob offered the opening prayer.

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 

Finance: Fr. Bob reported an income of $13935.63 and expenses of $20505.23 for a net (loss) of $6569.60. Among the expenditures for the month was the bulk purchase of CCD books and supplies in the amount of $2909.50. These will be enough to last for the next couple of years so that we may make the purchase at a lower overall price.        

 

Maintenance: (Jim McCann and Ron Clinger) none

 

Religious Formation: (Ed Singer) 1st communion will be celebrated this Sunday for Courtney Cox, Maggie Rettig, Gabe Watson and Evan Willitzer. Vacation Bible School will begin on June 14th and conclude June 18th. There will be a year end catechist dinner on May 12th. Breakfast will be served after mass on May 2nd. We will honor our bacculaureate's at mass on May 30th.

 

Liturgy and Worship: (Barb Krugh) The 55+ club will meet on Tuesday April 27th, 2010. We will celebrate May Friendship Day May 7th at St. John's United Church Of Christ. More info available in the bulletin. The "Holy Hour for Vocations" will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church on April 27th from 6:30-7:30 PM.

 

Community Service: Chris Newton and Jill Olashuk) There will not be a 2nd collection during the month of May.

 

Building Community: (Elise Kretz) The Holy Thursday Agape celebration was a big success. Currently there is not a meeting set for the "Jesus Alive Today" team. If anyone is interested in volunteering to be a greeter at church or a visitor for the "sick & shut-ins", please contact Tammy Rettig.      

 

Pastoral planning: All parishioners are advised to visit the web sites that were listed in the bulletin concerning Pope Benedict XVI concerning the sex abuse scandal.

 

Old Business: Parishioners are asked to consider a self-nomination for a position on parish council.

 

New Business: A firm date has been arraigned for a new parish photo directory, August 25 through the 28th. More info in the near future.    

 

Pastor's Remarks: God's Blessings to all!      

 

Fr. Bob offered the closing prayer.

 

Next meeting: May 18th, 2010 in the church basement @ 7:30 PM

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Dan Weber

 

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St. Michael's Parish Council Minutes

 

March 16th, 2010

 

Present were Fr. Bob, Barb Krugh, Gina Frank, Dan Weber, Joe Stykemain, Ed Singer, Ron Clinger, Jim McCann and Elise Kretz.

 

Gina Frank called the meeting to order and Joe Stykemain offered the opening prayer.

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 

Finance: Fr. Bob reported for the month of February an income of $11,195.35 and expenses of $ 37,293.50 for a net (loss) of $ 26,098.15. Included in the monthly expenses was the 2nd of two payments for the renovation of the priest house kitchen in the amount of $16,365.00. This brings the total amount spent on the kitchen renovation to $ 34,775.86.

 

Maintenance: (Jim McCann and Ron Clinger) Due to the age, deterioration, maintenance upkeep and cost of heating of our current school, the consideration of replacement has been discussed at our council meeting. This is a topic that requires the input of all of our parishioners. The current school holds many memories for a lot of us yet we must continue to look at what will best fit the needs of our parish for the future. We want to take this opportunity to remind our parishioners that the council meetings are an "open" affair and all are welcome. You need not be a member of council to attend and or express your opinions. In other matters, our elevator has recently "passed" inspection. The cables which operate the elevator are due for replacement this September. This is a standard replacement, every five years. More to follow in the upcoming council minutes.

 

Religious Formation: (Ed Singer) The PRE family bowling party was a big success! The turnout for the parish retreat with Fr. Raymond Fisher went over well. Our parish youth group's retreat at the Cherry Street Mission was well attended and very successful! The "Teens Encounter Christ" event is coming up soon and before you know it, vacation bible school.

 

Liturgy and Worship: (Barb Krugh) On March 21st we will have our children's liturgy with our 4th graders. On Holy Thursday we will celebrate with mass at 8:00 PM and adoration from 9:00 till 11:00 PM. There will be Reconciliation Wednesday March 31st at 4, 6 and 7 PM. On March 23rd at 6:30 PM we will be coating eggs and on the 24th, also at 6:30 PM, we will decorate and package them in the church basement Any and all help is welcomed!

 

Community Service: (Chris Newton and Jill Olashuk) The 2nd collection for the month of April has been designated to the "Dash-A-thon".

 

Building Community: (Elise Kretz) We will celebrate AGAPE in the church basement after Holy Thursday services. Please bring your favorite wine and bread, if you prefer, or simply join in. All are welcome!

 

Pastoral Planning: There will be a "Foundation Day Mass" on April 15th at the Rosary cathedral. There are a limited number of tickets available to those who are interested in attending. Please see Fr. Bob soon.

 

Old Business: There is currently no further update on the consideration of new music issues.

 

New Business: Parish council and Cemetery nominations are proceeding.

 

Pastor's Remarks: The Annual Catholic Appeal training meeting was held on March 9th in Wauseon. This year's goal is set at $7629.00 for our parish.

 

Fr. Bob offered the closing prayer.

 

Next Meeting: April 20th, 2010 in the church basement @ 7:30 PM.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Dan Weber

 

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St. Michael's Parish Council Minutes

 

February 23rd, 2010

 

Gina Frank called the meeting to order and offered the opening prayer.

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and corrected as noted.

 

Finance: Fr. Bob reported for the month of January an income of $22679.42 and expenses in the amount of $14774.17 with a net (income) of $7905.25.

Maintenance: (Jim McCann and Ron Clinger)  The school furnace was discussed being put on a low temperature alarm system to prevent the freezing of water pipes.

 

Religious Formation: (Ed Singer) On February 28* the P.R.E. will celebrate with a bowling party. The "Souper Bowl Sunday" was a big success. A "Catholic Schools" DVD will be shown after masses on the weekend of February 27th and 28th.

 

Liturgy and Worship: (Barb Krugh) There will be Stations of the Cross on Wednesdays during lent @ 7:00 PM with mass @ 7:30 PM. The 55+ club will meet on Tuesday, March 23rd here at St. Mikes. There will be a Parish Retreat on March 7th with Fr. Raymond Fisher along with a fund raiser dinner for a "well" in South Africa, sponsored by our youth group. The "World Day of Prayer" will be celebrated at St. Mary's Defiance on March 3rd @ l:30pm.

 

Community Service: (Chris Newton and Jill Olashuk) The addition of new songbooks was discussed to add a variety of music for our congregation to sing. The 2nd collection for the month of March has been designated to the family of Tiana Bishop.

 

Building Community: The adult appreciation dinner was once again a big success! Remember to spread the news next year!! On "Holy Thursday", April 1st after church service we will we will celebrate "Agape" with our favorite wines and bread.

 

Pastoral Planning: None

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business: There will be a "Campaign & Pledge Processing & Training" meeting at St. Casper's church in Wauseon on March 9th from 1-2 PM.

Pastors remarks: Stop in and see our new kitchen at the priest house, its beautiful!

 

Fr. Bob offered the closing prayer.

 

Next Meeting: March 16, 2010 in the church basement @ 7:30PM

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Dan Weber

 

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St. Michael's Parish Council Minutes

 

January 19th, 2010

 

Gina Frank called the meeting to order and Jill Olashuk offered the opening prayer.

 

Present were: Fr. Bob, Gina Frank, Dan Weber, Joe Stykemain, Jill Olashuk, Ed Singer, Chris Newton and Elise Kretz.

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 

Finance: Fr. Bob reported for the month of November an income of $14940.61 with expenses of S12846.66 for a net gain of $2093.95. Fr. Also reported for the month of December an income of $30055.66 with expenses of $39628.27 for a net (loss) of $9572.61. Included in the month of December expenses was the first of two payments towards the remodeling of the priest house kitchen in the amount of $18410.86. The 2nd collection taken up for the disaster relief for Haiti has thus far amounted to $1656.00.

 

Maintenance: (Jim McCann / Ron Clinger) Richland Roofing repaired the leak in the roof of the north entrance to the church and the garage wall area. The boilers have all been inspected and approved by Jerry Wiemken.

 

Religious Formation: (Ed Singer) The Catechist Christmas party was held January 6th which included a teachers meeting where discussed was the organizing of service projects for "corporal works of mercy" to be performed by the catechist. Our "Soup-r-bowl" weekend will once again be held and lead by the 6th grade class to collect nonperishable food items to be donated to the St. Mary food pantry. More details will be available in the bulletin. A total of 42 youths from St. Mike's and surrounding parishes recently enjoyed a trip to "Kalahari" water-park.

 

Liturgy and Worship: (Barb Krugh) Lent begins on Wednesday February 17th. There will be mass and stations of the cross on Wednesdays @ St. Michael's at 7:00pm and on alternating Thursdays at both St. Isadores at 7:00pm. There will be an 8:00pm mass on Holy Thursday April 1st @ St. Michael's with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 9 till 11 PM. On April 2nd, Good Friday, @ 1:00PM there will be a liturgy of the word along with veneration of the cross and a communion service at St. Michaels. On Holy Saturday we will celebrate the Service of Light with mass at 8:00PM. On Sunday there will be mass @ 8:30AM at St. Michaels. Mass at St. Isadore Marysdale will be celebrated with Fr. Bob Holden at 7:00AM and also at 10:00AM with Fr, Bob Kill.

 

Community Service: (Chris Newton and Jill Olashuk) The 2nd collection for the month of February has been designated to once again go to the family of Tiana Bishop. Tiana has undergone, at last count, 44 consecutive weeks of chemotherapy. This collection will take place on the weekend of February 13th and 14th. St Michael's parish is designated to cook and serve dinner at the PATH center approximately three times per year. This is a very rewarding experience for families to serve their community. If your family would like to consider for this event, please contact Jill or Bobby Olashuk for more information.

 

Building Community: (Elise Kretz) The "Spirit of Jesus Alive" committee is working at contacting disconnected parishioners and inviting them back to church by inviting them to the parish appreciation dinner.

Pastoral Planning: None Old Business: None

 

New Business: The annual "Adult Appreciation Dinner" will be held on February 14th beginning at 5:00PM with hors d'oeuvres and a catered dinner at 6:00PM. All adult parishioners are encouraged to attend. Council members will meet in the church basement at 3:00PM to set-up tables and prepare for the event.

 

Pastor's Remarks: "Think Spring"!!

 

Elise Kretz offered the closing prayer.

 

Next Meeting: February 23rd, 2010 in the church basement at 7:30PM

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Dan Weber

 

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St. Michael's Parish Council Minutes

 

November 17th, 2009

 

Gina Frank called the meeting to order and offered the opening prayer.

 

Present were: Fr. Bob, Kent Beilharz, Barb Krugh, Dan Weber, Elise Kretz, Ed Singer, Ron Clinger, Chris Newton, Joe Stykemain, Gina Frank and Jim McCann.

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 

Finance: Kent reported for the month of October an income of $11674.80 and expenses of $16448.98 with a net loss of $4774.18. Included in the loss was the removal of the hump in the parking lot at a cost of $2698.00.

 

Maintenance: (Jim McCann / Ron Clinger) The renovation of the priest house kitchen will begin soon. Jerry Wiemken will perform the annual fall inspection of the boilers. A leak in the roof of the west entrance area of the church and the priest house garage wall will be addressed soon. The handicap availability and floor condition in the church restrooms is being studied further. "Groll Snow Removal" will once again perform the removal of snow in the parking lot areas. The usual sign-up sheet will once again be posted in the back of the church for parishioners to volunteer for the shoveling and salting of the church grounds sidewalks.

 

Religious Formation: (Ed Singer) The youth group will be filling stockings for the Path Center Children's Christmas Party and decorate ornaments for the memorial tree. Our annual Christmas pageant will be once again at 3:30 on Christmas Eve.

 

Liturgy and Worship: (Barb Krugh) The first Sunday of the Advent season will be November 29th. The 55+ club will meet December 15, 2009 at St. Michael's Ridge. Mass will be at 11:00 am with a catered dinner at noon.

 

Community Service: (Chris Newton) There will not be a second collection during the month of December due to a collection for the retired religious. Once again St Mike's will have their giving tree. If anyone knows of someone or family in our community that is in need, please submit their name and number in a sealed envelope into the collection basket, attn: Fr. Bob.

 

Building Community: (Elise Kretz) the "Spirit of Jesus Alive Today" committee has postponed meetings until after the holidays. Our annual “Adult Appreciation Dinner" has been scheduled for Sunday the 14th of February. The evening will begin at 5:00 PM with hors d'oeuvres and a catered dinner at 6:00 PM.

 

Pastoral Planning: None

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business: None

 

Pastors Remarks: "Let us all be thankful for the blessings that our God and Savior has given us"! Amen!!

 

Joe Stykemain offered the closing prayer.

 

Next Meeting: January 19th, 2010 in the church basement at 7:30pm. Note: Parish Council will not meet during the month of December.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

Dan Weber

 

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St. Michael's Parish Council Minutes

 

October 13th, 2009

 

Gina Frank called the meeting to order and Barb Krugh offered the opening prayer.

 

Present were: Fr. Bob, Barb Krugh, Gina Frank, Dan Weber, Jill Olashuk, Jim McCann, Chris Newton and Elise
Kretz.

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 

Finance: Kent Beilharz reported for the month of September an income of $12431.60 and expenses of $10038.05 for a net income of $2393.55.

 

Maintenance: (Jim McCann Ron / Ron Clinger) The hump in the parking lot has been repaired and resurfaced. The reason for the hump was a drainage issue. Things are progressing with the preparation of the renovation of the priest house kitchen and the project will begin in the near future. The diocese will be contacted about handicap codes for the parish buildings. The floor in the restroom area is under consideration for repair or replacement.

 

Religious formation: (Ed Singer) The High school students are working on the repair and or replacement and washing of the school storm windows. The confirmation class will be washing the tombstones in the cemetery.

 

Liturgy and Worship: (Barb Krugh) The 55+ club will be meeting on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at St. Michael's Ridge. Mass will be at 11:00 AM which will include the anointing of the sick. A catered dinner will follow at 12:00 noon. Our Children's Liturgy will be October 18th with the 3rd grade class.

 

Community Service: (Chris Newton) There will not be a second collection during the month of November.

 

Building community: (Elise Kretz) The Toledo Diocese will be celebrating its 100th anniversary. The Spirit of Jesus Alive Today is a program designed to bring people together to celebrate their faith and share their God given talents in our parish and our homes. Fr. Bob, Tammi Rettig, Julie Burkholder, Karen Newton and Elise Kretz will be holding a meeting on October 18th, 2009 in the Educational room in the church basement to discuss a variety of topics such as a grieving support group, church greeters, ushers and the bringing of displaced parishioners back to church. More to follow.

 

Pastoral Planning: None

 

Old Business: None        

New Business: None

Pastor's Remarks: All is going well!

Fr. Bob offered the closing prayer. I

Next Meeting: November 17th, 2009 in the church basement @ 7:30 PM

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Dan Weber

 

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St. Michael's Parish Council Minutes

 

September 16th, 2009

         

Gina Frank called the meeting to order and Jim McCann offered the opening prayer.

         

Present were: Fr. Bob, Kent Beilharz, Gina Frank, Dan Weber, Joe Stykmain, Ed Singer, Ron Clinger, Jim McCann and Chris Newton.    


The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

         

Finance: Kent reported for the month of July an income of $13267.35 and expenses of $13185.14 for a net gain of $82.21. He also reported for the month of August an income of $36633.14 and expenses of $25193.39 for a net gain of $11439.75. Overall the parish is doing fine financially.

         

Maintenance: (Jim McCann and Ron Clinger) The hump in the parking lot will be removed in the next two weeks. Strabel Paving will fill and seal the holes in the parking lot that were left from the festival tent stakes. The finance committee along with parish council has approved the renovation of the kitchen in the priest house. Kahle Builders for an approximate estimate of $28000.00 will perform the work. Details of the project are being worked out.

         

Religious Formation: (Ed Singer) CCD classes will begin next week. The teachers meeting went well and it is noted that Mary Kay did a fine job! The commissioning of the teachers will be conducted during mass on September 20th followed with a CCD family brunch at 11:00.

 

Liturgy and Worship: (Barb Krugh) The 55+ Club will meet on Tuesday, September 22nd at St Mike's with Mass at 11:00 a.m. and a catered dinner to follow. There will be a Diocesan Centenary Service on October 7th at 12:00 noon at the cathedral.

         

Community Service: (Chris Newton) The second collection for the month of October has been designated to the Hospital Auxiliary Fall Fair. Due to the collection taking place after the fair, council has decided to make a monetary donation of $1000.00 prior to the collection. Any funds collected in excess of the $1000.00 amount will then be forwarded to the Auxiliary. The second collection for Tiana Bishop has thus far netted $1425.00.

 

Building Community: (Elise Kretz) The St. Mike's campout will not be pursued due to time constraints.

  

Pastoral Planning: none  
Old Business: none

 

New Business: There will be a collection for the Diocesan Priest Retirement Fund on the weekend of November 5-6.

         

Pastor's Remarks: Fr. Bob will be on retreat beginning on the evening of October 18th and will return on October 22nd. Fr. Bob Holden will be covering the mass schedule during this time.

         

Ed Singer offered the closing prayer. 


Next Meeting: October 13, 2009 in the church basement @ 7:30 p.m.

         

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Dan Weber 

 

 

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St. Michael's Parish Council Minutes

 

July 21st, 2009

 

Jeff Slattmann called the meeting to order and Rhonda Fabiano offered the opening prayer.

 

Present were: Fr. Bob, Kent Beilharz, Jeff Slatmann, Gina Frank, Dan Weber, Rhonda Fabiano, Jody Young, Chris Newton, Elise Kretz, Joe Stykemain, Barb Krugh, Ed Singer, and Jill Olashuk.

 

The minutes from the previous meeting were read and approved.

 

Finance: Kent reported a fiscal yearly and a monthly report. The monthly report showed an income of $17843.63 and an expense of $12469.05 with a net (gain) of $5374.58. Our fiscal year result showed a (loss) of $12454.71.

 

Maintenance (Jim McCann and Ron Clinger) The hump in the parking lot will not be repaired until after the festival. The left over wood from the trees that were removed has been removed. The gutters on all of the buildings will need to be cleaned out soon.

 

Religious formation: (Ed Singer) There is not much going on at this time of year. The future of our school will be discussed in more detail in future council meetings.

 

Community Service: (Chris Newton and Jill Olashuk) There will not be a second collection during the month of August due to our parish festival. The second collection for the month of September has been designated to be for the family of Tiana Bishop. Tiana is a 4th grader at Tinora and has cancer.

 

Building community: (Elise Kretz) The Whitewater rafting trip went very well! Fun was had by all. Plans are being considered for a campout during the month of September, more to follow.

 

Pastoral Planning: No report at this time.

 

Old Business: Council will look more into the by-laws in future meetings.

 

New Business: The following will continue or have been nominated/approved to chair the following council positions. President:Gina Frank, Vice-president: Joe Stykemain, Secretary: Dan Weber, Maintenance: Jim McCann and Ron Clinger, Religious Formation: Ed Singer, Liturgy and WorshiprBarb Krugh, Community Service: Chris Newton and Jill Olashuk, Building Community: Elise Kretz.

 

Pastors Remarks: Some improvements are needed to the rectory. These will be addressed in the near future. A big "Thank - You" to the parish for making me feel welcomed!

 

Dan Weber offered the closing prayer.

 

Next Meeting: September 15th, 2009 in the church basement after 7pm mass.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Dan Weber

 

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St. Michael's Parish Council Minutes

 

June 16th, 2009

 

Jeff Slattman called the meeting to order and Gina Frank offered the opening prayer.

 

Present were: Fr. Dave, Jeff Slattman, Gina Frank, Dan Weber, Julie Burkholder, Jim McCann, Chris Newton and Elise Kretz.

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 

Finance: Fr. Dave reported an income of $17387.96 and expenses of $12170.84 with a net gain of $5217.12. Overall financially the church is doing fine.

 

Maintenance: (Jim McCann and Drew Westrick) The tree trimming has begun and will be finished soon. The hump in the parking lot will be removed before the festival.

 

Religious Formation: (Julie Burkholder) Vacation Bible School went very well this year. Thank-you to all of the helping hands! Fun was had by all who took part in our "Cedar Point Day".

 

Liturgy and Wopship: (Jody Young) The 55+ club will meet June 23rd at St. Mary's with mass at 11:00 and a catered dinner at noon. Cards and bingo to follow. Next month's meeting will be at St. John's.

 

Community Service: (Chris Newton) The 2nd collection for June, Relay for Life, has netted $474.44. Thanks! There will not be a 2nd collection for the month of July.

 

Building Community: (Elise Kretz and Rhonda Fabiano) Our parish cookout for the feast day of St. Michael the Archangel is tentatively scheduled for September 26th. More to follow.

 

Pastoral Planning: New members of parish council are: Barb Krugh, Joe Stykemain, Ed Singer, Ron Clinger and Jill Olashuk. Outgoing member are: Jeff Slattmann, Julie Burkholder, Rhonda Fabiano, Drew Westrick and Jody Young. Continuing members are: Gina Frank, Dan Weber, Jim McCann, Chris Newton and Elise Kretz. The outgoing and incoming members will all attend the next meeting.

 

Old Business: none

New Business: Council will review the by-laws in the upcoming meetings.

 

Pastor's Remarks: A big "Thank-You" to all past and present council members!

 

Elise Kretz offered the closing prayer.

 

Next meeting: July 21st, 2009 in the church basement after 7pm mass.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Dan Weber

 

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St. Michael's Parish Council Minutes

 

May 19th, 2009

 

Gina Frank called the meeting to order and Rhonda Fabiano offered the opening prayer.

 

Present were: Fr. Dave, Jeff Slattman, Gina Frank, Dan Weber, Julie Burkholder, Rhonda Fabiano, Jim McCann and Chris Newton.

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Finance: Fr Dave reported an income of $18,255.83 and expenses of $17,441.49 with a net income of $814.34. Overall financially the church is doing fine.

 

Maintenance: (Jim McCann and Drew Westrick) The hump in the parking lot is still being studied. Tree trimming will probably begin soon as the ground is drying. There is no update on a PA system at this time.

 

Religious Formation: (Julie Burkholder) CCD classes are done for the year. Vacation Bible School will be held June 8-12, (9am till noon). Donations of Bible School class items are needed, please see the Bulletin for a listing. The dinner for the Catechist was held on May 13th and went well.

 

Liturgy and Worship: (Jody Young) This Sunday we celebrate the feast of The Ascension of the Lord. Next weekend we will celebrate Pentecost, which will bring the Easter season to a close. Father's will be honored during mass on June 21st.

 

Community Service: (Chris Newton) The 2nd collection for May for the D.A.S.H. / Food Pantry has netted $684.00, wonderful!! The 2nd collection for the month of June has been designated for "Relay for Life". Council has decided to make a $ 150.00 donation to Casey McDonald.  (Buckeye Boys State)

 

Building Community: (Elise Kretz and Rhonda Fabiano) The 55+ club will meet on Tuesday, May 26th at St. Mike's with mass at 11 am and a catered dinner at 12 noon followed by cards and bingo. During the month of June our youth will be enjoying White Water Rafting. They will also be attending Cedar Point Day on June 11th.

 

Pastoral Planning: No report.

 

Old Business: Nominations for Parish Council are still needed!

 

New Business: There will be a Memorial Day mass at St. Mike's at 9:00 am followed by a service in the cemetery at 10:30 am. There will also be mass at the Bend at 9:30 and service at 10:00.

 

Pastor's Remarks: Things are going fine!

 

Julie Burkholder offered the closing prayer.

 

Next meeting: June 16th, 2009 in the church basement following 7 pm mass.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Dan Weber

 

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St Michael's Parish Council Minutes

 

April 21st, 2009

 

Jeff Slattman called the meeting to order and Chris Newton offered the opening prayer.

 

Present were: Fr. Dave, Jeff Slattman, Gina Frank, Dan Weber, Julie Burkholder, Jim McCann, Chris Newton and Elise Kretz.

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Finance: Fr. Dave reported an income of $15277.20 and expenses of $16887.37 with a net (loss) of $1610.17. Overall financially the church is doing fine.

 

Maintenance: (Jim McCann and Drew Westrick) Tree removal and trimming will begin when the ground dries out more. The parish is continuing consideration of a new P. A. system.

 

Religious Formation: (Julie Burkholder) The Jr. and Sr. High retreat went very well! The 1st Communion class retreat is scheduled for April 22nd. 1st Communion will be celebrated during 8:30 am mass on April 26th. Confirmation will be celebrated on Sunday May 3rd at 2:00 pm.

 

Liturgy and Worship: (Jody Young) We will remain in the Easter1 season until Pentecost Sunday, May 31st. Mother's Day will be celebrated on May 10th and Father's day will soon follow on June 21st.

 

Community Service: (Chris Newton) Council has designated the 2nd collection for the month of May to be divided between D.A.S.H. and The Food Pantry. Parishioners are encouraged to write letters of support to the candidates for Priesthood. Envelopes for each candidate are located in the back of the church.

 

Building Community: (Elise Kretz and Rhonda Fabiano) The 55+ club will meet on Tuesday, April 28th at St Michael's Ridge. Mass will be at 11am with a catered dinner at 12 noon followed with cards/bingo at 1pm. Church Women United will host "May Friendship Day" at St. Mike's on Friday, May 1st.

 

Pastoral Planning: No report

 

Old Business: The "hump" in the parking lot will be addressed in the near future.

 

New Business: Self-nominations for Parish Council and the Cemetery Committee will be on the weekend of May 9th and 10th. Elections for Parish Council and the Cemetery Committee will be on the weekend of May 16th and 17th.

 

Pastor's Remarks: All is going well!

 

Jim McCann offered the closing prayer.

 

Next Meeting: May 19th, 2009 in the church basement after 7pm mass.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Dan Weber

 

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St. Michael’s Parish Council Minutes

 

March 17th, 2009

 

Father Dave called the meeting to order,

Present were: Fr. Dave, Chris Newton, Jim McCann, Gina Fran, Rhonda Fabiano and Elise Kretz.

 

Chris Newton led the opening prayer. Vice President Gina Frank led the meeting.

 

The minutes from the previous meeting were read and approved.

 

Finance: Profit and Loss report reviewed.

 

Maintenance: (Jim McCann and Drew Westrick) There was nothing to report ant this time.  Thy will be looking into a new PA system.

 

Religious Formation: (Julie Burkholder) All 3 retreats went well. (CRHP, Confirmation and Jr. High)

 

Liturgy and Worship: (Jody Young) Fr. Dave went over the Holy Week schedule. 

          *Holy Thursday April 9th, Mass of the Lord’s Supper St. Isidore/ Marysdale 6:30 p.m. With Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 11:00 p.m.

          St. Michael Ridge 8:00 p.m. Followed by sharing of bread, grape juice and wine (that is if you bring the bread and wine) grape juice provided by the church. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Church until 11:00 pm.

*Good Friday April 10th

St. Michael Ridge – Way of the Cross (Stations) 1:00 p.m., Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of the Cross and Communion Service 1:30 p.m.

St. Isidore/Delaware Bend-Way of the cross (Station) 3 p.m.

St. Isidore/Marysdale-Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of the Cross and Communion Service 7:00 p.m.

*Holy Saturday April 11th

St. Isidore/Delaware Bend-Easter Vigil Liturgy (Service of Light, Liturgy of the Word, and Blessing of Holy Water with Renewal of Baptismal Promises-5:00 p.m.

St. Michael Ridge-Easter Vigil (service of Light, Liturgy of the Word, Blessing of Holy Water with renewal of Baptismal Promises-8:00 p.m.

**EASTER SUNDAY APRIL 12th**

The Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

St. Isidore/Marysdale-sunrise Mass – 7:00 a.m.

St. Michael Ridge-Easter Morning Mass-8:30 a.m.

St. Isidore/Marysdale-Easter Morning Mass-10:00 a.m.

 

Community Service: Chris Newton – No 2nd Collection in April.  April is the month for the Dioceses Appeal.

 

Building Community:  (Elise Kretz and Rhonda Fabiano) Junior and senior retreat is April 18th & 19th.   All of the retreats that were held this weekend were very successful.

 

Pastoral Planning – No report

Old Business – No report

New Business – No report

Pastor’s Remarks: Everything is going well.

 

Gina Frank offered the Closing Prayer.

 

Next Meeting: April 21st, 2009 in the church basement after 7 p.m. mass.

 

Respectfully

Elise M. Kretz

 

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St Michael's Parish Council Minutes

 

February 17,2009

 

Jeff Slattman called the meeting to order and Rhonda Fabiano offered the opening prayer.

 

Present were: Fr. Dave, Jeff Slattman, Gina Frank, Dan Weber, Julie Burkholder, Rhonda Fabiano, Jim McCann, Chris Newton and Elise Kretz.

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 

Finance: Fr. Dave reported an income of $12223.52 and expenses of $22288.07 with a net loss of $10064.55.

 

Maintenance: (Jim McCann and Drew Westrick) The tree trimming that was planned is tabled until the weather is more cooperative. A new P.A. system is being considered in the future due to the condition of the current one. A new statue of St. Michael is also being considered for our side alter. All input is welcomed.

 

Religious Formation: (Julie Burkholder) The "First Communion Inscription" was held during mass on the 15 . Our youth group went on their ski trip recently and all had a great time! The P.R.E. bowling party is scheduled for Sunday the 22nd at the Holiday Lanes from 1-3. A letter was received from the diocese concerning the "Diocesan Lay Ministry Formation Program". Basically, this is a three-year program that covers Scripture, Theology and Leadership and Law. The diocese would like to have three parishioners from our parish for consideration. More to follow.

 

Liturgy and Worship: (Jody Young) Lent begins with Ash Wednesday services scheduled as follows: St Isadore/Marysdale @ 6:30 am, St. Michael's Ridge @ 9:00 am, St. Isadore/Marysdale @ 5:30 PM and 7:00 PM and a communion service with distribution of ashes at St. Michael's Ridge @ 7:00 PM, During lent we will have "Stations of the Cross" every Wednesday @ 7:00 PM. Leaders are welcomed!!

 

Community Service: (Chris Newton) The 2nd collection for March has been designated for the parish H.E.L.P. fund.

 

Building Community: (Elise Kretz) The annual parish appreciation party was once again a great success! It was really nice to see all the new faces this year. There are "Lenten Scripture Groups" being formed and there are sign up sheets in the back of church. The men's Christ Renews His Parish retreat will be held on the weekend of March 14th and 15th. All adult men of the parish are welcomed.

 

Pastoral planning: none

 

Old business: none

 

New Business: Retreats are coming up in the near future; the Jr. High retreat, the Conformation retreat, the Christ Renews retreat, youth group activities, etc. There are many things happening in our parish and a close eye should be kept on the bulletins.

 

Pastor's Remarks: Things are going well. The parish will be looking for new money counters in the near future.

 

Dan Weber offered the closing prayer.

 

Next Meeting: March 17th, 2009 in the church basement after 7 p.m. mass.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Dan Weber

 

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St. Michael's Parish Council

 

Minutes January 20, 2009

 

Jeff Slattman called the meeting to order and Julie

Burkholder offered the opening prayer.

 

Present were: Fr. Dave, Jeff Slattman, Dan Weber, Julie

Burkholder, Jim McCann, Chris Newton and Elise Kretz.

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 

Finance: A report was not available at this time. There

will be a report in the near future in an upcoming Sunday

bulletin. This report will be a six-month report covering

July-December of 2008.

 

Maintenance: (Jim McCann and Drew Westrick) All of the

boilers have passed inspection and it has been recommended

by Jerry Wiemken that the temperature in the church be kept

at a constant 60 degrees for maximum efficiency. The water

in the church restrooms froze recently but with no damage.

The installation of space heaters is being considered for

these areas. It has been decided to continue the contract

with Lee Groll for snow removal. There will be no tree

removal at this time.

 

Religious Formation: (Julie Burkholder) No report at this

time.

 

Liturgy and Worship: (Jody Young) February 3rd is the feast

of St. Blaise and the "Blessing of Throats" will be done on

Sat/Sun,, the 7th & 8th of February. Lent begins on "Ash

Wednesday", February 25th.

 

Community Service: (Chris Newton) The 2nd collection for

February has been designated for "The Little Sisters of the

Poor" of Oregon, Ohio.

 

Building Community: (Elise Kretz and Rhonda Fabiano) Our

annual parish appreciation dinner is scheduled for Sunday,

February 8th with fellowship @ 5 p.m. and dinner @ 6p.m,

"Classic Catering" will cater dinner. We will be setting up

the basement area on Saturday the 7th @ 1p.m. All are

invited to help! The next meeting for C.R.H.P. is scheduled

for Sunday, February 1st @ 2p.m. in the church basement.

The retreat weekend is scheduled for March 14th and 15th.

All adult men of the parish are invited to attend.

 

Pastoral Planning: No report at this time.

 

Old Business: No report at this time.

 

New Business: All are encouraged to volunteer for snow

shoveling of the sidewalks during this winter season. Many

hands make little work!

 

Pastor's Remarks: Catherine Schlegel will be dearly missed by the parish.

 

Jim McCann offered the closing prayer.

 

Next Meeting: February 17th, 2009 in the church basement after 7 p.m. mass.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Dan Weber

 

 

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St. Michael’s Parish Council Minutes

 

November 18th, 2008

 

Jeff Slattman called the meeting to order and Dan Weber offered the opening prayer.

Present were: Fr. Dave, Jeff Slattman, Gina Frank, Dan Weber, Rhonda Fabiano, Jim McCann and Chris Newton.

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 

Finance: Fr. Dave reported an income of $83,411.36 and expenses of $95,119.69 with a net loss of $11,708.38. Among the misc. expenses were $1000 for the  sanctuary lamp, $5,000.00 payment towards the repainting of the stations, $2,700.00 for landscaping, $4,000.00 for the repair of the elevator (this is a corrected amount from October's council minutes), and a high fuel oil bill for the school in the amount of $3,000.00.

 

Maintenance: (Jim McCann and Drew Westrick) All of the "boilers" have or are in the process of being inspected. Doug McBride and Bill Kruger are preparing to fill the tent holes in the parking lot. The "hump” will be addressed at a later date. We are still looking into whom we will contract for snow removal this winter season. Our sign-up sheet will soon be made available in the back of the church for the clearing of the steps and sidewalks. There are two trees on the edge of the cemetery that will need to be removed soon.

 

Religious Formation: (Julie Burkholder) Our Christmas pageant is once again scheduled for Christmas Eve @ 3:30 PM with mass to follow @ 4:00 PM. We are all invited to help with the decorating of our church for the celebration of "Christmas" December 21st, following the 8:30 AM mass! The confirmation teams are going well and the religious education is doing fine.

 

Liturgy and Worship: (Jody Young) This Sunday is the last Sunday of ordinary time for our liturgical year as we celebrate "Christ The King". The feast of the Immaculate Conception" is a holy day of obligation and will be celebrated on Sunday December 7th /4:30 PM @ St. Isidore /The Bend, Monday December 8th /9:00 AM and 5:30 PM @ St Isidore / Marysdale, and Monday December 8th 7:00 PM @ St. Michael's Ridge.

Christmas Day mass will be celebrated: 9:00 AM @ St Isidore / Marysdale, 4:00 PM@ St Michael's, 4:30 PM @ St. Isidore / Marysdale (Fr. Bob Holden), 9:00 PM @ St. Isidore / The Bend and 11:00 PM @ St. Michael's Ridge.

The 55+ club will meet Tuesday December 16th, 2008 @ St. Michael's Ridge / 10:45 AM. There are no meetings planned for the months of Jan. / Feb. 2009.

 

Community Service; (Chris Newton) There will not be a 2nd collection during the month of December due to the Catholic Campaign For Human Development.

 

Building Community: (Elise Kretz and Rhonda Fabiano); The “Christ Renews His Parish” team's next meeting will be January, 4th, 2009 in the church basement. The annual parish appreciation dinner is scheduled for February 8th, 2009. More information to follow.

 

Pastoral Planning: none.

 

Old Business: The reception for Ann Ryan went very well. Ann, we thank you very dearly! The "Evangelical Outreach” is still in progress; The diocese will be celebrating their centennial in 2010. The diocese will be preparing a "history of the diocese" book and each parish will have one page dedicated to the history of their individual parish. The projected cost of the copy is $30.00. More to follow.

 

New Business: none.

 

Pastor's Remarks: Everything is going quite well! There will not be a parish council meeting during the month of December due to the holidays.

 

Chris Newton offered the closing prayer.

 

Next meeting: January 20th, 2009 in the church basement following 7 PM mass.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Dan Weber

 

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St. Michael's Parish Council Minutes

 

October 21st, 2008

 

Jeff Slattman called the meeting to order and Gina Frank offered the opening prayer.

 

Present were: Fr. Dave, Jeff Slattman, Gina Frank, Dan Weber, Julie Burkholder, Rhonda Fabiano, Jim McCann, Chris Newton and Elise Kretz.

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read, amended and approved.

 

Finance: Fr. Dave reported an income of $11,126.83 and expenses of $14,945.48 with a net loss of $ 3,818.65. Among the misc. expenses were $3,000.00 for repair to the elevator and $ 932.00 for a new computer.

 

Maintenance: (Jim McCann and Drew Westrick) The elevator has been repaired and passed official inspection. Items being considered for repair are the filling of the tent holes in the parking lot and the removal of the "hump". An estimate of $ 1,500.00 to fill the holes and $3,649.00 to remove the "hump" for a total of $5,149.00 is being considered from Strabel Paving. Tree trimming is still under study and the repainting of the "Stations" are progressing.

 

Religious Formation: (Julie Burkholder) The confirmation class will meet with their sponsors during the month of November. The youth group enjoyed their trip to the "Haunted Cora Maze" on October 19th.

 

Liturgy and Worship: ( Jody Young) The 55+ club will meet on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 @ St Michael's Ridge. The feast of all saints is not a holy day of obligation this year due to it falling on a Saturday. Mass will be Friday, October 31st @ 6:30 p.m.

 

Community Service: (Chris Newton) There will not be a 2nd  collection during the month of November due to the "Propagation of the Faith". We received Thank-You letters recently from the Furniture Bank, Ho spice-The Caring Way, The Alzheimer's Society, The Food Pantry and Community Pregnancy Center of Northwest Ohio for recent donations made on behalf of St. Mike's.. The 2nd collection for October for the St. Vincent De Paul Society thus far has totaled $772.00. John-Manville matched donations for the Memory walk with contributions still pending.

 

Building Community: ( Elise Kretz and Rhonda Fabiano) The "Church Women United" will meet for " World community Day" on Friday November 7, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. @ St. Mary's Catholic Church / Defiance. The men's "Christ Renews His Parish" team will meet at 6 p.m. in the church basement on November 16th.

 

Pastoral Planning: none

 

Old Business: Fr. Dave and Tammy Rettig attended the Evangelical Reach Out informational program @ St Mary Catholic Church on October 11th. This is a work in progress and there will be more to follow at a later date.

 

New Business: We will have to rethink how to decorate around the alter area during ' the Christmas season due to the recent renovations to the Church as far as the Nativity scene, etc., are concerned.

 

Pastor's Remarks: Things are going well overall, confirmation team is doing fine and the "Christ Renews His Parish" retreat weekend is scheduled for March 15th, 2009.

 

EliseKretz offered the closing prayer.

 

Next meeting: November 18th, 2008 in the church basement following 7pm mass.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Dan Weber