Pastoral Council

The Pastoral Council meets monthly, and is thought of as a visioning body for the church. You must be a registered member of the parish and confirmed to be a voting member of the pastoral council. Elections are held yearly and terms are three years.


Voting Committee Members 2015 - 2016

  • Matt Otting (Chairperson)
  • Lisa Irwin
  • Jane Miller
  • Jim Till
  • Jen Bahl
  • Bernie Nie


Committee Goals 2015 - 2016

  • By June 30,2019, Sacred Heart Parish will serve God and God's people by integrating stewardship into parish life, by inspiring a community of intentional disciples, and by enriching spiritual growth through Liturgy and faith education.


Meeting Minutes:

August 2014 Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes

September 2014 Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes

November 2014 Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes

January 2015 Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes

February 2015 Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes

April 2015 Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes

May 2015 Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes

August 2015 Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes

Sept 2015 Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes

February 2016 Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes

April 2016 Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes

May 2016 Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes

June 2016 Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes

August 2016 Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes

September 2016 Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes

October 2016 Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes 

November 2017 Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes 

January 2017 Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes 

April 2017 Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes

May 2017 Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes

June 2017 Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes

August 2017 Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes 

September 2017 Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes 

Faith Formation Commission

 

       The Faith Formation Commission is a committee that meet once a month to plan and implement Faith formation for all of our parish members from birth to death.  Faith Formation includes the following six areas:


    1. Promotion of Knowledge of the Faith.
    2. Liturgical Education.Moral Formation.
    3. Moral Formation.
    4. Teaching to Pray.
    5. Education for Community Life.
    6. Missionary Initiation.


      We receive monthly communications from the Archdiocese which help inform and guide our programs directions. We provide support and guidance for the following: Faith Formation Classes on Wednesday evenings. High School Faith Formation Core classes on Sunday evenings.  RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation on Monday evenings.  Ongoing Baptism and confirmation preparation classes.  Ongoing Adult formation which in the past included Small Faith Sharing groups such as: Dynamic Catholic Study groups, Catechism of the Catholic Church, Marriage Initiative, Bible Study and many others.

We provide the Living Faith Booklets, the Advent and Lent Calendars and the Little Blue Advent Books and the Little Black Lent Books.


       The Faith Formation Commission is responsible for establishing the Youth Ministry program and our youth minister, Kayleigh.  We help support and encourage our youth on their journeys to the National Conference, mission trips, youth rally and other events.  We continue to encourage their involvement with our parish.


       If you are interested in learning more about any of these ministries of the Faith Formation Commission, please contact one of the members, the parish office or feel free to attend one of our meetings which are held the second Thursday of each month (except July) at 6:30 PM in the Assembly Room.


Voting Committee Members 2015 - 2016

  • Susan Croatt (Chairperson)
  • Richard Gerardy (absent)
  • Bruce Bassler
  • Rosie Schwager
  • Bernie Paul
  • Lois Kilburg


Committee Goals 2015 - 2016

-  To  enrich our parishioners’ faith life through various activities.

-  Promote family participation in the faith formation of their children.


Meeting Minutes:

August 2014 Faith Formation Commission Meeting Minutes

May 2014 Faith Formation Commission Meeting Minutes

April 2015 Faith Formation Commission Meeting Minutes

August 2015 Faith Formation Commission Meeting Minutes

October 2015 Faith Formation Commission Meeting Minutes

September 2016 Faith Formation Commission Meeting Minutes

October 2016 Faith Formation Commission Meeting Minutes

March 2017 Faith Formation Commission Meeting Minutes

June 2017 Faith Formation Commission Meeting Minutes

August 2017 Faith Formation Commission Meeting Minutes

September 2017 Faith Formation Commission Meeting Minutes

October 2017 Faith Formation Commission Meeting Minutes

November 2017 Faith Formation Commission Meeting Minutes

Stewardship Committee

 

Members of this committee strive to develop stewardship awareness in the parish. We encourage parish members to share their gifts by participation in the Time, Talent, and Treasury ministries. God expects all his followers to supply the material needs of those who devote themselves to ministering the spiritual needs of the community.


Voting Committee Members 2014 - 2015

  • Mary Ann Kunde
  • Steve Thorson
  • Susan Croatt
  • Mary Stephany
  • Colleen Kilburg
  • Matt Otting


Committee Goals 2014 - 2015

  • To promote Script and letting people know they can adopt a student through Script.
  • To promote the "Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic" book.


Meeting Minutes:

August 2014 Stewardship Meeting Minutes

October 2014 Stewardship Meeting Minutes

October 2016 Stewardship Meeting Minutes

January 2017 Stewardship Meeting Minutes

February 2017 Stewardship Meeting Minutes

March 2017 Stewardship Meeting Minutes

May 2017 Stewardship Meeting Minutes

October 2017 Stewardship Meeting Minutes

November 2017 Stewardship Meeting Minutes



Board of Education

 

Members of the parish family have the opportunity to serve our school through representation on the Board of Education. Elected terms are three years.  Please contact the school principal or a current board member. School board members must meet Archdiocesan qualifications to serve.



Voting Committee Members 2015 - 2016

  • Maggie Traverse
  • Lynn Bopes
  • Brad Gehl
  • Scott Hansen (absent)
  • Mathew Warthan
  • Heather Starr


Committee Goals 2015 - 2016

  • In close cooperation with the Sacred Heart Faith Formation Commission we will continue to foster and promote a genuine Catholic environment, ensuring every Sacred Heart student has an opportunity to grow in the faith, knowledge, and love of God.
  • By January 2016, we will increase the participation of Catholic parents in the life of the Sacred Heart Parish, both financially and spiritually, using the Sacred Heart Mission Statement as the guiding principle.
  • By May 2015, we will develop a five-year strategic plan in conjunction with the parish that will secure financial responsibility and the longevity of Sacred Heart School.


Meeting Minutes:

December 2014 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

January 2015 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

September 2015 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

October 2015 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

November 2015 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

January 2016 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

February 2016 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

March 2016 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

September 2016 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

October 2016 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

January 2017 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

August 2017 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

September 2017 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

Finance Committee
 

The Finance Committee meets on a monthly basis along with Father Don, our Principle Mrs. Jenny Litterer and Deacon Greg.  Our office manager, Kelli Bendixon, attends all of our meetings putting together our agenda, and keeps the meeting  minutes. Members of this council are appointed and knowledgeable in financial matters. Our role as a committee is to provide assistance in managing the annual parish budget.

 



Voting Committee Members 2015 - 2016

  • Steve Thorson (Chairperson)
  • Tom Schueller
  • Paul Gerlach (absent)
  • Karen Breitbach
  • Mary Stephany
  • Ray LaBlanc


Committee Goals 2015 - 2016

  • To increase tithing by 2% by June 2016
  • To raise $100,000 by June 2016 for endowments/improvement needs


Meeting Minutes:

July 2014 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

September 2014 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

October 2014 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

December 2014 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

January 2015 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

February 2015 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

March 2015 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

April 2015 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

May 2015 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

June 2015 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

September 2015 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

October 2015 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

November 2015 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

December 2015 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

February 2016 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

March 2016 Finance Council Meeting Minutes
April 2016 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

May 2016 Finance Council Meeting Minutes
July 2016 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

August 2016 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

Sept 2016 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

Oct 2016 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

November 2016 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

January 2017 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

February 2017 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

March 2017 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

May 2017 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

June 2017 Finance Council Meeting Minutes 

September 2017 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

November 2017 Finance Council Meeting Minutes

Social Justice Committee

 

It is the purpose of this committee to promote and coordinate programs that will guarantee justice and charity in full measure to all God’s children in the world-wide community. This committee has the responsibility for enabling members of Sacred Heart Parish to respond to the social problems of today, giving special care to the poor, the lonely, the aged, the oppressed and minority groups.



Voting Committee Members 2014 - 2015

  • Karen Intiekofer (Chairperson)
  • Sister Helen
  • Nancy Kilburg
  • Mary Jo Weis
  • Marilyn Willey
  • Abby Gehl
  • Sandra Gerlach
  • Mary Ambrosy



Committee Goals 2014 - 2015

  • Continue to care for the least among us - which we do with Community Cupboard, Hati and Crop Walk collections and bell ringing.
  • Invite the parish to awareness of the Catholic teaching on Social Justice by encouraging stewardship.



Meeting Minutes:

October 2014 Social Justice Meeting Minutes

November 2014 Social Justice Meeting Minutes

January 2015 Social Justice Meeting Minutes

March 2015 Social Justice Meeting Minutes

April 2015 Social Justice Meeting Minutes

October 2015 Social Justice Meeting Minutes

February 2016 Social Justice Meeting Minutes

March 2016 Social Justice Meeting Minutes
May 2016 Social Justice Meeting Minutes

October 2016 Social Justice Meeting Minutes

January 2017 Social Justice Meeting Minutes

April 2017 Social Justice Meeting Minutes

September 2017 Social Justice Meeting Minutes

October 2017 Social Justice Meeting Minutes

November 2017 Social Justice Meeting Minutes

 

Parish Life Committee

 

The purpose is to offer welcome to new parishioners and foster a sense of belonging for all parishioners by providing activities which build and strengthen community within the parish and in its outreach efforts. It assists in the care of the parish community.


Bereavement Committee

This group provides sympathy cards and a family visit for each family who has lost a loved one. Carson’s Funeral Home provides a grief support group twice a year. Cards are also sent on the first Christmas and first anniversary of the loved ones passing. This group generally does not meet unless needed.



Voting Committee Members 2014 - 2015

  • Jane Miller
  • Mary Banowetz
  • Sue Eaganhouse
  • Renee Gerardy
  • Jane Starr
  • Joyce Even
  • Bidget Costello
  • Phylmeder
  • Karen Steffen



Committee Goals 2014 - 2015

  • By January 2016, ten young adults/young adoult families will register as members of Sacred Heart Parish. For the purpose of this goal, young adults are those age 18 - 35.
  • Parish Life Committee will organize two main events in 2015 with the intention of the events helping to build community among members of Sacred Heart Parish.



Meeting Minutes:

August 2014 Parish Life Meeting Minutes

October 2014 Parish Life Meeting Minutes

January 2015 Parish Life Meeting Minutes

February 2015 Parish Life Meeting Minutes

March 2015 Parish Life Meeting Minutes

April 2015 Parish Life Meeting Minutes

May 2015 Parish Life Meeting Minutes

August 2015 Parish Life Meeting Minutes

January 2016 Parish Life Meeting Minutes

February 2016 Parish Life Meeting Minutes

March 2016 Parish Life Meeting Minutes

June 2016 Parish Life Meeting Minutes

Aug 2016 Parish Life Meeting Minutes

Sept 2016 Parish Life Meeting Minutes

January 2017 Parish Life Meeting Minutes

May 2017 Parish Life Meeting Minutes

Liturgy Committee - Environment

 

The purpose of our committee is to assist the pastor, or sacramental priest, and the pastoral administrator in facilitating the liturgical prayer of the community. We hop to build the faith of our community through an understanding of our church’s rituals and traditions and giving direction to our parish worship.


Environment

This committee coordinates the atmosphere of the church for each liturgical season, which includes decorating the church and entrances. If interested, please call the office.



Voting Committee Members 2014 - 2015

  • Teresa Nickeson
  • Karen Davison
  • Susan Croat
  • Sherri Krogman
  • Colleen Schwenker
  • Mary Lou Althoff
  • Dennis Tebbe



Committee Goals 2015 - 2016

  • We will strive to be a more welcoming parish by educating our ushers to greet parish members, and by utilizing school and faith formation families as greeters.
  • We will strive to be  more faith filled parish by including the new stewardship prayer to be said before each weekend Mass and by having Father give a brief explanation of Catholic rituals as they occur throughout the liturgical year.a
  • We will strive to create a more nurturing and inclusive environment by personally inviting members of the Andrew and LaMotte communities, and find more ways to include the students of Sacred Heart school, of the faith formation classes, the middle school and high school in our weekend Liturgies.



Meeting Minutes:

September 2014 Liturgy Meeting Minutes

October 2014 Liturgy Meeting Minutes

November 2014 Liturgy Meeting Minutes

February 2015 Liturgy Meeting Minutes

June 2015 Liturgy Meeting Minutes

Sept 2015 Liturgy Meeting Minutes

          November 2015 Liturgy Meeting Minutes        Works of Mercy        Works of Mercy - 2

          January 2016 Liturgy Meeting Minutes

          February 2016 Liturgy Meeting Minutes

          April 2016 Liturgy Meeting Minutes

          August 2016 Liturgy Meeting Minutes

          November 2016 Liturgy Meeting Minutes

          February 2017 Liturgy Meeting Minutes

          March 2017 Liturgy Meeting Minutes

          September 2017 Liturgy Meeting Minutes

          October 2017 Liturgy Meeting Minutes