Pastoral Council April Meeting Summary

The St. Francis Parish Council meeting was held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Opening prayer and formation occurred with the formation focused on completion of the synod questionnaire. All parishioners are asked to complete this survey by Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at in order to provide the future direction for our diocese. Topics discussed at the meeting included: scheduling a prayer service and/or Mass for our parishioners experiencing serious illness and diseases; and Carol Seifert’s fundraiser and necessary preparation for the event. A healing Mass has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. to pray for those who are ill. Carol Seifert’s fundraising event will be held Sunday, May 28, 2017 with doors opening at 5:00 p.m. and a cost of $40 per person. Father Don reported that Aaron Kuhn, a parishioner, will be ordained a deacon on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the cathedral in Springfield. Father also stated that two meetings will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. for readers, ushers, and greeters. Individuals are asked to attend one of the two scheduled times. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, May 16, 2017.