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 www.dio.org/synod 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.