Need a great opportunity for a family Christmas project or for youth to earn silver cord hours? Santa needs some elves to help to set up and/or tear down for the Christmas Eve Mass at the auditorium. Set up will begin at 1:00 pm on Dec. 23 and tear down will begin at 1:00 pm on
The November Leadership Meeting was held on November 10th with a different format going into the future. We combined our Leadership Night with SS John/Paul and held at Notre Dame. Going into the future we will be holding combined Leadership Nights and the following events are going on within SS Mary/Patrick Parish. This is a communication to you our parishioners to keep you informed.
FORMATION COMMISSION: We are awaiting feedback from Fr. Marty regarding the "2 minute talk" prior to Masses. More emphasis at this time is being focused on starting a "Children's Liturgy", especially during the 10:30AM Mass. At this time the focus is on where to conduct.
WORSHIP COMMISSION: There is discussion of having refresher training for Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors. We need additional altar servers for the 5:00 Mass, whereas servers for the 10:30 Mass are plentiful. Envelopes for Christmas flowers will be placed in the pews for 4 weeks before ordering. Setup for Christmas Mass will be after the 10:30 Mass on December 18th. Poinsettias will be placed on Friday, December 23rd.
ADMINISTRATION COMMISSION: Carpet, paint, tile is in the process of being ordered for the new church addition. The front stained glass window is scheduled to be reinserted on December 11th. The whole project is on schedule to be completed by Christmas (please pray for that). The new time capsule to be placed is also being discussed.
OUTREACH COMMISSION: Cards have been prepared and will be sent for the shut-ins prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. Please mark your calendars for December 4th after the 10:30 Mass to assist Sister Kathy with fruit basket preparation and deliveries to our shut-ins. Hand decorated Christmas tree bulbs will be given to our new parishioners.
COMMUNITY COMMISSION: This commission is in great need of a volunteer couple to take over the Fall Festival for 2017. More information (responsibilities, tasks, etc.) will be forth coming. Follow up discussion was held regarding the 100th anniversary Mass, which was deemed a huge success.
PASTORAL COUNCIL: The following are your Pastoral Council representatives representing you: Fr. Marty Goetz-Pastor, Fr. Bill Roush-Parochial Vicar, Dave Ehret-Co-Chairperson, Carol Kuntz-Co-Chairperson, Gisela Wilson, Kathy Osinski, Maureen Rowland, Tom Chicken, Len Osinski, Kent Wilson-Parish Assessment Coordinator, Karen Wilson, MaryRae Schnedler, Deacon Bob Glaser.
Please attend one of our meetings which are held the first Thursday of each month in the Parish Center if you have ideas or concerns regarding our Parish. BE ACTIVE!!!
Parish Assessment Coordinator
New classes will start in February for anyone wishing to become Catholic. Please contact Heather Tieman at 319-752-8771.