Contact Information

Position Chairperson
Name Dennis Theis
Email djt@kans.com
Phone 285.1650
Position Vice-Chairperson
Name Phillip Hammeke
Position Secretary
Name Berny Unruh
Members        
  Amy Froetschner
  John Kelty
 

Jeff Murphy

 

Stephen Schartz

  Sr. Rebecca Otter

 

Meeting
Date
3rd Thursday
Meeting
Time
6:30 pm
Meeting Location Parish Office
 

Pastoral Council

The Pastoral council, as a Consultative body, is to aid the Pastor in the Services, ministries, and spiritualities of parish life and to aid the Pastor in areas of the Pastor"s responsibilites as Shepherd. (1) Pastoral planning and goal setting. (2) Developing and implementing pastoral programs. (3) Improving pastoral services (4) Evaluating pastoral effectiveness of existing programs and servies.

 

Pastoral Council March 2017 Minutes

Sacred Heart Pastoral Council minutes

Conference Room

February 16, 2017

Members Present:  Jeff Murphy, Dennis Theis, Stephan Schartz, John Kelty, Philip Hammeke, Berny Unruh, Sister Rebecca, Father Warren.

Unable to attend: Amy Froetschner

Dennis called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm. The members recited the Pastoral Council prayer. The agenda and minutes were approved.

Old Business 

Dennis asked if there have been any comments shared about the Church being locked. Discussion was held. No further damage has taken place. The Church finance commission has also discussed the situation.

Father Warren reviewed information about the Vibrant Ministries Campaign. Father and Pam will be attending an update on the Campaign at St. Pat’s in Great Bend. Father will share a date for a future meeting here at Sacred Heart for the Council and some of the other commissions to attend. 

New Business:  

Father shared updates on the CRE Job Position.

Dennis reported that it is the goal of the Council to have the ballot ready in May and the election will take place in June. New members will begin their duties in July.

Dennis moved and it was seconded by Philip that item “F” under Finance and Property Commission should read “Members of this commission are appointed by the Pastor”. Motion passed with 5 votes and one member did not vote.

Dennis asked that everyone think ahead to the Commission Elections. The Council and Commissions members and their term limits were reviewed and those with expiring terms will be contacted. Philip will contact those whose terms are expiring but are eligible for another term. Philip will also check with Pam for names on the stewardship forms that were sent in. The names of the interested members will be brought to the next meeting and Council members are also asked to bring new member ideas to the April meeting.

The meeting concluded with members praying “Glory be to the Father”.

Next meeting will be April 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm in the Parish Center Conference Room.

Berny Unruh, secretary                                              Dennis Theis, Chairman

 

Pastoral Council February 2017 Minutes

Sacred Heart Pastoral Council minutes

Conference Room

February 16, 2017

Members Present:  Jeff Murphy, Dennis Theis, Stephan Schartz, Berny Unruh, Sister Rebecca, Amy Froetschner, Father Warren.

Unable to attend: John Kelty, Philip Hammeke

Dennis called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm. The members recited the Pastoral Council prayer. The agenda and minutes were approved.

Old Business 

Discussion was held on the incidents and minor vandalism that have been taking place in and around the church. Concerns about the safety of all those involved was expressed. The comfort of our parishioners is also of utmost concern. Berny moved that due to vandalism we should keep the church locked at all times except when there is Mass, PSR, choir practice or other scheduled church events. Jeff seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Father Warren shared information about the Vibrant Ministries Campaign. The information included the Schedule for the Appeal across the Diocese, the prioritization of goals and the Vibrant Ministries Goals.  

New Business:

The Council discussed the CRE Job Position. The council will continue to assist where needed while working through the process of hiring a CRE for Sacred Heart Parish. 

Discussion was held on the membership status of the Finance/Property commission. Amendments to the Constitution are to be proposed at a regular meeting and all absent council members shall be duly notified and the proposal will be voted on at the next meeting. Dennis moved and it was seconded that item “F” under Finance and Property Commission should read “Members of this commission are appointed by the Pastor”.  Motion passed. This change will be voted on at the March Pastoral Council meeting.

Dennis asked that everyone think ahead to the Commission Elections. The Council and Commissions were reviewed and those with expiring terms will be contacted. Council members should bring new members ideas to the next meeting.

The meeting concluded with members praying “Glory be to the Father”.

Next meeting will be March 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm in the Parish Center Conference Room.

Berny Unruh, secretary                                              Dennis Theis, Chairman

 

Pastoral Council Minutes December 2016

 Sacred Heart Pastoral Council Minutes

 Parish Center Conference Room

 December 15, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Members Present: Dennis Theis, Jeff Murphy, Amy Froetschner, John Kelty, Stephen Schartz, Philip Hammeke, Berny Unruh, Father Warren.

Dennis called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.  Together members recited the Pastoral Council Prayer.

The December agenda and minutes from the November meeting were approved.

 Old Business:

Reports: Discussion was held on concerns about skateboarding and other activity on the new concrete. The concern is about someone getting hurt and also if it is late at night it can be disruptive.  At this time there is not a plan to post signs.  It is private property and we do have the right to make decisions about activities on our property.

Father shared about the Vibrant Ministries Campaign. Presently there is work with Dodge City, Spearville, Wright and Ingalls as pilot parishes. The fund would assist with religious education, seminarians, priest retirement, campus ministry and other needs. The Bishop will come speak about it after the first of the year.

New Business:

The CRE Job Description was reviewed. It is a very comprehensive description. It will be referred back to the PSR committee and the job will be opened for applications.

 Discussion was also held about the Pew card that was shared with the council.

 The meeting concluded with members praying “Glory Be to the Father”.      

Next meeting will be January 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm in the Parish Center Conference Room.

Meeting was adjourned.

 

 Berny Unruh, secretary                                  Dennis Theis, Chairman

 

Pastoral Council Minutes October 2016

Sacred Heart Pastoral Council Minutes

Parish Center Conference RoomOctober 20, 2016 at 6:30 pm  

Members Present: Dennis Theis, Jeff Murphy, Philip Hammeke, Amy Froetschner, Berny Unruh, Sister Rebecca, Father Warren. 

Unable to attend:  John Kelty, Stephen Schartz. 

Dennis called the meeting to order at 6:33 pm.  Together members recited the Pastoral Council Prayer.  

The October agenda and minutes from the September meeting were approved. 

Old Business: 

Reports: Father Warren reported on the parking lot. Grass will be planted later in the spring. The concrete in the front of the church has been completed. The K of C will have a light installed for the flag soon. The lights will be on from dusk to dawn.  

Discussion was again held on a child care program during mass. If there are young couples who would like to attend mass together and would attend regularly if child care were offered, we are interested in getting the program started. It would also be necessary to find out if there might be people who do not have children who might be interested in helping with child care. A letter was sent to families with young children and we had little response but it would still be worth asking again in different venues. Sister Rebecca will speak about this at a Saturday night mass after communion.  

The council would still be interested in working with the PSR committee or other another interested committee to further this discussion topic. If one life could be touched it would be worth it. 

New Business 

Father shared about the Vibrant Ministries Campaign.  There is a Goal of $10 million for the diocese. Presently there is work with Dodge City, Spearville, Wright and Ingalls as pilot parishes. The fund would assist with religious education, seminarians, priest retirement, campus ministry and other needs.  

The meeting concluded with members praying “The Lord’s Prayer”.       

Next meeting will be November 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm in the Parish Center Conference Room.  

Meeting was adjourned.   

Berny Unruh, secretary                                  Dennis Theis, Chairman

 

 

 

Pastoral Council March 2016 Minutes

 

Sacred Heart Pastoral Council Minutes

Conference Room in The Center

March 17, 2016

 

Members Present: Matt Stucker, Fay Murphy, Dennis Theis, Stephan Schartz, , Berny Unruh, John Kelty, Father Warren. Visiting: Jim Mitchell

 

Matt called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm. Father lead members in prayer. The agenda and minutes were approved.

 

Old Business:

 

Matt reported he had visited with John about the council’s visit with the boy scout area council representative.

 

Jim Mitchell attended the council meeting to report on the PSR Commission. A letter was sent to all those originally contacted and the following have accepted a position on the committee: Jim Mitchell, Ben Ramsey, Kathy Hammeke, Stacy Sanger, Michelle Kelty, Kristy Mull and Krysten Watkins. The first meeting will be held after mass on Holy Thursday.

 

Dennis has been in contact with Carr Auction and the earliest date an auction could be set was June. The

council would like to propose Saturday June 4th for the auction. Dennis proposed we set up a tour with a

representative from Carr Auction present and have a representative from Tri-county and a

representative of the Altar Society present to help identify items that cannot be sold. A week day after

3:30 or 4 pm would be best since school would not be in session. Dennis will contact Carr Auction and

set up a date to tour the building.

 

It was suggested that some of the trophies could be set up in the Parish Center and offered for sale on a

silent auction.

 

Some of the items that have already been moved to be used in other places. The stove and refrigerator

are being used in the old parish office. The deep freeze will be used by the Knights of Columbus. The

chair dollies will also be used by the Knights. Some of the chairs and tables will also be used within the

parish and not sold.

 

The meeting concluded with members praying “Hail Mary”.

 

Next meeting will be April 21, 2016 @ 6:30 pm in the Parish Center Conference Room.

 

Meeting adjourned.

 

Berny Unruh, secretary Matt Stucker, Chair

 

Pastoral Council September 2015 Minutes

                                                

SACRED HEART PASTORAL COUNCIL MINUTES

Sacred Heart Office Conference Room

September 17, 2015    6:30 pm

Present:  Matt Stucker, Dennis Theis, Berny Unruh, Fay Murphy, John Kelty, Phillip Hammeke and Father Warren Stecklein.

Absent: Stephen Schartz

A tour of the new building was held with Tim Schaller and David Zecha leading the tour. They were able to answer several questions. The council thanked them for all their work.  

The meeting continued in the parish office conference room.  Minutes from the previous meeting were not available. The council accepted the resignation of Mary Perez.  Thank you to Mary for her service. Berny Unruh was asked to serve as secretary.

The members reviewed the Pastoral Council Guidelines. Minor revisions were approved in 2013 and 2014. Several suggested changes will be made to the Bylaws for Structure and Membership, Financial Review and Committee Meeting Minutes. Matt will make changes and email the document to all members for review before the next meeting. A decision about where to post the Constitution on the website will be made at the next meeting.

The pastoral council will continue to meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month with no scheduled meeting in August and December.   

Phillip was asked to have the council discuss the future of Children’s Dismissal during mass.  Discussion will continue at future meetings and input from parents of younger children is welcome.

The meeting was concluded with a prayer.        

Next meeting will be October 15, 2015 @ 6:30 pm at the parish office building.

 

Pastoral Council April 2015 Minutes

SACRED HEART PASTORAL COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                    April 16, 2015

                                                          6:30 pm

Present:  Matt Stucker, Dennis Theis and Father Warren Stecklein

Excused Absence: Sister Rebecca Otter, Mary Perez, John Kelty, Phillip Hammeke and Bernie Unruh

Guests: Dave Zecha and Tom Giessel

Opening:  The meeting was opened with a prayer led by Father Warren

Minutes:  

                 Follow-up:   

Schedule for Calling of Servers:

Apr 25 and 26             Bernie Unruh

May 2 and 3               Phillip Hammeke

May 9 and 10             Dennis Theis              

May 16 and 17           Mary Perez

May 23 and 24           John Kelty

May 30 and 31           Matt Stucker 

Tom and Dave gave a brief report on the status of capital campaign. The question was brought up about naming the day chapel in the new building. The name “Holy Rosary” was suggested. The building committee and Father asked for the Pastoral Council to approve the name. Matt said that he would contact Mary Perez and John Kelty to get their opinions and get back with the council and Father.

There was discussion on the upcoming elections and a replacement for Michael Klemens as he has resigned his position on the council. It was suggested that members of the council give names of those they think might accept Michael’s position that runs through 2016. These names will then be submitted to Father in hopes for a replacement by the May meeting.

The meeting was concluded with a prayer.

Next meeting will be May 21, 2015 @ 6:30 pm

 

Pastoral Council February 2015 Minutes

              SACRED HEART PASTORAL COUNCIL MINUTES 

February 19, 2015 

6:30 pm

 Present:   Sister Rebecca Otter, Mary Perez, John Kelty, Michael Klemens, Phillip Hammeke, Bernie Unruh, and Father Warren Stecklein

 Excused Absence: Matt Stucker and Dennis Theis

 Opening:  The meeting was opened with a prayer led by Father Warren

 Minutes:   January 2015 Minutes were approved as presented.

                  Follow-up:   

 Schedule for Calling of Servers:

 Feb 21 and 22             Bernie Unruh

 Feb 28 and Mar 1     Phillip Hammeke

 Mar 7 and 8               Dennis Theis              

 Mar 14 and 15           Mary Perez

 Mar 21 and 22           Michael Klemmens

 Mar 28 and 29            John Kelty

 Apr 4 and 5                 Matt Stucker

 

Bernie Unruh was welcomed to the committee replacing Nicki Roof for the rest of her term.

Father gave a report on the Diocesan meeting and a plan that was developed for the gathering of funds for the new parish center.  Further discussion ensued.

There will be a public hearing at the city office for the zoning needs for the new parish center at 7:00 pm on March 5, 2015.  Anyone interested may attend.

Capital Campaign Committee Chairpersons are Tom Giessel and Mary Klinge

Communication Committee Chair person is Jeff Murphy

Children’s Committee chairperson is Shannon Fisher

Hospitality Committee Chairperson is Linda Lemuz

A prayer committee has also been developed

Honorary member of the committees are AW and Pat Schartz and Frank and Vi Prosser. 

Elections for parish committees will be held the weekend of either May 9 or 16

Next meeting will be March 19, 2015 @ 6:30 pm

 

June 2014 Minutes

SACRED HEART PASTORAL COUNCIL MINUTES

Thursday June 19, 2014

6:30 pm

Present:  Fr Warren Stecklein, Mary Klinge, Sister Rebecca Otter,

               Mary Perez, Barbara Hammond, Mark Brantley, Dennis Theis, and Matt                      Stucker

Excused Absence: Nicki Roof, John Kelty, Phillip Hammeke, and Michael Klemens.

Opening:  The meeting was opened with a prayer led by Fr. Warren.

Minutes:   May 15, 2014 Minutes were approved as presented.     

Follow-up:   

Schedule for Calling of Servers:

June 28 and 29           Mary Perez

July 5 and 6                Michael Klemens

July 12 and 13            John Kelty

July 19 and 20            Matt Stucker

July 26 and 27            Nicki Roof

August 2 and 3           Phillip Hammeke

August 9 and 10         Dennis Theis

Thank you:    

Matt offered a thank you to Barbara Hammond and Mary Klinge for their service on the committee.  All their help and contributions were greatly appreciated.

Elections;   

Elections will not be held until the July meeting because a quorum was not present.

School Building 

The Mark Davey group was the group selected to assist our parish regarding how the old school building issues will be managed.  They are sending a contract for us to review and study.

On July 2 the project committee consisting of Tim Schaller, Janice Heit, Tom Giessel, David Zecha, Jim Mitchell, Lauren Long, Leon Sanders, Don Jensen, and Phillip Hammeke will meet and Tim Schaller’s place to begin brainstorming.

By-Laws:  

Mary Klinge presented changes for review and these will be sent out for vote.  When approved Matt will send to Pam for finalization.

Barbara moved to accept and Matt seconded the motion. 

Stewardship Council: 

This is a new committee established and members are:

            Brenda Langdon

            Sheryl Giessel

            Elaine Coulson

            Mary Mitchell

            Mary Klinge

            Donnie K.

Mass Servers:

Discussion help regarding Servers

Next Pastoral Council Meeting is set for July 17, 2014

The meeting adjourned at 7:15 pm after a closing prayer.

Mary Perez, Recorder 

Stewardship PPT

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