MINUTES OF ST. JOACHIM PARISH COUNCIL MEETING-AUGUST 2, 2016
The Parish Council met on August 2, 2016. Those in attendance were: Father Dattilo, John Coleman,
Carmen Litton, Joyce Politte, Carolyn Politte, Vicki Thurmond, Natalie Villmer and Georgia Veach.
The meeting was called to order by Carolyn Politte.
An opening prayer was offered by Father Dattilo.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved by Georgia Veach and seconded by John Coleman.
Study: Joyce Politte read the lesson from the Year of Mercy on the Beatitudes. Joyce led a brief discussion with participation by the council members.
Pastor's report: Father Tony again expressed thanks for the new roofs and the volunteers involved.
The rectory needs a new furnace; Desoto Electric will be contacted for a bid. Planning for the Parish Mission is underway. Father thanked the St. Ann Sodality for the celebration on the feast day of St. Ann. A trip to Our Lady of the Snows has been planned for December 11th. On October 6th, a trip to visit the Black Madonna is planned. We have some new volunteers for grass cutting and trimming.
DRE: see attached report.
Principal's report: see attached report.
K. C. No representative was present.
St. Ann Sodality: No representative was present.
Parish Workers/ St. Vincent DePaul: St. Vincent DePaul moved a mobile home for a family. They also paid for housing at Red Cedar Lodge for a week for a family. There were 40 children who attended
Vacation Bible School. The food pantry served 70 families.
Financial: see report attached.
Youth report: Eight youth attended the Steubenville conference. Barb Bequette will be taking charge of the Pro Life trip to Washington D.C.
New Business: There is a government program which will provide young workers for various jobs.
Perhaps we can look into this program for future projects.
Next Meeting: September 6, 2016.
Carolyn Politte offered a closing prayer.