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Committees

Pastoral Council

This group defines, prays, imagines, visions and listens to God and the people of this local church. They offer goals and further the vision and mission of the parish in concrete ways. Their task is not to do, but to be in loving service and counsel to the pastor and the people of Holy Spirit Parish. Meetings are held monthly September through June. Contact the parish office at 788-7640.

Finance Council

Plans and oversees the parish budget, advises on revenue and expenditures, and monitors financial controls as they relate to the goals and mission established by Parish Council. Meetings are held monthly August through June. Contact Patty Vande Voort, Business Administrator, 788-7640.

Education Committee

Responsible for the development of policy for Holy Spirit Catholic School. Meetings are held monthly September through June. Contact Richard Krainz, School Administrator, 733-2651.

Faith Formation Committee

Responsible for the development of policies related to the religious education of students who attend public schools. The committee also oversees and supports the development of adult education programs. The committee plans and supports fundraisers and special events for our catechists and our families. Meets monthly, except for the month of July. Contact Sister Elise Cholewinski, Director of Religious Education, 788-7655.

Pastoral Care Commission

Serves parishioners especially those who are who are elderly and homebound. Commission members welcome new parish members with cards, provide meals during difficult times; provide hospitality and receptions for Anointing Masses; help with November All Souls Vespers; provide remembrances for the homebound each Valentine’s Day, Easter, Summer and Christmas; arrange an annual retreat pilgrimage to a retreat center; help with Care Ministry training and renewal; help with grief support. Most of the activities happen during the daytime. This committee meets the third Wednesday afternoon of the month. Contact Sr. Annette Koss, Pastoral Associate, 788-7640.

Social Concern Commission

Plans and facilitates parish response to those in need of help and advocacy beyond the parish such legislative issues and prison ministry support of life from conception through natural death, care for the earth’s resources and the environment, Manna Ministry food collections and sharing, Advent and Lenten projects, helping agencies in the Fox Valley, and support local and global mission parishes. This commission meets the third Thursday evening of the month. Contact Sr. Annette Koss, Pastoral Associate, 788-7640.

Buildings & Grounds Committee

This committee is in charge of the development and maintenance of parish property, building facilities & capital equipment. The committee currently meets quarterly. Contact Patty Vande Voort, Business Administrator, 788-7640.

Joint Cemetery Committee (Holy Angels Cemetery & Holy Name Cemetery)

Committee members are informed, involved and concerned about the operation of our parish cemeteries. This committee currently meets quarterly. Contact Patty Vande Voort, Business Administrator, 788-7640.

Stewardship Committee

Promotes stewardship as a way of life for all members of the parish community. Coordinates the annual stewardship campaign each September. Meetings scheduled as necessary. Contact Patty Vande Voort, Business Administrator, 788-7640.

Third Source Funding Efforts

Committees dedicated to raising funds to supplement the educational programs of Holy Spirit Catholic School. Major focus during the year includes committees for: Spirit of Christmas, Mardi Gras, Corporate Matching Funds programs, Golf Outing, and Annual Campaign for Education. Contact Richard Krainz, School Administrator, 733-2651.

Trustee

Trustees are corporate officers of the Parish. They oversee the financial condition of the Parish, sign checks, and consult and advise the Pastor. The Secretary Trustee is a member of the Pastoral Council. The Treasurer Trustee is a member of the Finance Council. The term of office is two years. Contact Patty Vande Voort, Business Administrator, 788-7640.

Young Adult Committee

Are you a young adult (18-39) looking for a way to get involved in your parish? Be a part of the grassroots efforts to get this ministry up and running. Contact Sarah to talk about the best area of involvement for you. Contact Sarah Elmer, Youth Ministry Coordinator, 450-6440.