Vocations Committee Meeting Minutes 1/14/20

  1. Opening Prayer

The Vocation Prayer lead by Louie Delk.

  1. Roll Call

In attendance:  Louie Delk, Ginny Bockwinkel, Terry Vignola, Mary Ann Young, and John Poepsel.

  1. Approval of Minutes

The previous meeting minutes were approved.

IV.   Report on Ongoing Activities

  1. Weddings:

There was one wedding in the month of December.

  • Baptisms:

Congratulatory letters were sent to three families who had their children baptized

during December. 

C.  Cards for Priests, Deacons, Consecrated Religious and/or Seminarians:    

  Praying for You cards sent to priests, deacons, consecrated religious, and seminarians

  during each of the five weekends in December.

Cards sent to all 8 Seminarians to inform them of the Mass intention for them on

  Christmas Day at the 10 a.m. Mass.

Seven birthday and anniversary card also sent during December.

              Reminder notice sent to Rosary Leaders for the Rosary for Vocations for January 2020.

  • Budget:

     There were no expenditures during the month of December.   Stamps will need to be

 purchased soon.  Year-To-Date expenditures are $358.06

         E .  Christ the High Priest Icon: 

               There will be an announcement at the start of Mass and in the bulletin regarding the

                Icon.   Families are now signed up through February 6.

   V.    New Business:

  1.  Upcoming Dates of Interest:

 Coffee Bar on 1/26/2000.  Ginny will help with the coffee.  Donuts and milk will be picked up from Schulte’s.  We will begin after the 8 a.m. Mass and then again after the 10 a.m. Mass.  Two people will be adequate to help after each Mass.  Sign up sheets for the Christ The High Priest icon will be available during the event.

  •   Snacks for Seminarians:

                               The Knights of Columbus have agreed to support this program.  Gift cards will be sent

                               to seminarians.

  •   Adopt a Seminarian:

       The report on the packets given to the 9 classes/student council participating in the Adopt a Seminarian Program sent to Vocation Committee members in December.  Ryan Bax visited classrooms during the Christmas holiday.

  •   Coloring pages

Coloring pages reflecting the Gospel story are available in the Bride’s Room.  Notices

                               will be placed in future bulletins.    

  •   Called-By- Name Sunday   

                               Called-By-Name is a parish program to promote vocations to the priesthood and

                               religious life by identifying those individuals who show potential for leadership and

                               service within our parish.   The date for Called-By-Name is Sunday, January 26, 2020,

which is also the start of Catholic Schools Week.  The committee believes that there

Is a very strong tie-in between the two events.

                               Key dates to support this important program are: 

> January 11/12 announcement in the bulletin that Called-By-Name will occur

 on the weekend of January 25/26.

> January 18/19 – a brief presentation by committee members to more fully

   explain the program just prior to the following weekend Masses:

   Sat 5:30 p.m.  John Poepsel; Sun 8:00 a.m. Ginny Bockwinkel; 10 a.m. Louie Delk.

   There will also be an announcement in the parish bulletin.

>  January 25/26 – Announcement prior to Mass asking parishioners to consider

    single men or women in our parish who they felt have qualities to become a

    Priest, sister, or brother.     

.      VI.   Next Meeting Date and Time:

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. in the Mary Room.

VII.  Closing Prayer was lead by Louie Delk.

Respectfully Submitted,  John Poepsel, Secretary

Cathedral of St. Joseph

Vocations Committee