Vocations Committee Meeting Minutes 2/11/20

Opening Prayer

Louie Delk led the opening prayer – the Memorare.

  1. Roll Call

In attendance:  Louie Delk, Ginny Bockwinkel, Mary Ann Young, Carol Hartman, Dena Brand, 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 January.

  • Baptisms:

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

during January. 

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 four weekends in January.

   Seven  birthday and anniversary card also sent during January.

Valentine cards were also sent to seminarians to let them know that Mass intentions

would be for them during the 8:00 a.m. Mass on Wednesday, February 19.

  •  Budget:

     Birthday cards in the amount of $16.16 were purchased during the month of January.   Year-To-Date expenditures are $374.22

         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 June.

F.   Called By Name:

      The names submitted by the congregation were provided to Father Nelen.  Letters have

      been sent to each of them informing them that their name was submitted as someone

      who possesses the qualities of a priest, deacon, or consecrated religious.

   V.    New Business:

  1.  Upcoming Dates of Interest:

The Diocesan Wide Vocation Meeting will be held at St. Martins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11.

World Day of Prayer will be on Sunday, May 3, 2020.  Vocation Committee members will pass out prayer cards for this special day.

  •   Snacks for Seminarians:

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

                               to seminarians in lieu of snacks in time for their late April exams.

  •   Adopt a Seminarian:

Classrooms  continue to communicate with their adopted seminarians as well as

 keeping them in their prayers.

  •   Coloring pages

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

                               will be placed in future bulletins.    

.      VI.   Next Meeting Date and Time:

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. in the Mary Room.

VII.  Closing Prayer was lead by Louie Delk.

Respectfully Submitted,  John Poepsel, Secretary