APRIL 17, 2017


Members present: Vicki Sheipe, David Holwager, Charlie Ringwald, Debbie Magiera, Dan Sweet, Amy Engle and Janet Sweet.  Also attending was  Barb Ringwald and Father John Hall. Excused from the meeting were Tom Munchell, Darren Klein and Wayne Hokey.


Opening prayer was led by Father John.

The meeting was presided over by Dan Sweet.


David Holwager made a motion with Amy Engle seconding that the minutes from the February 20, 2017 meeting be accepted. Motion passed.


Financial Report –


Finance Report was given by Barb Ringwald in Darren Klein’s absence. The checking account and the stipend account for February and March 2017 was reconciled.  Dave Holwager made a motion with Janet Sweet seconding that the finance report be accepted. Motion passed.




STATUS OF THE BOYS BATHROOM – Dan Sweet reported that there has been no response as of this meeting from Jon Bell. Dan will follow up on this matter.


STATUS OF RECTORY REMODEL – David Holwager reported that this is attached to the Agenda. (Which I have attached to the minutes in the folder) To date the cost of remodeling the Rectory is at $24,082.09, which is well under the budget that we originally approved.


ORGANIST STATUS – Dan Sweet reported that Karen Sweet, Diane Buhl and Carol Linginfelter are working on this. At the present time, Austin Haus is playing on Saturday for the 5:00 p.m. Mass.


LANDSCAPING AROUND STORAGE GARAGE – The high school class at Lincoln is to do drawings for us.


REPLACEMENT OF CURRENT COPIER WITH A NEW LEASED SHARP 30B/W MFP (MX-3070N) – Barb met with Sharp from Indianapolis – they also work with the Diocese. This includes copy, print scan and sort. Charlie Ringwald made a motion with Dave Holwager seconding to do this. Motion passed.





FATHER JOHN LUERMAN SCHOLARSHIP – There were four candidates this year.  Madison Cunningham, Brittany Walther, Cassandra Mattingly and Madilyn Hensley. Amy Engle made a motion with Charlie Ringwald seconding that each applicant will be a recipient. Amount is unknown at this time.


2017 CHURCH DIRECTORY – Barb Ringwald passed out the new (2017) Church Directory.


FATHER JOHN NEWS – 1.) Thank you to all who came and those who helped with the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Approximately 52 attended. Thought it might be a good idea to plan on a day besides Palm Sunday next year. (very long day for Father John) 2.) There is a bus trip being planned to St. Mary’s of the Woods in the Fall. This will be an all day trip. 3.) Father John wanted to thank everyone who helped with Holy Week Masses. 4.) Father John, Barb and Patty will be working on the fiscal year budgets – wanting to have this done to report to Finance Committee and Parish Council at the May meeting.




April 27 & 28 – Barb vacation days

April 30 – End of CCD year Extravaganza at Hoosier Gym in Knightstown 1:00 - 3:00 pm

May 4 – Cohort meeting at St. Rose Knightstown at 6:00

May 4 – 9 – Barb vacation days

May 7 – First Holy Communion Mass at 3:00 p.m. with Cookie Reception afterwards

May 13 and 14 – Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception – Special 2nd Collection

May 20 – Senior Recognition Mass and Reception 6:30 p.m.

May 21 – Confirmation at Holy Family

May 27 – Blood Drive

June 17 & 18 – Education of Future Archdiocesan Priest – 2nd collection

June 17 – Parish Center reserved

June 24 – Glover wedding

July 1 & 2 – Peter’s Pence 2nd collection

July 1 – Briar (Rihm) wedding

Next Parish Council meeting will be Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. with Finance Committee meeting at 6:15 p.m.

Vicki Sheipe made a motion with Charlie Ringwald seconding to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed.


Closing prayer was led by Father John.