Committees

Area Catholic Community (ACC) Pastoral Council

The ACC Pastoral Council is the preeminent advisory body in the ACC. All other councils, boards, and commissions report and are held accountable to this council. It has a six-fold mission:

  • To be a sign of God’s Kingdom
  • To support the pastoral team
  • To study, reflect upon and pray about parish needs
  • To be a leader of mission
  • To be a reconciler
  • To coordinate and initiate activities and ministries

Contact

Any person who is a registered and confirmed member of St. Mary’s parish may be elected to the Council.

CURRENT COUNCIL:
Rita Winters, President
Mary Gorghuber, Vice President
Jodi Rehovsky, Secretary
Janet Schiltgen
Jerry Kostreba
Randy Kinney

Parish Life Committee

The purpose of Parish Life is to promote hospitality through social events that welcome and include parishioners and build community so that we grow as a parish family.

Contact

Verna Winter

(507) 329-0135

Finance Committee

This is a mandated committee of the parish. It meets monthly to assist the pastor and the parish administrator with the decisions that affect the financial stability of the parish. The committee is composed of the pastor, parish administrator, two trustees, one liaison person from the Pastoral Council, and seven members who are appointed.

Contact

Mike Dolan

(320) 763-4705

Liturgy Committee

The Liturgy Committee plans the music and written portions of the Masses and other celebrations at St. Mary's.

Contact

Fr. Matthew Kuhn

(320) 763-5781

Stewardship Committee

The Stewardship Committee focuses on educating parishioners about stewardship as a way of life through its Annual Stewardship Renewal each fall. Other learning opportunities are also offered to parishioners to encourage their sharing of time, talent and treasure. This committee meets monthly.

Contact

Cathleen Nordling

(612) 889-2198

Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC)

JPIC assists the parish in understanding Catholic Social Justice Teaching by supporting, organizing, and training parishioners around these areas:

  • Direct service (charity)
  • legislative advocacy
  • global solidarity awareness
  • community organizing

Contact

Lee Ann Sticha

 612-750-0220

Sanctity of Life

The Sanctity of Life Committee is focused on the many aspects and concerns regarding the Sanctity of life.  There are activities planned and information available for all ages and walks of life.

Contact

Francie Peterson

(320) 360-0325

Art & Environment

Volunteers who have a gift for artistic arrangements follow the Church guidelines in preparing the liturgical environment for the various church seasons.

Contact

Cemetery Committee

The Cemetery Committee meets periodically to plan, develop, operate, and maintain St. Mary’s Cemetery and mausoleums. St. Mary’s Parish pays for the upkeep of the cemetery through the sale of ground burial sites and the mausoleum and by cash donations.

Contact

Leon Breun

(612) 720-7609

St. Mary's Board of Education

This board works with the school principal, as well as faith formation staff, to oversee and advise Faith Formation, St. Mary’s School and all pre-school, sacramental preparation and adult faith formation.

Contact

Faith Formation Office

(320) 763-9202

School Office

(320) 763-5861

Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration is a powerful opportunity for growth in your spiritual life. We encourage you to prayerfully consider signing up for a one-hour per week time slot.

If you are interested in holding a weekly Holy Hour time slot, please contact Sue McCulloch at 320.491.7006 or tscamcculloch@charter.net

 

Contact

Sue McCulloch

(320) 491-7006