Parish Council

Parish Council

Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of the month (unless listed in the minutes)

Parish Council Members

  • Brad  Kempker-term ends  June, 2018-phone 573-999-3347
  • Jim Kempker-term ends June, 2019-phone 682-2940
  • Shawn Carrico-term ends June, 2019-phone 573-823-9124
  • Linda Dowell-term ends 2020-phone-682-5218
  • Ben Jennings-term ends 2020-phone-573-823-0095

Parish Council Minutes Tuesday, October 10  7:00 pm

Those present were Brad Kempker, Linda Dowell, Ben Jennings, Jim Kempker, Ann Goosey, Mary Peeper and Father Offutt. The meeting was opened with a prayer by Father at 7:00.

Mary reported that the new Missals were paid for this month with a large donation from Father Offutt. We also paid our assessment to Tolton High School this month.  Finances look good.

Ann informed the council that due to the large size of the 7 and 8th grade class they have moved to the MPB because the rooms at the Offutt building were not large enough. She asked the building committee to consider making the rooms larger in the new building to be sure that the building is not too small when it is built. Ann also presented the budget for the NCYC trip and expressed appreciation to the Knights of Columbus and St. Anne Sodality for their donations as well as all those that had supported the fundraisers for the trip. They raised enough money that it will not be a major expense for the parents.  It was discussed that the possibly the Parish Council will help with the expenses for the Stockholders Dinner on November 26.  The NCYC trip is November 17-19. In addition, Ann said that Linda Dowell, Derek Long and herself are working on revitalizing the small study groups. They plan to start a book with those groups after the first of the year and after people have a chance to sign up for groups.

The council agreed to continue termite baiting at the Offutt Building for another year at a cost of $300.00.

Discussion was tabled till February on some type of recognition for the Acolytes.

Shawn will be getting the concrete sealed in the front of church and will be looking into replacing some downspouts at the MPB. New lights were installed in the alter area. Jim Kempker will work on the concrete that broke out along the door frame of the downstairs door.

Council approved for the Centralia Schools to use the Offutt Building for Early Childhood Screening in April if they will not interfere with Wednesday night youth group or CCD.

The issue of parking for fundraiser events was brought up. The council encourages workers for the event park away from the MPB during the event to allow paying attendees to find better parking. The Knights move their cars to the Chance Elementary School during Shrimp Fest. Concern was that we have heard that people drove by for the Parish Dinner and did not stop because of parking.
Knights reported that they had a successful tootsie roll drive this year.  St. Anne’s is preparing for the Basket Bingo November 4th.

Father closed the meeting at 7:55 with a prayer.

404 S Rollins St, Centralia, MO 65240