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, April 10, 7:00 PM


Those present were Ben Jennings, Jim Kempker, Linda Dowell, Shawn Carrico, Mary Peeper, and Father Offutt. The meeting opened with Father leading us in a prayer.  Jim called the meeting to order.

Mary gave the financial report. It was discussed that the church balance is high enough that some of the money should be transferred to a CD deposit at the Diocese. The question was tabled till next month so members could think about the amount and the length of the CD. Jim gave the report on how we are staying with our budget and we are right on track.

Ann gave the CCD report and stated that we had a group of 6th graders going to the Jefferson City for 6th grade Vocation Day on May 2.  The end of year swim party will be May 30th with a carry-in meal and then the swim party. The parish is invited, not just CCD families. Meat will be provided and cooked by the Knights.

The Knights are planning a recognition for the servers in the later part of the summer.

Jim reported that the small study groups were well received and the groups are wanting to have another session to finish the book. Watch the bulletin.

Shawn reported that we have a problem with one air conditioner at the MPB that needs to be looked and that we need to get a contract with someone to do bi-yearly checks on all the units for coil cleaning and new filters. He is going to get bids to discuss next month.

Ann reported that members are wanting a mission next year that is family oriented as our mission was this year.  Ann, Ben, and Derek will look into what is available and will try to have a proposal next month.

There was a question about people being able to roll over their IRA’s to the church to save paying taxes on the money and use it as a donation to the church. This would apply especially to those that have to start to withdraw money from their IRA’s. You just need to contact you financial people have the checks made out to the Church or Diocese. You can have the money divided between several places if you want.

There is a clean-up day for the MPB kitchen for Monday, April 23 starting at 8:30. This is a thorough cleaning of cabinets, corners, and such.  All the help we can get will be appreciated.

The Parish Council contacted the Diocese about meeting with them on developing a five-year Parish plan. The Diocese responded back that at this time they are not setting up meetings with Parishes until the fall. But they did encourage us to send a letter to inform them of our goals and needs. Parish Council will be getting that letter prepared.

Father closed with a prayer at 7:28.

Next meeting: May 8, 2018 7:00 PM

404 S Rollins St, Centralia, MO 65240