Faith Formation Commission Minutes

Faith Formation Commission Meeting Minutes






Present:  Jackie Stoffel, Nikki Carr, Mike Hellmann, Terry McDermott, Sharon Killian, Laura Blum, Jenny Stork, Marcy Mueller, Stephanie Klapatauskas, Dave McDermott, Fr. Steve Rosonke.


Called to order at 6:18 pm by Jackie


Prayer:        The gospel reading was read by Jackie/Dave

                    Faith Sharing followed


Approval of Minutes:  Approved


Faith Formation Commission’s purpose and Structure:  Introductions were made.  Jackie provided a brief overview of the Faith Formation Commission’s responsibilities and expectations.


Items for Discussion/Decision:


In-service:  St. Anthony’s catechetical plan.  This year’s in-service will focus on St. Anthony’s catechetical plan.  Dave distributed the current catechetical plan.  Next meeting we will discuss the following items:  Mission, Vision, Philosophy and Goals.


Summer Religious Education Program.  Stephanie reported that the first year went amazingly well.  The major issue encountered was the heat.  Evaluations indicated that the program was well received.  Planning for next year’s program will begin soon.




Five Love Languages -  We anticipate this to occur in February, 2018.   Presenters have not been identified.  Dave will contact Katie to get the names she was looking to contact.


Who’s coming to dinner – A preliminary meeting was held with a couple of members of the Parish Life committee.  They seemed agreeable to assist in this project. 


Parish Leadership Inservice.  Dave spoke with Mary Pedersen about presenting this year.  There is a concern that program will be too long.  If it cannot be abbreviated, Dave will look for other presenters.  The date for the in-service has not been set. The goal is to host this event in September.


Standing Representative/Committee Reports:  In the future, these reports will be sent to commission members with each month’s meeting agenda. 


  • Holy Family Catholic Schools: Council has not met.
  • Pastoral Council: Council has not met. It was reported that the shoe drive was a huge success.  115 students will be going to school with new shoes this year.


Administrative Reports:

  • Coordinator of Religious Education: Report submitted. 
  • Youth Formation Coordinator: Report submitted. 
  • Director of Faith Formation: Report submitted. 



The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 12th in the Knepper Conference Room.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:25 pm


Respectfully submitted,

Mike Hellmann