St Wenceslaus Catholic Church
A CZECH NATIONAL PARISH
Parish Council: Bob Kazimour
Vice-Chair: Pat Mooney
Secretary: Bob Boes
Liturgy: Mark Harman
Community Outreach: Jim Zachar
Parish Life: Patti Jansa
Finance & Adm: Jim Piersall
Building & Grounds: Dwayne May/David Wiedner
Health Council: Dave Martin
Nine elected lay members serve three-year terms. The Parish Council assists the pastor in the spiritual leadership of the parish.
The Liturgy Committee prepares for special liturgies and trains parishioners for participation in Liturgical ministries as choir members, ushers, lectors, Eucharistic ministers and altar servers.
This committee helps with several charities, including The Catholic Worker House, St.Vincent dePaul, Green Square Meals and Habitat for Humanity, and the Community Free Health Clinic. They also support local charity walks.
The Parish Life Committee organizes activities that bring our parish community together as one.
Finance and Administration
The Finance and Administration Committee is responsible for planning, providing and supervising the financial affairs and the physical properties of the parish. Its members oversee the budget, stewardship and church maintenance of the parish plant.
Building and Grounds
This sub-committee handles the maintenance of the parish buildings and grounds. Committee members facilitate minor improvements and carpentry work and also give advice for major projects.
The Saint Wenceslaus Board of Education interacts with the Holy Family Grade School System and Xavier High School. It oversees the parish religious education programs for children and adults. Special preparations for the Sacraments of Holy Eucharist, Penance and Confirmation are also offered. There are five voting members elected for three-year terms. The pastor and Director of Religious Education are members of the Board.
Health Council- Established October 2010
Meetings are held quarterly on the first Thursday of each quarter.
The council works on three main areas:
Plans and sponsors helath-related activities through existing structures such as the church service, and religious education sessions.
Sponsors new activities and programs; i.e. guest speakers, health fairs, blood pressure checks, cholesterol testing, vision and hearing screening.
Looks at overall health of the parishioners and seeks ways to support and improve health..