The Parish Council, with the Pastor, is a coordinating and unifying leadership group which enables the individual members of the parish to have access to the processes which guide and support parish life. This is accomplished through Spiritual Formation, Parish Planning, Policy Development and Communication with the parish family and the larger Church. Council meetings are announced in the bulletin and are open to the entire parish.
President: Susan Kamphaus, email@example.com
The Finance Council exists to work with and advise the pastor regarding the finances of the parish and the status of the buildings and grounds. Meetings are announced in the bulletin.
President: Lee Breidenstein, firstname.lastname@example.org
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal order of Catholic Men who assist the pastor in various ways. Men who are 18 years of age or older are invited to join. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at the K of C Hall at 126 W. Seventh Street.
Grand Knight: Steve Ricker, email@example.com
Art & Environment
The Art and Environment committee takes pride in creating an environment consistent with the liturgical calendar year. All flowers and alter cloths are purchased by the generous donations from our parishioners and committee members volunteer their time. We offer assistance for weddings held in the church.
Coordinator: Ellie Dillon, 785-238-7762
St. Mary's Cemetery Association
President: Sr. DJ Rak, CSJ, 785-223-5529
A fellowship of Christian women that meet for social gatherings, prayer, and ministry. Circle I announces their meeting times in the bulletin.
President: Josephine Rago, 785-238-6246
A fellowship of Christian women that meet for social gatherings, prayer, and ministry. Circle IV meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7 pm in the Rectory Meeting Room from September - May.
President: Vicki Konrade, firstname.lastname@example.org
Living Water Ministry
This ministry meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 pm in the Building C Multipurpose Room.
The prayer chain is available for anyone wanting to request prayers for specific intentions.
Coordinator: Judy Rosa, 785-223-3881 or email@example.com
St. Francis Xavier