Welcome to the Ministries Page
Contact Person: Jean Fishback 789-4839 or Deacon Ken Henning 464-0939
Membership open to all parishioners. We participate in small and large group presentation/discussions to develop faith in God and neighbor. Discussions scheduled throughout the year.
Contact: Father Chris Holtmann 789-3356 or Deacon Paul Martin 797-2109
It is designed for those wanting to investigate Christianity, new Christians/ new Catholics, newcomers to the church, non-church goers, the lapsed Catholics, but it also if for those who want to brush-up on the basics, couples of mixed faiths, it offers encouragement to church-going Catholics and is for Catholics who have not been Confirmed. We meet on Sunday mornings at 8:45 for 11 weeks. Starts in late August.
ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL
Chairperson: Mrs. Judy Kolisch 797-4552
Annual Archdiocesan Fund Drive
Our parish participates and contributes in the annual fund raising effort to support Catholic educational, social and health services in Archdiocese.
Volunteers needed to co-chair and assist Parishioners in filling out pledge cards three weekends in the spring of each year.
Director: Ken Bogowith 285-2665
Membership open to any parent or coach.
To field teams in Soccer, Volleyball, and Basketball . Played under the CAC guidelines with emphasis on instruction, sportsmanship and providing an atmosphere where each child can develop their full potential in learning the game.
SOCCER- Membership open to all student athletes within all parish boundaries,
Kindergarten through 8th grade.
VOLLEYBALL-Membership open girls in the parish who are in 5th through 8th grade. We provide volleyball instructional play for the children in the parish.
BASKETBALL- Membership open to any parishioner of Good Shepherd as coach or assistant coach and children in grades 5-8 as participants. We provide instructional play for the children in the parish.
BUILDING AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE
Contact person: Mike Bellafiore 931-9198 or Mrs. Jan Haselhorst 274-4813
The function of this committee is to keep the parish facilities maintained. The committee oversees the maintenance of the rectory, church, and school. When a maintenance job arises, we either do the task, contact a parishioner who has expertise in that field, or subcontract our the job.
Contact person: Kimberly Mathews 797-3322
Cantors lead the hymn and responses singing at all weekend Masses. Need a fairly good voice. A rotating schedule is arranged to meet everyone's schedule.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Contacts: Mike Schalk 789-5830 and Dave Neptune 797-2962
Contact: Barb Cox 475-3795
Send get well soon and cheer-up cards to those in our parish who are sick or homebound recovering from illness or surgery. Also send greeting card to members of the U.S. Service.
Contact: Mr. Robert Brown 789-4950 or David Morgan 274-5689
Oversees the maintenance and upkeep of the cemetery.
Music Director/Organist: Kimberly Mathews 797-3322
9:00 Choir: Mr. Frank Roland 797-3615
Membership: This adult choir sings at the 9:00 Mass each Sunday. Some members also sing at funerals. Practice is the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 7:00 P.M.
Hospitality Choir: Kimberly Mathews 797-3322
Membership: This choir sings at the 11:00 Mass on the 1st Sunday of the month from October through June. Practice is 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 7:00 P.M.
Guitar Choir: Sherry Heumann 797-4919
Membership: Membership open to parishioners with an interest in singing or playing a musical instrument. This choir sings at the 11:00 Masses on Christmas and Easter.
Contact: Deacon Ken Henning 464-0939
This weekend retreat is an opportunity for faith sharing and interacting with other members of the parish to help deepen your faith. A separate weekend is held for the men and women, usually during Lent, in our parish buildings.
CHRISTMAS SHARING TREE
Contact person: Doris Thone 274-5866
This ministry provides Christmas gifts for families, seniors, and singles who might not otherwise have a Christmas. After applications are received, gift tags are mad to match the applicant's requests. Parishioners take a tag off the tree and return it with the gift. The gifts are then distributed. Care packages are also provided for each family. We provide Christmas for many families.
Contact Person: Sherry Heumann 797-4149 or Sabrina Hurtgen 314-630-7748
Plans and implements any changes in the interior of the church as well as seasonal decorations. Meets with the Liturgy Committee.EDUCATION COMMISSION Contact Person: Terry Eimer 789-5906 Appointment process is open to parishioners.
The purpose of the Board is to advise the Pastor, Principal, and PSR Director in making policy for the Parish Educational Programs. The educational programs include the Day School, the Parish School of Religion, Adult Education, and other formal education activities.
ENGAGED COUPLE'S PREPARATION CLASS Contact Person: Fr. Chris Holtmann 789-3356 Weekend or evening class for married couples working with engaged couples.
Contact Person: Louise Brotherton 789-9881
Eucharistic Adoration is the First Friday of each month starting after 8:00 A.M. morning Mass until Saturday at 5:00 P.M. Mass. We ask parishioners to commit to one hour of Eucharistic Adoration, spending the time in prayer, reading spiritual books, praying the rosary, or just letting our Lord speak to you. We have many faithful adorers, men and women, but we desperately need more, especially during the late night/early morning hours. Jesus asks us "can you not spend one hour with Me?" Sign ups are in the back of church.
Contact Person: Deacon Paul Martin 797-2109
Purpose: It is evident that the Hillsboro area is becoming increasingly populated while the number of registered parishioners has not grown at the same rate. This committee finds ways to reach out to the folks who are looking for a church to call home.
EXTRA ORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Chairperson: Mary Boushie 789-4404
Membership open to NEARLY every adult, age 21 and older.
Approval by Good Shepherd pastor required.
Eucharistic ministers serve God and their parish community by bringing Jesus in the forms of bread and wine, consecrated into His Sacred Body and Blood, to others. Not only do Eucharistic Ministers distribute Eucharist at liturgies, but also many bring Our Lord to the shut-in parish family members. Some minister to the
temporary sick, as well.
Chairpersons: Rick Blase 942-2247
Involves overseeing endowments for parish, school and cemetery.
Chairperson: Phil Giljum 797-3020
Membership open but looking for individuals with business or accounting background. We develop parish-wide budget, establish policies and procedures regarding
Chairperson: Diane Brown 942-3393 through the Knights of Columbus
Preparation of meals for the reception after a funeral to help the family when a member has died.
Contact Person: Barb Flurry
This is a newly formed ministry. It has the responsibility of maintaining and improving the parish grounds. They design, plant, landscape and maintain all gardens, with certain exceptions, such as the cemetery. Regular meeting times have yet to be established.
Chairperson: Verlin Fishback 789-3682
Good Shepherd hosts an annual golf tournament at Raintree Golf Course in the spring.
Chairperson: Phil Jones 797-5899
Membership open. Greeters/Ushers are usually the first to contact parishioners and visitors as they arrive for Mass. They also are responsible for making sure collection baskets are in place, the gifts are set out, bulletins are stacked at the entrances, enlisting gift bearers, assist the elderly and handicapped, bid farewell and hand out bulletins as people leave Mass.
Chairperson/President: Angie Leonard 636-789-5199
Membership open to Parents, Teachers, and Parish Community. The purpose of this group is making Christ fully present within us, the school, and the community. We hope to achieve service to the school community, education of parents and teachers, communication between the home and school and support for parents, priests, principals and teachers. Parents are encouraged to participate in all meetings and activities throughout the year.
Chairpersons: Jan Haselhorst 274-4813 and Diane Hejlek 797-5894
Membership open. This group identifies and contacts new families to Hillsboro area and also to Good Shepherd with fliers and pamphlets about our parish. Also coordinated the monthly Hospitality Sundays.
INFANT BAPTISM PREPARATION
Contact: Deacon Paul Martin 797-2109
This program seeks to develop in the parent a deeper awareness of rearing a child in the Catholic community. parents are required to attend one Baptism Instruction Session, which is usually held on the third Thursday of each month.
Grand Knight: Pat Buttner 789-5795
This is a men’s organization that promotes the faith and laws of the Church. It also promotes the welfare of its members and their families. Different fund-raisers are held throughout the year to support the charitable goals of the organization.
LADY’S AUXILIARY OF KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
President: Florence Dorshorst 937-7516
This is a Catholic women’s organization (wives of the Knights) that promotes the ideas of the Knights of Columbus and provides support of the men’s council. Different fund-raisers are held on an as needed basis.
Chairperson: Norma Broyles 789-3067
Membership open to parishioners who are dedicated to proclaiming “The Word” and are able to stand before a group and read well. Approval by the Priest and Liturgy Committee. Participation in Sunday liturgies, special Masses for Lent, Holy Week, Christmas and other Holy Days.
Chairperson: Kimberly Mathews 797-3322
Membership open to any interested parishioner. We enhance the worship experience by providing resources (musical, environmental, prayerful, etc.) and plan for liturgical and sacramental experiences that occur in the parish at regularly scheduled worship occasions and for special religious occasions affecting the Good Shepherd community. Activities such as missions, seasonal preparations within the church, training, recruiting new Ministers for Hospitality, reception for the newly baptized. Monthly meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 P.M. in the rectory.
LITURGY OF THE WORD FOR CHILDREN
Chairpersons: Mary Boushie 789-4404 and David Weiss 475-9510
Membership open to children ages 4 till the make their First Communion.
All adults are welcome to become Catechists for this program. During the year on Sunday mornings at 11:00 Mass, children are invited to learn more about the readings. At the 11:00 Mass, the Catechists take children to the church meeting room to read together and to participate in activities such as discussion and play-acting. Children return to Mass at the end of the homily.MONEY COUNTER Contact: Father Chris Holtmann 789-3356 Membership open to any interested parishioner. They count the Sunday and Holyday collections. OFFICE HELP Contact: Father Chris Holtmann or Cindy Jansen 789-3356 Membership open to any interested parishioner. They help with telephoning and mailings.
Chairperson: Pat Buttner 789-5795
The parish council is the coordinating and unifying structure of the parish community. It should be the means of achieving full participation by the whole parish in the mission of the church. The council is a parish in miniature. Its members gather the thoughts, visions, and ideas of the community, harmonize them into a general consensus, and translate this plan into parish activity.
PARISH NEWSLETTER Contact: Cathy Ringo 797-2655 Good Shepherd the Good News. Articles on parish events, programs, youth activities, and other items of parish interest.
Director of PSR: Marya Pohlmeier
For students not attending a Catholic school we offer a program of religious instruction for Kindergarten through grade eight. Classes meet on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 until 8:15. Two years of preparation is required of children before First Confession and First Communion, including special sessions for the parents. Preparation for Confirmation requires at least two years of class participation.
PARISH HEALTH MINISTRY
Membership open to all parishioners. Coordinates blood drives and other health related activities.
Contact: Peggy Wagoner
The parish library is open after 9:00 Mass. The library offers books and videos.
Contact: Mary Thoma 797-4443
This committee takes pictures of Parish Activities and events.
Contact: Jennifer Althoff 797-9078
This group plans the Parish Picnic held on the 3rd Sunday in May.
PLANNING COMMITTEE (SHORT AND LONG RANGE)
The goal would first be to determine the needs of the parish in order of importance, second, to advise the parish council on preparatory actions necessary in order to complete suggested changes.
Contact: Kathy Cage 797-2243
Volunteers who pray for the needs of parishioners and their families. Participants are notified of requests by phone. Seniors and homebound are encouraged to join our prayer chain.
RESPECT LIFE COMMITTEE (formerly known as the Pro-:Life Committee)
Contact: Mary Thoma 797-4443
Helps restore respect for human life from conception to natural death. This committee provides information to parishioners concerning activities and legislations, which promote respect for life.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (RCIA)
Director: Fr. Chris Holtmann 789-3356 Deacon Paul Martin 797-2109
Prepares unbaptized and those already baptized in another Christian Church to become full participating members of our catholic Church. Volunteers are needed to act as sponsors, prayer-partners, or coordinators. Weekly meetings from August through May. Anyone who wants to inquire about our Catholic Faith should contact Father Dennis. Adults seeking to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation are invited to come to these classes.
Chairperson: Bill Hurtgen 314-277-2818 and Liz Reed 586-0337
The purpose of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is the personal sanctification of its members through acts of charity. The society quietly and discreetly aids needy families. Envelopes are available through our church envelopes and every Sunday after Mass. Information about the society or referrals of these in need can be made by calling the parish office.
hairperson: Linda Jensen 636-337-4909 Our old style auction is held annually on the last Saturday in September. The auction provides an opportunity to have fun, to meet new parishioners, and to raise funds for the school. SCOUTS
CUB SCOUTS: Cub Master: Debbie Schaeffer 789-9033
Membership: Tiger Cub Group-1st grade boys with adult members of his family.
Cub Scout Dens-2nd and 3rd grade boys. Webelos Dens-4th and 5th grade boys. Cub Scouts promotes character development, encourages spiritual growth, develops habits and attitudes of good citizenship, encourages good sportsmanship, fosters a sense of personal achievement by developing new interests and skills, shows how to be helpful and do one’s best. Pack meetings are once a month, with Den meetings on a bi-weekly basis. Activities include scouting for food, hiking and camping (day, overnight and weeklong), Pinewood Derby, Blue and Gold Banquet, hayride, pack picnic, bike rodeo, bowling, Cub Scouting Program Advancement Activities, Catholic Religious Growth Programs: Light of Christ and Parvuli Dei.
BOY SCOUTS: Scout Master: Dan Luepke or Rick Blase 942-2247
Membership open to parish boys, 11-18 years of age.
Boy Scouts promotes character development, citizenship training and personal fitness. One must be willing to use Scout principles, and procedures. Meetings are once a week with a variety of activities.
GIRL SCOUTS AND JUNIOR GIRL SCOUTS: Barb Flurry
BROWNIES: Steffanie Campbell
The girl scout program has four fundamental goals. These serve as the foundation for all activities. Each girl shall: 1) Develop to her full individual potential. 2) Relate to others with increasing understanding, skill and respect. 3) Develop values to guide her actions and to provide the foundation for sound decision making. 4) Contribute to society through the use of her abilities and leadership skills, working in cooperation with others. Girls between the ages of five and seventeen are eligible to join. Leaders can be women or men over the age of eighteen.
Contact: Jean Fishback 789-4839
Would you like to know more about the word? Would you like to understand Scripture more fully? If so, our bible classes may be just what you are looking for. Scripture study classes are offered on either Tuesday afternoons or Tuesday evenings.
SERVERS/CHILDREN AND ADULTS
Chairperson: Fr. Chris Holtmann
Membership is open to any parishioner.
We invite male and female students in grades 4 and up, from Day School and PSR and adults to serve at the altar.
Contact: Deacon Paul Martin and Linda Martin
This committee organizes the annual “Living Stewardship” program which seeks to bring the Parish family together by sharing of our “Time, Talent and Treasure”.
YOUTH MINISTRYContact: Fr. Chris Holtmann 789-3356 Membership open to any teenager. We have many activities for our young adults.
TUITION COMMITTEEContact: Mike Bellafiore 931-9198 Members are appointed by the Pastor. This committee gives assistance to those who need help with tuition.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Director: Sarah Reed 586-0332
VBS is held during the summer as a fun and religious education experience enjoyed by children ages 5-high school age. Scripture, snacks, games and activities are included daily in the fun.
Contact: Sarah Reed 586-0332
The Church is in need of men and women willing to fill the roles of Priest, Sisters and Brothers in the Church. This group looks for ways to promote and pray for vocations in our parish.
VISITING THE SHUT-INS