Human Concerns Committee

PURPOSE:

The purpose of the human concerns commission is to discern the needs of the people in the parish and wider community - especially the poor - and identify resources to meet those needs while enlisting the active support and participation of the parish members.  The commission helps to fulfill the justice dimensions of scripture and our Catholic social teaching tradition while acknowledging that every Christian is called to service and to work for justice.

2016 MISSION/GOALS:

We are still working on this

 MEMBERSHIP:

Parishioners involved in a human concerns activity or project, Parishioners with an interest or expertise in human concerns ministry.

Offices:

  • Chair person: responsible for meeting agenda and conducting the meetings.
  • Vice-chair: assumes chair persons role and responsibilities in the chairs absence.
  • Secretary: responsible to take the meeting minutes or a find a substitute if unable to attend meeting and distribute the minutes to the committee Webster and Pastoral Council Liaison.
  • Committee Webster: responsible for updating the parish website with:
  •        meeting minutes
  •        membership
  •        committee news
  •        calendar of giving events.
  • Ex Officio Member - Pastoral Council Liaison - responsible for communication between council and commission and visa versa.

 RESPONSIBLITY:

The human concerns commission is responsible for these key functions:

  1. Assess the level of basic human needs within the parish and the wider community by studying the demographics of the parish area and surveying the needs.
  2. Identify resources to meet needs by learning about existing Church agencies and community groups and providing referral information.
  3. Develop services and programs by involving others in the ministry to help people in need and to work for justice.
  4. Develop a parish-wide consciousness of Catholic social teaching by educating and forming people about right to life and human dignity issues.
  5. Coordinate and support the activity of committees and ministry teams which are directly involved in particular projects and ministries.
  6. Promote and organize twinning and sharing relationships with international and national parishes as well as parishes in the diocese.
  7. Review and evaluate the commission budget in conjunction with the parish financial council.

 

 HUMAN CONCERNS CHARITAIBLE GIVING CALENDAR  

MONTH CHARITY NEEDS OR WEBSITE LINKS
JANUARY    
FEBRUARY  Food Pantry The Lomira Area Food Pantry is hosted at United Methodist Church every 2nd and 4th Saturday form 10:00am to 11:00am, serving Brownsville, Lomira and Theresa.  300 Church St. Lomira, Wi 53048 contact -920-927-3041
MARCH  P.A.V.E. Click here to find out more about P.A.V.E. (People Against a Violent Environment) of Dodge County
APRIL  Food Pantry  The Mayville Food Pantry is hosted at Christian Life Fellowship every other Tuesday from 3:30-5:30 PM. People who are in need of help with food are warmly and graciously accommodated at this giveaway. If you are in need or would like to make a contribution, contact Kelly Baumann at 387-4380 or 387-2960 
MAY  Hygiene for the Homeless  Assemble Shoeboxes with everyday hygiene needs for the homeless and bring to St Ben's in Milwaukee, Food Pantries in our area, etc...
JUNE    
JULY  Christmas in July  
AUGUST    
SEPTEMBER  Food Pantry/Crop Walk for Hunger Click Here for more information about the Crop Walk for Hunger organization
OCTOBER  Work of Human Hands  Click Here for access to the Work of Human Hands Catalog
NOVEMBER  Winter Outerwear Collection  
 DECEMBER  Support the Giving Tree Project  

 

HUMAN CONCERNS COMMITTEE 
Joan Brown 920-387-2905 Margie Cramer - SVdP webster 920-387-2991
Ellen Guse - chairperson/Social Justice webster 920-296-9743 Marge Brandel 920-387-2047
Deacon Willis Heideman 920-387-4102 Phyllis Heideman 920-387-4102
Marie Berry 920-387-5119 Jan Kaehny 920-387-9226
Cindy Thomae 262-227-4590 Judy Vogenthatler 920-387-4421
Mary Wondra-secretary 920-583-3337 Mary Bogenschneider 920-387-3946
Betty Schmidt 920-488-2433 Mary T Wondra 920-387-4581
Mary Jane O'Neil 920-387-4779 Bob Gionet - Health ministry webster 920-214-3090
Amy Castellion - HC webster 920-387-9538 Kyle Castellion 920-387-9538
Rita Lackas 920-488-3800 Pam Fox 920-387-9518
Ann Hanke 920-583-3292 Eileen Lifke 920-488-4528
Lisa Hoffman-Pastoral Council Liaison 920-583-4634    

 

HUMAN CONCERNS 2016 MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES   

May 2016 minutes    July 2016 no meeting  August 2016 no meeting
January 2016 minutes  February no meeting  March 2016 minutes  April 2016 minutes
September 2015 minutes  October 2015 minutes  November 2015 minutes  December 2015 - no meeting