Saturday - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday - 7:30 a.m. - 9 - 11 & 5:30 p.m.
Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m.
Tuesday: 6 p.m.
Monday - Saturday: 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 3 p.m.
Sunday: 8:45 - 9:30 a.m.
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
In order to achieve this, we utilize a structure that lends itself to productive dialogue and for participants to feel more engaged in the parish.
Commissions/Ministries meet as a large group four times annually to update other Chairs on their work and to discuss parish goals.
The next quarterly parish meeting will be announced.
Video: 8-minute video on St. Thomas Aquinas (his feast day).
Open Mic: Open mic is for parishioners to express parish related issues before the council, not personal issues. We ask that you remain at your chair, state your name, and stay within a two-minute time limit. Presenters are expected to address the Council in a courteous manner and avoid foul language or personal attacks on individuals. It is the policy that we do not necessarily respond tonight. If a response is desired, please provide your contact information after the close of the meeting, and the staff will reply to you.
Our current active commissions include: Finance, School Advisory, Faith Formation and Liturgy. Other adhoc commissions are developed/dissolved as needed.
John Haley – Chair
Fr. Thomas Dufner – Pastor
Fr. Paul Baker – Parochial Vicar
Jay Tomaszewski – Parish Administrator
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The Pastoral Care and Outreach Commission (PC&OC) affirms the God-given dignity of all persons by facilitating the Church of Epiphany’s charity and justice ministries.
The commission nurtures and advocates parish activities that focus on providing physical, emotional and spiritual support to others, especially during times of uncertainty, difficulty or pain.
We strive for the continued development of a compassionate faith community by creating awareness and opportunities in our parish to serve. We recognize that God is revealed through all persons; therefore, we encourage participation in service to the disadvantaged and vulnerable of the parish and community.
The School Advisory Council is a visioning group whose mission is to encourage and facilitate lifelong education in Faith for the whole person.
We are active members of Epiphany Parish who are devoted to the support and guidance of the many education ministries that are core to the foundation of the Church of the Epiphany.
The purpose of the council is to facilitate and foster communication and collaboration between our educational committees, groups, and ministries in support of the parish plan and mission. We help provide on-going direction to the groups within the commission and assist them in reaching their goals. We serve as a liaison for our ministries to the Parish Council. Meeting minutes are posted following approval by commissioners and can be found below.
We seek the involvement of our ministries in the pursuit of the overall commission and parish objectives. We do this through communication and involvement in our monthly meetings and additional work sessions. (We meet the second Tuesday of the month.) We use a consensual decision-making process to guide our activities and recommendations. In addition, we reach out to become involved in their organizations through meetings and active participation. We do this to better understand their ministries and what they do.
Lori Clark, Secretary
Mark Hapka, Strategic Planning Chair
Stacy Noren, Marketing Chair
Laura Peichel, SAC Chair
Rob Scalia, SAC Vice-Chair
Ann Coone, Principal
Jay Tomaszewski, Parish Administrator
Father Dufner, Pastor
Father Kowalczyk, Parochial Vicar
Ann Evans, Adminiatration
The Finance Commission works with the parish staff and advises the pastor with regard to the assets and finances of The Church of the Epiphany in order to ensure that the spiritual, educational, and social needs of our community are met. The Commission will work with the church community to obtain and distribute the resources necessary to support the parish, students, faculty, and vision of The Church of the Epiphany within the guidelines of the Archdiocese.
Robert Scalia, Chair
Fr. Dufner, Fr. Kowalczyk and Jay Tomaszewski
The Audit Committee
Rob Scalia and Kristann Yocum
George Steiner and Tom Conneran
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To promote the mission of The Church of the Epiphany parish by continuing the development, operation, and the maintenance of our facilities. This will foster a safe and healthy environment in which the needs of all programs can be fulfilled.
The Liturgy Commission will work to manifest a liturgical environment that invites an understanding of the celebration of the Eucharist through full, conscious, and active participation in the Mass.
Vigil Light Cleaners
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharistic
Office of Sacristan
Charismatic Prayer Group
Epiphany Prayer Chain
Legion of Mary
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
Third Order Franciscans
Chris Gams – Ushers
Becky Germundson – Sacristans
Liz Grefsheim – Music
John Haley – Eucharistic Ministers
Paul Lindeman– Lectors
Fr. Dufner and Fr. Kowalczyk – Clergy
Liz Grefsheim – Music, Staff Liaison
Rose Friis – Environment
Clyde Schultz – Sound Operators
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This is an advisory and visioning group overseeing all faith formation programming. The committee works with the Director of Faith Formation, meeting monthly from September through June. A commission representative is chosen to report to parish council meetings.