Worship Commission News
    Worship Commission Members
  • Tom Kaiser, Co Chairperson
    Mary PatTyson Vanderlaan, Co Chairperson
    Fr. Chris Lankford, Parochial Vicar, Immaculate Conception Parish
    Lisa Grisolia, Director of Music, Immaculate Conception Parish
    Maria Wilbert, IC Volunteer and Special Project Coordinator, Immaculate Conception Parish
    Jeff Williams, Director of Administration and Facilities
    Jim Viola
    Mary Lou Rafferty
    David McCaffrey
    Steve Hillsman
    Peg Cello

    Alan Conkle, Parish Council Laison

    2016 Most Recent Worship Commission Minutes: August 15, 2016
  • Worship Commission Meeting – August 15, 2016
    Attendance: Fr. Christopher Lankford, Tom Kaiser, Mary Pat Vanderlaan, Lisa Grisolia, Maria Wilbert, Peg Cello, Jim Viola, David McCaffrey, Steve Hillsman, Mary Lou Rafferty and Joyce Callahan.

    Faith Sharing: We read from Psalm 11and the Gospel of Luke Chapter 13.  Someone asked Jesus “Lord, will only a few people be saved?”  Jesus told the crowd to strive to enter through the narrow gate, and that some who are last will be first and some are first who will be last.

    Minutes:  May minutes were approved. 
    Parish Council:   No report. 

    IC Fest:   We continued discussions that were begun at special meeting at Peg’s house. 
    • If there is a significant chance of rain, the decision to bring the Mass/Fest indoors to chapel and Plunkett Hall will be made on Friday. 
    • We discussed Dave’s proposal for the distribution of Eucharist and stations for priests, deacon and EMs.  We will need 9 EMs, plus the religious. 
    • The ICCP football players will direct people – Dave will contact the coaches. 
    • WC volunteers should meet at the park at 2:00. 
    • Jim will select a family to take up the gifts. 
    • Father Tom emphasized that we need to clearly mark the locations for the EMs.  T
    • om Kaiser will be the WC point person to work with Father Chris to obtain all the Mass materials from the sacristy and bring to park. 
    • Father Chris will check with Father Tom as to the ambo. 
    • We will need a card table for the gifts – Maria will bring a table cloth. 
    • There should be 3 microphones for the Mass celebrants. 
    • Maria will send to Lisa a JPG file of the logo for Lisa to put on the worship aid. 
    • Maria will show Father Tom the banner that was found to determine if we want to use it, maybe on the tent where Lisa and singers will be.
    Year of Mercy
    • Church – Dave’s e-signup process is working well.  August is covered. 
    • Jeff needs to ensure the card table and chair, and the 2 signs are in the narthex Friday nights and ready for the volunteers.  They were not there last week.  Maria will remind him. 
    • Peg suggested that it would be great to have copies of the handout that was used when the new church opened that describes the history of IC. 
    • The stained glass window brochure is being updated now.  T
    • he Year of Mercy trifold was updated.
    Monthly Holy Hours – Mary Pat reported out on the Holy Hour themes and status.
    • August 16 is “workers/volunteers of mercy” and Pam is in the lead;
    • September is “catechists” and Jo B. and Sister Mary Francis are on board;
    • October is “Mary Mother of Mercy”; and November is “for the dead” and Pam is in the lead.
    • Tom Kaiser volunteered to lead a special rosary for October.A
    • lso, all priests of the Diocese of Joliet will be on retreat the week of October 17.Father Chris will find a substitute priest to celebrate the October Holy Hour.
    Monthly Saint and spiritual/corporal works of mercy newsletter articles – These are going very well.September – Joyce; October – Mary Lou; November – Tom.

    The Taize prayer service will be on September 9 at 7:00 in the Church. Lisa is working with Pam on this and will need a reader (Jim volunteered) and 2 volunteers to hand out candles and worship aids.

    The Year of Mercy will end with a ceremonial “Closing of the Jubilee Door” on November 20 at the 7:30 AM Mass.Ministries

    There is training for liturgical ministers on October 11 at 7:00 PM and October 15 at 9:00 AM.
    • Maria asked if the WC would like to sponsor one of the donut
    • Sundays to try to get additional volunteers.This would occur after the 7:30 and 9:00 Masses.The next donut Sunday is September 25.We thought that would be a good idea.There was additional discussion about how to keep the youth involved by marketing to them in some additional way
    • Maria is planning to send a note out to all the parents encouraging the parents to participate as ministers while their children are servers.
    Other:  Mary Lou agreed to work with Father Chris on the invitation for the Anniversary Mass. 
    • Father Tom wants to invite the priests to attend a luncheon. 
    • Father Chris will ask Father Tom about the rest of the parish and whether there will be any kind of a reception. 
    • There was also some discussion about inviting the past deacons and sisters.  No recommendation was made.
    Father Chris closed the meeting with a special blessing.  Meeting adjourned at 8:55 PM.

    Next WC meeting will be held on Monday September 19 at 7:00 PM.