St. Joseph Ellinwood, KS and Immaculate Conceptoin Claflin, KS

Pastoral Council

The Pastoral council, as a Consultative body, is to aid the Pastor in the Services, ministries, and spiritualities of parish life and to aid the Pastor in areas of the Pastor's responsibilities as Shepherd. (1) Pastoral planning and goal setting. (2) Developing and implementing pastoral programs. (3) Improving pastoral services (4) Evaluating pastoral effectiveness of existing programs and services.

Contact Curtis Wolf
Chairperson
785-623-3189

Members: 
Mary Waite, Secretary
Dr. Charlie Joslin
Mary Tudor
Dan Mason
Gwen Klepper
Meeting
Date
Third Tuesday of each month. 
Meeting Location Parish Office 109
West 3rd Street

Finance Council

The purpose of the Finance Council, mandated by Canon 1280 of Canon Law, is to consult with the pastor as the authoritative representative of the Bishop in the parish in order to assist him in his duties in the administration of temporal property and assets of the parish.

Contact Steve Birzer
Chairperson
620-564-3368
Members:
Lois Hammer, Secretary
Freddy Gunn
Mike Moeder
Donna Mason
Jolene Snell
Meeting
Date
7:00pm on the Third Monday of the months
of January, March, May, July, September, and November.
Meeting Location Parish Office 109
West 3rd Street

School Council

St. Joseph School Council is a consultative body to aid the pastor, and/or principal/lead teacher in the services, ministries, and spiritualities of the school. The school council shall assist all other councils and committees and the pastor in the preparation and presentations of budget materials to the parish finance council. The call to the school council flows from our relationship with God. It is not possible to speak about ministry unless we acknowledge that we are called to serve because of who we are in relationship to God and to one another.

Contact Denis Hammer
Chairperson
620-564-3492
Meeting
Date
Second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm except for the months of May, June, and July.
Meeting Location School Library
111 West 3rd

Property Commission

St. Joseph Property Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the Pastor regarding the upkeep and repair of Church property. This commission is responsible for assessing and prioritizing the jobs needed, and, if necessary, finding the appropriate professionals for repair jobs as needed. They also schedule work-days for parishioners

Contact Art Huslig
Chairperson
620-564-3203
Meeting
Date
Whenever there is a need.
Time is set when we meet.
Meeting Location Parish Office 109
West 3rd Street

Endowment Board

St. Joseph Catholic School Education Endowment Fund was estableshed to ensure that Catholic education would continue in Ellinwood. The Endowment has helped the school with many of its expenses for a number of years. All gifts received small or big are put toward the fund. Only the interest from the principle is used to help the school.

Contact Denise Joslin
Chairperson
620-564-2637
Meeting
Date
Three or four times a year or whenever necessary.
Meeting Location St. Joseph School Library
111 West 3rd Street

Living Legacy Board

St. Joseph School Living Legacy Fund was established in 2005, the anniversary of the school's 120 years of continuous education, with the purpose of raising money to be used for expenditures needed for the operation of the school. The money accumulated may be used whenever necessary and this differs from the Endownment Fund from which only the interest accumulated may be used for the school. The committee consists of eight members including the pastor and lead teacher. Regular or memorial donations are always welcome for the fund.

Contact Leroy Thill
Chairperson
620-564-2681
Meeting
Date
Three or four times a year or whenever there is a need for a meeting.
Meeting Location St. Joseph School
111 West 3rd Street

Disaster Preparedness Team

The Disaster Preparedness Team consists of parishioners that are ready to help when a disaster occurs on the local level or near by. Usually a disaster is that of a tornado, flood, or another natural devastation. A calling tree of parishioners has been set up to see who can help.

Contact Steve Oelke
Chairpersons
620-564-2752
Meeting
Date
Whenever necessary.
Meeting Location Church Grounds