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October 2003

  • Members learned that because there is no priest available to serve as pastor, a Parish Life Coordinator will serve at Mary Queen Parish in Elmhurst.
  • Bishop spoke about issues relating to sexual abuse.   

February 2004

  • Ms. Yvonne DeBruin, Director of Ministry Formation, was welcomed as a permanent guest to the Council.
  • Bishop Imesch gave a 50-year report on sexual abuse in the Diocese. 

June 2004

  • Focus of the meeting was dialogue with Bishop Imesch. 
  • Officers selected: Chair – Mr. John Janicik; Vice Chair – Mrs. Patricia Dennison; Secretary – Mr. Nick Berns.
  • Commission Chairs: Administration – Mr. Tom McClain; Service – Mrs. Mary Ann Jung; Education – Mrs. Patricia Dennison; Worship – Fr. Lee Bacchi