Parish Organizations (SD)

Trustees: Sheela Arceneau and Gary Schulzetenberg

Finance Council
The Finance Council oversees parish finances by creating the annual budget, monitoring income and expenses along with reviewing all major expenditures of the church and cemetery in accordance with Canon Law.

Finance/Endowment Committee: Dave Braegelmann-chair, Cindy Nienabar, Jim Sand, James Kastanek, Derrick Meyer, Sue Clemen, Fr. Edward, Charlene Lahr

Building Maintenance Committee:
George Reber, Terry Oehrlein, Darryl Eiynck, Kevin Shay, Jim Sand, Gary Schulzetenberg, John Overman, Bill Smith, Roger Gertken, Ben Mergen, Mary Sowada, Father Edward Vebelun

Liturgy Committee
The Liturgy Committee promotes vibrant liturgies within our parish. It coordinates all of the liturgical ministries, environment and service schedules.

Edna Goebel, Sharon Weyer, Rosie Zimmerman, Toni Hudock, Karen Heitzman, Barb Rodenwald, Marie Schleppenbach, Marion Gondringer

Cemetery Board: Ron Kalthoff-chair, Duane Kleve, Jim Sand, Lois Reber, Dennis Mareck, George Reber, Pat Timp, Marion Gondringer, Sandy Harlander, Kevin Shay, Charlene Lahr

Faith Formation:  Nicole Schneider, Anne Gourde, Priya Felling, Lauren Mareck,
Toni Hudock—Pastoral Associate

Holy Family School Board: Mary Sowada, Vicki Winkels, Joe Stangler, Aaron Goebel, Rebecca Wohletz, Ben Mergen, Heather Cruz, Nate Brever, Father Edward Vebelun

Harvest of Hope Area Catholic Community Pastoral Council

Members- Sheela Areceneau, Gary Schulzetenberg, Anne Gourde, Jean Beutz, Lisa Jensen, Jim Rehkamp, Brad Opatz, Nick Korn, Diane Rothstein, Carl Lieser

Alternates- Darlene Felling, Jenny Goebel, Jim Gondringer, Karen Pundsack

Facilitator- Michelle Frederichs

Minutes Recorder- Tricia Merden

Staff- Father Edward Vebelun – Pastor,  Toni Hudock – Pastoral Associate, Charlene Lahr – Business Manager


Catholic United Financial #400
This organization exists as a not-for-profit fraternal benefit society to promote fraternalism and charity among members through a local council system.  Goals of the group include providing members with life insurance, annuities and other products and services.  Benefits of their services help to contribute to the financial well-being of the members and their families and they encourage faith-fueled community engagement.  The Seven Dolors Catholic United Financial Council#400 sponsors various events throughout the year and they help support the Faith Formation program for the youth of the parish.  A matching grant breakfast is held which provides a time for fellowship with parishioners and their families.   All parishioners are asked to help with this event as the proceeds are used to help with financial support for Faith Formation and other financial support for events within the parish.


Christian Women
Activities of the Christian women include coordinating events in the parish, such as cleaning of the church, help with decorating the church, hosting card parties for senior citizens, collect items for Birthline, .  They also sponsor the rosary on KASM radio, keep the video library at church up-to-date, provide flowers for Mother’s day, root beer floats for Father’s day, a breakfast for our graduating seniors, and a gift for newborn babies of our parish.  The Christian Women’s group will provide new parishioners with information about our parish functions.  The group also helps with coordinating the funeral groups which work for the funeral lunches for deceased members of the parish.  The group may be called upon to sponsor other events as the need arises throughout the year.

Christian Mothers / Women Society:
President: Carol Wenning
Secretary: Teresa Scepaniak
Treasurer: Melissa Gerads

Knights of Columbus 
From the moment of our founding in 1882, charity has been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. We are Catholic men of faith and men of charitable action. Through our Building the Domestic Church initiative, Knights and their families have greater opportunities to participate in a variety of activities that deepen their faith, promote the New Evangelization, and strengthen our parishes. The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.  All the good works we do are informed by our four core principles:

Charity – Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”
– None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus know that together, we can accomplish more than we could individually.
– Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner passed away.
– We are proud of our devotion to God and country. We believe in standing up for both whether it’s public or private, we remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are among the greatest citizens.