Parish Commission Elections are the weekend of May 18/19. Please view Candidate Bios HERE. If you will not be at mass this weekend you may fill out a ballot HERE and drop off to the parish office by NOON on Monday, May 20.
In accordance with the policies and regulations of the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) and the IHM Athletic Commission, the goal of the IHM/CYO athletic program is to provide the opportunity for athletic competition to every interested student and to make the experience a positive one for him or her.
The mission of the IHM Athletic Commission is to promote the knowledge, growth and development of IHM students and non-affiliates who participate in IHM athletics and physical wellness programs. As part of the youth ministry of the parish, the Committee provides quality programs in specific sports. The Committee also monitors and assesses the impact and interaction of its athletic programs with the school and the larger parish community.
If you have any questions or comments regarding IHM CYO athletics, feel free to contact a member of the Athletic Commission.
|Boys Athletic Director||Steve Bourgeois|
|Girls Athletic Director||Chris Zale|
|At Large||Mike Kaplan|
|At Large||Eileen Kenney|
|At Large||Elijah Hammans|
|At Large||Chris LeFebvre|
|At Large||Jen Mazur|
|Ex Officio||Patty Koors|
|Ex Officio||Kyle Burkholder|
|Ex Officio||Paula Ryan|
|Ex Officio||Sarah Schaffer|
The Finance Commission advises the Pastor and staff on financial and business matters. The Commission meets monthly to review the financial statements of the Parish, School and related organizations. The Commission also advises the Pastor on the annual budget, investments, facilities and other capital expenditures, and financial internal controls. Members of the Finance Commission are appointed by the Pastor and must possess expertise that supports its work such as accounting, finance, banking, insurance and business management.
|Finance Member||Vernon Back|
|Finance Member||Robert Baldwin|
|Finance Member||Angie Berg|
|Finance Member||Nicole Higgins|
|Finance Member||Christine Konvolinka|
|Finance Member||Christopher Myrvold|
|Finance Member||Andy Roe|
|IHM Pastor (Ex-officio, Non-voting Member)||Fr. Bob Sims|
|IHM Business Manager (Ex-officio, Non-voting Member)||Anna Harvey|
Finance Commission Fiscal Year Minutes
The Outreach Commission is a tangible form of service in which IHM parishioners demonstrate dedication to the teachings of Jesus Christ to love and serve Him and others. This commission supports IHM’s mission statement by providing a compassionate ministry of helping others within our parish, and within our local and global communities by providing services and information to those in need of social justice and/or emotional, physical, or financial assistance.
Outreach Commission mission statement: To seek Christ in all persons, answering His call to love others and help those in need.
The Outreach Commission is made up of representatives of each of the IHM outreach ministries. The Commission meets to discuss the good works of each ministry, where they need support, and how the ministries can collaborate and streamline efforts. Meetings are open to any interested parishioner and are held on the second Thursday in alternating months (January, March, May, September, and November) in The Gathering Space or basement conference room at 7:00 pm. Please contact Paul Ainslee firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
|Outreach Chairperson||Paul Ainslee|
|Anna’s House/The Lord’s Pantry||Chris Hutson|
|Boulevard Place Food Pantry (School)||Meri Weber|
|Boulevard Place Food Pantry (Parish)||Trinda Metzger|
|Caring Community||Mary McClelland|
|Cathedral Soup Kitchen||Allison Gardner|
|Cathedral Soup Kitchen||Meredith Runke|
|Commission Chair||Paul Ainslee|
|Commission Secretary||Charlotte Faris|
|Commission Vice-Chair/Service Saturdays||Scott Lowe|
|Finance Commission Liaison||Robert Baldwin|
|Healthy Haughville||Jennifer Kappes|
|Healthy Haughville||Sheila McNelis|
|Honduras||Kathy Martin O’Neil|
|Knitting Ministry||Anne Kennedy|
|Moms/IHM Garden||Jennifer Gause|
|Public Policy & Education||Sarah Rossier|
|St. Anthony’s School/Men’s Group||Gary Ahlrichs|
|St. Patrick’s Christmas Party||Sarah Stelzner|
|St. Vincent DePaul||Larry Dougherty|
|Youth Group||Kyle Murphy|
Outreach Commission Minutes
The mission of the Parish Council is to help set and execute the vision, strategy and key initiatives for the IHM Parish. We aim to run a seamless governance process including the review and approval of the annual budget, as well as serving as a vehicle to promote dialogue, provide advice, assistance, and service regarding Parish life to the IHM community. It is critically important that we deliver on this mission in a way that is transparent, inclusive, and in full partnership with the committees, commissions and staff at IHM.
|At Large||John Creamer|
|At Large||Jarod Brown|
|At Large||Erin Lewis|
|At Large||Mike Ruppert|
|Non-voting member||Jim Elias|
|Business Manager, Non-voting Member||Anna Harvey|
|Principal, Non-voting Member||Ronda Swartz|
Parish Council Minutes
Commissions serve as consultative bodies for the Pastor and pastoral staff on matters concerning their respective missions. The Pastor also employs a staff of professionals to carry out and administer Parish functions in furtherance of the Parish mission. These staff members, including the School Administrator (Principal), are supervised by the Pastor.
Education is a core function of Catholic parish life and IHM is blessed to have an outstanding school to carry out that function. The Principal leads a staff of educators, assistants, administrators, and other employees. The Principal and her staff run all day-to-day operations of the school including all decisions related to personnel, financial, educational, marketing, and safety needs.
The School Commission is responsible for establishing and directing policies related to the IHM School, students, and staff, and works closely with the Principal, the Pastor, and other staff members. The Constitution and By-laws of IHM Pastoral Council establish the School Commission’s role in the Parish as follows:
The Commission is a board of limited jurisdiction and the policy-making body in matters related to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish School. The Commission is one of several Commissions that, together with the Pastoral Council, share with the Pastor responsibility for the governance of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish
The role of the School Commission consists of four (4) major categories: Planning, Monitoring, Policy Making, and Communicating. Thus, the School Commission establishes plans and sets long term goals and objectives for the School to meet, establishes policies to be implemented by the Principal and her staff, monitors the achievement of goals and the implementation of policies, and communicates the status of these functions to the Pastor, Pastoral Council, Parents, and the Parish at-large.
The School Commission meets in regular monthly meetings from August to July of each school year. School Commission consists of eleven (11) full voting members. Of those eleven members a minimum of seven (7) are elected by the members of IHM, up to three (3) may be appointed by the Pastor, and one (1) is appointed by the Parent Teacher Organization. Members are elected or appointed to three-year rotating terms with the exception of PTO representative who is appointed yearly. Elections for School Commission are held each May for the two to three available positions. In addition, there are two non-voting members on the Commission, the School Administrator (Principal) and the Pastor.
|PTO Representative||Allie Madden|
|PTO Representative||Debbie Thompson|
|Senior Advisor||Mark Urban|
|Finance Commission Rep||Andrew Thompson|
The purpose of the Stewardship Commission is to grow the need of our parishioners to generously give a portion of what God has given to them, which in turn helps them grow in their faith and trust in God. This may be in the form of gifts of time, money and experience. The commission assists the pastor in presenting the annual plea for the United Catholic Appeal in the fall and the Parish appeal in the spring. The commission educates the parishioners in ways to give and is developing a planned giving program. The commission oversees the school and parish endowments and looks for ways to increase the endowment which provide perpetual funds, since the principal is never withdrawn. The commission usually meets quarterly.
Anyone knowledgeable in keeping buildings safe or knows something about keeping a facility such as IHM up and running, may be interested in this committee. The committee would take an overall view at how we can improve our buildings and grounds so they are safe for everyone on our campus. They would also see what it takes for the upkeep of the buildings so they are standing for years to come.
This committee provides an oversight function and recommends policy guidelines for the use, maintenance, and expansion of all parish facilities. In this role, the Committee reviews proposals for capital expansion prior to submission to the Parish Council, makes recommendations and monitors the eventual work associated with a capital improvement. Programs for periodic and routine maintenance of buildings and the grounds are monitored to assure thoroughness and a timely execution.
If interested please contact Andy Sahm at 317-432-4814.
The mission of the Faith Formation ministry is to support each parishioner at any point in his or her spiritual journey as well as to offer a channel through which each parishioner can know God. Faith Formation Commission Elections will be held in the Spring.
Call the parish office if you would like to submit your name as a candidate for the Commission.
|Member||Ed Spahr (School Commission)|
The Liturgy Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the pastor and assists with leading, planning and evaluating all aspects of the mass liturgy. The liturgy committee is comprised of the heads of the following subcommittees: Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Greeters/Ushers, the Music Ministry and Art & Environment. The committee oversees all mass components involved in the Sunday liturgies, daily mass, Holy Days of Obligation, Lent, Advent and other special worship services. The group meets quarterly during the year.
|Chair||Sally Bindley Millman|
|Member||Fr. Bob Sims|
|Member||Sr. Cathy Campbell|
The Technology Commission will work closely with the school principal and the priest to direct and manage the technology needs of the Parish and school. The Technology Commission is responsible for maintaining and improving the information technology infrastructure of the church and school.