"In the sight of angels I will sing your praises, Lord" (Pslam 138)
Lay Leadership Committees
Guardian Angels’ Catholic parish offers several opportunities to serve on a committee through our Lay Leadership ministry. Parish members have the ability to submit interest in serving on our core committees and task force initiatives, including the Pastoral Council, Finance Council, Design Committee and many more. All interest in learning more about opportunities to serve our parish in one of the following roles at our parish, please contact the Parish Office.
The Guardian Angels Design Committee (GADC) meets to oversee the building phases for our new church and hall. These eight member team of volunteers meet monthly, educate themselves about church construction, decide how to proceed, advise the pastor on the building project, and generally oversee this work. They began in the Fall of 2013 and will work until the new building is dedicated.
Design Committee Members
Karen Rademacher, Chair
Jim Sewczak, Vice Chair
Ginny Staiano, Sec
Ben Reynolds, Youth Rep
Along with the Pastoral Council, the Finance Council is the main advisory body of parishioners to the pastor. They are mandated by Canon Law and governed by the diocesan norms of the Pastoral Handbook (available on line), Parts 7-11. They are entrusted with the stewardship of parish properties and all funds. Members are appointed by the pastor for three years terms, renewable; they must be Catholics in good standing with the Church. They meet on the second Thursday of the month. Karen Surbrugg, the parish business manager, attends the meetings without voting in order to provide and explain parish accounting, budgets, and spreadsheets to the members.
Financial Council Members
Norman Finke, Chair
The Pastoral Council is required in the Archdiocese, serves the pastor in a consultative capacity, and exists to help and support the pastor and the members of this staff in the accomplishment of the pastoral objectives. Members are appointed to serve for a three year period and may be named for one additional tem.
Pastoral Council Members
Kathy O’Leary, Chair
Charlee Warren, Vice Chair
Oktoberfest is Guardian Angels’ annual parish celebration and fundraiser. Twenty-five percent (25%) of the fundraising efforts generates contributions in support of the Berthoud Mead communities in outreach charities.
The Oktoberfest Committee is dedicated to organizing, scheduling and hosting this annual exciting event. Each year the committee puts on an amazing and highly anticipated fun event.
Oktoberfest Committee Members
Kevin & Barb Wilcox, Chairs
Jim & Judy Hejlik
This group will educate the parish on larger environmental issues, and how we as a parish can be the best environmental stewards of the more than seven acres of land. They will base their work on Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’” they will be formed in Fall 1016. If you are interested in this service ministry, contact the parish office at 970-535-0721.
The Family Life task Force will provide support and spiritual nourishment to family life in our parish, following up on the Year of the Family. This gorup will begin in the Fall of 2016. If interested call the parish office, 970-535-0721.
The Evangelization Task Force organizes parish outreach, inviting through media and personal visits, one and all to join the Catholic Church. They work to ensure a personal encounter with Jesus Christ for members and visitors alike. Their texts are papal encyclicals and “Forming Intentional Disciples.”
The Poverty Task Force addresses the needs of the poor locally and in the parish. They work with other community groups to provide needed assistance to the poor. They meet on the third Thursday of every month. Contact the parish office if you wish to join.
Poverty Task Force Members
Jenna Crane – chair
Fr. Alan Hartway
Ann and Dave Lamphere
Judy and Dave Sobinovsky
A certified and trained couple in the parish provides marriage renewal and strengthening for all the parish in northern Colorado at our parish. They meet monthly or by appointment with any couple seeking support and information about deepening and enriching their marriage.
Will and Mo McDonough, directors
The Capital Campaign Committee began their work in March of 2015 under the direction of CCS, a fund raising consulting group. They solicit pledges, manage the campaign, educate the parish, and complete their work at the end of the five year capital campaign. The currently meet quarterly.
Capital Campaign Committee Members
Denise and Lou Bustamante – chairs
Sharon and Bill Bauer
Suzanne and Scott Cavey
Donna and Dave Staver
Wendy and Randy Wilson
The Women’s Group, open to all women in the parish, provides donut Sundays, Saturday night social, funeral dinners, special parish events, an annual chili bingo night, spirituality for women, women’s lunches, and many other activities through the year.
Women’s Group Officers
Fran Champlin, President
Barb Trowbridge Wilcox, VP
Kathy O’Leary, Sec
Kris Barnett, Treasurer
These volunteers prepare the Church for the various Liturgical Season throughout the year.
Volunteers help vacuum, tidy pews, organize back of Church, clean sanctuary and sacristy, clean windows. and any maintenance needs of the church. Please contact the parish office to volunteer.
This ministry assists the Parish in the continuous upkeep of the Parish ground, Parish Center and Church when our facilities director needs help for larger projects and such things as mowing, snow removal, and other larger landscaping projects.
For more information please contact Jim Hejlik
Members in this ministry meet weekly, on a rotating basis, to count the church collection. They are appointed and approved by Fr. Alan for this work that requires trust and confidentiality.