The Two Thousands

2000

  • Father Stephen Cooney came to serve in July.
  • August 27th, Bishop Bruskewitz gave permission to return the Tabernacle for the reservation of the Blessed Sacrament.
  • Ceiling fans were installed on October 8th.
  • Bob Zackery built the altar of repose for St. John’s tabernacle and stands for the statues of the Blessed Virgin and St. Joseph.
  • Sherron Hagan refurbished the B.V. Mary and St. Joseph statues.
  • Alyce Miller reported a good catechism program with lay teachers: Mary Jane Gardine, Ann Forster, Barb Foss, Brenda Mahlberg, Teresa Taute, and Nicole Younger.
  • Trustees were Robert Hanson, Sharon Leibhart, and Tom Wilcox.
  • Music Ministry was led by Jim Leibhart and Laura Svoboda.

    • 2001< >February 10th, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick was celebrated along with the World Day of Prayer for the Sick.Robert Engle and Thomas Wilcox were instituted as Acolytes In March.Bob Zackery made plaques for the Stations of the Cross and a Tabernacle stand.In May, Velma Fox donated outdoor benches in memory of her husband, Dale.Oak chairs were ordered for the Sanctuary.Dividers were donated by John & Eleanor Boyle.Richard Shaughnessy bestowed a donation in his will.Disciples in Mission, a three-year Lenten program, was led by Robert and Genevieve Engle.Crossing the Threshold Campaign contributed to the parish.
    • 2005< >Father Thomas Lux came to serve.Robert Engle and Mary Fertig became Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to the Sick.Myron Wendland was instituted in the Acolyte Ministry.Saint John participated in the Parish Family Mission led by Father William Gaffney, C.Ss.R.and Mrs. Gloria Anson. Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the home was promoted.Sherron Hagan refurbished the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue.Father Lux, Mary Fertig, Maria and Myron Wendland and Latisha Jones attended World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia with Pope Benedict XVI.
    • Votive Candles and Votive Candle Stand donated by Jerry and Alyce Miller.
    • The Church roof ridge cap and roof screws were replaced by Bennett Construction.
    • Church main doors were replaced by Builders Warehouse of Kearney through an anonymous donation. The window inserts in the doors were preserved.