Building and Grounds

The Building and Grounds Committee is responsible for the physical condition of the parish property.

  • They are charged with the care, upkeep and improvements of the landscape and structures of our parish grounds.
  • They keep the parish informed (primarily through the budget process) of the long-term maintenance needs of the parish facilities and the impact of deferring a particular item to a later implementation schedule.
  • Their primary concerns are safety and aesthetics.

Committee Chair:  Holly Rutenbeck
Finance Council Liaison:  Dave Misky
Staff:  Bryan Kirkpatrick

Meetings are the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7 PM.

Nov 2021: Rocky Marcoux and Holly Rutenbeck present an update on recent Building & Grounds projects, including the restoration of the Bell Tower and the St. Sebastian Window, and the new playground. Watch the video.

Aug 2021:  Upgrading lighting in the Cafeteria, lighting the Bell Tower and tuckpointing the Church. Read the REPORT.

July 2018:  Playground Project

July 2018:  Repairing the Gym Facade

2014 – 2018:  The Welcome Project

Miscellaneous Projects and Repairs

Faith Formation Committee

Recognizing that Faith Formation is a lifelong process, the St. Sebastian Faith Formation Committee seeks to facilitate growth and faith sharing for parishioners of every age and stage in their faith journey to meet the needs and challenges of today’s Catholics. Our mission is to better understand ourselves as members of the Body of Christ, who are invited to respond to our Baptismal call of ongoing conversion and service. Faith formation experiences are designed to facilitate growth in our individual prayer life and communal worship, especially the Eucharist.

Chair: Chris Fulcher
Council Liaison: Cathy Hoffman
Staff: Margaret Lee

Human Concerns Committee

The Human Concerns Committee discerns needs of parishioners and the wider community, and identifies resources to meet those needs enlisting the active cooperation of parish members. The committee’s scope of responsibility is two-fold: to meet immediate needs, and to work for changes in the oppressive structures of societies worldwide.

Chair: Annalisa Ragatz
Council Liaison: Edie Schwabe
Staff: Margaret Lee
Meetings are the 3rd Monday of the month at 7 PM.

Prayer & Worship Committee

The Prayer & Worship Committee coordinates the practice of and activities related to celebrating the mysteries of our faith in communal worship. Members provide overall direction to the spiritual and liturgical life of the parish. Liturgical principles of the Second Vatican Council as well as archdiocesan policies are implemented. This committee oversees the liturgical ministries and coordinates the celebration of the liturgical calendar.

Council Liaison:  Steve Ragatz
Chair: Jean Kreul
Staff:  Mike Kamenski

School Advisory Committee

The School Advisory Committee functions as the advisory board for school policy and programs. Various subcommittees work on promotion, publicity, budget, stewardship and long-range planning, along with action groups that address specific issues.

Chair:  Maria Melendes
Pastoral Council Liaison:  Jeff Altenburg
Staff:  Heather Grams

Stewardship Committee

The Committee defines a systematic way of infusing the theology and practice of stewardship into the life of the parish. Identifying opportunities for members of the parish to share their time, talent and financial resources, and establishing an ongoing process to recruit, recognize and thank volunteers in all parish ministries.

Spring into Service is a great way for the parish to come together as we clean up the building and the grounds. This usually happens in mid May.

The Role of the Stewardship Committee

Chair:  CJ Murray
Council Liaison: JoAnn Stasiewicz
Staff:  Fr. Peter Patrick

Meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5:30 PM in the Adult Formation Room.