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Parish Office

Mailing Address:
St. Patrick’s Parish Office
223 Harmony Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Phone: 712-323-1484
Email: StPatricksCB@gmail.com

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Parish Registration

Please fill out the form below and either mail it to the Parish Office Center or put it in the collection basket at Mass.

Registration Form

Contact List

 

Parish Priest

Fr. Glen Wilwerding

Parish Priest

I have been pastor of St. Patrick parish since December 2012 and am familiar with Council Bluffs as it was my original assignment when I became a priest in June 2004. Since then I’ve spent one year in Mexico learning Spanish and did Hispanic ministry in Des Moines and Osceola for four years. Originally from the German Catholic immigrant colonies of Shelby County, I attended high school in Harlan and later graduated from the University of Northern Iowa. I enjoy music and incorporate it into the mass. Ultimately in my last years of college life and a few years later I felt God gently tugging on my heart to become a priest. So I entered Mundelein Seminary in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago and was ordained by Bishop Joseph Charron. Priesthood is a unique gift which has helped me see how God is truly working in people’s lives; and the Lord has give me the privilege of being part of that journey for others. Activities I particularly enjoy are teaching the Catholic faith, spiritual reading, and celebrating the sacraments.

Mailing Address

223 Harmony Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Contact

Phone: 712-323-1484

Email: StPatricksCB@gmail.com

Website: http://www.stpatrickscb.org/

Parish Staff

Beth Wilson

Parish Secretary

I was born in New York and my family has also lived in Vermont and Maine.  I joined the Air Force after high school and spend six years in the Air Force where I met my husband.  We have two children and one grandchild.  After 23 years, my husband retired from the Air Force and we moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa where my husband was born and raised.

My first day of work here at St. Patrick’s was May 1, 2000. I enjoy “ministering” in this role as Parish Secretary!

Mailing Address

223 Harmony Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Contact

Phone: 712-323-1484

Email: StPatricksCB@gmail.com

Website: http://www.stpatrickscb.org/


LuAnn Baumker

Faith Formation Coordinator

In the autumn of 2017, I will begin my 35th year as Director of Religious Education at St. Patrick’s. I enjoy the ministry very much. It is a joy to watch children as they learn about our great God and our Catholic faith. I am married with two wonderful grown children and five fantastic grandchildren.

Mailing Address

223 Harmony Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Contact

Phone: 712-323-1484

Email: luannb223@gmail.com

Website: http://www.stpatrickscb.org/

Chuck Hannan

Deacon

Mailing Address

223 Harmony Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Contact

Phone: 712-323-6923

Website: http://www.stpatrickscb.org/

Jim Mason

Deacon

Aside from duties as a deacon, Deacon Jim Mason is involved with Interfaith Response Inc., which is the place of last resort for individuals and families in crisis.  Interfaith Response is a small office in an old building next to the railroad tracks founded in 1988.  All of the staff are volunteers and rent is very inexpensive with contributions from local churches.

Contact

Phone: 402-639-6965

Emmet Tinley

Deacon and Parish Business Manager

Born and raised in Council Bluffs (4th generation), I am a graduate of Creighton Prep and Creighton University with a BSBA and MBA in accounting and am a Certified Public Accountant. Married to Susan Ternus of Omaha in 1966, we are the parents of seven children (six living), fifteen grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Twenty-five years in banking as CFO,  for the last thirteen years, I’ve been self-employed as a part-time business and tax accountant. Baptized as a member of St. Patrick’s Church and member for the last forty-eight years, I served on the Parish Council and as a Lector, Eucharist Minister, and organist.

Ordained a Permanent Deacon in 2006, I’ve served St. Patrick’s as a Deacon, and for the last seven years, I’ve served as the Parish Business Manager. I was a prior member and Chair of the Diocesan Deacon Council, and Sue and I have served as members of the Deacon Formation team for the Diocese for the last six years.

Currently, I am the on-call chaplain for Mercy Hospital and also serve on the Board of Hospice of Southwest Iowa and All Care Health Center in Council Bluffs.

Contact

Phone: 712-323-1484

Email: etinley3@gmail.com

Parish Ministries

Jill Faust

High School Faith Formation Coordinator

Contact

Phone: 712-325-9827

Email: JRFaust1@cox.net

Lisa Gronstal

Music Ministries

Contact

Phone: 712-322-2954

John Pfenning

RCIA Coordinator

John performs the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) sessions for adults that want to enter the Catholic faith.

Contact

Phone: 712-322-2887

Email: pfenfam@cox.net

Krista & George Smith

Marriage Preparation Coordinator

Krista “Kris” & George Smith coordinate the Marriage preparation sessions for couples that wish to marry in the Catholic church.

Contact

Phone: 402-650-6471

Email: kagsmith66@hotmail.com

Lyn Stuntz

Director of Music Ministries

Lyn heads the 9:00 Music Liturgy along with nearly a dozen other members that make up the choir.

Contact

Phone: 712-322-7410

Parish Services

Elaine Fenner

Elaine Fenner

Parish Nurse

Elaine helps to educate the parishioners about different health issues.

Contact

Phone: 712-328-2481

Margie Graeve

Head of the Mission of the 72 & Parish Nurse

Margie helps to educate the parishioners about different health issues. If you need a wheelchair, cane, etc…..or any other similar equipment, one may be available for you to borrow. Contact Margie for availability.

Contact

Phone: 712-323-3582

Vickie Rule

Bereavement Minister

Vickie helps parishioners cope with grief following the death of loved ones.

Contact

Phone: 712-325-0772

Fr. Tan Tran

Hospital & Care Center Chaplain

Father Tan can perform the Anointing of the Sick as well as general blessings and comfort.

Contact

Phone: 712-309-5742

Mary Ann Wager

Mary Ann Wager

Prayer Chain Coordinator

Mary Ann receives phone call requests for prayers and then notifies everyone that wishes to be a part of the prayer chain.

Contact

Phone: 712-322-6718

 

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church

223 Harmony St
Council Bluffs, IA
51503-3108