2017 Stewardship Award

pearl and ben kauer
Pearl and her husband, Ben

We are pleased to announce our 2017 Stewardship Award winner—
Pearl Kauer!




This individual is no stranger to volunteer service in our parish. One cannot calculate the number of volunteer hours she has put in.

This lady is a convert to the Catholic faith. One of the first ministries she was involved in at the parish was Faith Formation. That was over 30 years ago. She has worked hard to maintain her certification as a catechist, having reached an Advanced Level in 2013. The last couple years she has served as a sub for all the classes.

You name it, this lady has done most things. She volunteered to help input data for the new parish census when Good Shepherd Parish was formed. She currently serves as reader, Eucharistic Minister, usher and greeter and a counter. She assists at funeral luncheons. She has made the table decorations for the different seasons. She takes Holy Communion to some of the homebound or sick when the need arises.

“If you ever need any help, just let me know.” She has used this phrase more than once. She helps with special events, such as the Women’s World Day of Prayer, Thanksgiving Ecumenical gatherings, and enjoys making those socials very special ones. She has prepared soups for youth and parish gatherings.

This lady just recently served on the Parish Council for two terms. She has also served as co-chair and chairperson a number of years at our Fall Festival. You will see her almost every Wednesday morning at Mass where she is our regular reader.

Her service extends beyond the parish and into the community: She listens to the youth read at school. Having worked at Ed’s IGA for a number of years, she built relationships with many people in the community. She still works part time at Mann-Made Pizza. She also serves on the Fire Commission and for the Legion and Auxiliary for Spirit, using her cooking skills for many of their events.

She is friend to many and is referred to by Father Dennis as the “Pearl of Great Price.”

We are pleased to announce our 2017 Stewardship Award winner—Pearl Kauer. God bless you, Pearl, for accepting the Lord’s call in all you do!


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