St. Ignatius Pastoral Council Agenda
7:00 PM — February 15, 2021
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Present: Father Casciotti, Len Heckwolf, Joe Hillery, Andrew Lacovara, Rene DeBrabander, Ted Engelke, Ryan Bixler, Toni Mooore-Duggan, and Kevin Burdinski.
- Opening Prayer – Father Casciotti
- Pastor’s Briefing – Father Casciotti
- Father Watters is still raising funds for the school.
- The offices are nearly done.
- Father Casciotti let us know that the tenants in the row homes will have to find new housing. There are sufficient funds in the poor box to help them find a place if needed.
- Prep Information – Ted Engelke
- Half of the second-grade class is through penance.
- The entire Prep program is pretty much Zoom based now and still getting more parental participation which is good.
- The kids will do the stations of the cross starting February 28th. It’s done outside and at a social distance.
- Thinking right now the fall will hopefully be the first time they can be together in person again.
- Justice and Peace Information – Joe Hillery
- Three new participants joined this month. They are also new to the parish.
- Environmental Justice now has monthly sub-committee meetings.
- They narrowed down to a couple legislative bills.
- There is a prayer service in February related to racial justice.
- The anti-racist awareness task force will be launching a website soon. There will be several resources and information on the site that parish members can access.
- There will be a Zoom town hall on March 23rd from the anti-racism awareness task force.
- There is a Catholic Charity workshop that will occur at the next Justice and Peace meeting.
- Candra and Vonetta agreed to go to Washington in March to meeting with the Maryland legislatures.
- Loaves and Fishes Information – Len Heckwolf
- Group was out 2/14/21 and gave out 175 meals. They also gave out a lot of clothes that were gifted to the church.
- Liz Lacovara has been working hard to get more people to donate meals.
- People are starting to donate more casseroles into the new freezer. There is still the curbside drop off and drop off in the freezer.
- Other Business
- We will have to figure out how to get people back into the Church eventually. The idea of trying to spread out the timing of Zoom and in-person activities in terms of timing came to mind so that people would do both eventually.
- 9am virtual mass has been getting 1,200-1,500 attendance.
- Kevin raised the question, has there ever been a history of having Ignatius Spirituality 101 course? The group loved the idea to make this available.
- Closing Prayer – Len Heckwolf
- Next meeting is 3/15/2021