January 2021 — Pastoral Council Minutes

St. Ignatius Pastoral Council Agenda

7:00 PM — January 11, 2021

Virtual Meeting via Zoom

Present: Father Casciotti, Barbara Ipsaro, Len Heckwolf, Joe Hillery, Andrew Lacovara, Rene DeBrabander, Ted Engelke, Ryan Bixler, Toni Mooore-Duggan, Kevin Burdinski, Barbara Lazatti, and Kate Walsh.

I. Opening Prayer

Father Casciotti opened with prayer.

II. Acceptance of the Minutes from December 2020 Meeting 

The December meeting minutes were accepted. 

III. Introductions

  • The members made introductions and we welcomed three new members to the Council.

IV. Proposed 2021 Meeting dates

  • The proposed dates for 2021 were accepted. 15 Feb., 15 Mar., 19 April, 17 May, 14 June, 12 July, 13 Sept., 11 Oct., 8 Nov., 6 Dec.

V. Election of President and Vice-President

  • It’s a one-year term.
  • Len was nominated for President, it was seconded, and confirmed.
  • Barbara Ipsaro nominated herself for Vice-President, it was seconded, and confirmed.

VI. Pastors Report

Financial Condition

  • Next week is the finance council meeting.
  • We are bringing in the income as expected (albeit reduced initially when budgeted).

Capital Projects

  • The Church windows are all paid for.
  • Next step in the Annex is to paint the corridors. Then move to the next floors.
  • Then will needs to alert the tenants in the row home.

The Loyola School

  • We found another company that can do the work for a third less than the original quote we received.
  • Father Watters is talking to several donors to make contributions for the renovations.

Loaves and Fishes

  • The Church purchased a freezer for parishioners to drop off casseroles.
  • We had some meetings with Our Daily Bread recently to help with the homeless.
  • There are four groups going out in total (two Saturday and two Sunday).
  • The Parish is doing a lot, but Len feared that the homeless situation may get worse in the city as COVID money dries up.

VII. Open Reflections and Questions – Agenda Building

  • Small donations from non-parishioners continue to come in.
  • There is a new Justice and Peace sign in both English and Spanish which received positive feedback.
  • Feedback was given that the quality of the ezine was great.
  • Father Casciotti was applauded for the work he was been doing over the past four years.
  • The online streaming experience keeps get better (e.g., the various camera views throughout the mass).
  • There was feedback given that having more of an influx or broader types of music to play at mass.

VIII. Adjourment

  • The next meeting will be February 15, 2021 at 7PM.

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