June 2021 – Pastoral Council Minutes

St. Ignatius Pastoral Council Meeting

Monday, June 14, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom

Present: Father Casciotti, Andrew Lacovara, Len Heckwolf, Joe Hillery, Barbara Ipsaro, Barbara Lazzati, Ryan Bixler, Toni Moore-Duggan, Kevin Burdinski, and Rene DeBrabander

1.  Pastor’s Report – Father Jim

Church Budget:

– We discussed the FY22 budget that will be presented to the Finance Council for approval.

– We came in $5,000 short for the FY21 year, so we decreased the FY22 budget by that much.

– Hospitality line item will be updated.

– We expect the accounting expenses to go down in the future once the properties are off the Church books.

– We budgeted for a pre-cana weekend, but it should break even if we end up doing one.

– The overall budget is about breakeven for FY22.

Historic Trust Budget:

– The rental income is gone now since the properties were transferred.

– No big capital projects, but we budgeted $50,000 to be sage, and now no more property expenditures.

– The overall budget is about a $30,000 surplus.

– The move to the new building is done, but the elevator will get a new coating of paint

2.  Survey Results – Len

– We started a survey of the online and in-person masses and volunteering. We have about 180 responses already and are expecting more!

– 82% of those that responded attended the mass online and 35% of that have never attended mass prior to online.

– Over 100 respondents wrote a comment. There were a lot of positive comments!

– There was a lot of interest in volunteering and several people gave a phone number or email address.

– Len will circulate the results when it is completed.

3. Other Items

– Ushering. Question raised: when will be able to open the church for regular seating? In two weeks, the three-foot rule goes away for vaccinated people. Unvaccinated people follow the three-foot rule. Masks required until the City Mayor removes the mandate.

– Ministries are being asked to make a video of why they come to St. Ignatius.

– Sending out a note to the PREP program asking the parents and kids to become a reader at mass.

– Asked the ministry heads to hear what the anti-racism task force is doing.

– Andrew is still helping at Corpus Christi and splitting duties.

4.  Closing Prayer

– Len closed with prayer

5. Upcoming Meetings

12 July

13 September

11 October

8 November

6 December

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