Attendees: Fr. Rob Howe, Patrick Regier, Kevin Spencer, Andy Pasztor, Pam Gandy and Mike Erickson Reported by: Pam Gandy
Opening Comments: Father Rob discussed the St Vincent De Paul project and this year’s faith formation programs.
Patrick has switched to a part time roll. He will be working four days a week.
The financial statements continue to look good.
Mass attendance was discussed. At this point attendance may never come back to pre-pandemic numbers. Most parishioners will “identify as Catholic” but will only attend on Christmas and Easter (the major celebrations).
This fiscal year the high school students will be meeting in the school rather than meeting in homes.
1st Quarter Financial Results: Net assets increased $84K. The first quarter revenue was $3K over budget.
Fr. Rob and Christian Service ministry will be reviewing this year’s grant applications.
First quarter total expenses were better than budget except service to parishioners due to the parish picnic expenses.
HVAC controls that were updated last year should pay off due to the expected increase in heating costs for this winter.
The quarterly financial report will be in the bulletin and Flock Notes the last weekend in October.
Christ Mission Appeal: The Bishop wanted the Diocese to take control of the appeal. Originally the goal was to be a soft target (no refunds if we exceed the goal, but we would not be responsible for any shortage). That did not happen. The appeal will be runs as in the past.
This year’s target is 236,595 a 15% (30K) over last year. The 2020 program just made our target.
The year the average gift was larger, but we saw a sharp decline in the participation rate.
We will not go back to home visits, but we will be conducting a pledge drive in early 2022.
Facility Update: The pew repair project (estimated cost $135K) and the floor refinishing will begin January 2022. It will be complete by Easter. A small section will be redone so that parishioners will be able to see the final products.
The Parish center air handler hot water coil broke. The unit was 30 years old. Reliable heating was able to repair the unit. The damage done the office ceiling was covered by insurance. We will have to pay for the repair. Total damage $6K, our part $2K.
The Church entrance doors are in fair condition. Thresholds and sweeps will be replaced. Cost $20K.
Meeting adjourned 8:15.