Mary, Mother of God Parish
Meeting Minutes for 7/27/2023
St. Ita Jubilee Hall – 7pm
Council members received earlier via email the agenda, the minutes of the June meeting and the financial statements and reports.
The meeting began at 7:01pm with Father Alejandro leading us in prayer.
Don Haider made a motion to approve the minutes, seconded by Andrew Welling. The minutes were unanimously approved.
Updates from Father Alejandro
The 2023 Annual Catholic Appeal has almost tripled our goal for $56,000 with $152,708 pledged and $127,527 paid against those pledges. Outreach in May $9,019, June $9,364, and July $1,868. The Give Central contribution in June was $19,052 and in July to date $19,659. Give Central will now be moving to one account Mary, Mother of God. Tastes of Summer thus far has a total income of $18,000 but there are still expenses outstanding. Regardless, the event is projected to bring in $22,000.
The fundraising committee has set a list of priorities:
Buildings and Grounds Report
The capital projects projected total cost went from $148,000 to $200,000. Fewer projects under $10,000 which are not considered capital. Going forward in either January or February the B&G committee will meet to discuss what projects need to get done for the next fiscal year, so we have a sense of the carryover projects along with the new ones.
Cultural Center Update
Sarah Crow will be doing a church tour of St. Ita. In the Fall there will be a poetry session with Peter O’Leary. Also, Fr. Bob Sprott will have a session on the major works of Teresa of Avila. Scott Moringiello will also be teaching a course on the 20th century Catholic workers.
The March 28 meeting will have to be moved since it falls on Holy Thursday. The Finance Council Committee has decided to implement a Food Pantry Task Force to handle the transition of Catholic Charities vacating St. Thomas.
The meeting ended at 7:53pm with Father Alejandro leading the council in prayer.