2022 was another exciting year marked by the transition back to full in-church activities as well as new projects and new beginnings. Once again the parishioners of St. Ignatius continue to overwhelmingly support the parish and its mission.
The increased activity and the lack of space at St. Ignatius was a leading factor in the decision to pursue the acquisition of the near-adjacent property at 4567 West Broadway which will free up required office and meeting space at the Rectory. Although closing of the acquisition is expected only this year, over $50,000 in donations were already made in 2022 in advance of launching our Room to Grow capital campaign.
All of the activities included in this booklet require lots of resources, time and organizers to lead our vast team of volunteers. The current economic situation has not evaded the parish, and all of our costs have increased substantially while revenues remained relatively steady, which resulted in a deficit for the year 2022.
That is why we are asking all parishioners to reflect on their current level of support and to become even more intentional in their giving. We are asking each parishioner to consider an increase of 10% of their regular giving and to reflect on what impact that would be for them personally. For those of you not yet using online giving, we would also invite you to consider doing so in order to simplify your financial participation and allow us greater ability to forecast revenues so that we can better plan our activities and ministries.
Thank you for your support.
St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish Wardens