June 2022 Business Manager Update

Business Manager Update          

As we begin summer and the close of our parish fiscal year, we have some important updates to share with everyone.  Bishop Malesic has approved two major campus projects - phase two renovations of the church and the HVAC updates in the school. These projects will begin once school gets out for the summer and are made possible through our very successful 2021 weGiveCATHOLIC campaign.

We also began work with architects to develop a 5–10-year campus site plan that includes Rectory, Family Center, old Church, Main Church, Adoration Chapel and Gathering space. This initial exploratory activity is taking into consideration the needs of our school, many active ministries, sports teams and aging rectory and old church building. Feedback from the DMI Surveys in spring of 2021 & Synod Sessions in the fall of 2021 are being taken into account. If you have ideas and did not attend these sessions, please reach out to me. We will be formalizing a group to participate in the first draft plan review and will share our progress with all parishioners.

In our ongoing efforts to attract families to our school, we have restructured our tuition to provide a very generous multi-student family discount for the 2nd, 3rd & 4th student’s tuition. In addition, we will be offering an incentive to current school families to refer new families with a tuition discount. Please see our school website for details and share with your family, friends and neighbors who may consider a Catholic education for their children.

We are in the second year of hosting The Culture Project in the convent and the current members are preparing to leave. We appreciate their presence on our campus and look forward to the new group that will be joining us shortly.

As our fiscal year ends on June 30, we are working to finalize the budget for 2022-2023 and will be providing an update on our 2021-2022 actual performance in September. Our focus remains on our primary sources of support for our church and school – weekly offertory, weGiveCATHOLIC, Fabulous Fish Fry & Feast of the Assumption Raffle – tickets on sale now online at coabvm.org or at the rectory.

 

Allyn Pytel

Church of the Assumption

Business Manager