Parish Pastoral Council
The objective of the St. Ignatius Parish Pastoral Council is to support the pastor by providing council as needed for the total ministerial life of the parish and to represent the parishioners in all areas. Parish pastoral council (PPC) meetings are held about once a month. Also all PPC members will serve as liaisons to various committees and report back to the council with an outline available for the secretary of the events covered at the various committee meetings. The liaison meetings include liturgy, social concerns, maintenance, personnel, faith formation, and finance. The board of trustees will also attend all PPC meetings. Current PPC members include Greg Roth, Shelly Naaktgeboren, Peggy Jo Fortner, Breanna Chapman, Jerry MacMillan (Faith Formation liason), Sam Millner (Maintenance liason), Peggy Jo Fortner (Personnel liason), Bonnie Hoglund (Communication Liaison/Parish Council Secretary), Father George Kallumkalkudy, Connie Nelson (Trustee), Roger Millner (Trustee).

Finance Committee – Greg Roth, Liaison
This committee is responsible for organizing and implementing the church budget with input from the various groups and committees of the church. They report to the St. Ignatius Pastor, Board of Directors and the Parish Council.

Liturgy Committee – Shelly Naaktgeboren, Liaison
The liturgy committee is a body of committed members of the St. Ignatius Parish that serves to care for the liturgical life of the parish community. They are responsible for the planning, preparation, and implementation of all liturgies which includes Sunday services, feast days, and special occasions. The committee is broken into eight ministries including sacristans, altar servers, greeters, lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Music Ministers, Ushers and Environment. Please call the church secretary at 320-274-8828 if interested in joining a ministry.

Brighter Day Fund – Father George, Liaison
An on-going parish fund available for person(s) who find themselves in a financial crisis (e.g. emergency rent payment). To apply for funds, contact the parish office.

Maintenance – Sam Millner, Liaison
This committee oversees the church building and grounds and keeps all in good repair and appearance. Safety issues in regard to buildings or grounds and inventory of church items are also addressed by this committee.

Personnel – Peggy Jo Fortner, Liaison
All concerns addressing personnel such as hiring, writing job descriptions and other personnel issues are overseen by this committee.

Faith Formation – Jerry MacMillan, Liaison
The Faith Formation Ministry of St. Ignatius is concerned with keeping and nurturing the faith life of the parish community. The ministry is committed to 1) Providing opportunities for spiritual growth on the life of Christ, the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, St. Ignatius, the saints, and the teachings of the church 2) Offering theological discussions for deeper intellectual and personal insights about Christ and the Church through its teaching, traditions, and moral, social and political issues 3) Make available avenues for community and family oriented activities to help build and reinforce communal and family relations and 4) Raise consciousness on moral, social justice, and other political and world issues relevant to life and growth as well as move to respond to the signs of the times and different social concerns the community is facing.

Youth Ministry – Breanna Chapman, Liaison
The Youth Ministry Ministry of St. Ignatius is concerned with keeping and nurturing the faith life of the youth in our parish community.

Cemetery
This committee is responsible for the St. Ignatius Catholic Cemetery and members are devoted to restoring and grooming the ground for a peaceful burial setting. It is plotted for use and burial can be held there. Cost of each burial plot for parish members if $450. Cost of each burial plot for non-parish members is $750. The cemetery is located at 12201 County Road 37 northwest. For more information, contact John Driste at 320-274-5153 or Mike Laurent at 320-274-1996 or Stu Ulfers at 320-274-8671 or the parish office at 320-274-8828.

Health Ministry
We are LOOKING for a replacement for Kay so if anyone is a qualified nurse and is interested they should contact the parish office.

St. Ignatius Council of Catholic Women (CCW)
The St. Ignatius Council of Catholic Women is a vital part of the Parish of St. Ignatius. Every woman belonging to the parish automatically becomes a member. The goal of this organization is to enrich spiritual growth of the parish women and support the goals of the church in family, community, and mission areas. Ministries of CCW include funeral luncheons, donations to local and national programs and organizations including Madonna Plan, Help-a-Child, Annandale Food Shelf, Covenant House, and Our Lady of Good Counsel Cancer Home. CCW also sponsors the St. Ignatius Senior Appreciation Dinner. Services are provided locally to Meals on Wheels, Share Your Christmas and coordinating monthly birthday parties at the Annandale Care Center. Annual collections of goods are sent to two Appalachian missions in Kentucky. A weekly rosary schedule at the Annandale Care Center Chapel is coordinated by the CCW. The highlight of the year is the Christ Child Luncheon, an annual pro-life fund raiser. The dining hall at church is transformed into a beautiful Christmas theme by the talented women of CCW and all proceeds from this event go to pro-life organizations. CCW meetings are held every other month and all women of the parish are invited to attend. Dates are published in the Sunday church bulletin.
Current officers are Co-presidents Bonnie Polich and Julie Sedey. The CCW secretary is Bonnie Gutzweiller and the treasurer is Laura Cheny. For more information call the parish secretary at 320-274-8828

Knights of Columbus
The supreme council of organization of Catholic men dedicated to charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism, family life and promoting Catholic education. Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to Catholic men, who are at least 18 years old. For more information call the Al Guck at 320-274-5000.

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