St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Pleasant Mount  (Statistics, Staff, Finances, Facilities)

Families/Households – Total   225

Parishioners – Total           472

Sacramental Participation

  • Baptism –   Total               9
  •           Infant                     8
  •           Adult                        1
  • Received into Full Communion        0
  • First Communion (include adults)   7
  • Confirmation                               8-12
  • Marriage –     Total                         2
  •           Catholic                              1
  •           Ecumenical/Interfaith    1
  • Anointing of Sick (estimate)         20
  • Christian Burial                           13

Religious Education

  • Catholic Secondary School               1
  • Parish Religious Education – PreK – Grade 8                     60                  

Financial Summary   (2014-2015 – check back for updates)

  • Annual Income                     $187,635
  • Annual Budget                       200,000                      
  • Cash on Hand                            8,751                                         
  • Savings Account               Picnic- $41,716   DOS $6,713.00
  • Cemetery Account                Savings  $15,912     Perpetual  $43,806
  • Current Debt                              N/A
  • Annual Appeal Goal                  14,000
  • Immediate Needs with Cost Implications:  Sidewalks at St. James Parish are in need of replacement.  Bids have recently been sought.

Parish Staff

  • Business Manager —  full-time, salary; shared with both parishes
  • Administrative assistant — full-time, salary; shared with both parishes
  • DRE — part time, salaried
  • Custodial — part-time, hourly
  • Cemetery (3 separate) – part-time, hourly
  • Piano Accompanist — part-time, hourly

Parish Properties/Affiliations

  • Primary Worship Site:  St. James Church, Pleasant Mount
  • Rectory Address: 363 Great Bend Turnpike, Pleasant Mount; Used as chapel in winter, for CCD and for Bible Study — Pastor resides at Ascension Parish Rectory, Forest City
  • Additional Worship Site(s):  Linked with Ascension Parish in Forest City; St. Juliana Church, Pleasant Mount
  • St. Juliana Barn (hall) used for annual picnic and sparingly for rental by families of the parish
  • St. Juliana Rectory – leased to local American Legion with no significant income from the lease; American Legion is responsible for ongoing upkeep and renovation of rectory
  • Cemetery Associated with Parish:  St. James, St. Juliana, St. Cecilia
  • Cell phone tower lease on St. Juliana property — healthy return on rental
  • St. Cecilia Church — suppressed, but still owned by Parish and leased to local benevolent organization; no significant income from this lease
  • Hospital, Prison, College Campus, Nursing Home, etc: Forest City Nursing Home – Mass once a month; Forest City Personal Care Home – Mass quarterly

                      Ascension Parish, Forest City                             (Statistics, Staff, Finances, Facilities)

Families/Households — Total   445 

Parishioners — Total          900

Sacramental Participation

  • Baptism –   Total               12
  •           Infant                    11
  •           Adult                        1
  • Received into Full Communion        10
  • First Communion (include adults)   11
  • Confirmation                                15-20
  • Marriage –     Total                         5
  •           Catholic                              3
  •           Ecumenical/Interfaith         2
  • Anointing of Sick (estimate)         35
  • Christian Burial                           49

Religious Education

  • Catholic School Elementary                                    1
  • Catholic School Secondary                                      2
  • Parish Religious Education – PreK – Grade 8                80

Financial Summary

  • Annual Income                     $304,464
  • Annual Budget                       300,000                     
  • Cash on Hand                          41,990                                         
  • Savings Account                     234,252
  • Current Debt                             N/A
  • Cemetery Savings                 $344,715 Perpetual Care
  • Annual Appeal Goal                  27,000
  • Immediate Needs with Cost Implications:  Need new furnace for Sacred Heart Hall – church is closed but hall is used for functions
  • Comments: St. Joseph Church underwent a major renovation in 2011: The interior of the church was completely renovated and updated. Air conditioning was installed, along with a new narthex with ADA compliant restrooms and baby changing tables, and the church is handicapped accessible. Since 2015, a new shingled roof was installed, new confessional installed, and a new rectory kitchen was installed.

Parish Staff

  • Business Manager – full-time, salary; shared with both parishes
  • Administrative assistant —  full-time, salary; shared with both parishes
  • DRE — part time, salaried
  • Maintenance — hourly, full-time
  • Custodial, housekeeping – hourly, part-time
  • Cemetery (5 separate) – hourly, part-time
  • Organist — Hourly, part-time

Parish Properties/Affiliations

  • Primary Worship Site:  St. Joseph Church, Forest City
  • Rectory: 741 Delaware St., Forest City, PA  18421
  • Linked with St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Pleasant Mount with additional worship site at St. Juliana Church, Rock Lake
  • St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph Parish Office, St. Joseph Rectory, A donated house next to St. Joseph’s Church Parking Lot, Sacred Heart Church (closed – hall open) 
  • Cemetery Associated with Parish:  St. Agnes, St. Joseph, St. Anthony, Sacred Heart
  • Hospital, Prison, College Campus, Nursing Home, etc: Forest City Nursing Home – Mass once a month; Forest City Personal Care Home – Mass quarterly