The Pastoral Council is the consultative body to the pastor. It is responsible for investigating all those things which pertain to pastoral works, to identify the needs of the parish, to propose practical solutions to those needs an to plan strategies for the fulfillment of the catholic community’s mission. The Council consists of a minimum of seven members, the pastor and the deacon. Four of the members serve as liaisons to parish commissions. Parish Commissions
The parish has established four standing commissions. Each standing commission implements the Pastoral Council’s priorities and goals in its own area of responsibility in the collaborative spirit of working together to accomplish the parish’s stated mission.
The four current commissions are:
Liturgy and Spirituality – nourishes and gives direction to the liturgical aspect of parish life. It ensures that parishioners are provided with opportunities to deepen their faith through a variety of prayer experiences and liturgical celebrations.
Christian Formation – develops parish awareness that the parish community has the responsibility for promoting the educational/formation aspect of the Church’s mission. This commission is responsible for the implementation and evaluation of the programs such as sacramental preparation and ministries at all age levels.
Parish and Community Life – will work to facilitate communication among parish ministers, parishioners and members of the larger community to foster the growth and goodwill of the faith community through social, cultural, and spiritual endeavors. For more information about this commission, please contact Andrea Pannell Parish and Community Life Commission Chairperson.