The Pastoral Council is the umbrella organization that oversees all aspects of parish life. It is the council's job to work with the pastor in developing the direction of the parish. The council is the primary policy-formulating body of the parish. It makes decisions by responding to the needs of parishioners and reaching consensus through a discernment process.
Fourteen members make up the Pastoral Council: the pastor, two parish trustees, nine adult members serving three-year terms. Each spring, the council discerns three new adult members. Current council members are listed on the cover of the Sunday bulletin.
Pastoral Council meetings held on the fourth Thursday of the month, combine prayer and business. Each council member also is assigned as a liaison to one of the following Pastoral Council committees:
1. Human Concerns
3. Formation Ministry
As liaisons, council members attend one committee meeting per month. Being a council member is a rewarding experience both socially and spiritually.
Pastoral Council meeting notes: