The Pastoral Council offers counsel to and collaborates with the pastor to provide the overall planning which will guide the parish toward its future. The Pastoral Council facilitates a process by which the mission of the parish is determined, and serves as stewards of that mission by engaging in pastoral planning: assessing parish needs, identifying resources, and determining priorities. The Pastoral Council collaborates with the finance council to maintain appropriate stewardship in implementing the mission of the parish. Meeting are held the 4th Tuesday of every month, except December & July.
If you are interested in becoming one of the elected members of the Pastoral Council, please notify one of the Pastoral Council members or Pastor.
The following committees are extensions of the work of the Pastoral Council:
The primary responsibility of this committee is to assist the Pastor in planning, providing for, and supervising the financial affairs of the parish. This committee provides the necessary administrative and financial skills needed to sustain the mission and ongoing development of the parish community. The Pastor appoints the members of this committee. Parishioners who are knowledgeable or interested in administration and finance are ideal candidates for membership on the committee.
Parish Life Committee
The focus of the Parish Life Committee is to promote a sense of belonging among all members of the parish. Their scopes of activities include all those parish events which foster community life in the parish. Members of this committee should be caring, accepting persons who can appreciate the diversity of people within the parish community.
This committee is responsible for making recommendations and assisting the Pastor with the liturgical and spiritual life of the parish. It is responsible for the daily, weekly and seasonal implementation of official guidelines for the celebration of liturgy, including the liturgical environment and music. The various ministries represented on this committee are Musicians, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Hospitality Ministers, Altar Servers and the ministers of the liturgical environment.
Social Concerns Committee
It is the purpose of this committee to promote and coordinate programs that will guarantee justice and charity in full measure to all God’s children in the worldwide community. This committee has the responsibility to enable members of the parish to respond to the social problems of today, giving special care to the poor, the lonely, the aged, the oppressed and minority groups.
If you are interested in joining any of these committees, please reach out to the Parish Office at 319-363-8269 and we will help you get connected.