Pastoral Committees

 

Parish Pastoral Council:
The Parish Pastoral Council is a consultative body that collaborates with the pastor in setting the pastoral direction of the parish community. The council seeks to listen to the Holy Spirit to discern what is best for the parish in the light of the Gospel, the Church’s teaching, and the experiences and needs of parishioners and the surrounding community. The Parish Pastoral Council strives to achieve consensual agreement on recommendations that affect future directions for the spiritual growth and pastoral activity. The Council, whose membership is discerned annually, meets monthly.

Parish Finance Council:
The Parish Finance Council is a consultative body which aids the pastor in the administration of: financial resources, buildings and grounds. Members of the Finance Council provide expertise in finance, administration and law. The five to seven people who have membership on the Finance Council are appointed by the pastor and serve for a term of five years.

Care of the Community Committees:
The Care of the Community committees gather at each worship site to discuss issues relevant to that specific site. Issues raised are then given to the Pastoral Council for discussion and input. These are information sharing opportunities and all parishioners are welcome to attend.

Stewardship Committee:
Formed in August 2011 as our newest committee, the Parish Stewardship Committee serves to increase understanding among parishioners of how, as Christian Disciples, we are called to be good stewards of the time, talent, and treasure that God has given to us.  As such, the Stewardship Committee seeks to develop methods of communicating the principles of stewardship to increase participation from our parishioners in the life of our community.  Vital in this is helping our parishioners recognize the gifts they have been given and help them realize how they might use their gifts in our parish community.