The Pastoral Council is a consultative body to the parish Pastor. The purpose of the Council is to form community as a sign and witness of unity for the larger parish community; to provide recommendations for parish priorities, direction and policies; to promote communication, understanding, and collaboration among parish organizations and between the parish, the Diocese, and the universal Church. Members must be baptized and confirmed Catholics, registered and supporting members of the parish, and active in parish life. Members are nominated by fellow parishioners and serve a term of three years, renewable for a second three year term. Meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Monday of the month.
PASTORAL COUNCIL meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Monday of the month. Meeting minutes are published in the Parish Bulletin.
The Liturgy Committee collaborates with the parish Pastor to ensure parishioners a worship experience that fosters a loving relationship with Jesus Christ and one “that promotes the full, conscience, and active participation of parishioners” (No.17). The committee coordinates the planning and scheduling of liturgical celebrations for seasonal and special celebrations, and ensures compliance with the liturgical guidelines, norms and policies of the parish, Diocese, and universal Church. Members must be fully initiated Catholics in good standing with the Church, and be registered and supporting members of the parish. Members should also be actively connected and concerned with all of the aspects of the liturgical and sacramental life of the parish as well as have knowledge of liturgical norms and rubrics of the Diocese and universal Church. Meeting are held monthly on the 2nd Monday of the month.
LITURGY COMMITTEE meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Monday of the month.
The Finance Council is a consultative body who assists and advises the parish Pastor in the administration of the temporal affairs of the parish, stewardship, and parish financial resources. Some responsibilities include determining and approving the annual parish budget, assisting in the development and presentation of an annual report to the parish, and developing a long-range plan for funding the operational and capital needs of the parish. Members must be fully initiated Catholics in good standing with the Church, registered and supporting members of the parish, and have knowledge and expertise in the areas of business, administration, law, and financial management. Meetings are held quarterly or on an as needed basis.
FINANCE COUNCIL meetings are held quarterly. The 2nd Wednesday after the end of each quarter. Meeting minutes are published in the Parish Bulletin.
BUILDING and GROUNDS COMMITTEE
The Building and Grounds committee plans activities associated with the maintenance of the property and grounds of the parish. This committee monitors the condition of the physical environment and advises the Finance and Pastoral Councils of current facility and grounds status. It functions as a resource for general repairs and saves the parish money by performing repairs and projects instead of hiring others to do them whenever possible.
SAFETY and SECURITY COMMITTEE
The Safety and Security committee establishes plans and procedures to minimize the risk and provides a safe and secure place for parishioners to worship. They are available before and during mass to monitor the physical environment inside and outside of the church.