Pastoral Council is the leadership body in the parish community that
discerns the present and future parish direction, as well as calling
forth those gifted to serve in that capacity. "Visioning"
is key to a Pastoral Council and, as often as possible, its decisions
are arrived at by consensus rather than by voting. Council Purpose
The Council is primarily charged to assist in the development of mission.
It attempts to place at the heart of the parish a consciousness and
zeal for the mission of Jesus Christ. The Council assists the pastor
in his leadership role of planning, organizing, initiating, promoting,
coordinating and reviewing the evangelization, worship, religious
education/formation and service activities within the parish. Council Objectives
To assess adequately the needs of the whole parish and its members,
and to develop and implement a pastoral plan which will promote the
common good of the parish.
To foster unity and a sense of community in the parish and to coordinate
all parish activities in a manner that will best serve the interests
of the parish.