Pastoral Council is a consultative body which advises and assists the Pastor in areas of pastoral concern, including the development and implementation of a parish pastoral plan through consensus and prayerful reflection. It fosters participation of the entire parish in the life and mission of the Church.
The Pastoral Council, chaired by the Pastor, carries out pastoral planning in collaboration and cooperation with the parish staff, committees, groups, and parishioners. As the pastor consults with the Council, so the Council itself consults with other parish leadership and parishioners in its planning processes. The Pastoral Council is rooted in prayer, open to the guidance of the Holy Spirit, committed to patient listening and study, and works to recommend the plans and directions that will enhance the quality of parish life and promote parish vitality.
The Pastoral Council meets once a month from September through June or as announced. Elections/appointments are held annually in the spring.
CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE PARISH COUNCIL
|Rev. Michael J. Gerlach||Gordon Jefferes|
|Sr. Jeannine Norton, IHM||Marty Harris|
|Ron Avellino||Ken Kelly|
|Elizabeth Beck||Edward Lack|
|Tracey Simonelli||Bernie O'Neill|
|Lisa Bodisch||Rev. Jeffrey Rott|
|Ralph Celidonio||Mary Jean Trainor|
|Walter Eells||Dick Uhman|
|Karen Galese||Margaret Strate|
|Sr. Mary Beth Coyle, IHM||Joe Waters|
|Sr. Barbara Jude Gentry, IHM||Leo Sinclair|