Parish Council



The Parish Council is a body of parishioners who support the Pastor in an advisory capacity to discern the needs of the parish and the community; to set the goals and priorities to respond to the needs of the parish and the community; and to foster the process of renewal within the parish. It also serves to facilitate communication, cooperation, and decision-making among the Pastor, parish staff, and parish committees. It addresses major issues affecting the parish. The parish council has a membership of fourteen members (including two youth members). Each council member acts as a liaison to a parish committee. The liaison reports to the council on the events and workings of their specific committee. In turn, the liaison imparts input and information, as well as questions from Council, back to their respective committee. The parish council meets on the third Tuesday of each month with the exception of July and December, and welcomes attendance by parishioners. (Parishioners may want to contact a council member in advance, as seating is limited.)  Council representatives serve a two-year term, with an option to serve a third year. Six council representatives are chosen each year, in December.