The Parish Pastoral Council is composed of parishioners who represent the parish and serves as a consultative body to the pastor on matters related to our parish mission, the integration of parish programs into the life of the parish, planning for the future and other matters of importance to the parish.
In its advisory role to the pastor, the Council shares in the pastoral ministry of the Church by fostering the spiritual as well as the administrative well-being of the parish community. In this way the Council is truly a “pastoral” council.
The Pastoral Council chairperson is appointed by the pastor as is the chairperson of the Finance Committee and two at-large representatives from the mission of Immaculate Conception. All other members are selected by their respective committees. A Steering Committee is the only standing committee of the Council. It meets between the Council meetings to plan the agenda and to coordinate implementation of Council decisions.
If a parishioner sees fit, he/she may seek participation as a representative to the Council through one of the various organizations and committees of the parish.
The organizations and committees of the parish are key working units in the parish. Many of the parish activities and events are administered under the auspices of these committees. The organizations and committees are described in more detail by going to the side-bar links.
The Pastoral Council meets every other month in the parish library, usually on the third Tuesday of the month, July through May. Parishioners are invited to attend and participate in these meetings. Minutes of the meetings are posted at the links below and in the vestibule of the parish churches.