attending council meetings
serving on subcommittees when needed
periodically hosting Sunday coffee & donuts in order to meet parishioners and to allow parishioners to know them
regular attendance at Social Saturdays, K of C breakfasts and other parish events which include but are not limited to Fall Fest, Gala, Lenten suppers, retreats, and special receptions when asked by the pastor
wearing name tag or badge whenever on campus for an event or liturgy to be identifiable by fellow parishioners
attending Welcome & Registration events whenever possible as either a table host or to mingle among the tables meeting newcomers
serving as greeters at weekend Masses
hosting ministry fairs to help ministries gain new participants
keeping contact with ministry chairs in order to facilitate communication between the pastor and each ministry; each member will be assigned a group of ministries with which to maintain periodic contact
being good examples through their own commitment to stewardship of time, talent, and treasure in the parish
periodically attending each of the Masses offered on weekends at Emmaus and Queen of Angels Chapel
participating in a yearly orientation/renewal event for new and ongoing PC members
requires a 3 year commitment
The Pastoral Council is a representative body of the faithful whose focus is on the whole community. The council provides a means for uniting the parish community in expressing its collective wisdom concerning pastoral plans and activities.
By reason of its existence, the Pastoral Council must read and reflect the "signs of the times" to those planning and/or implementing short and long term pastoral policies and activities in the parish. Ordinary administration of the parish is the responsibility of the administrative staff.
By the fact that it is convoked by the pastor, the Pastoral Council must respond to his call and questions and offer the best consultation possible.
The Pastoral Council's task is not to govern, but rather to seek consultation and give counsel. Good counsel is the result of full, holistic, active consultation. Thus, the members of this group, along with the pastor, are called to reflect and consider pastoral issues for the common good and for the future. Their role is to understand, to reflect carefully and prayerfully, and to seek consensus. However, under certain circumstances, the Council may choose to attain a majority through voting to decide a course of action.
The Pastoral Council is available to all parishioners who wish to present an issue or suggestion. Contact any council member.
Council documents are accessible via the links on the right column of this page.