The Pastoral Council is a group of volunteer parishioners who, together with the pastor, acts as a consultative structure in a parish designated primarily to envision, plan and oversee the mission of the parish community as an extension of the mission of Jesus.
Guided by the Mission Statement and the five-year plan, the Pastoral Council collaborates with staff members, parishioners, committees, ministries, and organizations to carry out this vision. Pastoral Council members serve a three-year term. Three new members are commissioned each year through a discernment process conducted each Fall. Refer to “About Us” on the homepage to see the Mission Statement and the Five-Year Plan.
The Pastoral Council meets on the second Tuesday of each month. Parishioners wishing to bring issues before the council may submit their request to the Parish Office.
Desirable Qualities of a Pastoral Council Member
- Participating member of the parish
- A desire for prayer and spiritual growth
- Committed to the vitality of the total parish
- An ability to listen
- Willing to work in a team environment
- Open to study and reflection
- Willing to commit time and energy
The Finance Committee is a consultative body within the parish that offers expertise in finance and plant management as they relate to the mission of the parish.
Contact the Parish Office at (510) 895-5631 for details.