Pastoral Council

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Pastoral Council

Father George Prado,Pastor

Nicolette Cartaya

Randall Crum

Louis Federico

David Difiore - Co-Chairman

Rich Fiorella

Anna Kenne

Stephen O'Grady - Chairman

Brian Ragola

Elizabeth Ware

Bill Heron

Isolda McCurdy

Sidney Thomas

Fonda Mauch - Secretary


Approved Strategic Plans

Strategic Plan Development



Manage Parish Assets & Investment

Draft Strategic Plans



Parish & Community Needs


Mission of the Parish Pastoral Council

The purpose of the council is to ensure that the parish is carrying out it’s stated mission and that the pastoral needs of all parishioners are met. It is the structure through which parish members can participate in discerning God’s vision for the parish.

The council is consultative to the Pastor rather than decision-making. It is to provide vision and direction for the parish, and establish pastoral priorities according to our vision. The responsibilities of the council include, but are not limited to:

1.  Periodic evaluation of the Parish Mission Statement.

2.  Calling and enabling all members of the parish to discover, develop, and offer their gifts in service to both the Parish and the wider community.

3.  Determining and assessing the vision of the parish and recommending appropriate actions and programs.

4.  Prioritizing parish goals and objectives in accordance with the parish vision.

5.  Evaluating past and current programs.

6.  Providing for the development of long range goals and short term objectives.

7.  Being a visible example of love, patience, cooperation, and trust for others.

8.  Providing spiritual formation and leadership skills for Pastoral Council members and various parish groups.

9.  Maintaining an awareness of all parish activities and on-going communications with each committee or ministry.

10. Establishing ad hoc committees or other special ministries as needed.

11. Being accountable to the parish for the way in which it discharges it’s responsibilities.

12. Acting in accordance with the teaching and law of the church, diocesan policies, and civil law.

The Council meets regularly on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30PM.

Meetings may be rescheduled around holidays.

Feel free to read "Called to Serve", the diocese guideline for Pastoral Council

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