Pastoral Council

The Pastoral Council advises and assists the pastor in achieving the goals of the parish. This includes:

  • developing and recommending parish policies
  • striving to represent the needs and views of parishioners as a whole
  • coordinating activities among the parish organizations
  • performing other tasks to promote the mission and overall good of the parish

The Pastoral Council does not implement programs which are the responsibility of the parish staff or parish organizations, but instead addresses issues that fall outside their purview. Matters in which the Pastoral Council is involved include:

  • assisting in social justice initiatives
  • enhancing communication of parish activities and needs through a variety of outlets
  • planning for parish celebrations (such as the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner)
  • supporting supplemental youth ministry programs


The Pastoral Council consists of 15 members, five of whom are elected each year for three-year terms. It also includes the School Principal, the Director of Faith Formation, and the heads or representatives of the Sodality, Finance Council, Home and School Association, School Board, and CYO.

Elections are held each April to select five council members for the next term.