The 2019 discernment process for the Tri-Parish Pastoral Council begins this weekend. There is a position opening for a St. Mary Parish representative on the Tri-Parish Pastoral Council for a 3 year term beginning in July this year. Are you called to leadership? Do you recognize leadership qualities in a fellow parishioner? Please consider making a nomination for the Tri-Parish Pastoral Council. Pastoral Council leaders help lead the parish to fulfill the pastoral mission of Jesus and the Church. They do so by developing Catholic identity, promoting evangelization and fostering stewardship. Please recognize your baptismal call and help us build a community of disciples who live lives of holiness, witness and service.
The Purpose of the Tri-Parish Pastoral Council
1. The Council shall be a vehicle for the parish to
fulfill the pastoral mission of Jesus and the Church
in a specific part of the Archdiocese. It does this by
developing Catholic identity, promoting
evangelization, and fostering stewardship.
2. The Council shall strive to build a community of disciples who recognize their baptismal calls to lives of holiness, witness and service.
3. The Council shall engage in a continuous process of pastoral planning, which takes into account the needs and priorities of its parishioners, the Archdiocese, the broader community, and the world.
Range of Responsibility: The Council shall be the consultative and planning body in regards to pastoral activity except to the extent limited by faith and morals, church or civil law or archdiocesan policy.