The Pastoral Council is the primary visioning body of the parish, assisting the pastor in determining the overall mission of the parish.
As the primary visioning body of the parish, the Parish Pastoral Council assists the pastor in:
Parish Pastoral Council membership is selected by a drawing of names of interested parishioners at the Masses on Pentecost weekend.
The Parish Pastoral Council members are: Kathleen Operhall, Chairman; Ron Neu, Vice-chairman; Jessica Orzechowski, Secretary; Esmeralda Barba, Lizandro Barba; Kelly Frank; Lisa Mousseau; Valerie Orozco; Ruben Plascencia; and Mary Jo Schleicher
The members serve a 3 year term.
The Finance Council assists the pastor in the proper administration of the finances and material assets of the parish, especially in regard to any strategic planning brought forth by the Pastoral Council.
The Finance Council helps facilitate the accomplishment of the pastoral priorities identified by the pastor and Pastoral Council. In this regard, the Finance Council helps the pastor to be a good administrator of the parish goods to accomplish the parish goals.
The Finance Council members are: Ken Mondro, Chairman; Bob Prusakiewicz; Ed Telehowski; James Wagel.
The fundraising committee is a subcommittee of the Parish Finance Council. The membership consists of members of both parish and finance councils appointed by the pastor. The purpose of this committee is to reexamine the existing fundraising strategies of the parish, and suggest new methods for raising funds for the parish.
The facilities committee is a subcommittee of the Parish Finance Council. The membership consists of members of both parish and finance councils appointed by the pastor and ad-hoc members. The purpose of this committee is to advise the pastor on the most prudent use of parish facilities as well as maintenance and upkeep of set facilities.
The Worship Commission is responsible for guiding the continuing liturgical renewal of the parish, which is a communion centered on the Eucharist. It serves the parish by providing opportunities for liturgical education, by preparing the liturgical celebrations, and through mystagogical reflection evaluating these celebrations.
The Worship Commission participates in the call for evangelization by its witness of sharing Christ with others through liturgical worship. In addition, it serves as the liaison for relations with other Christian and non-Christian churches and religious bodies.
The Stewardship Commission is concerned with the promotion of Christian stewardship as a way of life, and how living out our call to discipleship in service to the Church and her members provides a living example by which the spirit of evangelization is witnessed. (See, Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response. U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops 1992)
The Evangelization Commission is a commission that serves as a resource for the work of the Parish Pastoral Council, and tries to energize all groups within the parish for the work of evangelization.
The Christian Service Commission exists as a model and resource of Catholic social teaching to enable the entire parish communion to put the social teaching of the Church into action. The Commission empowers the members of the parish to fulfill the Church’s mission of love, justice, freedom and peace under the mantle of evangelization by communally responding, in an organized way, to societal and individual needs.
The commission creates and/or promotes programs that strive to address human needs and achieve justice whether locally or in the broader communities of vicariate, region, Archdiocese, state, nation and world.