Pastoral Council 2021-2024 Information Sessions
Wednesday, April 14th at 7 pm or Saturday, April 24th at 11 am
Are you passionate about the faith and St. Michael’s? Do you want to contribute your skills and help guide our parish forward?
As previously announced, Pastoral Council members will no longer be elected. Instead, their selection will be based on mutual discernment. If you would like to learn more about joining the council, please join us for an information session on April 14th or 24th.
Who can serve on the Pastoral Council?
Parish Council Members should be parishioners of St Michael and have a strong Love for the Catholic Church. They should be fully initiated Catholics, which means they have been Baptized, Confirmed and if applicable, Married in the Catholic Church. They should frequent the sacraments including the Eucharist during Sunday and Holy days of Obligation and the Sacrament of Confession. Finally, they should have basic computer skills, good communication, be a team player, and be discreet.
While none of these areas of expertise are required, one or more would be helpful to the council: Evangelization, Long range Planning, Project Management, Communications, Marketing, Education/Catechesis, Non-profit, and Social work/advocacy.
About the Pastoral Council
St. Michael the Archangel is a Roman Catholic community called by God to discipleship through worship, education and service. The Parish Council is a consultative planning group that functions at the direction of the Pastor. Members serve one three-year term unless otherwise requested. The Council normally meets in the evening of the 1st Wednesday of the month. The Council is a diverse group of multi-talented individuals focused on long range planning and consulting on matters designated as priorities affecting our faith community.
St. Michael Pastoral Council
Our Mission: We are a Roman Catholic community called by God to discipleship through WORSHIP, EDUCATION and SERVICE.
The Pastoral Council in the Code of Canon Law is a structure of consultation and consensus. It is a planning council; not a coordination council. It is where cooperative planning occurs, rather than the coordination of the various tasks required to implement this planning. In a word, the Pastoral Council is a consultative planning group, planning the mission of the parish church with the Pastor. The consultation of the Pastoral Council is essential in the parish's decision-making process, but the Pastoral Council is not the parish's decision-maker. The Pastoral Council should promote every apostolic activity through which the parish discharges its common responsibility of making the Gospel known, of aiding men, women, and children to live holy lives, and of furthering the mission of Christ. For this reason, all boards, commissions, and committees of the parish, except the Finance Council and School Advisory Council, are responsible to the Pastoral Council.
Members of the Pastoral Council
Pastoral Council Meetings
The monthly Pastoral Council meetings are generally scheduled for the first Wednesday every month. If you would like to address the Parish Council or provide feedback any time, please contact us at [email protected].