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Pastoral Council

Pastoral Council Statutes

The Pastoral Council Statutes, which were revised and approved in May 28, 2013, provides the guiding framework for the activities of the Pastoral Council including membership and duties.

About Our Pastoral Council

The goal of the Pastoral Council is to seek and support God’s will for the Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic parish community.

This goal is achieved by supporting, advising and helping the Pastor fulfill the mission of the Catholic Church in the parish community, and representing the entire parish community to the Pastor. The Council acknowledges that the Pastor, as spiritual shepherd of the parish community and as chief administrator of the Church of Saint John the Evangelist, has the ultimate responsibility for parish affairs as established by Canon Law.

The Council is made up of parishioners committed to discerning, developing, and supporting a parish strategic plan and meets at least six times a year between August and June.

The Council membership consists of no fewer than eight, and no more than 12 individuals selected in accordance with the Statutes of the Pastoral Council. Members serve two-year terms, and are eligible to serve a maximum of three consecutive terms. Members of the Pastoral Staff may be called upon to attend meetings as needed, but are not members of the Council.

In conducting the duties of the Council, its members use prayer and reflection, asking God to release them from hidden prejudgments and to open their minds and hearts to His will as its affects the good of the parish community.