- Building and Grounds
- Finance Committee
- Parish Council
2016-2017 Pastoral Council Members… . .
Chairman – Steven Henry, Jr. 278-8732 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chairman – Gail Morrison 808-8553 or email@example.com
Secretary – Wanda Fischer 684-4303 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission for Education – James Shank 684-6073 or email@example.com
Mission for Evangelization – Kathy Nickolaus 684-2454 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission for Ecumenism/Interfaith Concerns – John Leaman 252-2811 or email@example.com
Mission for Social Concerns/Outreach – Marilyn Shaeffer 684-3955 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission for Pastoral Ministry – Patricia McBride 413-4863 or email@example.com
Mission for Liturgy – Lauren (Malloy) Fink 951-8110 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Parish Council is comprised of members of our Church who provide an essential framework through which this responsibility is shared. Parish Pastoral Councils are potentially the most effective means of joining together the People of God to fulfill the mission of the church. In our second reporting, we would like to take some time to review the second component of our Parish Council, the Mission for Education.
This area of mission includes all parish activities that are directed to the formation of its members, both children and adults. Education comes in many different forms for all our members which include programs of RCIA, Bible Study, Sacramental Preparation, workshops, Faith Formation, Catholic Schools, Religious Education and more.
One of the most important tasks entrusted to the Church is to teach, to teach the nations and to form anew the disciples of our Lord. “The one mediator, Christ, established and ever sustains here on earth his holy Church, the community of faith, hope and charity, as a visible organization through which he communicates truth and grace to all men”.(Lumen Gentium, #8) The overall Mission for Education ensures that all members are given opportunities to foster their faith and to express that faith through service.
“If something is true, it is good and beautiful; if it is beautiful; it is good and true; if it is good, it is true and it is beautiful. And together, these elements enable us to grow and help us to love life, even when we are not well, even in the midst of many problems. True education enables us to love life and opens us to the fullness of life.” (Pope Francis, October 2015)