- Organized according to the New Wine, New Wineskins format
provided by the Diocese, the Pastoral Council is a consultative
structure to the Pastor in dealing with the seven elements of the
Parish Structure, namely: Evangelization, Worship, Word,
Community, Service, Stewardship and Leadership. They help
formulate the Pastoral Plan each year and direct discussion
according to each Goal and objective of the Pastoral Plan.
- The Finance Council is a consultative body of parish members
who review the finances of the parish on an ongoing basis. They
discuss and approve major expenditures of the parish and help
formulate plans for needed parish renovations, upkeep and
expansions. They review the annual parish budget and grant
approval to large parish projects.
- The Stewardship Committee is a committee of the Finance Council and has its
responsibility proposing ways in which the parish family works toward stewardship of TIME,
TALENT and TREASURE for the parish. Our overall goal is to summon the parish to work
toward becomming a Tithing Parish. It is their responsibility to suggest increased Stewardship
when needed and to move the parish toward an understanding of stewardship of the Church as
Catholic and not simply parochial. The members participate in stewardship conferences
presented by the Diocese.
- This committee helps in the planning of the Liturgical
Activities of the parish family according to the Liturgical
Calendar. Keeping the Faith Vision of the parish in mind, the
committee helps plan activities which help the parish family
celebrate in an "inter-generational" manner the Faith events
celebrated in the calendar. "What we say, we pray -- What we pray,
we do." is the overall guideline of the Liturgical Planning of the
- This council functions as part of Region #17 which is comprised of the Parishes of
the Uniontown area and St. Joan of Arc in Farmington. The purpose of the Regional Council
is to give direction to the Region, plan activities and functions which benefit the
Region as a whole. Through communication and direction the Regional Council seeks to
eliminate duplication of efforts and to expand programs and activities to accommodate the
needs of a parish who do not have their own programs.
Regional Council Members must be part of the Parish Pastoral Council.