Provide vital consultation and advice to the Pastor
Represent the various views of parishoners
Serve as a communication network for the parish
Promote collaborative leadership, lay ministry, and stewardship
The mission of the parish council is to unify all parish activities and parishoners, with the Pastor and the Archbishop, in the main mission
of the Catholic Church: to bring people to Christ.
1. The PARISH COUNCIL meets twice a year (October, February).
2. Membership includes:
Chairperson of each major parish organization
9 at-large parishoners
Finance Committee chairperson
3. The PARISH COUNCIL deals with major topics that affect the vision, direction, priorities, and policies of the entire parish.
4. Organizations to be represented include:
Parish School of Religion (PSR)
Immacolata Athletic Association
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Christ Renews His Parish (CHRP)
Parish School Outreach
Respect Life Committee
5. The STEERING COMMITTEE
Members include 9 at-large parish representatives
Meets 5 times a year (August, September, November, January, April).
Three-year terms, with three members leaving each year.
Handles "action items," e.g., implements directives from the PARISH COUNCIL and Pastor, deals with tasks and issues of a practical nature, facilitates involvement between the parish and the Archdiocese.
-- Has served on the Steering Committee a minimum of one year
-- Has served one year "in preparation" for the office
-- Chosen by consensus at the September Steering Committee