Parishioners volunteer their services to the Church in the roles of Parish council. All are welcome to participate. Contact the pastor for more information
Statute 219. Every parish must have a Pastoral Council whose role is to cooperate with the pastor in all aspects of the pastoral life of the parish. It is to advise the pastor on pastoral matters, but it is not in any way to be construed as a decision-making body.
Statute 220. Ideally the Pastoral Council should be distinct from the Finance Council. In cases where two distinct councils cannot be formed due to a lack of numbers, a combined council is acceptable
Statute 221. The Pastoral Council is to be limited to the laity, and is to be comprised of no less than 6 and no more than 12 members, not including the pastor.
Statute 222. The members of the Pastoral Council are to be appointed, elected, or a combination of both, to be decided by the pastor, for a determined period of time. The pastor may remove a member of the Pastoral Council for a serious reason, after consultation with the Eparchial Bishop.
Statute 223. The pastor may invite his parochial vicar, deacons, or subdeacons to attend any or all meetings, however they are not considered members of the Pastoral Council.
Statute 224. All members of the Pastoral Council must maintain the confidentiality of the deliberations of the Council, especially with respect to privacy and personal reputations.
Statute 225. Meetings of the Pastoral Council are to be held in the parish facilities and meetings are to take place at least once every three months.
Statute 226. It is the competence of the pastor alone to call meetings of the Pastoral Council and to set its agenda