Pastoral Council

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Purpose and Responsibilites/Activities

The Parish Pastoral Council plans and discusses parish life and activities. The role of the Pastoral Council is to stay true to the parish mission and the goals and objectives related to it. The pastor is actively involved with the Pastoral Council in order to provide guidance, and helps the council reach consensus. The council meets monthly and members are elected to serve a 3-year term. At the end of each year, based on nominations submitted by the Youth Ministry team, two newly confirmed youths are elected to a two-year term.

The Pastoral Council has the following standing committees:

  • Liturgy Committee
  • Faith Formation Commission
  • Stewardship Committee
  • Social Justice Committee
  • Parish Life Committee
  • Finance Council

The purpose and responsibilities of the Parish Pastoral Council and its standing committees are described more completely on other pages of this website, in the Constitution and Bylaws and in official guidance, MANUAL FOR PARISH PASTORAL COUNCILS, provided by the Archdiocese of Dubuque.

Members 2023-24

John Nelson – Chair
John Greenwood – Vice Chair
Ian Schneider – Secretary
Steve Bond
Mark Chasey
Barb Read
Sam Rothstein
Roy Fredrickson
Barbara Schnoes
TBA – Liaison to Liturgy Committee
Mark Chasey & John Greenwood – Liaisons to Elections
Steve Bond – Liason to Social Justice Committee


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