The parish council is a representative body of the parish that advises the parish priest on decisions that affect various aspect of parish life. The council is composed of nine members, of which three are appointed by the pastor and the other six are elected by the parish body. Each member serves staggering terms of three years with the potential to serve up to two consecutive terms. Parishioners are advised to get to know the council members and provide them with their opinions and concerns as it relates to various aspects of parish life so the council has an understanding of the parish body’s sentiments. With this input the council can properly relate the parish’s voice to the pastor for proper care of the parish.
The subcommittees that report to the council include; MACS Education Commission, Family Life/ Social Committee, Sacred Worship Committee, Education Committee and Social Justice Committee. In addition to these subcommittees there is cross representation with the Finance Council to be sure both councils reflect the concerns of the other and to be sure our finances meet the objectives of the parish. Parishioners are encouraged to read the minutes from the bi-monthly council meetings which are found at the back center entrance of the church. In these notes you will see items discussed such as the new St. Francesca Food Pantry, scholarships to the MACS system, discussion on a pictorial directory, budget discussions and much more.
Should you wish to learn more about the parish council or are interested in serving your parish in this way please contact one of the current parish council members or our pastor.