Parish Council


The parish pastoral council is a consultative body to the pastor. The purpose of the pastoral council is:

  • to form community as a sign and witness of unity for the larger parish community; 
  • to provide recommendations for parish priorities, directions, and policies through pastoral planning; and 
  • to promote communication and understanding among parish organizations and between the parish, the Archdiocese, and the universal Church.

In forming community, council members are challenged to ongoing renewal through prayer, study, listening, and dialogue. In developing priorities and directions for the parish, the council is to become the means of achieving full participation by the whole parish in its mission by giving all a voice in guiding and directing parish life.

In fostering communication, the council encourages and initiates dialogue among parish leadership and organizations and brings the concerns of the larger Church. The council can be a vehicle to inform the bishop of parish needs and directions.

Council members are expected to serve for a specific term with the newest members replacing oldest members on a staggered basis.

Our Parish Council

Parish Council Members

Mike Barnes

Pat Byrne

Dolores Palacpac
Mary Kay Rodgers

Cindy Flannigan

Megan Nelson Rubenstein

Tracy Read

Teresa Spellman Gamble

Scott Pelton














Finance Council

The Parish Finance council is a consultative body that provides the pastor with advice concerning the stewardship of parish fiscal resources.

Finance council assists the pastor by:

•Conducting long-range financial planning with regard to funding operational and capital needs in the parish and developing a three year fiscal plan;

•Developing and overseeing a parish budget process which results in an annual parish budget. This process should involve the participation of those responsible for parish programs. It should be designed in such a way as to address the parish priorities and goals determined by the pastor and parish pastoral council;

•Providing financial analysis of current fiscal status reports; and

•Providing fiscal analysis of proposed goals, strategies and programs.

While the finance council has significant responsibility for the stewardship of parish financial resources, it is not the role of the finance council to recommend directions, priorities, or programs other than those related to its delegation: fiscal stewardship. For this reason, the other consultative structures must be in place for finance council to fulfill its role responsibly and effectively

Ed Wartelle  - Chair
Jim Harmon   
Shelagh Lustig  
Maureen Gummersall  
Brian Bonipart

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