St. Perpetua Administration
Pastoral Councils speak on behalf of their fellow parishioners and share the wisdom of the community as they advise the pastor about pastoral concerns. No other group in the parish has this responsibility. The most important work of the Council is planning, especially planning how you can witness to Jesus and bring his presence into the world. When you work with your pastor in developing a pastoral plan, you are helping to assure that you are a vibrant parish and the presence of Jesus is shining forth.
The bishops who gathered in Rome from 1962 – 1965 at the Second Vatican Council discussed the possibility of a variety of councils. As they envisioned the laity more involved in shared responsibility for the church, the bishops opened up new avenues for the lay voice to be heard. The new Code of Canon Law, which flowed from the Vatican Council, reflected the fundamental communion of the Church ("cummunio") and fostered the mission of all the people of God. In accordance with Canon 537, each parish is to have a finance council to assist the parish priest in the administration of the temporal goods of the parish and to enable the parish to fulfill its mission in the Church and in the world.
Finance Council Members:
Last Modified on February 14, 2012