Pastoral Council

The Parish Pastoral Council, a consultative body, promotes full participation of our parish toward its mission. It does this by constantly assessing our parish life, reevaluating the structures of its organizations and activities, and advising the pastor in all areas of pastoral concern.

Chaired by the pastor, the Parish Pastoral Council includes six parishioners selected for three-year terms through a process of prayerful discernment, following guidelines of the diocesan Secretariat for Catholic Life and Evangelization. In addition, the Council may include appointed and ex-officio members.

Currently, the Parish Pastoral Council includes:

  • Msgr. Hans Brouwers
  • JoAnn Alexander
  • Bill Bruno
  • Dan Hayes
  • S. Mary Elizabeth Karalis
  • Robert McAlaine
  • Erika Murdocca
  • Betty Sabol
  • Patrick Scanlon
  • Frank Tosti
  • Jessica Waltman
  • Jeff Walkenhorst
  • S. Maryanne Zakreski

To ensure growth and renewal in our parish, the Parish Pastoral Council has defined six core ministry areas that most accurately define our efforts to grow as a community of faith with a focus on stewardship:

  1. Adult Faith Formation
  2. Catholic Education
  3. Service
  4. Parish Services
  5. Worship
  6. Youth and Young Adult