Pastoral Council Chairperson / Stewardship Commission
Pastoral Council Vice-Chairperson / Finance Council Representative
Pastoral Council Recording Secretary / Stewardship Commission
Pastoral Council Recording Secretary / Prayer and Worship Commission
Pastoral Council / Human Concerns Commission
Pastoral Council / Formation Commission
Pastoral Council / Pastoral Care Commission
Pastoral Council / Prayer and Worship Commission
1.1 The Council is a vehicle for the parish members to share in the pastoral mission of Jesus Christ and the Church in a specific location in the Archdiocese. It does this by developing Catholic identity, promoting evangelization, and fostering stewardship.
1.2 The Council strives to build a community of disciples who recognize their baptismal calls to lives of holiness, witness and service.
1.3 The Council engages in a continual process of pastoral planning, which takes into account the needs and priorities of its parishioners, the Archdiocese, the broader community, and the world.
RANGE OF RESPONSIBILITY
2.1 The Council shall be the consultative and planning body in regards to pastoral activity except to the extent limited by faith and morals, church or civil law or archdiocesan policy. The Council possesses a consultative vote only.
The Council meetings are open to members of the parish who are welcome to attend as observers. Advance notice of the time and place of the meetings is published in the parish bulletin or posted on the website. The Council may invite observers to participate in the discussion of certain agenda items. If an item on the agenda requires it, the Council may move into executive session and observers are asked to leave.
The Good Shepherd Pastoral Council typically meets on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm, in the Mary of Magdala Chapel.