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St. Stephen Parish Council & Committees

 

It takes the hard work and dedication of many to keep our parish viable, functioning, and active. Under t he leadership of the Pastor, the Parish has the following Councils and Committees.

Click on the name of council or committee listed below to taken directly to more information about each one.

Councils

 - Pastoral

 - Finance

Pastoral Council

 

Responsibilities

§1  The parish pastoral council is a consultative body (Canon 536 §2) by which the Christian faithful of a parish, together with those who have pastoral authority in the parish, “give their help in fostering pastoral activity” (Canon 536 §1).  Its work is to be informed and inspired by the vision of the Church, exemplified in the teaching of the Second Vatican Council.


§2  The ways by which it fulfills its shared responsibility are:  the spiritual enrichment and growth of its members; the study of the Christian life of the People of God with special attention to their Christian vision, needs and hopes; the discernment of the relationship of the pastoral activity of the parish to the legitimate needs and hope of the parish community; the help in establishing priorities among the various aspects of the pastoral activity of the parish; and the formation of policy and the development of programs of pastoral activity.
 

§3  The clear distinction between policy formation, the proper work of the parish pastoral council, and administration, the proper work of the pastor and parish staff, should be maintained.  At the same time, members of the parish staff should offer to the pastoral council their knowledge and judgment regarding questions under discussion.

Members:

Finance Council

 

Responsibilities

§1  The parish finance council is a consultative body which helps the pastor to act justly and prudently in the administration of the parish’s temporal goods.  Its work is to be informed and inspired by the vision of the Church, exemplified in the teaching of the Second Vatican Council.
 

§2  The ways by which it fulfills its shared responsibility are:  the spiritual enrichment and growth of the members; formation of financial policies, including the devising and regular monitoring of a parish budget, and of policies for the proper maintenance of the buildings and grounds of the parish; long-range financial planning; preparation of an annual financial report; and attention to civil law pertaining to the administration of the temporal goods of the parish.

 

§3  The clear distinction between policy formation, the proper work of the parish finance council, and administration, the proper work of the pastor and parish staff, should be maintained.  At the same time, members of the parish staff should offer to the finance council their knowledge and judgment regarding questions under discussion.

Members:

Sacred Worship Committee

 

Responsibilities

Members:

Family Life Committee

 

Responsibilities

Members:

Justice & Peace Committee

 

Responsibilities

Members:

Education Committee

 

Responsibilities

Members:

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