Parish Pastoral Council Information
What is a Parish Pastoral Council?
In accordance with Canon 536 of the Code of Canon Law and the directives of the Diocesan Church of Altoona-Johnstown, a Parish Pastoral Council is established to study and reflect upon whatever pertains to parish pastoral ministry and to arrive at practical conclusions on how to help the People of God pattern their lives and actions more closely on the Gospel. By its study and reflection, the Council provides insights into how the parish community may be enabled to plan its pastoral ministries systematically and effectively.
In short, the Parish Pastoral Council helps the pastor set goals for the parish and help the parish achieve those goals.
Parish Pastoral Council has 5 standing committees: Liturgy, Education, Social, Christian Service, and Maintenance.
Each of these committees helps the pastor manage the mission of the parish in those areas.
Parish Pastoral Council Drawing
[Updated 11/ 27/20]
We are currently in the process of re-forming our parish council. This year, all six positions will be elected. Father Matt drew names from all who were nominated after our 11am mass on Sunday, November 22nd.
Congratulations to our NEW Parish Council Members!
(in order of drawing):
1. Steve Kirsch
2. Chris Hoover
3. Diane Waksmunski
4. Jennifer Wilson
5. Bethany Barnosky
6. Erin Shutty
The 5 remaining appointed members will be contacted next week and will be announced after their acceptance.