July 28, 2019
My fellow parishioners and brothers and sisters in Christ:
Some months ago, our Pastor, Fr. Michael Santiago, convoked a parish council. What is a parish council? The parish council is a consultative body that consists of clergy and parishioners who collaborate in the ministry of the parish community. The main purposes of the parish council are as follows:
To advise the pastor on present and future directions for the parish community, based on the Church’s mission to make disciples as well as the vision of the parish;
To assist the pastor in carrying on the mission of Jesus; proclaiming the Gospel; celebrating the liturgy, and serving Christ’s people by helping them to develop a personal relationship with Jesus and to become missionary in their role as modern-day disciples.
To set an example of unity and cooperation as a Christian community to the parish and the Church.