About the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC)
Who we are?
Father Thomas Buckley
Deacon Conrad Paulus
What do we do?
Interface with, represent, advocate for and participate in ministries and functions within the parish
Provide recommendations and objectively advise the Parish Priest about issues of concern for the parish
Work with the Parish Priest and parishioners to carry out the parish mission
What the PPC is not?
A governing body of the parish
Managerial oversight (“the boss”) of parish groups or ministries
Responsible for Parish Operations
Responsible for Parish Finances
What we’ve done?
Established council and protocol
Established Parish mission statement
Updated welcome booklet
Established Hospitality ministry, including Greeter program, beginning of mass greeting, anointing of the sick service
PREP parent outreach
Rediscover Jesus books and lectures
Life of St. Paul lectures
How did we get here?
Mandated by Bishop Barres in 2016 to create parish councils across the diocese according to 1983 Code of Canon Law. The term “pastoral” council was used to include broader areas of consultations and assistance by the laity. Selection of council members has been established by direct pastoral appointment.
How do you contact us?
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Daily Mass, Monday through Saturday - 8:00 AM
Saturday Evening Vigil - 5:15 PM
Sunday Morning Masses - 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM
Mass - 9:00AM
Thursday, November 26th
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