As the primary visioning body of the parish, the Parish Pastoral Council assists the pastor in:
Soliciting the wisdom of the parish community on pastoral matters.
Forming a consensus about pastoral planning, which addresses the needs of the parish.
Communicating that pastoral vision to the parish as a whole.
Involving the parish commissions in implementing the vision.
Parish Council Members
Front row, left to right: Lenarda Collier, Eileen Lewis, Angelica Mgbeaufulu, Apryl Voner, and Susan Ignatius
Back row, left to right: Lawrence Jenkins, Jacqueline Spotts, Judy McClusty, Fr. Parker, Barbara Williams, Emmanuel Lipscomb, and Shawn Jackson Williams
The Education Commission assists, promotes and supports parishioners in understanding that the entire parish communion has responsibility for participating in the evangelization and teaching mission of Jesus entrusted to the Church.
The commission’s responsibilities include developing, promoting and evaluating programs that address all aspects of education and evangelization, in cooperation with archdiocesan and parish staffs.
The Worship Commission is responsible for guiding the continuing liturgical renewal of the parish, which is a communion centered on the Eucharist.
It serves the parish by providing opportunities for liturgical education, by preparing the liturgical celebrations, and through mystagogical reflection evaluating these celebrations.
The Christian Service Commission exists as a model and resource of Catholic social teaching to enable the entire parish communion to put the social teaching of the Church into action. The Commission empowers the members of the parish to fulfill the Church’s mission of love, justice, freedom and peace under the mantle of evangelization by communally responding, in an organized way, to societal and individual needs.
The commission creates and/or promotes programs that strive to address human needs and achieve justice whether locally or in the broader communities of vicariate, region, Archdiocese, state, nation and world.