The Pastoral Council, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, acts in an advisory role to the Pastor to help him identify parish needs, define parish policies, and develop and evaluate parish programs and activities. There are twelve members, along with several ex-officio members, such as the Associate Pastor, parish deacons, and the heads of Religious Education and Parish Communications. The Pastor, as President, and an Executive Officer preside over the Council and its committees.
Some of the specific responsibilities of the Council include:
- Facilitating the annual strategic planning process for all standing committees and evaluating whether St. Edmond’s is meeting the goals outlined in the Parish Mission Statement.
- Promoting regular communication and understanding among parish committees and organizations, and between the parish, the diocese, and the universal church.
- Communicating on at least an annual basis with parishioners about the status of parish affairs, and soliciting their input on parish programs and activities.
- Providing oversight of the activities of all parish committees and ministries.
- Appointing and supervising ad hoc committees, as needed, for special projects and events.
- Reviewing the parish’s annual budget and financial statements as prepared and submitted by the parish Finance Council.
The Pastoral Council meets monthly, September through June. Parishioners are welcome to attend or contact a Pastoral Council member by clicking on their email link below.
Click here or check our Parish Events tab for specific meeting dates, time, and location.
Click here for the Pastoral Council minutes.
2017 — 2018 Pastoral Council Members’ Roster
Fr. William Cocco — Pastor email@example.com
Fr. Chris Hanley — Associate Pastor firstname.lastname@example.org
Rose Marie Patin — President email@example.com
Tom Carter — Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Dawn Huss — At-Large Member email@example.com
Connie Benko — Liturgy Committee Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Delle Donne — Buildings and Grounds Committee Chair email@example.com
Pat Hearn — LRAC Liaison firstname.lastname@example.org
Marie Kopf — Director of Religious Education email@example.com
Susan Ondish — Parish Family Life Committee Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Wolhar — Salt & Light Committee Chair email@example.com
Bob Worthing — Knights of Columbus Grand Knight firstname.lastname@example.org
Deacon Dan Ackerson — Ex Officio Member email@example.com
Deacon Jim Cadigan — Ex Officio Member firstname.lastname@example.org
Deacon Bob Leonzio — Ex Officio Member email@example.com
Deacon Pete Nellius — Ex Officio Member firstname.lastname@example.org
Deacon Jim Walls — Ex Officio Member email@example.com
Yvonne Bailey — Parish Office Manger firstname.lastname@example.org