Pastoral Council

Pastoral Councils are mandated by our Roman Catholic Church: Cf. Diocesan Pastoral Council – Canons 511 – 514.
(Christian faithful who are in full communion with the Catholic Church; selection should reflect diversity – region, social condition, professions, individuals or groups that have role in the apostolate. No one except Christians of proven faith, good morals and outstanding prudence are to be appointed to the pastoral council).

Parish Pastoral Council is mandated by Canon 536 and the decision of the local bishop. It is a quasi replica of the Diocesan PASTORAL COUNCIL.

Can. 536.“…A pastoral council is to be established in each parish; the pastor presides over it, and through it the Christian faithful along with those who share in the pastoral care of the parish in virtue of their office give their help in fostering pastoral activity. This pastoral council possesses a consultative vote only and is governed by norms determined by the diocesan bishop.”

Saint Henry Pastoral council consists of the pastor who celebrates the sacraments, appointees from those who assist him in Eucharistic Liturgy and other celebrations and also appointees from the various organizations that are involved in the parish apostolate.

Thus, the Pastor appointees from: Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Readers, Servers, Choir, Ushers- Greeters and from Organizations such as Evangelization / Religious Education, C.C.W., Hospitality, Adult Christian Formation, etc.

Click HERE to view list of St. Henry Pastoral Council Members