Pastoral Council

Our St. Catharine Church Parish Pastoral Council is a consultative group of parishioners who serve to advise Father Pat about St. Catharine’s Church from the perspective of the laity. The council’s main purpose is to investigate, reflect and make recommendations about pastoral matters for consideration by Father Pat.

The main role of the PPC is, through ongoing pastoral planning, to maintain the integrity of the parish mission and the goals and objectives related to it. The process of consultation involves requests for proposals from Father Pat, investigation and development work in subcommittees, and a full PPC monthly meeting where we seek consensus and offer recommendations to Father Pat.

Currently the Parish Pastoral Council is assisting Father Pat in his leadership role by focusing on the priorities of evangelization, worship, religious formation, service, and community activities within the parish.

The Council consists of twelve parishioners, each serving for a term of three years. Each year we rotate part of our membership to continually bring new perspectives to the discussion table.

The following elements of parish life at St. Catharine are our current priorities:

COMMUNITY: The Church of St. Catharine is a community working through the Holy Spirit providing spiritual growth in a nurturing environment, while promoting togetherness and belonging. Our campus is a place where all are welcome to experience the Love of God and enjoy each other’s company.

EVANGELIZATION: We are a community that brings people to Jesus’ Way of Life, through an encounter with Christ.

FAITH FORMATION: We help parishioners come to know and grow in their spiritual life through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

WORSHIP: Sunday Mass at St. Catharine is a time when all Individuals and Families Are Welcomed to Experience God’s Purpose and Presence in an Energized, Uplifting Environment – Surrounded and Supported by an Engaged & Caring Community.

Please feel free to introduce yourself to council members when you see us at mass and reach out to individual councilors by clicking on their names below: