In a few short weeks, the parish is going to hold discernments for membership on the Parish Pastoral Council. The council is a visioning and planning body of parishioners who foster full participation of the entire parish in the life and mission of the church as lived out in St. Theresa’s Parish. In consultation with the Pastor, the Parish Pastoral Council actively listens to and identifies the needs and concerns of the people and develops a parish pastoral plan to respond to these needs. The Council also seeks to implement the plan by seeking the involvement of parishioners.
We need parishioners who have these qualities:
- a desire for spiritual growth in themselves and the Parish
- an enthusiasm about the future direction of the Parish
- a willingness to listen, to speak honestly and to work toward consensus
- the ability to inspire and empower others to delegate
- flexibility and openness with people and ideas.
I request that all registered parishioners 18+ years or older who are in full communion with the Catholic Church, reflect and pray whether they feel called to this ministry of service and leadership. A formal discernment night is scheduled for Monday, November 11, 2019 at 7:00pm in the Family Life Center Room A and new members will be selected. The newly discerned members of the Parish Pastoral Council will be commissioned at the 10:00am Mass on Sunday, December 1, 2019 (First Sunday of Advent). Please pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
For more information on the discernment process, please contact the Church office.
Peace in Christ,
Fr. David Angelino