The Pastoral Council ensures that Holy Family Church continues as a vibrant Catholic community in 5, 10, and 25 years.
About the Pastoral Council
The Pastoral Council is the chief advisory body to the Parish Life Pirector for planning, providing overall vision and direction to the parish. Within the context of servant leadership and extensive consultation, the Pastoral Council seeks to answer such questions as: Who are we as a parish? What is our unique identity in the diocesan and universal Church? What are our priorities? The Pastoral Council is also responsible for making strategic plans which result in the commitment of major ministerial and/or financial resources. A consensus style of operation is paramount in the Pastoral Council, though all decisions are ultimately the prerogative of the Parish Life Director.
Part of the role of the Vice President of the Pastoral Council is to approve applications for new ministries. We recognize that parish life is ever-changing and we are committed to an ongoing assessment of our community needs and being responsive to those needs. Accordingly, a new ministry must be approved by the Parish Life Director (PLD), the Vice President of the Pastoral Council, and also the Commission to which it will belong.
Commission Liaisons to Pastoral Council:
Ramon Barreras – Education/Formation and Admin Commissions
Maxine Liggins – Worship Commission
Gloria Lopez – Worship Commission
Judy Skitek – Community Life Commission
Cambria Tortorelli, Parish Life Director
Mary Schimmoller, Holy Family Pastoral Staff