2019 - 2020 Parish Council Members:
Fr. Jason Crossen, Pastor
Kathy Halter, President
Dan Hasken, Vice President
Muriel Murphy, Secretary
Alternate: Linda Casas
Parish Council Nomination Form
The Parish Council is the leadership body within the parish whose role is to develop and implement a focused plan for the parish. Comprised of lay people within the church, the Parish Council act as servants to the wider community, continually moving the church forward and seek to further the mission of the church.
The Parish Council oversees the 6 commissions of the church:
1) Church Life - The purpose of this commission is to develop stronger bonds within the
parish and to make Jesus Christ the center of all activities within the Christian
community. Good communication based on love and truth among all parishioners is
imperative in building the local Church. An ever- growing number of people should
become involved in the life and activities of the parish. The parish will thus become a
home for the parishioner, a community in which he/she finds nourishment, motivation,
support so that he/she may truly become" the salt of the earth and the light of the world."
2) Worship and Spirituality - This commission is responsible for nurturing the faith of the
parishioners and for planning the prayer life of the parish. Since the parish is a
"Community of Faith", it follows that its quality will be determined by the faith of its
parishioners. The commission should address two major areas: [Spirituality: the interior
life of the individual one's personal relationship with Jesus Christ] and [Worship: the
expression of this relationship through public and private prayer].
3) Faith Formation - The purpose of this commission is to provide effective channels for the
transmission of the Good News of Jesus Christ to various members of the Catholic
community. The very existence of the Church is dependent upon the effective
proclamation of Gods' Word . Faith Formation is based on the correct imparting of
knowledge but extends to ones' relationship with Jesus Christ; therefore it must also
entail deep personal convictions on the part of the catechists, the example and support of
the Catholic community and true prayer.
4) Social Action - The purpose of this commission is to infuse the Spirit of Jesus
Christ into the laws, attitudes and morals of the community. Parishioners, through
personal dedication to the community of man, should strive to alleviate human suffering
and even more important, to eliminate the causes of social problems.
5) Family Life - This commission has the task of supporting the heart of Christian
community: the family. By strengthening the relationships of individuals within a family,
it should enrich the growth of healthy families and assist those families encountering
difficulties. The results of these efforts should be not only a deepening of love and
understanding between spouses, parents and children, and engaged couples, but also an
experience and clearer vision of family life as a relationship with Jesus Christ.
6) Finance and Administration - This commission is responsible for assuring the necessary
material resources- land, buildings, finances -that will enable the parish to carry on the
work of Christ. To a great extent, the effectiveness of the other commissions and of the
pastoral mission of the Church will depend on whether the necessary resources are
available to operate the programs that are deemed necessary. This commission is also
responsible for reminding the parishioners of their duty to return to God, as a token of
gratitude, part of the material benefits with which they have been blessed.