Parish Councils

Parish Pastoral Council

The parish pastoral council is a consultative body to the pastor.  The purpose of the council is to examine, consider, and draw conclusions concerning matters under discussion in order to recommend a course of action to the pastor. Through pastoral planning, the pastoral council assists the pastor in:

  • Developing and living out the mission of the parish;
  • Forming community as a sign and witness of unity for the larger parish community;
  • Providing recommendations for parish priorities, directions, and policies;
  • Promoting communication and understanding among parish organizations and between the parish, the archdiocese, and the universal church.

In forming community, council members are challenged to undertake ongoing renewal through prayer, study, listening, and dialogue.  In developing priorities and directions for the parish, the council is to become the means of achieving full participation by the whole parish in its mission by giving all a voice in guiding and directing parish life.  In fostering communications, the council encourages and initiates dialogue among parish leadership and organizations and brings to them the concerns of the universal Church.

Pastoral Council Members:  Judy Swortz(Chair) Fr. Paul Brunet, Peter Baker, Eva Bell, Mary Brasseaux, Gaby Grossman, Jaime Hernandez, Juan Hernandez, Michael Kizer, Stephanie Kizer, Deacon George Mounce, Aracely Perez, Lea Poso, Digna Quimosing, Brian Woolery.


Parish Finance Council

The finance council is a consultative body that provides the pastor with advice concerning the stewardship of the parish’s fiscal resources. It assists the pastor by:

  • Conducting long-range financial planning with regard to funding operational and capital needs in the parish;
  • Developing and overseeing a parish budget process which results in an annual parish budget.  This process should involve the participation of those responsible for parish programs.  It should be so designed that it addresses the parish’s priorities and goals as determined by the pastor and parish pastoral council;
  • Providing financial analysis of current fiscal status reports;
  • Providing fiscal analysis of proposed goals, strategies, programs, and adminstrative aspects of parish life.

While the finance council has significant responsibility for the stewardship of parish financial resources it is not the role of the finance council to recommend directions, priorities, or programs other than those related to its delegation: namely, fiscal stewardship.  For this reason, the other consultative structures must be in place for the finance council to fulfill its role responsibly and effectively.

Finance Council Members:  Charlie Sullivan (Chair), Fr. Paul Brunet, Mary Brasseaux, Stephanie Van Leuven


Facilities Planning Committee

The purpose of the facilities planning committee is to assist the pastor in the development and implementation of  long-range planning for maintaining and developing full and future use of our facilities. Future capital improvements include additions to the parish school and relocating the parish offices.

Facilities Committee Members: