St. Therese Catholic Church

 

 

Parish Councils

St. Therese Parish Council greatly appreciates the volunteers who serve on the council for three year terms.  If you are interested in serving on the Parish Council you may volunteer your name to be considered for future vacancies.  Please call the parish office to notify us of your interest.

In American Roman Catholic parishes, the parish council arose after Vatican II in the new era of lay participation in parish decision making. It was a response to the Vatican II Decree on the Apostolate of Lay People (Apostolicam actuositatem, par. 26).

This decree, published in 1965, recommended the establishment of councils at all levels of the Catholic Church (including the parish) with one purpose, namely, to assist in the Church's "apostolate" or mission. The decree also said that such apostolic councils "may coordinate" lay initiatives, so long as they do not interfere with the autonomy of such initiatives. Many Catholics throughout the world interpreted the decree as calling for parish councils that would coordinate parish committees or commissions. This was the genesis of the "Parish Council".

Pastoral Council By-Laws

 

Finance Council By-Laws

 

Council Membership Form

 

PASTORAL COUNCIL

  FINANCE COUNCIL
The Parish Pastoral Council is one of the two advisory bodies to the Pastor/Administrator. Presently the council consists of ten volunteers registered, active parishioners in good standing and two ex-Officio members; School Principal and the Parish Business Manager. The Parish Finance Council is one of the two advisory bodies to the Pastor/Administrator. Presently the council consists of six volunteers registered, active parishioners in good standing and two ex-Officio members; School Principal and the Parish Business Manager.
POSTITION MEMBER JOINED COUNCIL POSITION MEMBER JOINED COUNCIL
Chairperson Fr. Steve Geer 2011 Chairperson Charles Dhulst 1999
Vice chair Greg Buhr 2011 Position 2 Margaret Oliphant 2010
Secretary* Josephine Becker NA Position 3 Steve Schommer 1989
  Titay Schommer 2010 Position 4 Bob Cornell 2010
  Remedios Agudelo 2010 Position 5 Sue Buhr 1983 - 2010, rejoined 2012
  Yvonne Silva 2010      
  James Swanberg 2013 Secretary Business Manager  
  Connie Catterall 2016 Ex-Officio

1. Business Manager

2. School Principal

 
  Carmel Delaney 2016
Ex-Officio

1. Business Manager

2. School Principal

   
* Not a member, no voting, talking rights.