The Council consists of parishioners whom the pastor consults by reason of their knowledge, competence, or pre-eminence. Through them, a pastor explores the needs and desires of the parish. The pastor consults them in order to know his people more profoundly. They bring the practical wisdom of parishioners, as distinct from the expert opinion of the parish staff.
The Council investigates pastoral matters because, the pastor as leader of the parish, requests the Council's help. He initiates and establishes the Council. In summary, the Council is a body of chosen people, studious and thoughtful, reflective of the local community, consulted by the pastor and dependent upon him for the Councils identity.
Msgr. Antonio Cacciapuoti, Pastor
Father Kevin Kester, Associate Pastor