What is the mission of the Parish Council?
The mission of the Parish Pastoral Council of the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is to support the Pastor in his proper role and offer counsel on pastoral vision and ministry. The Parish Pastoral Council is also accountable to the parish community and to the Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis (Constitution and Bylaws of Presentation, Article II).
What is the purpose of the Parish Council?
The Parish Pastoral Council is a body that has an advisory and consultative role with the Pastor of the parish (1983 Code of Canon Law, c. 536). An active, well-formed Parish Pastoral Council is a key element for promoting the mission of the parish in various forms of service, outreach, and formation, and assisting the Pastor with his pastoral responsibilities.
While the Parish Pastoral Council does not have decision-making authority, consultation is at the heart of the decision making process for the administration and stewardship of the mission of the parish. Therefore, the Pastor, trustees, and members of the Parish Pastoral Council must be oriented to sharing information, listening, contributing to the discussion, and promoting consensus among the council (Constitution and Bylaws of Presentation, Article III).
- Jim Wahlstrand (Co-Chair)
- Mike Picha (Co-Chair)
- Maryanne Cunnien (Secretary)
- Sheila Blanda
- Heather Chouravong
- Dan Gilbert
- Chris Jacobson
- Mike Langness
- Christine Marshall
- Joan Paulson
- Barb Swanson
- Tim Whisler
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