Parish Council

The Parish Council is a consultative body to the pastor. The Council structure facilitates cooperation between the pastor, staff and parishioners to define and carry out the parish mission that is connected to the mission of the universal church and to that of Christ himself.

The Parish Council carries out its purpose by setting a vision for the parish community and then giving direction to the parish community through discerning God’s will for the community, assessing needs, developing priorities and engaging in short and long term planning.

The Parish Council organization is composed of the Chair, Five Standing Committee Chairs, Three Mass Representatives, Six Age Representatives, a Representative from the School Board of John Paul II Academy and Four non-voting Ministerial Staff members. All parish ministries are under one of the Five Standing Committees.

The Parish Council meets the last Monday of each month and any member of the parish may attend a meeting. Parishioners wishing to address the council may do so by contacting the Chair one week in advance of the meeting. However, the Pastor may permit a parishioner to address the Parish Council at any time.

For information or to volunteer, contact Fr. Bill Burks at the parish office 459-4251 or email