PURPOSE: A Parish Council is provided for by Canon Law and required as an essential body by the Diocese of Salt Lake. The Diocese of Salt Lake defines the role of the Parish Council as consultative and advisory to the Pastor.
The Parish Council is intended to be a conduit to and from the Pastor to hear all voices of the parish. The Pastor solicits and listens to the Parish Council’s advice, but ultimately makes the final decisions as to all Parish matters.
The Council provides a forum for topic consideration and provides advice and council regarding many parish life issues including prayer, community, growth and planning, policies and procedures. The Council encourage other committees in the Parish to share their knowledge and issues with them and they will address them as requested and as appropriate.
MEMBERSHIP: Our Parish Council is made up of 16 elected and appointed Parishioners and our Pastor. In addition, the Parish Council may decide to add at-large members to ensure an adequate representation for diverse groups within the parish.
MEETINGS: Parish Council meetings are held monthly, on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 P.M. in the Parish Center. The only exception is July. Meetings are open to all parishioners.
HOW CAN YOU UTILIZE YOUR PARISH COUNCIL; Every parishioner should feel free to discuss any Parish related issue with a Parish Council member. Parish Council members will listen to concerns and ideas and them bring them up, as appropriate, or as requested, for discussion with the entire council or direct parishioners to appropriate other committees within our Parish. All parishioners should feel free to attend any Council meeting to listen and observe. If a Parishioner would like to discuss a specific agenda item at a council meeting, they are welcome to request a time slot at a Parish Council meeting.