The Pastoral Council

 

 

 

What Is a Pastoral Council?

 
Gaining authority from the documents of the Second Vatican Council, Parish Pastoral Councils have developed as consultative bodies that allow the clergy and laity to collaborate on pastoral matters. Through a process of prayer, study, and listening, the pastor along with his Pastoral Council members identify and prioritize ways by which a parish can live out the Gospel message. The Council does not become involved in the day-to-day operation of the parish, but rather envisions and helps to guide decisions about the long-term pastoral needs of the parish.
 
Every good leader needs good counsel. A pastor can learn from Council members by seeking their practical advice on pastoral matters. He consults with his Pastoral Council because he wants to know what is wise and prudent, knowing that God’s Spirit speaks through His people. A Pastoral Council can offer to the pastor what no expert can offer – judgments about what is right for a particular parish.
 
The laity, who offer to serve as Pastoral Council members, gain the satisfaction of doing an important task, one which contributes to the well-being of their parish and offers support to their pastor. Council members believe that God’s Spirit is with them helping them to investigate pastoral concerns openly, discuss them and then reach a consensus, and then make a recommendation to the pastor.
 
The Pastoral Council at Resurrection Parish holds true to these same values, as reflected in our mission statement:

 
Resurrection Parish’s Pastoral Council Mission Statement
 

It is the Spirit who gives us life…

A parish does not exist for itself but to fulfill the mission of Christ in the world.
As a Pastoral Council, we commit ourselves to help fulfill this ministry
by encouraging and challenging our brothers and sisters in faith to do the same through our own examples of discipleship.   With this sense of commitment and with love and mutual respect for one another, we strive to truly serve the Lord
both here at Resurrection Parish and beyond.

 

The Pastoral Council meets at 6:30 PM on the third Tuesday of every month with the exception of the Lenten month closest to Easter, July, and December.

Next Pastoral Council Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 15, 2016 beginning with Committee Meetings at 6:15 PM in Resurrection Church Hall. The meeting will follow at 7:30 PM in Resurrection Church Hall. Click here for the agenda a few day prior to the meeting.

 

 

Approved Pastoral Council Minutes


January2016 
February2016 - No Meeting
March2016 - No Meeting
April2016 
May2016 
June2016 
July2016 - No Meeting
August2016 
September2016 
October2016 - No Meeting
November2016 - Waiting Approval 
December2016 - No Meeting

 

Pastoral Council Bylaws (as amended August 16, 2016):  CLICK HERE

Modern Rules of Order:  CLICK HERE

Resurrection Parish's Committee Structure:  CLICK HERE

Pastoral Council Member Qualifications  CLICK HERE

 

Send an email to the Pastoral Council Chair

 

 

 

 


Father George M. Gulash
Pastor
Pastor@resurrectionparishjohnstown.com
(814) 539-5788

 


Bryan Hodos
Pastoral Council Chair
Ex Officio Member of All Committees
BryanHodos@resurrectionparishjohnstown.com
(814) 262-8429

 


Michele Rager
Vice Pastoral Council Chair
MichelleRager@resurrectionparishjohnstown.com
(814) 525-4154


Rick Pavic
Pastoral Council Secretary
Properties & Maintenance Representative
RickPavic@resurrectionparishjohnstown.com
(814) 288-1086

 


Ray Gorman
Liturgy Committee Representative
(814) 536-7442

 


Joe Strihan
Properties and Maintenance Representative
(814) 539-6845

 


Mary Hanners
Parish Family Life Committee Representative
MaryHanners@resurrectionparishjohnstown.com
(814) 241-0192

 


Jeff McKissick
Activities Committee Representative
JeffMcKissick@resurrectionparishjohnstown.com
(814) 242-0359

 


Steve Reasbeck
Education Committee Representative
SteveReasbeck@resurrectionparishjohnstown.com
(814) 288-9924

 


Larry Sestrich
Finance Council Representative
LarrySestrich@resurrectionparishjohnstown.com
(814) 255-2344

 


Faith Thomas
Parish Family Life Committee Representative
FaithThomas@resurrectionparishjohnstown.com
(814) 479-2062

 


Tom Elias
Cemetery Committee Representative
Tom Elias@resurrectionparishjohnstown.com
(814) 535-5271

 


Barb Dryzal
Education Committee Representative
BarbDryzal@resurrectionparishjohnstown.com
(814) 536-3961

 


Currently Vacant
Youth Representative

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUSICAL RESOURCE

Psalm 42 - As the Deer - Michael Joncas