The Parish Council as we know it today traces its origin to the Second Vatican Council and the “Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity” which stated that “lay persons are sharers in the priestly, prophetic, and royal office of Christ, and as such, have an active part to play in the life and activity of His Church.” Without the involvement of the community, it would be difficult for a Pastor to function effectively. Our Parish Council represents the interest and concerns of parishioners to the Pastor at five scheduled meetings annually, September through May. The Council consists of a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary and a representative of each active Parish committee. At each Council meeting, the state of the Parish is reviewed and committee representatives present reports on their various activities and ministries. Those serving on the Parish Council are registered members of the Parish. Council meetings are open to all members of the Parish and all are encouraged to attend.