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Parish Pastoral Council

The Pastoral Council is a consultative body, pastoral in nature that strives to discern the movement of the Holy Spirit among God’s people in the parish. It investigates, under the authority of the pastor, all those things which pertain to pastoral works – to ponder them, and to propose practical conclusions about them.

The Pastoral Council assists the pastor in his leadership role of planning, organizing, initiating, promoting, coordinating, and reviewing the various missions of the parish, which are: evangelization, education, pastoral ministry, liturgy, social concerns and outreach, and ecumenism and interfaith concerns.General membership positions are filled through election by the entire parish.

contact: George Severns (chair)
phone: (717) 292-0328

The Council meets approximately every month during the academic year in the REC Anyone wishing to attend a Parish Pastoral Council meeting is welcome to do so (some exceptions might be made for issues such as discussions pertaining to personnel issues or preliminary budget work). Parish Pastoral Council meeting dates are usually listed in the Bulletin. Anyone wishing to address the Parish Pastoral Council on any topic may do so, but for sake of time and relevance to the Council, will need to contact the Parish Pastoral Council Chair or the Pastor first.

The Pastoral Council meetings for the 2015-2016 year are scheduled for the 3rd Wednesday of each month, starting in August 2015 through May 2016, with the exception of December 2015 - there will be no meeting that month.

Council Minutes April 2016
Council Minutes March 2016
Council Minutes January 2016
Council Minutes October 2015
Council Minutes September 2015
Council Minutes August 2015
Council Minutes May 2015

Parish Council Members

Parish Pastoral Plan


Dear Lord,

In this time of uncertainty,
Be my rock in a world built on sand;
Be my oasis of grace and peace in a world of tension and turmoil;
Help me to carry my cross gracefully, as you did in Your Passion;
Help me to follow Your beam of light in the midst of this darkness;
Help me to see Your will in all things
And show others Your comfort and strength.

Keep me calm when tempers flare up;
Keep me sane in a crazy world;
Keep me focused on the houses in Heaven
rather than the houses of cards collapsing around me;
Keep my eyes focused on the prize of Heaven
and not lose hope in You in this world or in the world to come;
Make me compassionate in dealing with others;
Let me see my travails as carrying my cross and sharing in Your Passion, for the love of You and for the salvation of souls, including mine.
And may all my difficulties be ultimately for my good and Your glory.