Pastoral and Finance Councils

Our councils are made up of parishioners who have been elected by the parish or appointed by the pastor to serve. These councils are responsible for planning and making policies that affect individual ministries and the parish at large.

On this page, you’ll find information about the current council members and have access to reports and meeting minutes so you can stay well informed.

Financial Council

The Code of Canon Law (Canon 537) mandates parish finance councils in each parish. The role of the parish finance council is to assist and advise the pastor in overseeing and controlling the financial affairs of the parish, including any schools. The parish financial council is accountable to the pastor, who has the responsibility for final decisions. If the advice of the parish finance council is unanimous on a given matter, the pastor will give serious consideration to the recommendation. You can read more about the functions of the finance council in our Guidelines of Parish Finance Councils document.

The financial council meets on the second Wednesday of every month. Its current members are as follows:

Jeff Gollehon, Chairman
John Lawson
Rob Deucher
Maureen Papp
Dennis Regan Sr.
Phil Stewart

Parish Pastoral Council

The pastoral council meets the third Thursday of every month and conducts business under the formation of eight pastoral committees that include:

  1. Culture of Life and Dignity of the Human Person
  2. Faith Formation and Sacramental Practice
  3. Cultural Diversity
  4. Vocations to the Priesthood and Consecrated Life
  5. Marriage and Family Life
  6. Effective Stewardship of Resources
  7. Plan for Effective Management of Growth
  8. St. John Paul II School

The Pastoral Council members are:

Mary Burns
John Donohue 
Judy Eddy 
Sofia Felicetta
Deacon Dr. Pius Gabriel
Mercedes Garcia-Abundis
Jeff Gollehon
Jeff Klotz
Barbara Lamblin
John McMahon - Chairman
Reverend Andrew McNair
Martha Nuñez
Senobio Nuñez
George Ryan
Peter Sheuermann
Rose Root
Wendy Smyth
Phillip Stewart
Scott Stroker
Diana Wake