November 8, 2011
Request for Parish Council Nominations
Fr. Joe, with the members of the Parish Council of St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption, is seeking nominations to replace an at-large member who is completing his term on the council.
From the Diocese of Austin Policy Manual
"The PASTORAL COUNCIL’S task is to give counsel and seek consultation. Good counsel is the result of full, holistic, active consultation. Thus, the members of this group, along with the pastor, are called to reflect and consider pastoral issues for the common good and for the future. Their role is to understand, to reflect carefully and prayerfully and to seek consensus. However, under certain circumstances, the pastor and council may choose to attain a majority through voting to decide a course of action."
The Parish Council at St. Mary’s
St. Mary's Parish Council consists of a representative from each of the major organizations and ministries within the parish plus three representatives that are elected at large by the parish membership.
All members of St. Mary’s who are in full communion with the Church are eligible to serve on the Parish Council. The commitment requested of a member of the Parish Council is approximately 10 hours a year for a three year term. The Pastoral Council meets ten (10) times a year (no January or July meeting) on the first Sunday of the month for approximately an hour.
If you wish to serve ...
... or know someone who wishes to serve the parish on the Parish Council please contact the parish office.
Call us at (254) 753-0146 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you prefer, you can drop a note into the collection basket or speak directly with Fr. Joe.
Nominations are requested no later than Wednesday, November 30, 2011.
Members of St. Mary’s congregation will elect the new at large member through a voting process to be held on the second weekend in January, 2012.