What is the Pastoral Council?
The Pastoral Council is made up of approximately 20 members of the parish representing a wide cross section of its population. As the “eyes and ears” of the parish, the pastoral council serves in an advisory capacity to the pastor with respect to a number of different items regarding the overall parish experience ranging from social outreach, communications, service and stewardship to family life and capital campaigns.
The council meets formally four times a year from September to May with sub-committees meeting on an as-needed basis throughout the year. Some of its achievements include: creating the Parish Mission Statement; initiating a parish-wide survey of parishioners’ opinions of St. Bartholomew’s; starting the New Parishioner Welcome receptions and the Annual Parish Picnic, as well as the Lenten Fish Fry. They also reacted to the devastating earthquake in Haiti by collecting food and funds for families in need. For further information, please feel free to contact the members of the executive committee: