Ministry Purpose / Objective:
The Parish Pastoral Council is a structure of consultation and consensus. It is a planning council, not a coordinating council. It is a consultative planning group aiding the Pastor in the decision-making process. It is the function of the Parish Pastoral Council to “investigate everything pertaining to pastoral activities, to weigh them carefully, and to set forth practical conclusions concerning them so as to encourage conformity of the life and actions of the People of God with the Gospel” (Motu Proprio, Ecclesiae Sanctae). Specifically, the Parish Pastoral Council is called upon to enhance the decision-making process of (1) pastoral planning and goal setting, (2) developing and implementing pastoral programs, (3) improving pastoral services, and (4) evaluating pastoral effectiveness.
Functions of the Parish Pastoral Council
Membership on the Council is open to any registered Catholic member of the Parish who is 18 years or older.
Must be a practicing Catholic and a person of integrity, with some knowledge about the parish and its tasks; and with skills, gifts and talents to offer. Most importantly, he/she must have the desire to serve the Church and to grow spiritually.
The Council meets monthly, from September to June on the Monday following the third Sunday of the month.
We are here to serve you and are interested in hearing what you think. Your feedback on things you like or dislike is important to us. Tell us what you think could make St. Bart’s a better place to worship, a place to share and lead us to becoming better Christian.
|Rev. Raphael Ezeh, M.S.P, ||Ex Officio||Pastor|
|Rev. Anthony Mbanefo, M.S.P||Ex Officio||Associate Pastor|
|Deacon Bob Clemens||Ex Officio||Deacon|
|Skip Caloia||Ex Officio||Trustee|
|Angela Brusco ||Ex Officio||Trustee|
|Mary Esposito||Elected 2014|
|Cheryl Russo||Elected 2014|
|Miguel Cuevas||Elected 2014|
|Betsy McShane||Elected 2015|
|Victoria Lucas||Elected 2015|
|Tony Martelli||Substitute |
|Gail Chappory||Appointed 2014|
|Nicole Marcello||Appointed 2015||Secretary|
|Yanni Orozco||Family Life Commission|
|Jennifer Batac||Family Life Commission|
|Efren Samarita||Family Life Commission|
|Cheryl Duda||Faith Formation Commission|
|Patrician Szeligia||Faith Formation Commission||Vice Chairperson|
|Rich Scardino||Evangelization Commission|
|Kevin Albanese||Liturgy Commission|
|Rich Califano||Stewardship Committee|
Councils & their Ministries
Parish Pastoral Council