Our Parish Council
The Council of the Parish of Our Lady of the Way is the functional structure of our local Catholic Community...our Parish. The Parish Council is tasked to organize, coordinate, evaluate, unify and support activities within the Parish, ensuring the extension of Christ's mission.
The Council will present all members of the Parish with the opportunity to participate in the apostolic effort of bringing unity to the mission of the church through encouraging, guiding and directing parish life.
The Parish Council and its committees exist to serve our parish community. Our goals are clearly defined in our parish mission statement.
To achieve the aims of our Mission Statement, the Parish Council will work to:
- To create an apostolic-oriented Parish community capable of discharging its responsibilities of spreading the Word of God and uniting our parish family with the entire community.
- To assure through its committees continual and integrated surveys of both spiritual and temporal needs of the individual, the family, the Parish and the greater community. After setting priorities, develop and implement programs aimed at meeting these needs.
- To serve as a permanent structure for constructive dialogue between clergy and laity of the Parish so all can work in close cooperation as a truly Christian Community in fulfilling Christ saving mission.
- To provide leadership, direction, education, resources and encouragement in accordance with the mission, and the constant and continuing goals of the Parish, the Diocese and the entire Church.
- To determine and utilize the abilities of all members of the parish community. To serve as an organizing and coordinating body for all organizations, committees and group activities within the parish.
- To plan and implement suitable programs which affect the life of the parish
It is for this reason that the Parish Pastoral Council seeks those men and women, religious and lay who will bring a vision and a drive to the work of the Council. The Council seeks men and women who have a universal rather than a particular view of what the Church is and what it can bring to the continuation of the Kingdom here on earth.