Your parish needs you! I need you! The Pastoral Council is a group of members of the parish that I can depend on to give me honest advice and assist with planning. So the Pastoral Council is pastoral in two ways: they are a council of advisors to me – the pastor. And the main topic of discussion is pastoral – not finance or business. Sometimes we discuss immediate decision that must be made, and sometimes we discuss more long-range vision for where the parish needs to go. Discussion might draw on our faith, our experience, and how the parish can respond to changes in society. We really need representation from parents of children and teenagers. Three positions are open for three-year terms. We meet once a month, usually on the fourth Monday of the month. Currently we are meeting online. You may nominate someone you believe has the ability or the interest. You may nominate yourself. Here’s an idea: nominate your spouse! Email me and I will send you a nomination form: firstname.lastname@example.org.