The Parish Council, comprised of lay leaders and clergy, provides leadership and visioning for St. Edward Parish. As representatives of the larger community we collaborate with the Staff, Commissions and Committees to develop, implement and achieve parish plans as outlined in St. Edward’s Vision and Mission!
Nominations & Selection Process
Step One: Call from St. Edward Community for nominees to become Parish Council Candidates
Step Two: Discernment Consultation for all Parish Council Candidates answering the call
Step Three: Selection of Parish Council Candidates at weekend Mass
There is no particular background or experience necessary for service in this vital ministry. On the contrary, the Council is comprised of members of varying occupations and with differing interests and skill sets.
All Council members should possess certain qualities that will help increase their effectiveness in this role.
- The ability to see the big picture of the entire parish, rather than concentrating on a single ministry area or issue.
- As the Council’s primary job is to look ahead and plan for our parish’s future, a Council member must be able to dream and envision what that future might and should look like.
- A willingness and ability to listen to others, to get involved in one of the six parish commissions, and to collaborate in consensual decision-making.
- An active prayer/spiritual life with an enthusiasm about St. Edward.
All Council members must be at least eighteen years of age, be willing to attend the monthly Council meetings, and be willing to serve a three-year term.
If you possess these qualities and feel called to serve your parish, please consider nominating yourself for our Parish Council. You may also nominate someone else you believe would be right for this ministry.