The Parish Council, comprised of lay leaders and clergy, is a leadership body engaged with our pastor in discerning the ways God is speaking to this community. The Parish Council is the glue that holds the parish structure together and strives to act in the spirit of service. By example and leadership, Parish Council members foster the growth of faith and love in the entire community.
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, however, possess certain qualities that will help increase their effectiveness in this role:
An active prayer/spiritual life with an enthusiasm about St. Edward
The ability to dream and envision what the future of St. Edward might and should look like
The ability to see the big picture of the entire parish, rather than concentrating on a single ministry area or issue
The willingness to get involved in one of the six parish commissions
The willingness to listen to others and collaborate in consensual decision-making
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. Please complete all fields of this nomination form and hit the send button.