Volunteers are needed to
provide periodic assistance at the parish offices with mailings,
clerical/office work, photocopying, folding. Schedules are flexible. Extra
hands are always needed, and your special talents can be put to good use.
In 1992, a group of
parishioners were invited to form a steering committee to help create our
first parish council. The members of the steering committee received
training in the areas of Archdiocesan directions and planning, building
consensus, how to survey a parish, and how to form a mission statement.
The St. Alphonsus Parish Pastoral Council was formed in 1994.
The Pastoral Council is a
significant leadership group formed to serve our parish and the community.
The Parish Council is not a board of directors. We rely upon the movement
of the Holy Spirit amongst us, working for a unified vision among parish
members so that we can meet the challenge of being a vibrant expression of
the Church in the modern world.
As the Pastoral Council, we
are first and foremost a community of prayer and faith. Our role is to be
the coordinating and unifying structure of the parish community, giving
full voice to the parish by encouraging and guiding the various aspects of
parish life. The council members gather together the thoughts and ideas of
the community, work together toward agreement, and translate this into
goals that are acted upon by the parish community. To help act upon the
goals of the parish, the council formed five parish pastoral commissions
to the areas of Worship, Education, Service, Social, and Administration.
Volunteers are encouraged and needed to be a part of these commissions.
The Pastoral Council
meets monthly. Please consult the parish bulletin at the beginning of each month for
the parish activity calendar. All members of the parish are welcome to