Parish Council The focus of this ministry is to share with the pastor in meeting the needs of the spiritual and temporal needs of the parishioners. Secondly, the Parish Council develops effective lines of communication with all parishioners. Council members are elected for a three-year term.
Lifelong Faith Formation
Vision Statement: We, the members of St. Edward Parish Family, believe in a lifelong faith journey with Jesus Christ manifested in our thoughts, words and actions. We pass on our faith to adults, youth and children through the love of community, the Word of God, the celebration of the sacraments and the call to Christian service.
This consultative body helps the pastor in the administration of parish property and goods. This commission is responsible for the preparation of the annual budget and monitoring income and expenses by reviewing the monthly financial statements. In addition to the budget and monthly finances, this commission oversees matters related to maintenance and expansion of facilities.
This Commission seeks to strengthen the families of Saint Edward Parish by assisting those in need and nurturing the faith of all through various activities. Through its members, program and projects, the Commission works to give life to the goals of the Parish Pastoral Council as they pertain to family life. In doing so, it hopes to sustain, develop and make available activities and services, which answer the needs of all families and bring about close, caring relationships.
Small Communities of Faith
are critical in today’s large churches where the individual can seem lost in the crowd. After individually reading and reflecting on the Sunday Scriptures and reflections/commentaries, members meet in small groups to share their insights, questions and reflections.
This Commission identifies social needs in the parish, our local community, and the wider community. We educate parishioners about the needs and then select ways to meet those needs. Members also encourage parishioners to engage in legislative advocacy on pertinent social legislation.
Spiritual Life and Worship
This commission seeks the active participation of the faithful called for by Vatican II. Recognizing that all activity of the Church directs itself to Liturgy, the commission shares the responsibility of implementing diocesan liturgical policies and directs the liturgical concerns of the parish including the environment and art of the worship space.