The pastor seeks advice and counsel from eight leadership councils and commissions in order to guide the mission of the parish. Each council and commission is engaged with one area of parish life and ministry.
To serve on a council or commission, you must be a fully initiated Roman Catholic who has registered at the parish for at least two years is a current Partner in the Mission. To serve on the Pastoral or Finance Council, you must also have served previously on a council or commission within the last seven years.
Pastoral Council. The Pastoral Council is a consultative body with whom the Pastor can prayerfully reflect and work in guiding the overall care and ministry of the parish, as well as enhancing the parish mission and direction.
Finance Council. The Finance Council is a consultative body providing advice and recommendations to the Pastor concerning the stewardship of the parish’s fiscal resources, including long-range financial planning to support the parish mission.
Stewardship Council. The Stewardship Council promotes stewardship as a way of life for the people of St. Michael Parish, advancing all aspects of stewardship by offering education, personal discovery, and a welcoming ministerial spirit. Council members support the annual Time & Talent effort, the Annual Catholic Appeal, and sacrificial giving renewal.
Faith Formation Commission. The Faith Formation Commission is a consultative body that offers support and advice to the Pastor on matters of faith formation, with the goal of nurturing life-long faith in all parishioners. Members meet ten times per year to review current parish Faith Formation ministries, study best practices and Church documents on faith formation, and develop the direction of future faith formation initiatives.
School Commission. St. Michael School Commission is a consultative body to the Pastor and to the Principal on matters relating to the parish school. Primary responsibilities include advising and supporting the Pastor and the Principal as they form policy and direct the ongoing development of the school.
Pastoral Care & Community Outreach Commission. This commission promotes awareness of Catholic social teaching and opportunities to put that teaching into action. They evaluate new and existing ministries, provide educational opportunities, and recommend financial support for local organizations serving the poor.
Spiritual Life and Worship Commission. This commission is committed to deepening the spiritual life of the St. Michael Parish community. They recommend actions to the Pastor, the Pastoral Council, and Liturgy staff that will result in a more prayerful and spiritual community.
Vietnamese Commission. The Vietnamese Commission is a consultative body that provides advice and recommendations to the Pastor concerning the parish’s care and ministry to the Vietnamese community. Work of the commission provides an opportunity for Vietnamese members to come together to worship and support one another, maintain the use of their native language, and promote awareness of their culture.