We, at St. Mary Mother of Mercy community, a Roman Catholic family, called by the Spirit of Holiness, strengthened by Word and Sacrament, and guided by His Holy Mother in solidarity with the poor, welcome all God’s children. We strive in our different ways to participate in the mission of Jesus by praying, serving others and empowering all to be witnesses and sharers in His Good News.
In accordance with the Code of Canon Law, St. Mary Mother of Mercy Catholic Church has both a Parish Pastoral Council and a Finance Council.
PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
Regarding the Parish Finance Council, Code 537 of the Canon Law says:
"In each parish there is to be a finance council which is governed, in addition to universal law, by norms issued by the diocesan bishop and in which the Christian faithful, selected according to these same norms, are to assist the pastor in the administration of the goods of the parish…."
Accordingly the Finance Council of St. Mary Mother of Mercy Catholic Church assist the pastor on financial responsibilities such as annual budget, reporting, long-term planning, debt and debt management, high level expenditures, fund raising, personnel administration and governmental regulatory matters.
THE COUNCIL MEETS
THE FOURTH TUESDAY OF THE MONTH
CONTACT: MARIA ALLEN
Regarding the Parish Pastoral Council, Code 536 of the Canon Law says:
"If the diocesan bishop judges it opportune after he has heard the [diocesan] presbyteral council, a pastoral council is to be established in each parish, over which the pastor presides and in which the Christian faithful, together with those who share in pastoral care by virtue of their office in the parish, assist in fostering pastoral activity. A pastoral council possesses a consultative vote only and is governed by the norms established by the diocesan bishop."
Accordingly the Parish Pastoral Council of St. Mary Mother of Mercy Catholic Church serves as an advisory group to the pastor. The members communicate the needs and interest of the Parish community along with assisting the pastor in accomplishing the Parish mission through their knowledge, experience and involvement in the community.
THE COUNCIL MEETS
THE FOURTH THURSDAY OF THE MONTH
CONTACT: PETE MARGRETTA