The Pastoral Council serves as a consulting body to the Pastor and makes recommendations to the Pastor who is the final authority on all major issues. Through collaboration with the Pastor, the Council formulates policy concerning Parish matters, develops clear and concise goals based on the mission statement and emerging needs of the Parish community, represents the culture diversity reflected in the Parish, and encourages and promotes activities. Each member acts as a liaison to one of the various parish life committees providing feed back to the Council. It is also the Council’s responsibility to listen to parishioner concerns and translate them into agenda items that will better serve the community. The Parish Council is composed of eight members, six members elected by the parish body (2 new members each year) who serve a 3 year term and two additional members appointed by the Pastor each year, serving a one year term. A monthly meeting is held from September through June and minutes are recorded and available.
The Parish Finance Council advises the Pastor in the sound management of the temporal goods of the parish. It must annually inventory parish resources and holdings, and review such areas as maintenance of the possessions and insurance limits and request a financial audit every 5 years by external auditors. The Finance Council receives and studies budget requests and compiles the overall parish budget. The final budget is then approved by the parish Board of Trustees. The council advises on all matters requiring proxies by the parish civil corporation which includes purchase, sale or lease of real property, new building, renovation or restoration projects, maintenance projects of $15,000 or more and 24 other specific subjects. The Finance Council is composed of 6 to 10 members chosen by the pastor from a list of parishioners with a financial background or those who have expressed an interest in providing financial assistance. A monthly meeting is held from September through June and minutes are recorded and available.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The parish, being a legal corporation, is required to have a Board of Directors, sometimes referred to as the Board of Trustees. The five member board consists of the Archbishop, Vicar General, the pastor and two lay members of the parish given the title of trustee. The Board’s primary responsibility is to ensure the proper government of the corporation and to manage the property and the business of the parish. This includes the authorization of deeds, contracts, indebtedness, major expenditures in excess of $15,000 and the approval of the annual budget. The lay trustees are appointed by the Archbishop for two year terms.
Charitable Investments Committee
Determine recipients of charitable grants that have a major impact.
Evaluate the current methods of parish communication and work towards building an efficient, effective and comprehensive communications system that incorporates all types of media. (Currently inactive.)
Faith Formation Committee
Participate in development, long-range planning and implementing policies for all programs, infancy through adult.
Health & Wellness Committee
Address needs and identify resources that nurture wellness. (Currently inactive.)
Vision, coordinate and evaluate the worship at Corpus Christi.
Social Connections Committee
Organizes and facilitates community-building activities for the parish and surrounding community.
Social Justice Committee
Empowering and educating the parish community on social issues of legislative advocacy, life issues, economic justice, children’s issues, housing and environment.
Promote a spiritual vision of giving back to God with gratitude in time, talent and treasure.
Fosters vocations to priesthood, deaconate and religious life.