Pastoral Council

 

The Pastoral Council is a visioning and planning body of parishioners who foster full participation of the entire parish in the life and mission of the church as lived out in the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish. In consultation with the Pastor, the Pastoral Council actively listens to and identifies the needs and concerns of the people and develops a parish pastoral plan to respond to those needs. For more information please contact Pastoral Council Chair.   

Thematic Framework and Context of the 2023-2024 Parish Plan
Click to open the 2023/2024 Parish Goals Document.

The Pastoral Council is responsible for the submission of a Parish Plan to the Diocese each year.  Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Pastoral Council invited parishioners in the spring 2023 to offer suggestions for the preparation of the goals. The Pastoral Council also looked at the context in which the parish functions at the local, diocesan, and national levels, concretely, the process of returning to normalcy after the pandemic; the change in pastoral leadership with the arrival of a new Pastor; the milestone anniversary of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s 250 birthday on August 28th, 2024; the welcoming of the gifts and talents that the Hispanic Community brings to the Church; the National Eucharistic Revival; and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Thematic Framework of the 2021-2024 Strategic Plan with priorities and areas of special emphasis.

The proposed goals have been grouped according to the Pastoral Council standing committees for the sake of their implementation. Having done the necessary planning, the Pastoral Council wishes to invite every family in the parish to help in the achievement of the proposed parish goals.

 

Current Pastoral Council Members:

President: Fr. Arturo Cabra
Deacon Steven Canali 
Pastoral Council Chair: Colin Jorsch / [email protected]
Pastoral Council Vice-Chair: Monica Stephenson / [email protected]
Parish Finance Council Chair: Larry Iwanski / [email protected]
Pastoral Council Secretary: Kerry Agnello  
Additional council members: Marge Benes, Grace Merkle, Ivonne Mendez, Ann Mulvaney, Jessica Ortiz Sanchez, Tony Valente, Sandie Werderman, Gloria Williams.