Pastoral Council

Mission Statement

St. Peter's Pastoral Council seeks to bring alive the gospel message of Jesus Christ within the parish in order to unite and bond parishioners into a dynamic, worshiping, faith-filled community whose members view Catholicism as central to their daily lives.

The Council strives, through the varied ministries which enhance the spiritual, educational and social growth of parishioners, to actively involve our faith family by calling forth a response from each person to share his/her giftedness in building up the Body of Christ at St. Peter's Catholic Church.

As a Pastoral Council, we commit ourselves to this ministry of encouraging and challenging our brothers and sisters in faith by leading them with the example of our own discipleship.  With that sense of commitment and in a spirit of love and mutual respect, we strive to truly serve the Lord both here at St. Peter's and in the larger community.

The Goal of the Pastoral Council is to Renew, Strengthen and Prepare our Faith Community to Proclaim the Word, Celebrate Sacraments and to Serve the People of God.

Members of St. Peter's Pastoral Council:

Rev. Thomas M. Kelly, Pastor

Deacon Sam Anzalone, Deacon

Mr. Jeff Florio, President

Mrs. Susan Kuklinski, Secretary

Mr. Hal Humphrey

Mr. Len Corcoran

Mr. Giorgio Barbi

Mr. Tim Best

Mr. John Bochnak

Ms. Mary Beth Briscoe

Mr. Bob Gornati

Mr. Keith Kelley

Mr. Paul Noto

Mr. Casey Simmerman

In addition to pursuit of our Mission Statement and Goal, each Council member serves as liaison to one or more of the Parish Commissions which support and assist the Pastoral Council.

At least twelve members of the Pastoral Council are selected to serve for three-year terms.  Terms are staggered such that a minimum of four new members are selected each year. The selection process is explained to the congregation by the Pastor.  Interested parishioners are invited to a special meeting to learn more about the Council and are encouraged to search his or her heart to discern their gifts and the needs of the Council.

For as in one body we have many parts, and all the parts do not have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ and individually, parts of one another.
Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given us, let us exercise them accordingly. (Romans 12:4-6)

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