Pastoral Council

St. George Pastoral Council Nomination Process 2022

Thank you for exploring our pastoral council website.  You are part of our community, and we welcome your feedback, ideas, and input.  Currently, the Pastoral Council meets on the last Sunday of the month (Sept.-June).  We do not meet in December.  Meetings last approximately 90 minutes.  

Each year, annual nominations are held to fill seats that become open on the council.  This year, 2024, there are three openings.  Each opening is a three-year term.  Our nomination process runs across several weeks.  You can self-nominate and/or nominate a fellow parishioner.  Nomination forms are available at the back of all entrances to the church; through this link:  2024 Nomination Form; or you may contact the church office to have a form mailed to you (203-453-2788)    

After the nominations are received, prospective candidates will have the opportunity to learn more about the Council and discern if they are being called to serve. An in-person informational meeting for interested nominated parishioners will take place on a date to be determined in the church hall.

The final step of the process will be the random LOTTERY selection during the live-stream mass on Sunday, May 19, 2024. You do not need to be present at this lottery.

Eligible members are those parishioners who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation and are members of the parish. If you, or someone you know, is an active parishioner, committed to serving the parish, and would like to participate on the Pastoral Council, please return the nomination form found in the Parish bulletin in the upcoming weeks. Thank you for your prayerful consideration for service to our parish.

The Role of the Pastoral Council

The function of the Pastoral Council is to build bridges for a healthy communication between the pastor and the laity of the parish community. The Council provides opportunities to deepen our partnership for a more active lay involvement in the parish. Valuing the knowledge, resources, and contributions of its members, the Council advises and assists the Pastor in the administration and development of spiritual and material matters of the parish.  Please feel free to explore our meeting minutes on the St. George/Pastoral Council tab.

If you have further questions, feel free to email the current Pastoral Council president, Yolande Eldridge, eldridgeyae@gmail.com

St. George Pastoral Council is YOUR Pastoral Council!

As we begin our new year of meetings, we would like you to know that you are invited to attend any meeting. An Open Forum is available, per our By-laws, at the end of each meeting.

Following is this year’s schedule: September 25; October 23;  November 20; December (no meeting); January 22; February 26; March 26; April 23; May  21; June 25.

We meet at 5 PM in either the Church Hall or Sullivan Center.

You are welcome to attend our meetings and/or if you’d like to have an item placed on the agenda, kindly email our president, Yolande Eldridge,  (eldridgeyae@gmail.com), two weeks prior to the meeting.

The Council’s By-Laws, member list, and the past 3 years of minutes can be found on the St. George Parish website/Pastoral Council tab.

We welcome your participation and insights to further our mission of:
To assess adequately the needs of the whole parish and its members, and to develop and implement parish plans which will promote the common good of the parish.
To foster unity and a sense of community in the parish and to assisting coordinating, as needed, the parish activities in a manner that will best serve the interests of the parish.
To promote programs and activities.

YOUR Pastoral Council warmly extends an invitation for you to come and get to know our work on your behalf.

If you have further questions, feel free to email Yolande Eldridge, eldridgeyae@gmail.com

Pastoral Council Documents