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Annual Pastoral Council Nominations 2021 - Page is currently being updated 4/10/21

The annual nominations seeking parishioners to fill a total of five seats on the Pastoral Council with four for a three-year term and one for a two year term. This process will be taking place beginning on June 15, 2020 with final day for submission of nomination forms by Friday July 17th. 2020. The nomination forms can be downloaded or call the church office at (203-453-2788) and one can be mailed to you.

After the nominations are received, individuals will have the opportunity to learn more about the Council and discern if they are being called to serve. Nominees will be required to attend an informational Virtual Zoom meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 29, at 7:00 pm. The discernment process will assist nominees in determining whether to leave their names in nomination for the final step of the process, which will be the random selection on the Live Streaming Sunday August 2nd 10AM mass of the number of individuals scheduled for needed to fill open slots.

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.

Use this link,  2020 Lottery Information to see current Pastoral Council Members and a message from the Council President.

Use this link,  2020 Lottery Nomination Form to download and print the form to nominate someone
for Pastoral Council.

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.

The Council consists of fourteen (14) members, nine (9) of whom are chosen by lottery, three (3) members appointed by the pastor and the remaining two (2) members are peer ministers chosen by their peers. Each year one third of the Pastoral Council (3 chosen by lottery and 1 appointed) member’s term expires. Parishioners are encouraged to take the opportunity to make a difference by considering serving your parish community. Nominations take place in April and the lottery is held in May. You are invited to nominate yourself or someone you think would be a valuable resource on the Council. Mother Theresa wrote, God has not called me to be successful. He has called me to be faithful. Be faithful to the Community of St George by sharing your talents, gifts and expertise consider serving on the Pastoral Council.