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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, 2022, 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:  2022 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 Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 4:30 – 5:30 PM in the church hall.

The final step of the process will be the random LOTTERY selection during the live-stream mass on Sunday, June 5, 10 AM mass. 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

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