PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
The Parish Pastoral Council consists of a group of people who act as a consultative body serving the Pastor in the spirit of mutual appreciation, charity and dialogue. The Council does not manage the parish but brings an important voice to all pastoral activities. The responsibilities of the Council include collaborating to build the parish as a living, witnessing Christian Community by offering opinions and making suggestions for enhancing pastoral care of the parish. The activities of the Council should encourage the development of Christian life and the engagement of the parish in bringing spiritual and material assistance and the gospel message to everyone in its community.
By Canon Law and the recommendations of the apostolic exhortation „Christifideles laici” of Saint John Paul II, lay Catholics serve the parish with their experience and professional knowledge in matters of finance, administration and asset management. The purpose of the Parish Finance Committee is to assist the Pastor in the administration of parish temporal matters. The Pastor is obliged to seek advice and consultation from the Finance Committee in matters such as renovation, building, hiring permanent and temporary staff, a material change to dedicated use of property, and parish finances.
The Parish Finance Committee functions in accordance with norms issued by the Diocese of Thunder Bay.
Parish Council and Finance Committee 2023: Henryk Bystrzycki - chairman of the Council; Veronika Pocion - secretary; deacon Larry Kurec - bookkeeper; Krystyna Kwiatkowski, Krystyna Bodkin, Bozena Bystrzycki, Edward Filipek, Janusz Grebowicz, Romuald Ochnicki, Remigiusz Sada, Stan Zielinski.