One of the primary ways in which a Pastor fulfills his obligation of working collaboratively with the faithful and effectively serving the needs of his parishioners is through the work of the Pastoral Council.
The Pastoral Council is an advisory council made up of various parishioners who meet on a regular basis to aid the Pastor in assessing the needs of the parish, establishing priorities, and making decisions concerning the allocation of parish resources. For the past year and a half, much work has been done with the Pastoral Council. We have updated our guidelines and statues, ensuring their compliance with those of the Diocese of Phoenix, and we have established a strategic plan to advance our parish mission of witnessing the love of Jesus Christ through evangelization, catechesis, and the celebration of the Sacraments. I feel richly blessed by the members of the Pastoral Council. They are faithful Catholics who love the Church and St. Mary Magdalene Parish.
The following are the members of the Pastoral Council for St. Mary Magdalene Parish:
- Scott Fleckenstein (President)
- Laura Oeinck (Vice-President)
- Mike McCartney (Secretary)
- Eric Scheer
- Debra Abel
- Kathy Dyer
- Gary Livacari
- Emily Perez
- Jill Spieldenner
- Walt Stenborg