Pastoral Councils

Bishop Bambera has mandated that parish councils in all parishes take a more active role in parish operations, both on issues facing us now and those down the line as we face a shortage of priests. He asks us to rediscover the role of the people of the parish in deciding what needs to be done in a parish. These questions and issues are not the kind that can be answered by a pastor because his future presence in the parish will be limited.

We have formed Pastoral Councils in both parishes. Those members are:

St. Boniface

Bill Hodrick, Chairman
Ken Danielsen, Vice Chairman
Diane Sholder, Secretary
Kathy Bahr
Greg Deck
Ray Fischer
Jennifer Matz
Kathy Vanaskie
Deb Wheeler


St. Lawrence

Chris Kriner
Dianne Fisher
Sally Hilsher
Jane Karney
Bruce Loner
Mary McCormick
Jack Peck
Tina Pulver

They have received comprehensive training from the Diocesan Office of Parish Life and have already begun their work. It is important to note that they are an advisory body and their planning will be WITH the parish and not FOR the parish.