Parish Pastoral Council
The Pastoral Council is a group of parishioners who meet once each month to examine pastoral matters, consider them thoroughly, and propose practical solutions that are in the best interest of our church community. Our Pastor consults with the Council and shares with them his responsibility for the governance of the parish. The function of the Pastoral Council is not to make policies on its own but, rather, to offer recommendations and insight to the Pastor.
Participating as a member of the Council is a wonderful opportunity to be an active member of the Church family and share your thoughts on the growth and development of the Parish. If you have gifts of leadership, communication, administration, and service to others, the Pastoral Council would warmly welcome your participation. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
For more information on the Parish Pastoral Council, please click here.
The Parish Finance Council is a formal group of parishioners appointed by the Pastor for oversight and assistance to consult with him on matters of the administration of the temporal goods of the Parish. For more information on the Parish Finance Council, please click here or contact Greg DeLucca.
Our Hispanic Concilio is a collaborative body of Spanish speaking ministry representatives within our church the Christian faithful whose purpose is the promotion of the mission of Jesus Christ and His Church in its entirety. It shall at all times work in close collaboration with the Pastor of the parish, advising him in matters pertaining to pastoral ministry. The Council is a consultative body and, through its insights, expertise, and prudent advice, will help the Pastor identify, implement, and evaluate those pastoral initiatives and policies best suited to spread the Gospel.
The Liturgy Council assists the Pastor in organizing parish liturgical life, by helping plan liturgies reflective of the Church at worship and in celebration. This includes music, readings, seasonal environment, and other aspects of liturgy. We coordinate the planning of the major Eucharistic Celebrations of the year— Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost—as well as evaluate these celebrations. Parishioners with a strong sense of liturgical traditions and desire to help plan liturgies should consider joining this ministry. We also coordinate the Advent and Lent Communal Reconciliation Services, and the Advent and Lent communal Mass of the Anointing of the Sick.
For more information please contact the Parish Office 707-963-1228.
St. Helena Catholic School Council
This Council assists the Pastor and School Principal, in a consultative role, in the government of the school. We seek individuals who have the gifts of administration, serving others, recruitment and public relations, funding and development, and unbiased representation of the entire school community as opposed to serving personal interests.
For more information please contact the School office 707-963-4677.