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What is a Parish Council?

Canon Law provides for the formation of Parish Pastoral Councils in Canon 536 #1.

"In every parish of the diocese, a Pastoral Council shall be established, if the diocesan Bishop, after consulting with the Council of Presbyters, so decides.  The pastor presides over the Pastoral Council.  The Pastoral Council is composed of members of the congregation together with those of the parish staff who have pastoral care by reason of their office.  The Pastoral Council assists in promoting pastoral action in the parish."

Therefore, pastors seek the aid of the parish council in the area of pastoral planning in order to better lead the parish. Their job is to help discern where the Holy Spirit is guiding the parish.

Sacred Heart Parish Pastoral Council Members

  • Leo Alvarado
  • Ramon Escobar
  • Jessica Garcia
  • Jessica Harper
  • Deacon Ron Routolo
  • Johnnie Shade 

Please speak with any of these members about concerns you may have at Sacred Heart Church at (661) 942-7122.