There are two councils which have been established by the Code of Canon Law. These are the Parish Pastoral Council and the Parish Finance Council. Each of these council advice the pastor concerning the running of the parish in their respective areas.
Parish Pastoral Council
The purpose and aim of the PPC is to advise the pastor for the growth and betterment of the parish and to assist the pastor in formulating programs and policies to that end. The members of the council should be a praying community and by their example should lead the parish to a fuller life of prayer. They should be sensitive to the movement of the Spirit among the people of God in the parish and be truly representative of all members of the parish in their advice. They are to support the pastor in his role as shepherd of the parish. They should foster the unity in the parish, encourage full participation of parishioners in parish life, and promote ongoing dialogue among the staff, parishioners, and the various parish organizations.
Parish Finance Council
The mission of the council is pastoral in nature. The council is convened to engage in prayerful and informed discernment of financial policies and activities as they affect the pastoral life of the parish.
Current Council Chairs
Parish Pastoral Council: Danute Cline, 423-956-7262
Parish Finance Council: Marie Wilson