As we move forward with implementing our cluster parish, one of our next steps will be to create a unified pastoral council for the cluster. In October we will begin a discernment process for this council. Next weekend, everyone will have the opportunity to nominate one or two people to serve on pastoral council. I am hoping to discern four people from each parish for a council of twelve.
What I am asking everyone to do is take some time this coming week and pray about this. Then next weekend there will be cards available to write down the names of one or two people to serve on the council. We will then begin a discernment process in October to find members to serve on this council. This council will work to create a vision for our cluster as we move forward, as well as work to define the priorities of our ministry. This is a chance for more people to participate in the ministry of our parishes and help our communities grow stronger in faith.