St. Dominic Catholic Church

2002 Merton Ave | Los Angeles, CA 90041 | (323) 254-2519

Parish Pastoral Council

Joseph Descalzo
Chairperson
jtdinla@earthlink.net

 

Jacquie Natividad
Vice-Chairperson
jonativi.gilwell_fox@yahoo.com

 

Mario Garcia, Jr.
Secretary
mrmmosh@gmail.com

 

Patricia de Vera
alpdejesus@gmail.com

 

 

Andrea Martinez
catdlr01@yahoo.com

Christina Garcia
christina@saintdominics.org

 

Michelle Perez
michelle@saintdominics.org

 

Jay Cooney
jaycooney@saintdominics.org

 

Parish Pastoral Council Minutes

to view a folder with the minutes from the pastoral council, click here.

Purpose of the Parish Pastoral Council

If, after consulting the council of priests, the diocesan Bishop considers it opportune, a pastoral council is to be established in each parish. In this council, which is presided over by the parish priest, Christ’s faithful, together with those who by virtue of their office are engaged in pastoral care in the parish, give their help in fostering pastoral action. The pastoral council has only a consultative vote, and it is regulated by the norms laid down by the diocesan Bishop.

Code of Canon Law, 536.

This role of the Parish Pastoral Council, as one of ongoing pastoral planning, is an evolution from the parish councils which have existed in the past. The purpose of the Parish Pastoral Council is primarily to develop mission-focused parishes. This does not deny the importance of activity and fiscal responsibility, but it does attempt to place at the heart of the parish a consciousness and zeal for the mission of Jesus Christ.

Implementation Guide for Parish Pastoral Councils, San Gabriel Pastoral Region, p. 10

"Pastors also know that they themselves were not meant to shoulder, alone, the entire saving mission of the Church toward the world. On the contrary, they understand that it is their noble duty so to shepherd the faithful and recognize their service and charismatic gifts that all according to their proper roles may cooperate in this common undertaking with one heart."

Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, 30.