As of June 1, there will be three vacancies on the Parish Pastoral Council. Parishioners will be electing three new members the weekend of May 20/21. The purpose of the Council is to advise and help the pastor both develop a pastoral plan and implement it. This next year we will be doing some strategic planning for the parish. There will be some reconfiguration of buildings, as well as a need to address our parish vision and its realization in this part of the Highlands area. Please consider allowing your name to be in nomination or nominating another person who can help the parish foresee its next five years. Please speak to the person you might be considering beforehand to determine if s/he will accept a nomination.
The process for nomination and election will be on the following weekends:
April 22/23: Inform the parish of the three vacancies and ask people to consider nominating someone they believe might serve the parish in this capacity, even themselves.
April 29/30: Again bring the vacancies to peoples’ mind informing them that the next weekend nominations will be due. Put ballots in boxes at entrances.
May 6/7: Nominations due.
May 13/14: Insert in the bulletin the names of those nominated and a ballot that is to be put in the boxes next weekend.
May 20/21: Actual election of three new members.
The new Council will begin functioning with an orientation in June. The date will be determined after the election has taken place. The Parish Council meets the second Tuesday of every month with a couple of exceptions. Please know that I rely on the Council for help and direction as St. Dominic Parish moves into the future.