Pastoral Council serves the parish by praying, studying and listening to the pulse of the church and community. It actively participates by visioning, dreaming and planning for the long-range future of the parish and advising the Pastor in various matters.
Finance Council consults with the Pastor and discerns how the parish can best meet the financial and material needs of the parish. The “General Operating” fund for operational expenses, including wages, is funded largely from Sunday giving. The “Facilities and Growth” fund is used for debt reduction on our buildings and major improvements.
Finance Council duties include developing the parish budget, overseeing spending in accordance with it, advising the Pastor on parish spending, and overseeing the annual appeal for the offertory collection.
Section 5C of the Diocesan Handbook states that “membership of the Finance Council is by appointment of the pastor after discreet inquiry with the Pastoral Council as to who among the faithful are well qualified for membership.”
Stewardship Council is an advisory council to the Pastor. Stewardship Council reflects on the work of discipleship, stewardship and ecumenism. Stewardship Council, with the guidance from the parish mission statement and the solicitation policy, reviews parish programs, ministries and solicitations to encourage stewardship as a way of life.
The purpose of the School Board is to serve as a consultative body that assists the Principle and Pastor in fulfilling the school’s mission as set forth in Article II.
School Board duties include long-term strategic planning, goal setting in line with parish and diocese, collaboration on Annual Educational Budget, coordination of Principle evaluation, consultation on facilities management and promotion in unity between the parish and the school.
Education Foundation Board of Trustees
Education Foundation Board of Trustees manages the business of the corporation. This includes financial oversight, marketing and fundraising.
We believe that it is vital to our church to provide religious education to everyone who desired it. The Our Lady of Consolation Education Foundation (OLCEF) makes this possible. The Foundation seeks to provide half of the funding for all parish educational endeavors, including Faith Formation programs, RCIA, and Our Lady of Consolation School. It is designed to be supported by ALL who see the value of providing quality Catholic education for children and adults at Our Lady of Consolation.