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Parish Pastoral Council
St. Mary’s Church
14833 Kutztown Road Kutztown, PA 19530 Ph: 610-683-7443
St. Mary’s Parish Pastoral Council was reorganized in October, 2016 to conform to the Diocesan Guidelines described in One in Mission. The Council continues to be a service organization but now the emphasis is on the spiritual welfare and growth of the Parish. The responsibilities of the Council are to advise the pastor on the needs of the parish to communicate with parishioners to create a mission statement for the parish (completed) and to articulate a vision for the future of the parish (work in progress) A Mission Statement has been formulated with the input of parishioners.  The Council has written a constitution and by-laws according to the Diocesan Guidelines.. With the leadership and support of Msgr. Scheaffer the Council is now adopting a program from RENEW International, called Be My Witness: Formation for the New Evangelization as a tool to discern and implement a Pastoral Vision for St. Mary’s. Both the Diocesan Guidelines and the Be My Witness  program are inspired by Pope Francis’ Joy of the Gospel. From August, 2017 through February, 2019, the Council was part of the Phase 1 team of Be My Witness.  Now, the Council continues the plan to implement the Parish Vision. Parish Pastoral Members Constitution and By-laws
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St. Mary’s  Church
14833 Kutztown Road Kutztown, PA 19530 Ph: 610-683-7443
St. Mary’s Parish Pastoral Council was reorganized in October, 2016 to conform to the Diocesan Guidelines described in One in Mission. The Council continues to be a service organization but now the emphasis is on the spiritual welfare and growth of the Parish. The responsibilities of the Council are to advise the pastor on the needs of the parish to communicate with parishioners to create a mission statement for the parish (completed) and to articulate a vision for the future of the parish (work in progress) A Mission Statement has been formulated with the input of parishioners.  The Council has written a constitution and by-laws according to the Diocesan Guidelines.. With the leadership and support of Msgr. Scheaffer the Council is now adopting a program from RENEW International, called Be My Witness: Formation for the New Evangelization as a tool to discern and implement a Pastoral Vision for St. Mary’s. Both the Diocesan Guidelines and the Be My Witness program are inspired by Pope Francis’ Joy of the Gospel. From August, 2017 through February, 2019, the Council was part of the Phase 1 team of Be My Witness.  Now, the Council continues the plan to implement the Parish Vision. Parish Pastoral Members Constitution and By-laws