St. Julia Parish is blessed with many parishioners who give selflessly of their time and talent to enhance the spiritual lives of our faith community. Listed here are the councils and commissions that oversee the multitude of activities happening throughout the Parish.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) serves as the chief advisory body, working closely with the pastor, the parish staff and the Parish Finance Council, in order to articulate the concerns and identify the unique vision of this parish. The PPC meets ten times per year from September through June. Adult members of the council are nominated from the parish community and are appointed each spring for a term of three years. A youth member is chosen annually. Council meetings are public and all parishioners are welcome to attend them. Contact Bob Lewis or Gail Murphy (current co-chairs) if you are interested in joining!
PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL
The Parish Finance Council (PFC) serves as a financial advisory body, working closely with the pastor, the parish staff and the Parish Pastoral Council as it provides advice, counsel and oversight concerning the parish property as well as the preparation of the annual parish budget. Members of the PFC are appointed for annual terms and they ordinarily meet four times per year (quarterly). This enables the Council to monitor our financial health and make recommendations for improvement. Once a year, usually in late May they review revenues and expenses to date and the projected budget for the following year. Members serve to advise and review all matters regarding revenue, expenditures and parish investments.
SOCIAL JUSTICE COMISSION
There are many ways in which the parishioners of St. Julia Parish embrace Christ’s call to serve. The Social Justice Commission serves as an umbrella for the many parish outreach projects, a clearing house for new service opportunities, and as a source of education and communication of our mission as Church to live up to our call to be ‘salt of the earth’. This group meets in the evenings, once per month, throughout the year. New members are always welcome. Please contact parish staff if you would like to join or if you would like to work with the commission on a particular project.
YOUTH MINISTRY COMMISSION
The Youth Ministry Commission is a collaboration of adults and teens (Middle School through High School) who plan and host events for Youth Ministry at St. Julia Parish outside of our Faith Formation Program. The YMC meets about once every six weeks. Commission members act as key leaders in service, prayer and social events throughout the year. Terms begin in September and continue through one academic year. Contact the Youth Director to join the team today!
The mission of the Liturgy Commission is to help build the faith life of St. Julia Parish by serving as a resource for the Parish’s liturgical life. Our goal is to encourage and facilitate the full and active participation of the parish community as we worship together. This commission supports the work of the various liturgical ministries in the parish, and supports ongoing liturgical education and formation of its own members and the members of the parish at large. The Liturgy Commission also plans annual special liturgical moments such as the Mass of Remembrance and the Soup & Stations event. The Liturgy commission meets 6 times from September to June. Contact our pastoral associate for more information!