The Pastoral council is a consultative body to the pastor and, most importantly given the challenges of time and distance presented in some clusters, the coordinating and unifying structure of the Roman Catholic community. The council is the means of achieving the full participation of all parishioners in the cluster in its mission by giving all a voice in supporting, guiding, and directing the various aspects of cluster/parish life. Its members gather together the visions, hopes, and needs of the community, reflecting upon them until a consensus is reached, and translates this consensus into cluster/parish planning through the establishment of goals and objectives. The council sees that these goals and objectives are implemented by commissions and committees and are evaluated and amended annually by the faith community. The pastoral council works with the pastor to discern God’s will, to develop a vision for and to clarify the mission of the cluster. The council engages in pastoral planning by developing goals through dialogue with the various ministries and the cluster/parish at large. The council pursues its mission in connection to the larger church, aware of its interdependence with other clusters and parishes, the diocese, and the universal church.with other clusters and parishes, the diocese, and the universal church.
The Pastoral Council meets on the second Tuesday every other month at 6:30 pm in the Most Holy Trinity.
Members are Chairperson, Kevin Paquet, Vice Chair, Deborah Giguere, Secretary, Simone Boissonneault, Mary Ann Kaliher, Margaret Quinn, Rick Blanchette & Paul Gagne, Theresa Lessard, Robert Boudreau, Joe Goozie