The Parish Pastoral Council is the principal advisory body to the Pastor on issues affecting the parish. Meeting every other month, the Parish Council consists of representatives of each organization at St. Jude and representatives appointed by the Pastor. Through the Council all parish members can participate in the parish decisions. The Council encourages and enables all members of the parish to offer their talents in service to the parish and the wider community.
The Council has four major objectives:
- To provide objective, informed, and consistent advice to the Pastor on parish issues.
- To assess the needs of the parish and incorporate into the parish plan programs to satisfy those needs.
- To foster a sense of community in the parish
- To represent parish ministries and parish organizations in Council through its Commissions, to enhance communication among all leadership in the Parish.