Saint Francis of Assisi Parish has two consultative bodies whose members are parishioners and parish staff.
These councils (the Parish Pastoral Council and the Parish Finance Council) advise the pastor on a variety of issues in the parish and help the parish live out its vision.
Parish pastoral council
The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) advises the pastor in a variety of areas in the parish. The Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Pastoral Council is called forth by members of the parish to nurture a faith community that is centered on the mission of the Gospel. It serves as the representative voice to further the building of a welcoming community that lives out the teachings of Jesus Christ.
parish finance council
An active Parish Finance Council is critical to the sound management of a parish. For this reason, every parish is required by the Code of Canon Law to establish a Finance Council—a consultative body of parishioners whose purpose is to assist the pastor and parish staff in planning the annual budget, in overseeing the financial affairs of the parish, and to ensure accountability to the diocese and to parishioners. The Parish Finance Council is accountable to the pastor who has the responsibility for all final decisions.