Councils and Committees
It is the role of the Christian faithful to carry out the mission of the Church in the world.
They are called to be responsible stewards of the resources of time, talent, and treasure given to them and to their parish.
Many Gifts, One Spirit Revised edition, 1008
All the women members of St. Joseph the Worker Mission are members of the Altar Society! Their purpose is to provide care to the sanctuary and sacristy of the church. They also reach out to parishioners and residents of Yacolt.
The parish Cemetery Committee advises the pastor on operational matters regarding Sacred Heart "Dublin" Cemetery, ensuring the long term viability of the cemetery and compliance with both canonical and civil law.
The parish Finance Council advises the pastor about effective stewardship of the parish’s financial resources. It is responsible for developing and overseeing a parish budget process, as well as conducting long range financial planning.
The parish Hospitality Committee works in coordination with the pastor and staff to provide a warm and welcoming environment for established and new parishioners.
The Pastoral Council’s purpose is to be a sign and witness of unity, to recommend parish priorities and directions, to promote community, and to assist the pastor in pastoral planning. The pastoral council is a consultative leadership body of parishioners that advises and makes recommendations to the pastor.
Peace and Social Justice
The purpose of the Peace and Social Justice Committee is to assist the parish in the promotion and implementation of Catholic social teaching. The Committee assists the pastor “to foster works through which the spirit of the gospel is promoted, even that which pertains to social justice” (CIC, c. 528 §1).
The purpose of the Stewardship Commission is to assist the pastor with promoting stewardship as a way of life among parishioners through education, strategic planning, and policy development.