The Pastoral Council (PC) is an advisory body of up to 12 parishioners, appointed by the Pastor to 4 year terms after a nomination and discernment process. Our Pastor consults the PC to help him make wise decisions that are responsive to the unique identity and priorities of the Immaculate Conception parish community.
The Council’s primary function is to engage, at the direction of the Pastor, in the three tasks of pastoral planning: consider thoroughly, reflect thoughtfully and recommend wisely.
The PC engages in the following tasks.
Provide strategic planning support for the parish, ministries and other matters referred by the Pastor.
Assist the Pastor in communicating parish plans, priorities and activities and receiving input from parishioners.
Maintain data and provide reflections, reviews and recommendations on parish ministries.
The PC generally meets on the first Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. Meeting times and date changes are announced in the bulletin.
ICC Member since 2014
Ministry Involvement: Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, Nursing Home Prayer Service, Nursing home communion ministry, and Parish Life.
Professional Career: Retired Newport News Police Department Civilian; Event Planner for Turnkey, and non-profit advocate; volunteer development leader; health care policy.
ICC Member since 1993
Ministry Involvement: Volunteer receptionist, choir, bread baker, linens, Eucharistic minister, parish Life
Professional Career: Florist since 1980
ICC Member since 2007
Ministry Involvement: Choir (Cantor), Pastoral Council, Bishop Keane, First Responders, Sunday Supper
Professional Career: Human Resources
ICC Member since 2014
Ministry Involvement: Pastoral Leadership Council and Liturgy
Professional Career: Middle School Principal
ICC Member since 2003
Ministry Involvement: Choir (Cantor), Senior Youth Group (Youth Leader)
Professional Career: Acting Juvenile Services Division Manager for York County
ICC Member since 1968 (Founding Member!)
Ministry Involvement: Lector, Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, Pastoral Council
Professional Career: Vice President, Faneuil Inc.
ICC member since 2015
Ministry Involvement: RCIA Sponsor, Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, Evangelization Team, Ministers of Care.
Professional Career: Pharmacy Manager with Walgreens
ICC Member since 2009
Ministry Involvement: Marriage Prep, Lector, Young-at-Heart Ministry, Nursing Home Ministry, RCIA Team, RCIA Sponsor, Bereavement Ministry, Knights of Columbus, Keane Institute Research Team, Parish Life, Pastoral Council
Professional Career: Retired High School English teacher; former programmer in high speed main frame computer systems. USAF veteran.