Pastoral Council

Contact: Fr. Tom Verber, OSA | (805) 646-4338 x105 | frtom@stacojai.org

Pastors are required to consult with the laity of the parish, who in turn have the right to express their views and concerns. The Parish Pastoral Council fosters this collaboration because it allows the faithful and the pastor or other ministerial leaders to share their reflections about the parish's mission and ministry and to plan for parish life in light of the Gospel and Church teaching.

In the archdiocese the role of the Parish Pastoral Council is centered on pastoral planning, which includes periodically evaluating the parish mission statement, assessing ongoing needs, defining parish goals, and setting the strategies for implementing those goals. Evaluation of the parish's progress in carrying out the Church's mission is also a core obligation of a Parish Pastoral Council. The emphasis is on listening and planning for a parish and working closely with those staff and volunteers who are actually charged with implementing the mission through their various ministries and groups.

Council Information

Father Tom Verber 646-4338 x105

Father Fernando Lopez 646-4338 x103

Carlos Herrera 421-7854

Dick Sebek 646-7503

Michael Shields 640-8776

Punky Soares 646-6626

Avelina Villares 889-9341

Barbara Vize 525-7259

Juan Calderon 798-5568

Alicia Chauvel (818) 693-9614