Our Pastoral Council, representing the people of St. Jerome Parish, sees its mission as proclaiming the message of Jesus Christ. As a Eucharistic community, we believe we must provide for the spiritual, mental and physical needs of people to establish and maintain human dignity. We, as a parish, entrust ourselves to the Holy Spirit’s guidance as we strive to fulfill this mission.
The Pastoral Council works with the pastor to plan for pastoral activity in order to more effectively carry out the mission of Christ. The focus is on mission, not on management. As stewards of Christ’s mission in the parish, the main purpose of the Pastoral Council is pastoral planning. The work of the council is governed by archdiocesan norms and the Code of Canon Law.
The Pastor and Trustees are ex-officio Council members with full voting rights. Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month, six times per year, in the School Conference Room. Parishioners are invited and encouraged to attend.
Fr. Jerry Herda | Temporary Administrator
Tom O’Connell | Chair
Arlene Ziety | Recording Secretary
John Chudy | Stewardship Commission Liaison
Oleg Gershteyn | School Commission Liaison
Anthony Plack | Evangelization/Formation Liaison
Craig Schaning | Human Concerns Commission Liaison
Melissa Packee | Trustee-Secretary
Ken Krahe | Trustee-Treasurer
(in discernment: Vice Chair, Finance Council Liaison, Worship Commission Liaison)