Parish Committees

 

Pastoral Council

A policy-making body whose decisions are binding when ratified by the Pastor in all matters except where explicitly limited by the church or civil law. It was established in 1968 and reorganized in 1985. The Council is composed of 12 elected members and the Education and Faith Formation Committee president. The Council meets the 3rd Wednesday of February through May and September through October, at 6:00 P.M. in the Conference room. Meetings are open to all. 

 

Finance Council

Responsible for planning, providing for and supervising the financial affairs and the physical properties of the parish. It is concerned with the budget, stewardship and church support, and the effective utilization and maintenance of the parish plant. This council thus provides the necessary administrative and financial skills needed to sustain the mission and ongoing development of the parish community. Financial Review and Building & Grounds are subcommittees of the Finance Council.

 

Faith Formation Commission                                                                                                                                                                

Formally known as the Board of Education and Faith Formation and is the policy-making body for the life-long faith formation of all parish members. It is the voice of the parish community in catechetical planning, goal setting and program development in accord with the intent and spirit of the parish mission statement. The commission is composed of ten elected members, one of whom is the parish representative on the Holy Family School Board, and the pastor. The commission meets each month, except July, on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:15 P.M. in the Parish Conference Room. Meetings are open to all parishioners. 

                                                                                                                                                                         

Stewardship Committee                                                                                                                                                                        

Stewardship has its beginnings in baptism. Through baptism, we are called to be disciples of Christ, to live the Gospel values. Stewardship is our response to this call. It is an expression of what we say we believe.  The stewardship committee looks at ways to increase stewardship in the parish.

 

Parish Life

Has the responsibility for enabling the parish to participate in the ministry of Jesus Christ in building a Christian community. The Parish Life Committee encourages participation through programs and social interaction that strengthen Christian community. Its scope of activity includes those parish activities which foster the community life of the parish. Parish Advocacy                                                                                                                                                                                  

 Their mission is to respond to persons with all types of disabilities and to continually research how it can best meet the spiritual and physical needs of persons with disabilities, enabling them to fully participate in the life of the church community. The parish encourages people with disabilities to participate and be involved as active contributors in our community of faith using their God-given talents and capacity. St. Anthony has wheelchair accessibility, a monthly signed Mass, and provides hearing assistance devices for those who are in need of them.

 

Social Justice

This committee strives to provide education to the parish to increase awareness on Social Justice issues. This is accomplished through community service and outreach, education through guest speakers and articles in various publications.

St. Anthony Social Justice Committee organizes the Advent Giving Tree project which serves needy families throughout the area. This is done in collaboration with local organizations that serve people in need. Nearly 400 gifts were given last year.  Due to the rise in homelessness in Dubuque, the committee has a goal of increasing awareness, educating the parish and become actively involved in meeting the needs of the area’s homeless. 

 

Haiti Committee