The purpose of the Parish Council is to determine objectives, programs and resources of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish; to assist the pastor in developing these factors for long range spiritual, financial and structural growth of the parish. Also to implement the principals of the official church teaching in these matters, so as to focus each facet of the official church’s teachings to the greatest advantage for the family of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish.
Membership on the council is open to registered Parish members sixteen years of age and older who are appointed and /or elected to represent various committees of the parish plus two (2) at large members that are appointed/and/or elected by the Pastor/Parish.
Of the members, a President and Secretary are elected to serve annually.
The representatives of the council are composed of one member from each of the following Parish Committees/Groups:
- Finance and Financial Development Committee
- Building and Grounds Committee
- Liturgy and Spiritual Development Committee
- Faith Formation
- Knights of Columbus
- Youth Ministry
- Human Development
The meeting of the council is held a minimum of four times per year and more if necessary. The President, on 24 hours notice, may call emergency meetings.
Should any member of the Parish wish an item to be reviewed and/or discussed they may submit their thoughts to the council by a note to the President or Secretary and sent to the Parish Office.