|In its leadership role the council has the responsibility to assist the pastor in:
From Parish Pastoral Council Guidelines, Archdiocese of Louisville, 2011.
Chair: Lauren Riley
Parish Council is our community’s central goal- and policy-setting body, working to align our parish life every more fully with our parish Mission Statement and with the goals established in our 2018 Discernment Process. The council works with parish organizations to develop an achievable plan so that the goals for our parish community become a reality. Parish Council also ensures that parish groups follow through on action steps and evaluates progress toward achieving our goals and living out our Mission Statement.
Parish Council members serve for a three-year term. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month.
Lauren Riley (Chair)
Parish Discernment Goals
In 2018, St. Leonard Parish participated in a discernment process facilitated by the Archdiocese of Louisville. We asked, “What is God’s hope for our parish?” in the domains of family life, education and formation, service, and outreach. Through prayer, reflection, dialogue, and discernment, our parish has identified three major goals in support of our Mission Statement toward which we are especially focusing our energy:
- Attract, engage, and empower new parishioners
- Provide outreach to our local community
- Retain current parishioners