The Catholic Community  of St. John Neumann
A Christian Church of the Catholic Tradition
Califon, NJ

The Pastoral Council is comprised of ten parish members.

The purpose of the parish Pastoral Council is to investigate pastoral matters, to consider them thoroughly, and to propose practical conclusions. Specifically, the Pastoral Council's purpose is to ensure that the vision of the Mission Statement is pursued and to support pastoral planning by evaluating the suitability and effectiveness of various programs and services.

The Pastoral Council's tasks are to:
  • identify and study priority pastoral matters.  
  • reflect on them thoroughly, to understand the issues involved, and to evaluate and to ponder them.  
  • draw sound conclusions.
The Pastoral Council presents their conclusions in the form of recommendations. Together with the pastor the Pastoral Council proposes approaches for implementation.

The Pastoral Council meets monthly.

Pastoral Council