Each parish is mandated by the Archdiocese to have a pastoral council. Ours is a very active council with many ministries and organizations. MSW has embraced a council model called Parish Pastoral Council of Ministries (PPCM).
The PPCM is a “wisdom” community, in which the pastor and parish leaders engage in dialogue concerning the parish vision and mission. The PPCM engages in pastoral strategic planning, establishing priority goals and action plans that make the Parish Vision Statement a reality.
The PPCM oversees four commissions:
- Education Commission ―Comprised of adult and teen enrichment ministries, school and school-related programs, and the MSW Religious Enrichment Center, this commission provides educational programs and opportunities for parishioners of all ages who want to enhance their understanding and practice of the Catholic faith.
- Community Life Commission―Comprised of parish life and support ministries, this commission sponsors events and activities which foster parish spirit, promote Christian values in everyday living, and support the parish.
- Human Concerns Commission―Comprised of social action, concerns, and justice ministries, this commission takes an active stance in giving a helping hand to others and working toward social changes to bring about a more just and compassionate society.
- Spiritual Life Commission―Comprised of liturgical and spiritual growth ministries, this commission offers opportunities for parishioners to further grow in the Catholic faith, enhancing their understanding and appreciation of liturgies, prayer, and sacraments and strengthening their relationship with Christ and the Church.