St. Helen of the Cross Pastoral Council

What is a Pastoral Council?

The basic task of a pastoral council is to serve as a consultative body.  We offer advice in collaboration of the faithful in the development of pastoral activity for our Church.  The pastoral council assists our parish priest, who presides at the council, by offering their advice on pastoral matters.  The average is 15 members.  We currently have approximately 20 members serving on the Council.  They represent the various ministries of the Church.

The Pastoral Council meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month except for June, when there is no council meeting.

Council Membership

Council Accomplishments



St. Helen of the Cross Catholic Church

Pastoral Council Meeting February 13, 2018 - Parish Hall 7:00pm-8:30pm



1.   Call to Order/Prayer – Rev. Alonzo M. Garcia


2.   Roll Call – Quorum Confirmation


3.  Appearances from the Floor


Those wishing to ADDRESS THE PASTORAL COUNCIL may do so by signing in on a form provided by the Council Secretary, identifying the topic(s) or agenda item(s). ACTION taken as a result of public comment regarding non agenda items will be limited to directing staff to study the matter or rescheduling the matter for further consideration and decision at a later date. SPEAKERS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THREE (3) MINUTES.


4.  Approval of Minutes January 9, 2018


5.   Committee Reports & Approval

          A.  Evangelization –  

          B.  Church Bazaar –  

          C.  Fellowship –

          D.  Maintenance –

          E.  Catholic Daughters of the Americas –

          F.  Fiesta Queen –

          G.  Knights of Columbus –

          H.  Altar Society –

          I.   Liturgy Ministry –

          J.  Religious Education –

          K.  Bingo –

          L.  Respect for Life –

          M. Financial –

          N. Compliance –

          O.  Youth Group - Suspended

         P.  Music/Choir –

          Q.  Altar Servers -

          R.  Cursillo Movement –


*It will not be necessary to read the committee reports out loud if they have already been submitted to all members of the Pastoral Council.  If you have not submitted a report, please be prepared to give a 1-2 minute overview of what is happening or scheduled to happen so that everyone is aware.  Remember, it is our goal to keep are meeting on schedule and within the allotted time.  Thank you.    


6.  Old Business

        A.  Adopt A Street follow up

        B.  Update on security

        C.  Update on Bishop’s visit and comments



7.  New Business                 

          A. Pastor’s Report

          B. Seating of Dolores Espinoza as Vice-Chair

          C.  Ministry Fair-February 17-18, 2018

          D.  Set a date for a Retreat

         E.  OMOS-Capital Campaign Project Overview


8.  Call to Council

          A.  Now would be the time for open discussion on any items not discussed, clarification, suggestions, concerns and possible agenda items

for the future.


9.  Adjournment:  Next meeting March 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.



Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes

Pastoral Meeting Minutes 20161213.pdf 621.4KB Mar 23, 2017 1:52 PM
Pastoral Meeting Minutes 20170110.pdf 617.6KB Mar 23, 2017 1:53 PM
Pastoral Meeting Minutes 20170214.pdf 489.8KB Mar 23, 2017 1:55 PM
Pastoral Meeting Minutes 20170314.pdf 612.1KB Apr 01, 2017 2:25 PM
Pastoral Meeting Minutes 20170411.pdf 606.1KB Apr 19, 2017 8:50 PM
Pastoral Meeting Minutes 20170509.pdf 609.1KB May 30, 2017 4:16 PM
Pastoral Meeting Minutes 20170711.pdf 527.5KB Jul 18, 2017 3:27 PM
Pastoral Meeting Minutes 20170912.pdf 570.7KB Nov 06, 2017 7:42 AM
Pastoral Meeting Minutes 20171010.pdf 608.3KB Nov 06, 2017 7:43 AM
Pastoral Meeting Minutes 20171114.pdf 526.3KB Jan 08, 2018 1:22 PM
Pastoral Meeting Minutes 20180109.pdf 610.6KB Jan 24, 2018 12:07 AM