"Tend the flock of God in your midst, overseeing not by constraint but willingly, as God would have it, not for shameful profit but eagerly. Do not lord it over those assigned to you, but be examples to the flock." - 1 Peter 5: 2-3
“你们务要牧放天主托付给你们的羊群;尽监督之职,不是出于不得已,而是出于甘心,随天主的圣意;也不是出于贪卑鄙的利益,而是出于情愿;不是做托你们照管者的主宰,而是做群羊的模范”- 伯多禄前书 5:2-3

What is a Pastoral Council?

The pastoral council is group of parish members who advises and assists the pastor on practical matters of the parish life such as worship, education, spirituality, service, evangelization, etc. Embracing the Second Vatican Council’s vision and in accord with Canon Law, the Bishop of San Jose mandates that each parish, including the San Jose Chinese Catholic Mission, establishes a pastoral council. The council studies the matters brought to its attention by the pastor or the community, reflects on them thoroughly, evaluates them and draws sound conclusions. It then presents these conclusions to the pastor in the form of recommendations.

At SJCCM

The SJCCM pastoral council consists of 6 to 8 members. Pastoral members must be parishioners of SJCCM. Each pastoral council serves two years (a term). A member can serve at most two consecutive terms.

圣荷西华人天主堂牧灵委员会

圣荷西华人天主堂根据圣荷西教区的规定,设立牧灵委员会。牧灵委员会由六至八名委员组成。其职,针对堂区牧灵工作的发展(福传,礼仪,信仰陶成),加以研究、探讨、并支持协助本堂神父切实实现可行的建议。候选人的基本资格是:有好名声的廿一岁以上的天主教徒;正式登记在圣荷西华人天主堂;至少被三位活跃的本堂教友提名;而且候选人同意被提名。每位牧灵委员任期两年。可连任一期。

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Pastoral Council Members

Carlos Alberto Olivera

Shingmin Wu

James Hua

Vincent Wang

Keyun Tong

Carmen Siu

Yuanyuan Shan

Vivian Chu

Grace Chen