"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

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.


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.


Pastoral Council Members

Carlos Alberto Olivera

Shingmin Wu

James Hua

Vincent Wang

Keyun Tong

Carmen Siu

Yuanyuan Shan

Vivian Chu

Grace Chen