"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.
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