Parish Pastoral Council Nominations

SJB Mission Statement: Be the heart of Jesus by sharing His mercy and love. Be the hands of Jesus by serving one another. Be the feet of Jesus by walking in others’ shoes.


Exactly what is the Parish Pastoral Council?

A consultative body that makes recommendations to the Pastor on all matters related to the life and mission of the parish community.  The Council is particularly concerned with…
- Worshiping God as a Eucharistic family
- Educating, evangelizing, and promoting spiritual  formation within the Catholic Church
- Promoting a vibrant and hospitable Catholic community in the Newburgh area
- Serving the needs of our families in body, mind, and spirit

Doesn’t a good member of the Council have to be experienced as a leader in a professional career?
ABSOLUTELY NOT!  We are looking for members who can bring a wide range of gifts.  Qualities that would be welcome include prayerfulness, prophetic insight, pastoral sensitivity, a collaborative spirit, discernment, compassion, and empowerment.  Most of all, Council members should have a personal relationship with Christ that radiates a passion for living the Catholic faith in all its dimensions.

What is expected of a Council member?
Council members are expected to attend monthly meetings, although serious conflicts are understandable. The Council meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.  Members are expected to prepare for each meeting through both prayer and review of reports and agenda items sent out in advance.

How long does a member serve?
A single term is four years.  A member may serve two (2) consecutive terms.

Who is eligible?
Any registered and Confirmed member of St. John the Baptist Parish over the age of 18.


To nominate yourself or another parishioner for the Parish Pastoral Council, fill out the online form below or call the Parish Office at 812-490-1000.  All nominations must be received online or at the parish office no later than Friday, June 7th, 2019.  


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