The St. Mary's and St. Lawrence Pastoral Council is comprised of 20-25 members and meet regularly to discuss the parish's pastoral plan and wish to help the St. Mary's and St. Lawrence community. You can find them at Mass and parish events by looking for their distinctive name tags. For any questions, please contact Pastoral Council President, Kim Tosti, at 435-513-1648 / email@example.com.
PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS
Fr. Christopher Gray
Fr. Noel Ancheta
Deacon Bob Hardy
Deacon Tom Tosti
Rachel Le Melle (St. Lawrence)
Andreina Payan (St. Lawrence)
Claude Bethea (St. Lawrence)
Debbie Krilich Sebek
John M. Murphy
Kim Tosti recording president
Ray Hanson (St. Lawrence)
Taylor Buckley (St. Lawrence)
The Pastoral Council is a group of trusted lay-advisors who act as a sounding board and boots-on-the-ground support of the pastor's efforts to serve the St. Mary & St. Lawrence Community.
We do this by:
1. Staying up to date on St.Mary's/St. Lawrence happenings by attending regular Council Update Meetings and consuming parish communications (Flocknote, website, bulletins, etc.)
2. Informing the pastor or appropriate staff of needs/issues as they arise; i.e. facilities, parishioner wellbeing, ways to progress the pastoral plan, etc.
3. Acting as knowledgeable representatives of St. Mary’s/St. Lawrence at Church functions, welcoming parishioners/visitors, answering questions, promoting events, and gaining insight that may inform #2
4. Other tasks/responsibilities as requested by the pastor.
Following the Diocesan Pastoral Plan, St. Mary's and St. Lawrence work hard to fulfill the main points:
1. Faith Formation: Evangelization is key in our parish, with many opportunities for people of every age through our Summits, Groups, Religious Education programs, and more.
2. Vocations: Our parish is exceptionally proud to have fostered the vocations of many current seminarians in a variety of ways. This is some of the most important work we do.
3. Stewardship: For the last several years we have worked hard to sustainably support all of our ministries and activities.
4. Eucharist and Catholic Identity: Our Masses, whether they be in English, Spanish, or Latin, are vibrant moments of worship and community. Come see for yourself!
5. Dignity of the Human Person: Through assistance to those needing help with rent, utilities, medicine, and more, through our food bank, and in a special way through our Thrift Store, we are doing our part to help the needy in Summit and Wasatch Counties.
And we are not finished. Since 1881, our mission has been to bring to the mountains of Park City the world’s greatest treasure: the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, the Eucharist, and the Faith and Charity that flow from Him—and we will never stop.