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Pastoral Council of Ave Maria Parish

Purpose of a Parish Council

The Pastoral Council, over which the pastor presides, is established in each parish so that the Christian faithful, together with those who share in pastoral care by virtue of their office in the parish, may assist in fostering pastoral activity. (Code of Canon Law, c 536 art. 1) The Pastoral Council, a consultative body, is governed by norms established by the diocesan bishop. (c 536 art. 2)

  • The Council promotes Catholic worship and identity, supports religious education and evangelization and fosters stewardship and service.
  • The Council helps the pastor in building a community of disciples who recognize their baptismal calls to lives of holiness, witness and service.
  • The Council engages in pastoral planning, taking into account the needs and priorities of parishioners, the diocese, the broader community and the world.
  • The Council promotes within the parish unity of prayer and vision as well as collaboration in pastoral outreach in keeping with the vision of the Bishop of Saginaw and the pastor.

Parish Council: 2022 - 2023


Pastoral Council Members

Sister Maria Inviolata, SMDG Nancy Appel  
Fr. Don Eppenbrock  Marg Filipiak   
Bill Gray, Chairperson  Darlene Anderson  

 John Siwicki, Vice Chair

Rose Lilly  
Judy Kaszyca, Secretary  Wayne Salowicz  
Barbara Schultz
  Tom Jackson  
 MaryAnn Castle Joanne Martenka  


Council Minutes of the Meetings: Year 2022

Minutes from Meeting March, 2022 on the SYNOD

Minutes from Meeting March 1, 2022

Minutes from Meeting May 10, 2022

Minutes from Meeting July 12, 2022

Updated Stragetic Plan for Ave Maria Parish, 2017-2019





Sunday - Friday

St. Mary's Catholic Church

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

No Adoration on Saturday