St. Joseph Catholic Church & School
St. Joseph Catholic Church & School

Core Councils

Core Councils

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The core councils of the St. Joseph campus are summarized below. Involvement on these councils is generally by election, appointment, or invitation. For more information or to connect with the current chair of a particular group, please email the Parish Office or call 515-266-2226.

pastoral council

The Pastoral Council assists the pastor in identifying the gifts and needs of the parish community and helping to develop pastoral plans. This council meets on the third Saturday of the month.

finance council

Finance Council members share their financial or business experience to oversee the parish finances, budget, invested assets, and financial internal controls, providing recommendations to the pastor, business manager, and Pastoral Council. This council generally meets on the second Saturday of the month.

board of education

The Board of Education is comprised of parents, parishioners, the pastor, the school principal, and the director of religious education. Its mission is to evaluate and inform the current and future state of education both in the school and in the parish. The board meets on the first Thursday of the month.

building & grounds

The Building & Grounds Committee reviews the maintenance needs of the entire St. Joseph’s campus, recommending repairs and modifications, and offering their own skills and talents when possible. The committee meets quarterly on the second Saturday of the month.

worship & spirituality

The Worship & Spirituality Committee plans, coordinates, and facilitates the liturgical seasons at St. Joseph Church. Members decorate the church, ensure that the Mass Ministries are staffed and run smoothly, and provide training and encouragement for lay ministers. The committee meets on the fourth Thursday of the month.