Parish Leadership Councils

Parish Council

The parish pastoral council is a consultative body, pastoral in nature, comprised of individuals from within the parish community who discern whether they have a calling to be involved by the Holy Spirit. The council also includes parish staff and trustees who have pastoral care by reason of their office. The council’s primary job is to serve as an advisory body to the parish priest about pastoral issues as well as promoting pastoral action within the parish.

Committees within the council include: 

Buildings and Maintenance





     Parish School Religion (PSR)

     Children's Liturgy of the Word

     St Clare School (Corpus Christi has one representative on the school board)

     Vacation Bible School (VBS) (in recent years Corpus Christi & St Joseph have participated in Lebanon, IL Ecumenical VBS)

     Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Finance Council (though a separate council some members from the Parish Council also sit on the Finance Council)


    Enviromental Arts

     Liturgical Planning

     Liturgical Ministers (including Extra Ordinary Ministers of the Eucharist to the Homebound)

     Music Ministry


Youth Ministry

Finance Council

The Finance Council is a consultative body of parishioners established to advise the Pastor in matters pertaining to the financial affairs of the parish. The council's function is to assist the Pastor in the prudent planning and administering of all parish financial matters in setting of policy and procedure to provide effective management of parish assets. The council includes the pastor, parish council president, and trustees who have pastoral and fiscal care of the parish by reason of their office. Typically, the council meets 3-4 times a year.