The Parish Council is composed of 12 parishioners elected for a three year term from the parish at large. If a commission member becomes unable to perfom their duties, a parishioner may be appointed by the Pastor to complete the council member's term. The Council meets once a month, except July and December. There is a minimum of three members on each of the four commissions: Liturgy, Social Concerns, Parish Life, and Education & Formation. Council members are responsible for monitoring the activities, issues and needs of the organizations and ministries assigned to their commissions. Meetings are open to all parishioners.
The 2011-12 President of Parish Council is Susanne Stabnick (501-412-6183) Laura Hathaway (501-666-7484) is the vice-president.
Education and Formation Commission
The Education and Formation Commission coordinates, developes, promotes and evaluates all Parish related education and faith formation programs. Parish organizations and ministries affiliated with Education and Formation include: Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), Parish Religious Education (PRE), Catholic Youth Ministry (CYM), Adult Education, Scripture Study, Summer Speak, Liturgical Ministry Training, Sacramental Preparation (Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation), and Vacation Bible School.
This Commission plans for the spiritual needs of our parish, primarily this involves planning music for Sunday and special liturgies, parish mission, days of prayer, and other events. Parish organizations and ministries affiliated with Liturgy include: Eucharistic Ministers at Mass and to the Sick, the Music Ministry (Parish Choir, Children's Choirs, Handbell Choir, Resurrection Chorale), Musicians and Cantors, Lectors, Ushers, Altar Servers, Altar Society, Sacristans, and the Ministry of Praise.
Parish Life Commission
Parish Life Commission promotes parish unity and a sense of belonging among the members and the community by providing opportunities for people to be together and to provide a welcoming atmosphere especially for newcomers to the Parish. Parish organizations and ministries affiliated with Parish Life include: Men's Club, Altar Society, Garden Angels, Snow Angels, Seniors Group, Boys and Girl Scouts, "The Parishioner" newsletter, Hospitality & Support Ministry, Funeral Ministry, Event Volunteers, Pictorial Directory, and Blood Drives.
Members of this Commission are:
Susanne Stabick - email@example.com, 501-412-6183
Paula Wellborn - firstname.lastname@example.org, 501-663-9682
Jan Britt - email@example.com, 501-664-6605
Social Concerns Commission
The Social Concerns Commission will work to inform and involve the Parish community in social concerns and charitable acts toward one another and toward the larger community of city, state, nation and world; to transform into action the Church's concern about social justice and charity towards all people.
Members of this Commission are:
Darlene Hebda - firstname.lastname@example.org, 501-319-7219
Kenny Gunderman - email@example.com, 501-379-8539
Paul Mammarelli - firstname.lastname@example.org, 501-227-4771
The Finance Council assists the Pastor in administration of the Parish finances including support for the School and other Parish missions, and is appointed by the Pastor. It also supervises the Building and Grounds Committee which supervises the maintenance and improvements of the Parish campus and facilities.
The chairman of this council is: George O'Connor - 501-375-9113.
Buildings and Grounds Committee
The Buildings and Grounds Committee maintains the physical infrastructure to ensure that the maintenance and the capital needs of the facilities are appropriately budgeted.
For more information about this committee, please contact Mary Carman at email@example.com or 501-663-8632.
The Stewardship committee guides and monitors the annual Stewardship Campaign. The Committee is also responsible for ensuring theat the Pastoral Council Commissions review and update their portions of the Pastoral Plan. The members include the Pastor, Parish Life & Stewardship Coordinator, and anywhere from three to six parishioners. The committee meets on an as needed basis.
For more information about this committee, please contact Laura Humphries at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-663-8632.
Vocations Committee/Serra Club
This committee is comprised of a group of people from Holy Souls parish who are interested in promoting vocations to the religious life through prayer and various activities.
For more information about this committee, please contact Robert Magri at email@example.com, 501-803-0356.