The Parish Council, with the Pastor, is a coordinating and unifying leadership group which enables the individual members of the parish to have access to the processes which guide and support parish life. This is accomplished through Spiritual Formation, Parish Planning, Policy Development and Communication with the parish family and the larger Church. The council has a membership of fifteen parishioners who are elected by the parish community or appointed by the pastor. The Council divides its responsibilities among commissions, each of which addresses a specific area of parish life and mission. These commissions include Education, Liturgy and Art and Environment, Christian Service - Family Life, Publicity, Evangelization, Stewardship and Maintenance. Council meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Hall of Bishops and are open to parishioners.
Ladies Guild (SHCCCW)
Purpose: SHCCCW gives support to the parish in a variety of ways. For example, by purchasing of altar breads, maintaining the upkeep of the Parish Hall, purchasing needed items for the hall and church, as well as providing funds for other items requested by the pastor. This group provides and serves dinners for funerals. Being the Cathedral Parish the council also hosts various receptions/dinners which relate to liturgical celebrations including the Rite of Election and the ordination of new priests. The council donates to needy families, the Salina Food Bank, Catholic Charities, Catholic Schools. SHCCCW has a bake sale in October and a bazaar/bake sale/soup luncheon in November or December as fund raising events. Structure: All women of the parish who are 18 years and older are invited to join SHCCCW. Good ideas, enthusiasm for fellowship and a desire to be part of a working organization are needed! Meetings are held at 9 a.m. on the 3rd Saturday of each month in the Hall of Bishops. There are no meetings in June or July.