Pastoral Council is a consultative body working with the Pastor. They are primarily concerned with directional planning, as compared to operational planning which is the role of the Commissions and Staff. They consult with and provide recommendations to the Pastor regarding direction and priorities for the parish.
Functions of the Pastoral Council are to: study the life, activities, and needs of the parish; define the current Mission Statement and Goals to guide the future life of the parish; promote development as a faith community, as a sign and witness of unity for the parish; promote communication and understanding between commissions, staff and parishioners, as well as between the parish, archdiocese and the universal church; and evaluate how well the parish is achieving its Mission Statement, goals and priorities.
Contact: Veronica Dillashaw Chair; firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been a parishioner at St. Anthony since my husband Don and I moved here in 1997. We have three wonderful children who have attended RE program since preschool and two are now in their twenties and one in high school. I have been an active member as a teacher in the RE program for 15 years, a Eucharistic minister, a volunteer for summer camps as well as many other ministries over the years. I look forward to my participation
I have been part of the St. Anthony parish community since moving to Tigard in 2000 and it is an honor for me to serve as member of the Parish Pastoral Council. I’d previously served on the Council from 2004 to 2012. I’m an active member in the parish community, serving on the Vietnamese community leadership team, the Vietnamese RE & Language Program, and member of the Vietnamese Choir. I love this parish community. I’ve seen so much positive progress over the years and I’m excited to serve once again on the Pastoral Council.
I recently moved to King City and became a member of St. Anthony Parish. I grew up in the Bay Area where I attended Catholic schools and continued in Catholic education for 23 years as Director of Development at an all-girls Catholic high school. I have been blessed with three wonderful sons and 11 grandchildren. Three attend St. Anthony School and my daughter-in-law also teaches there. I am honored to have been chosen to serve on the Pastoral Council and look forward to working with all its members.
My name is Toni Stotts. I was born and raised in Texas and have been married for 43 years. My husband, Larry and I have three children and three grandchildren who all reside in Texas. Larry’s job brought us up to the Northwest where we have lived since 2002. My career as a High School Youth Minister began in 1985 in a parish in Texas and ended at St. Cecilia’s in Beaverton in 2007 at which time I retired. In 2014 we decided to become members here at St. Anthony’s where we are enjoying the endless opportunities to serve the Lord and this community as we grow in our faith. I am currently serving in the following ministry’s here at St. Anthony’s: Vocations Ministry, Catholic Daughters of America, Lector, Pastoral Council and Serra Club of Tualatin Valley.