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The Pastoral Council is a body which advises the Parish Life Coordinator in all aspects of parish life. It includes the Parish Life Coordinator (PLC) as president and nine elected members. The ex-officio members are the chairs of the Faith Formation and Finance and Administration commissions. Other permanent pastoral council commissions include Liturgy, Social Justice, Stewardship, and Parish Life. The Building Project Commission is an ad hoc commission.


“We the leadership of St. John’s Parish, Mount Vernon, Iowa recognize that we are called by God to be made one with Him, not merely as individuals but as a holy community, the People of God. Within this community there exists a variety of ministries and gifts of the Spirit which enable all to work for the good of the whole. Formed by the Word of God, we recognize our unity of faith and love and we accept our common responsibility of the mission of Christ, that is, we recognize that we are responsible for the whole pastoral mission of the parish.


“To proclaim our unity of mind and purpose and to more effectively perform our Christian responsibilities to God and neighbor, we unite to form a Parish Council.


“We affirm and accept communion with the Vicar of Christ, our Holy Father, and with the Archbishop of Dubuque, we declare ourselves willing to accept their authority and to share their burdens so that together we may carry out the saving mission of the church.”


Pastoral Council meetings: 4th Monday at 7:00 P.M.


Pastoral Council Goals 2014-2015


Sue Schettler, PLC, Parish Pastoral Council President - 319-895-6246 - suestjohn@q.com

(2017) Mark Anton, Chair - 319-360-4389 - antontiger@aol.com

(2017) Josh Henik, Vice-Chair - 319-310-3787 - jjhenik@gmail.com

(2018) Lisa Theurauf, Secretary - lthuerauf@gmail.com

(2019) Ruth Horton, Deanery Rep - 319-895-6318 - ruthhorton50@gmail.com

(2019) Mike Downey - 319-361-2409

(2019) Lane Gaffney- 563-929-6246 - drgaffney@live.com

(2017) JoAnn Kintzel - 319-895-6215 - jkintzel@mchsi.com

(2018) Shawn Lueth - 319-325-9719 - slueth123@gmail.com

(2018) Chuck Murray - - murrays@southslope.net




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