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Collaborative Pastoral Council

Have you considered serving on the Collaborative Pastoral Council (CPC)?

See a short description of service on the CPC below:

September 2019 Current Members:

Edward Kelly
Maria Mpelkas
Hayley Reynolds
Valerie Pietry
David Winders - Co-chair
Steve Ryan
Diahne Goodwin - ex officio
Deacon Charlie Cornell - ex officio
Fr. Jeffrey Archer - Chair

Next Meeting: See Parish Calendar on Home Page

Minutes of past meetings (PDF format)

The Collaborative Pastoral Council of St. Elizabeth and St. Isidore Parishes
Principal Tasks and Other Information

Principal Tasks of the CPC

  • Facilitate good communication between parishioners and the pastor;
  • make suggestions to enhance pastoral work and activities especially in light of their primary orientation to evangelization;
  • be attentive to the development of the collaborative relationship between the two parishes, and offer advice and counsel as required;
  • carry out elements of the Collaborative Pastoral Plan as indicated;
  • monitor its overall implementation and advise as appropriate.

Other Information

The normal term of service is three years.

The meeting schedule in 2017-2018 will be determined at our first gathering. Members should expect 5 – 8 meetings of approximately 90 minutes during the year plus likely committee and other work between meetings.

Participation in archdiocese-supplied training is expected. Its purpose is to enhance members’ appreciation of evangelization and particularly its bearing on the work of the parish, the CPC, and other parish groups. CPC deliberations presuppose this appreciation and members’ readiness to help bring all aspects of parish life and ministry into line with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To that end, the following sources are strongly recommended, and will generously reward a careful, thoughtful reading.

James Mallon, Divine Renovation: Bringing Your Parish from Maintenance to Mission. This highly-regarded, widely-read resource has partially supplanted the stillrecommended White and Corcoran, Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter.

Sherry Weddell, Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus. This source sharply focuses attention on the why, wherefore, and mission of parishes.

Disciples in Mission: A Pastoral Plan for the Archdiocese of Boston. The text can be downloaded at uploads/2012/11/Disciples-in-Mission.pdf.

Our Collaborative Pastoral Plan is available online at

Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel. Available in hard copy and online at
Most important are the Introduction and Chapter 1. 6/1/2017