Parish Life Commission

They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers. Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple area and to breaking bread in their homes. They ate their meals with exultation and sincerity of heart, praising God and enjoying favor with all the people. And every day the Lord added to their number. Acts 2: 42, 46-47

Parish Life plans, promotes, and develops activities that bring parishioners and guests of Gesu together for fellowship and the celebration of special parish life events to build a deeper sense of community among the members of the Body of Christ.

This commission is advisory and in support of the Pastor, and / or his designee(s), in the planning, development, coordination, and implementation of parish wide events and activities. As appropriate and in support of all ministries the commission will collaborate with Worship, Stewardship, Formation, and Human Concerns to enhance parish experiences and build community.

Members of the committee should include designated staff member(s), parish council designee, parishioner(s) and sub-committee chair(s) as appropriate and available.

Standing Committees of the commission include:

Communications

Maintains two-way communication with parishioners, and the community-at-large. Promotes parish sponsored events, activities, and information sharing.

Community Building

Fosters interaction between parishioners, parish groups and organizations, particularly in sponsoring special events/programs.

Hospitality

Focuses on welcoming and serving people through opportunities that nurture and cultivate relationships between parishioners as well as guests of Gesu.

Small Group

Fosters opportunities for individuals and small groups to gather for recreation, fellowship, enrichment and spiritual growth.

(Modified and Approved by Gesu Parish Pastoral Council May 20, 2013)