Pastoral Council

The Pastoral Council is the visioning and planning force for the pastoral concerns and spiritual needs of the parish community.  It is the guiding force for all other parish councils, ministries and organizations. The Council operates in accordance with the guidelines of the Diocese of Grand Rapids governing Pastoral Councils:

  • Made up of parishioners and strives to be a cross section of the parish
  • Visioning and planning body of the parish
  • Driving force for all other ministries, councils and organizations at IHM
  • Identifies spiritual and temporal needs of IHM parish
  • Analyzes and prioritizes these needs in order of immediacy and available resources
  • Guides, directs and/or recommends how to respond to the needs
  • Assures other ministries and organizations strive toward the same spiritual growth direction for the parish and its members

Click here for current Pastoral Council Members. * Important note:  Parishioner input is more than welcome when the request is submitted in writing to the Council one week prior to the meeting, approved and entered on the agenda.