Saint Max Church

Serve One Another: Leadership Discernment

Councils & Commissions Discernment

Each spring, we seek new members for our parish councils and commissions through a process of discernment. We pray to the Holy Spirit to guide the hearts of parishioners in this discernment process. You are encouraged to prayerfully consider how you might be called to help serve our parish as a member of one of our parish councils or commissions.

Parishioners should nominate themselves or other parishioners. Nominees should be fully-initiated Catholics and registered St. Max parishioners who regularly participate in the life of the parish. Nominations should be submitted to the parish office, dropped in the collection basket, or submitted online. Nominations are due by March 12.

Nominees will be contacted to ask if they will consider nomination. Those who do will be required to attend a Discernment Night.

After self-reflection and prayer, those who feel called to serve, can submit their names confidentially for the council or commission they feel called to.

For the year of 2023, we have the following open positions:

-Outreach Commission (2 openings)

-Parish Life & Stewardship Commission (5 openings)

-Worship & Sacraments (5 openings)

-Finance Council (2 openings)

-Pastoral Council (4 openings)

Nomination Form 2023

Position Descriptions

• Supports faith sharing, educational and religious formational
• Aids and accompanies ministries and each other to evangelize
and catechize the parish and community.

OUTREACH COMMISSION ( 2 open positions)
• Supports the growth of ministries that advocate Catholic Social
Teaching and the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.
• Inspires the parish to perform and spread works of charity and
justice in a spirit of respect for the dignity of all people.

• Strives to develop a culture of stewardship in the parish
emphasizing that all things are gifts from God.
• Plans and implements parish activities to foster fellowship.

• Ensures worship and sacraments remain central to parish life.
• Supports the effective preparation and celebration of liturgy
and lay liturgical and sacramental preparation ministries.

FINANCE COUNCIL ( 2 open positions)
• Reviews and analyzes temporal affairs of the parish.
• Provides counsel to the pastor regarding financial matters.

PASTORAL COUNCIL (4 open positions)
• Creates ways to listen and stay in touch with the concerns and
needs of parishioners while providing feedback to the pastor.
• Develops goals and policies, offers consultation and
recommendations, and evaluates parish programs.

Nomination Form 2023