Parish Council

St. Therese Parish Council greatly appreciates the volunteers who serve on the council for three year terms.  If you are interested in serving on the Parish Council you may volunteer your name to be considered for future vacancies.  Please call the parish office to notify us of your interest.

In American Roman Catholic parishes, the parish council arose after Vatican II in the new era of lay participation in parish decision making. It was a response to the Vatican II Decree on the Apostolate of Lay People (Apostolicam actuositatem, par. 26). 

This decree, published in 1965, recommended the establishment of councils at all levels of the Catholic Church (including the parish) with one purpose, namely, to assist in the Church's "apostolate" or mission. The decree also said that such apostolic councils "may coordinate" lay initiatives, so long as they do not interfere with the autonomy of such initiatives. Many Catholics throughout the world interpreted the decree as calling for parish councils that would coordinate parish committees or commissions. This was the genesis of the "Parish Council".

Pastoral Council

The Parish Pastoral Council is one of the two advisory bodies to the Pastor/Administrator. Presently the council consists of ten volunteers registered, active parishioners in good standing and two ex-Officio members; School Principal and the Parish Business Manager.

Chairperson

Fr. Steve Geer

Joined: 2011  

  

Secretary

Carmel Delaney

Joined: 2016

Member

Yvonne Silva

Joined: 2010 

 

 Member

Thang Nguyen

Joined: 2018

Member

Stephen Belatti

Joined: 2020

Vice Chair

Greg Buhr

Joined: 2011

  

Member

Titay Schommer

Joined: 2010  

         

Member

Brian Moran

Joined: 2018

 

Ex-Officio

1. Business Manager 

2. School Principal

Finance Council

The Parish Finance Council is one of the two advisory bodies to the Pastor/Administrator. Presently the council consists of six volunteers registered, active parishioners in good standing and two ex-Officio members; School Principal and the Parish Business Manager. 

Chairperson

Charles Dhulst

Joined: 1999

Position 3

Steve Schommer

Joined: 1989

Position 5

Sue Buhr

Joined:1983 - 2010,

rejoined 2012

Secretary

Business Manager 

Position 2

Margaret Oliphant

Joined: 2010

Position 4

Bob Cornell

Joined: 2010

Ex-Officio

1. Business Manager 

2. School Principal

ABOUT US

We, the members of St. Therese Parish, united as a culturally and economically diverse Catholic community, live the message and teachings of Jesus Christ. We help each other to belong to the Kingdom of God by sharing our faith through liturgy, prayer, sacraments, fellowship, education, service and outreach.
We encourage members to be active in sharing their time and talents by responding compassionately to the needs of others.

CONTACT US

503-256-5850

 

1260 NE 132nd Ave

Portland, OR 97230

 

stella@stthereseor.org

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