Parish Pastoral Council

The mission of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) is to help identify, shape, communicate and sustain the overall vision, objectives, and policy of the Parish as inspired by the Holy Spirit, communicated by the Parish Pastor with input and guidance solicited from the council members.

The purpose of the PPC is to provide advice and consultation to the Pastor, and the other Councils and Commissions: Finance Council (FC), Stewardship Council (SC), School Advisory Council (SAC), Worship Commission, and all other committees and commissions contained therein.  The Pastoral Council is the primary consultative arm to the Pastor concerning all facets of parish life.

Parish Pastoral Council Charter 


Mike Rola (Chair), Doug Kusiak (Vice-Chair), Mike Castle (Secretary), Jeff Crane (parish staff), Marie Hahnenberg, Mike Samalik, Cathy Landry, Shannon O'Connor (parish staff), Christie Perdue (parish consultant)


Interested in serving on the Pastoral Council?



His mother instructed those waiting on table, "Do whatever he tells you." John 2:5

The primary focus of the Pastoral Council is to promote a Catholic identity of discipleship and stewardship within the St. Mary Cathedral parish and to insure that Jesus Christ is front and center of all church and school activities. Evangelization and the proclamation of the Gospels saving message to the Gaylord Community at large will also remain a concern of high priority.

A special emphasis of the Pastoral Council is to facilitate a Stewardship focus for the parish.  The Council will act as a special aid to the Pastor in helping to form intentional disciples at St. Mary Cathedral.  As disciples, we act as good stewards of the gifts that God has given us and find our peace in total dependence of his love through these gifts.