The Parish Council oversees the overall direction of the parish. Working with the Pastor, members of the Parish Council serve as an advisory body in helping to guide the work of the various commissions and parish organizations. Their role is to ensure that our parish is focusing its energy on doing the "right things" rather than being concerned about doing things the right way. Members of the Parish Council keep in contact with the members of the other commissions as well as members of the entire parish. Their role is to keep their eyes and ears open to get a sense of what's happening in the parish.
Members of the Parish Council meet quarterly and as needed. People interested in being a part of the Parish Council can contact the Pastor or by calling the Parish Office 812-962-3273
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The function of the St. Joe Parish School Board is to serve as an advisory body to the School Principal and to assist the Principal in planning and operating the school and formulating policies based on the needs of the students and school families. They help to formulate the budget for the school. They also serve as a forum for concerns of students, parents and parishioners.
Members of the School Board meet month and as needed. People interested in being a part of the School Board can contact the Principal or by calling the School Office 812-963-3335
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FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION COMMISSION
The Finance and Administration Commission is charged with overseeing all financial and administrative matters to ensure the smooth operation of the parish. Among their tasks are overseeing the well-being and maintenance of all parish buildings and property, reviewing and approving all physical changes to parish buildings and parish properties, conducting the yearly parish lottery, renewing bulletin and newsletter ads, conducting the annual Catholic Parishes Campaign (CPC) and reviewing the financial status of the parish as well as preparing the annual parish budget.
The Finance and Administration Commission meets bi-monthly and as needed, People interested in being part of the Finance and Administration Commission can contact the pastor or by calling the parish office 812-963-3273.
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PARISH OUTREACH COMMISSION
The Parish Outreach Commission is responsible for the overall outreach efforts of the parish. While they do help to coordinate our parish efforts with Birthright, Blood Drives, Food Pantry and other efforts, most of their time and energy is taken up with overseeing our work with our sister parish in Haiti--St. James.
The Parish Outreach Commission meetings monthly. People interested in being part of the Outreach Commission can contact the pastor or by calling the parish office 812-963-3273.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COMMISSION
The Religious Education Commission serves as an advisory body to the Coordinators of Religious Education. They assist them in reviewing and maintain the different aspects of our Religious Education Program (Sunday Religious Education classes, Vacation Bible School, Sacramental Preparation Programs, RCIA, Children's Liturgy of the Word, Adult Education opportunities.) They also work with them to maintain contact with the youth of our parish.
The Religious Education Commission meets as needed. People interested in being part of the Religious Education Commission can contact the pastor or by calling the parish office 812-963-3273.