"Tend the flock of God in your midst, overseeing not by constraint but willingly, as God would have it, not for shameful profit but eagerly. Do not lord it over those assigned to you, but be examples to the flock." - 1 Peter 5: 2-3
“你們務要牧放天主托付給你們的羊群;盡監督之職,不是出於不得已,而是出於甘心,隨天主的聖意;也不是出於貪卑鄙的利益,而是出於情願;不是做托你們照管者的主宰,而是做群羊的模範”- 伯多祿前書 5:2-3

What is a Pastoral Council?

The pastoral council is group of parish members who advises and assists the pastor on practical matters of the parish life such as worship, education, spirituality, service, evangelization, etc. Embracing the Second Vatican Council’s vision and in accord with Canon Law, the Bishop of San Jose mandates that each parish, including the San Jose Chinese Catholic Mission, establishes a pastoral council. The council studies the matters brought to its attention by the pastor or the community, reflects on them thoroughly, evaluates them and draws sound conclusions. It then presents these conclusions to the pastor in the form of recommendations.

At SJCCM

The SJCCM pastoral council consists of 6 to 8 members. Pastoral members must be parishioners of SJCCM. Each pastoral council serves two years (a term). A member can serve at most two consecutive terms.

聖荷西華人天主堂牧靈委員會

聖荷西華人天主堂根據聖荷西教區的規定,設立牧靈委員會。牧靈委員會由六至八名委員組成。其職,針對堂區牧靈工作的發展(福傳,禮儀,信仰陶成),加以研究、探討、並支持協助本堂神父切實實現可行的建議。候選人的基本資格是:有好名聲的廿一歲以上的天主教徒;正式登記在聖荷西華人天主堂;至少被三位活躍的本堂教友提名;而且候選人同意被提名。每位牧靈委員任期兩年。可連任一期。

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Pastoral Council Members

Carlos Alberto Olivera

Shingmin Wu

James Hua

Vincent Wang

Keyun Tong

Carmen Siu

Yuanyuan Shan

Vivian Chu

Grace Chen