The Development Council (DC) is all about the Development Ministry of a parish. A parish as defined by canon law is a certain community of the Christian faithful stably constituted in a particular church, whose pastoral care is entrusted to a pastor (parochus) [Fr. Jesse Garcia] as its proper pastor (pastor) under the authority of the diocesan bishop [Daniel Cardinal DiNardo] (Can. 515 §1).
In order to develop and grow, a parish needs resources that can be grouped in three: TIME (volunteers), TALENT (various skills people have that they share with the parish), and TREASURE (money, but also endowments, memorial funds, insurance policies, large gifts).
The DC contributes to building a Culture of Parish Giving that is more than the weekly contributions people make (although these are vital and are always deeply appreciated). The DC helps people to think in more long-term terms in order to establish a more sustainable generation of parish wealth that ensures its continued growth according to its Mission/Vision, in our case: Coming together in unity. Sharing our time, talent and treasure with each other. Welcoming all!
St. John Fisher's DC is one of three councils, all of which counsel the Pastor in making decisions that affect the entire parish.
The Development Council consists of 5 sub-committees.