St. Cecilia's has long had a Parish Council which collaborated with the pastor in developing the Parish Mission Statement and overseeing its implementation through various committees and organizations. We have updated and simplified our parish structure with a smaller Parish Community Council. We are also working to refocus our committees into ministry teams to continue the work of oversight and support of our areas of mission.
Recent Parish Policies and Procedures the Council has discussed:
Building Use Policy (draft)
As a parish within the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, St. Cecilia's is incorporated independently in the State of Minnesota as a non-profit corporation. Our pastor and two parish members who serve as Trustees (and as corporate secretary and treasurer) are members of our Board of Directors along with the representatives of the Archdiocese.
The parish Finance Committee develops the parish budget and reviews adherence to it. In managing all parish assets, there is a goal to create a sub-committee to oversee parish buildings and grounds.