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Pastoral Council


The Parish Council meets once a month at the Parish Center. 



The St. Katharine Drexel Parish Pastoral Council is comprised of parishioners from around the parish, as listed below. The council members welcome your emails if you have any questions or comments. Please send email to

  • Fr. Colin Wen, Parochial Administrator

  • Tim Burr

  • Chris Fenton, Council Chair

  • Deacon Jaime Garcia, ex officio member

  • Mike Huss

  • Mary Masuda

  • Dan Olenchuk

  • Deacon Ed Pogue, ex officio member

  • Theresa Shubaly

  • Irene Stapleton

  • Bob Strazzo


The Pastoral Council met on Thursday, June 7, at 6 PM. The Council continued to work on the 5-Year Plan for the parish and began to review our current mission statement.  There will be no meeting in the month of July.

The following guiding statement is taken from excerpts of the Diocese of Sacramento's Diocesan Pastoral Guidelines:

The Parish Pastoral Council is a consultative body, pastoral in nature, because it strives to discern the movement of the Holy Spirit among God's people in the parish. A Parish Pastoral Council gives its help to the pastor in fostering pastoral activity; it investigates, under the authority of the pastor, all those things which pertain to pastoral works to ponder them, and to propose practical conclusions about them. It is essential that Council meetings occur in the context of prayer and openness to the Holy Spirit, so that at all times the common good will prevail.

Although the Council is not a body which makes binding decisions, the recommendations of the Pastoral Council are to be taken seriously when grounded in prayer, discernment and communal wisdom.


The pastor presides over the Parish Pastoral Council. The pastor is responsible for the final approval of Council recommendations concerning pastoral planning, programs, and services for the parish, as well as for their implementation.


The complete guidelines may be found on the diocesan website by clicking here.

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