Call for Nominations

and AGM Save the Date

 Holy Spirit Parish Pastoral Council held its first AGM after several years on November 20, 2022. As Parish Pastoral Council, we felt it was important to have annual meetings again for due diligence as an organization, and most importantly to connect with you, our parishioners.  The AGM was paired with a Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast which had a great turnout of over 125 people. Thank you to everyone who attended the AGM and Town Hall!

We have seen many challenges in the last few years, and we were blessed with a fruitful Synod experience in 2022. As we move forward, our plan is to take the momentum from the Synod and continue to build our parish community and engage with parishioners in more meaningful ways.  We will continue to implement a committee structure to enable more involvement and contributions of parishioners and to build a welcoming parish community together at Holy Spirit.



If you missed the AGM and Town Hall, the minutes are available here: 2022 12 11 AGM Minutes

At our AGM this year, we will be returning to an election process for new Parish Pastoral Council members. We will put out a call for nominations for four parishioners who would be willing to share their gifts in this important role and join Parish Pastoral Council starting in September 2023.  Please prayerfully consider whether serving in this capacity would be a good fit for you or someone you know. Please fill out a Nomination Form by April 16.

On behalf of the Holy Spirit Parish Pastoral Council, thank you for participation and engagement in our last AGM, and we look forward to seeing you on May 7th.  Stay tuned for more information and upcoming announcements.

God bless,

Kenton Peterson,  Parish Pastoral Council Chair

Parish Pastoral Council

The main objective of the Parish Pastoral Council is “to promote pastoral activity” that will help the parish achieve its goals. This work, always concerned with the overall good of the parish and its mission, can include reflection, planning, coordination, animation and/or action.

Parish Councils encourage the growth of different parish activities and see to their coordination and harmonious intergration into the servcie of one and the same mission of all. Taking part in the work of the Parish Pastoral Council is itself an excellent means of education in faith. Nevertheless, to strengthen their ability and willingness for service, Council members should receive ongoing formation in faith. Even though the Parish Pastoral Council is not a prayer or discussion group, there should be time for spiritual reflection throughout the year and council members should be encouraged to participate in spiritual formation sessions, some of which may even be organized by the Parish Pastoral Council itself.

— The Parish Pastoral Council, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

Parish Councils originated in the spirit of Vatican II. The Parish Councils that developed were largely administrative in their functioning. Today, Parish Councils are moving into another realm indicated by their new title, Parish Pastoral Councils. The focus has shifted from administrative, dealing primarily with buildings and finance, to the pastoral needs of the parish. This is in keeping with the spirit of the documents of the Second Vatican Council, which refer to the apostolate of the Church to be fulfilled by all, pastors and lay people working together in collaboration.

— Parish Pastoral Council, Diocese of Saskatoon Guideline

    Holy Spirit Parish Pastoral Council:

                                        • Kenton Peterson, Chair

                                        • Susan Burns

                                        • Cameron Choquette

                                        • Adrian Cochet

                                        • Bev Hanson

                                        • Eric Lautsch

                                        • Aaron Pangilinan


    To nominate yourself or a fellow parishioner fill out the form NOMINATION FORM  by April 16, 2023.