Bishop Caggiano has asked all of the parishes in the Diocese of Bridgeport to have a vibrant Pastoral Council. St. James is now re-instituting our Pastoral Council. The Council will regularly meet with the Pastor to offer advice and assistance on the short-and-long terms needs of the Parish and be responsible for refining and maintaining the Pastoral Vision.

Parish members to be nominated need to be 18 years old and older, who:

1. Love and care for St. James and who have experienced the difference St. James has made in their lives

2. Embrace the Pastoral Vision as set out in the Parish Pastoral Plan Team

3. Have a passion for moving St. James forward

4. Have knowledge of the Parish, its resources and its Mission

Nominations can be until November 22:

1. Parishioners can nominate others or self-nominate. You may make multiple nominations.

2. If the Candidate accepts the nomination, Parish leadership will vet the Nominee

3. The Parish will be asked to pray that the Holy Spirit will guide the final selection of accepted candidates

4. The names of the accepted candidates will be placed in a bowl in front of the altar for two weeks. The parish will pray over these names and the Pastor will randomly pick the Council members about the first week in December with an Announcement of the Council Members the weekend of December 17-18.

You can find out more about the Council and our new Pastoral Plan on our website: The Form also is available on our website.

Drop your completed Nomination Form(s) in the box by the altar or the collection basket.



Nomination Name:_________________________________________________________________

Nominee's Telephone # (if known): _________________________ E-Mail:__________________________

Your Name: __________________________________________________________________________

Your telephone no.: ______________________________

Your E-Mail: ______________________________

Why are you nominating this person?