St. Matthew’s Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) advises and assists the Cathedral Rector in developing activities to enhance the spiritual and temporal life of our parish community. The PPC both articulates a strategic vision for the parish and implements pieces of that vision through its committees, ministries, and programs.
In its meetings and operations, the Council strives to balance these needs: at times, concentrating on specific tasks and, at others, advising the Rector on larger questions facing the parish. PPC members likewise balance their thinking between personal experiences, work with a particular Committee, and the larger questions faced by our community.
The PPC is comprised of 18 voting members. An election is held each November. New council members begin their term each December. The Council includes three officers and maintains six permanent committees with their individual officers.
The PPC meets at 6:45pm on the first Monday of the month in the North Conference room. (The September 2018 meeting was moved to September 10.) All parishioners are invited to join Council meetings, as well as assist with parish activities.
Contacting the Council
Parishioners are encouraged to contact the Council by email or to stop by the PPC’s monthly meetings.
At right, current and former Parish Council members gathered for a photo with Msgr. Jameson at the Council's December 2016 meeting.
- Chair: Rev. Msgr. W. Ronald Jameson
- First Vice-Chair: Chris Maher
- Second Vice-Chair: Anthony Bucci III
- Secretary: Andrew Lentz
- Patricia Boehme
- Damien Gaul
- Dan Horning
- Susana Quiñonez
- Wendy Marie Thomas
- Alcira Cardozo
- Kerry Early
- Friedemann Roy
- Gregg Glotnis
The Communications and Evangelization Committee promotes the worship, ministerial, formational, outreach, and other activities of the Cathedral to our parish community and to the general public. View more
The Faith Formation Committee is concerned with Christian education and spiritual formation of the parish community. View more
The Hospitality Committee fosters Christian fellowship within the parish community and with visitors. Activities include assisting parish staff and organizations in coordinating social functions and welcoming new members to the parish community and encouraging participation in Cathedral activities. View more
The Liturgy Committee brings the parish community closer to God in the celebration of God’s presence through liturgy, including the sacraments. View more
The Social Justice and Community Services Committee mobilizes the people and resources of the parish in a mission of service to the local and surrounding community. View more
The Stewardship Committee identifies and recommends strategies to encourage parishioner participation in, and financial support of, the Cathedral and its pastoral ministries and programs. View more