The Parish Council serves as an advisory group of parishioners for the dual purpose of representing the demographics of the parish to the clergy and the clergy to the people of the parish; thus acting as a liaison body, so that by mutual discussion and counsel, the apostolic, social, and administrative work of the parish will be advanced. The Council provides for dialogue among the parishioners as well as between the parishioners and the pastor. The Council must address present parish needs and develop plans for the future. The Pastor/Pastoral Administrator serves as ex-officio member.
The Parish Council meets the first Thursday of the month, from September through June, at 7:00 pm. Annual elections for new members of the Council take place during the month of May. In order to be eligible for election, one must be at least sixteen (16) years of age and a registered member of Our Lady of Pompeii Parish.
Contact - Pat Farruggio
There are two trustees appointed in each Catholic parish, as required by both civil and ecclesiastical law. The trustees are nominated by the pastor of the parish and confirmed by the appointment of the bishop of the diocese. In concert with the bishop, vicar general, and the pastor, the two parish trustees serve as officers of the corporate structure of the parish.
Our current trustees are Mike Conboy and Bill Maher.
Finance Advisory Committee
The Finance Advisory Committee is responsible for advising the pastor/parish administrator on all matters related to, but not limited to, budgeting, allocation of resources and fundraising.
As the size and responsibilities of Our Lady of Pompeii have grown, the need to structure parish finances with financial controls has become necessary. This group draws on basic financial accounting principles to create a budget, to discuss the revenue stream and act as a sounding board to financial concerns of the parish.
This committee is open to any member of the Parish who has an interest or background in finance and would be willing to give his/her skills and time for this important Parish concern.
Current Finance Advisory Committee Members
Contact Father David Richards at 716-683-6522.
Offertory Collection Counters
A dedicated group of volunteer parishioners, approved by the pastor, who process the stewardship offertory collection on a weekly basis.
Contact - Donna Faatz, 683-6522, ext. 101
Virtus - Protecting God’s Children (Diocesan Safe Environment Program)
An essential part of the mission of the Church is the promotion and protection of the rights and dignity of all people. Christian principles dictate that we have a special concern for those who are most vulnerable and those who cannot fully care for themselves.
Our Lady of Pompeii participates in the Diocesan Safe Environment Program.
Contact/Coordinator - Sister Joyce King, CSSF, 683-6522, ext. 103