3175 Paulskirk Dr, Ellicott City, MD 21042     (410) 461-9112

Pastoral Council


  • Kathy Kraft
  • Paul Venginickal
    Vice President
  • Mimi Arsenault
    Recording Secretary
  • Roy Harris
    Corresponding Secretary


  • Bob Krasnansky
  • Gina Maclean
  • Nancy Moore
  • Rick Murray
  • Helen Nycum
  • John Papania
  • Hans Weidig
  • Mary Reif

Permanent Members

  • Msgr. John Dietzenbach
  • Fr. Canisius Tah
    Associate pastor
  • Skip Comegna
  • Karen Murphy
    School Principal

Committee Chairs

  • Bob Cardoni
  • Harry Carnes
  • Mary Ann Dunlay
  • Rick Murray
  • John Papania
  • Pam Schmidt
  • Barbara Watson
    Social Justice

2015/16 Meeting Dates

All meetings begin at 7pm in MP-1.

August, 2015 - No meeting

September 14, 2015*

October 5, 2015

November 2, 2015

December 7, 2015

January 4, 2016

February 1, 2016

March 7, 2016

April 4, 2016

May 2, 2016

June 13, 2016*

* Second Monday


Updated:  7/27/15

 The Pastoral Council's role is:

1. To serve and be a Christian witness in this community

2. To serve as a consultative body to the Pastor

3. To give of itself, its representatives, and committee members the time, effort, and work essential for an effective council

4. To establish procedures for the Council and the Council's committees which foster involvement, honesty, communication, and collaboration

5. To be a sounding board for the needs and wishes of the Parish

6. To generate a greater degree of involvement on the part of all parishioners

7. To assist parishioners in recognizing their need to exercise their apostolate both in the Church and in the world, in both spiritual and temporal orders

8. To assist parishioners in understanding and adjusting to the Church's views relating to concepts of collegiality, service, authority, and responsibility as well as to preserve the best traditions of the Church

9. To implement policy and procedures set forth by the Archdiocese, Pastor, staff, and Pastoral Council