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About the Parish Pastoral Council

According to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, the purpose of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) is to foster full participation of the entire parish in the life and mission of the local faith community and of the universal Church. Specifically, the PPC is to advise the pastor on a range of topics that lie at the very heart of parish life, including issues related to community, evangelization, leadership, service, stewardship, teaching and worship.

Here at St. Norbert, the PPC seeks to fulfill this responsibility first and foremost by “listening for the guidance of the Holy Spirit.” Each PPC meeting begins with an extended period of song, prayer, and faith-sharing around a passage from Scripture. Only then does the council consider its monthly agenda. In this way, the PPC helps the pastor discern where the Holy Spirit is leading our community.

Selection Process

Members of the PPC are selected according to a process defined by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The council is made up of nine elected and appointed members, along with members of the parish staff serving as ex-officio council members. The composition of the PPC is meant to reflect the diversity of the parish community. The pastor presides over PPC meetings.

Elections: Each spring, parishioners are invited to nominate individuals to run for election to the PPC. Biographies of nominees are published prior to the election, which is held in May. Two parishioners are elected to serve three-year terms, with a third parishioner appointed by the Pastor. PPC meetings are held monthly from September through June, generally on the evening of the fourth Monday of the month.

The Parish Pastoral Plan

Forming Fervent Disciples

Dear Parishioners: 

Our Five Year Pastoral Plan was created with input from you, the parishioners, via a survey, small group meetings, Parish Council input, and more.

Through that process, the Holy Spirit led us to the primary reason for our existence: Being a community that Encounters Jesus

At St. Norbert's, we encounter Jesus in two ways:

  1. Focus on Sunday: We are Catholic and the Eucharist is our center.  As such, we focus on providing a fresh and concentrated Sunday experience from the moment you drive onto our campus, come through the Church doors to our Liturgy, worship, homilies, and services to young and old. 
  2. Forming Fervent Disciples:  We grow our encounters with Jesus by deliberately and intentionally forming Fervent Disciples. 


 To find out more about our 2014-2019 Parish Pastoral Plan, go to the link below and also view our weekly Bulletin at the Resource Center of this website: 

 Parish Pastoral Plan 2014-2019.

– Steven Albero, O.Praem., Pastor

Previous Pastoral Plans:




Council Members Contact

The PPC encourages parishioners to share their hopes and concerns regarding parish life. You are cordially invited to contact any council member to discuss any issue of concern.


Elected and Appointed Members

E-Mail Address

Term Expires

David Makowicz



Brian Fila



Martha Wilbur



Raul Urrunaga



Al Sennett



Stephany Ziegler



Nathan Ball



Mary Beth Fritz



Jeanne Oswald

 jandaruss@verizon.net  2020




Ex Officio Members

E-Mail Address



Father Steven Albero




Father Arul

aamalraj@parish.stnorbert.org Parochial Vicar

Deacon Steve Martino



Ed Grady

Egrady@parish.stnorbert.org Staff

Mary Kay Hennessy


School Principal






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