The Council is a consultative body that the Pastor can
prayerfully reflect with and ask for assistance to guide the
overall care and ministry of the parish and the enhancement
of its mission. With the Pastor, the Council sets the
mission and direction of the parish.
Contact: Cecile Bertot,
The council is a consultative body providing advice and
recommendations to the Pastor concerning the Stewardship of
the parish's fiscal and temporal resources, including
conducting long range financial planning to support the
mission of the parish.
Contact: John Joyce, 407.222.3016
The Stewardship Council promotes Stewardship as a Way of
Life within all aspects of the parish community. The council
is composed of two teams that focus on very distinct aspects
of Stewardship. The Time and Talent Team's role is to
connect people with ministry that utilizes their God-given
gifts and talents. We accomplish this by fostering personal
discovery for our parishioners and a welcoming spirit in our
ministries. The Stewardship Development Team focuses its
work on the education and development of stewardship within
the parish, as well as overseeing the parish's annual
Sacrificial Giving Renewal in November, Planned Giving,
major gifts, special campaigns and other financial
Contact: Brian Pelski,
Faith Formation Commission
This consultative body is a collaboration of our Spiritual
Formation Ministries and our Family Ministries. It is dedicated to growing, nurturing and
enhancing the spiritual life of our parishioners and parish
and serves as a major voice for families in our parish.
The School Board, Early Center, Child & Adult Religious
Education, Youth Ministry, Family Ministries and prayer groups are accountable
to this consultative body. Family Life itself is a process which listens to the
needs of our parish families and then, through its
Commission, creates and implements educational programs,
events, and ministries which nurture and empower families.
Contact: Bert Ghezzi, 407.644.1552,
The Justice & Service Commission is a
consultative body to the pastor which promotes
awareness of Catholic Social Teaching and
opportunities to put it into practice. Our
commission coordinates the following parish
ministries: family services, ministry to the
sick, ministries for retired persons, those with
special needs, social justice and respect for
life. It addresses this with prayer, education,
service, justice and action.
Barbara Chiodo, E-Mail:
The primary role of this group is to aid and lead the parish
community of St. Mary Magdalen to grow spiritually in faith
and love through deeper prayer and better worship.
Contact: Buddy Anderson,
The School Commission is a consultative body that serves as an advisory
group to the principal and the Pastor to ensure our St. Mary Magdalen school continues to
fulfill the mission of Catholic Education which is to teach gospel values, build faith
communities, provide excellence in higher education, and serve the people of the world.
Contact: Joe Snider, 407.416.4675,