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Parish Pastoral Council

Meet the Parish Pastoral Council

The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) is the lay advisory body to the Pastor of Holy Name Cathedral. The members of the PPC represent the needs, hopes and desires of the entire Parish. The PPC works with the Pastor to encourage full participation and engagement of all parishioners in the mission of Holy Name Cathedral and the Universal Church. Each of the many lay organizations of Holy Name Cathedral are supported by the PPC, from annual Discernment to opportunities to promote membership and participation in their programs.

The PPC sponsors a variety of programs that support the entire Parish including:

  • Annual Discernment to select the lay leaders as members of the four commissions
  • The New Parishioners’ Receptions – held three times per year to welcome new parishioners
  • New Leader Orientation – held every July to orient the new members of the four commissions
  • Parish Leadership Day – this annual event brings all lay leaders together to develop our Parish’s strategic focus for the upcoming year


Rector: Very Rev. Gregory Sakowicz –
Chair: John Silver
Vice-Chair: Kathy Montague Staff Liaison: Very Rev. Gregory Sakowicz – Michelle Peltier –

Tom Flanagan
Rob Hendricks
Eileen Knight
Cheri McEssy
Stephanie McIntyre

Margaret Owens
Dave Pallas
Laura Spingola
Grace Villamora
Win Villamora


For more information about the PPC, please contact:

To learn more about our upcoming activities, please click Events.

To join the Parish Pastor Council, please consider submitting your name as a candidate during our annual Discernment process in March & April 2018. We would love to have you as a new member!