Established in 1979, the Pastoral Council consists of discerned, ex-officio, and appointed parishioners who serve in staggered three-year terms. On Pentecost Sunday each year, the parish is asked to prayerfully discern who they believe God is calling forth as leaders in this faith community. Persons may put their own name or the name of someone else whom they believe God is calling to serve. Those called forth will be invited to a discernment session where they prayerfully reflect on whether God is calling them to serve the St. Louis community as a member of the Pastoral Council. The Council is an advisory board to the pastor and establishes parish policies and guidelines as necessary. The Pastoral Council meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December and July) at 5:30 p.m.
The Finance Council oversees the budget of the parish and advises the pastor in financial matters. The pastor appoints members with experience in accounting, budgeting, finance, and legal or business professions. Regular meetings review the parish monthly financial reports and discuss pertinent topics. Ex-officio members include the Pastor, Business Administrator, and parish accountant.