DPC Has Three Openings
July 12, 2018
DIOCESE—Three openings exist on the Diocesan Pastoral Council (DPC), one each for a lay representative from the Aurora, Freeport, and Rockford deaneries. 
 
Prospective members may nominate themselves for three-year terms that begin with the Sept. 8, 2018 meeting. 
 
The council addresses matters of pastoral concern that Bishop David Malloy raises. He may also invite the council to raise other matters of pastoral concern.
 
First step in DPC service:
talk to your dean
Before submitting a nomination for service on the Diocesan Pastoral Council, prospective members must talk with the dean of their deanery. 
Deans in the deaneries for which there are openings are:
– Aurora — Msgr. Arquimedes Vallejo, 630/898-4165, SacredHeart-Aurora@RockfordDiocese.org
– Freeport — Very Rev. Kenneth Anderson, 815/232-3225, StThomasAquinas-Freeport@RockfordDiocese.org
– Rockford — Very Rev. Stephen St. Jules, 815/965-2765, StPeterCathedral-Rockford@RockfordDiocese.org
Representatives must be practicing Catholics in good standing in the Church who have shown commitment in a parish. 
 
He or she should possess good judgment, be comfortable in a group setting, and be able to appreciate the wide spectrum of ministries and services the diocese provides.
 
Each representative will serve a three-year term, beginning with the Sept. 8 meeting. This term may be renewed once. 
 
Four DPC meetings are held each year at the Diocesan Administration Center in Rockford from 9 a.m. to noon.
 
Prospective members may nominate themselves by contacting the dean of their deanery. (See sidebar)
 
Nominations must be made in writing and sent by July 23 to Kevin Fuss, Office of Research and Planning, PO Box 7044, Rockford, IL 61125 or to  kfuss@rockforddiocese.org.
 
Candidates should list their current and past involvement in church life and explain in their own words why they wish to be a part of the DPC.
 
Deaneries may be identified by consulting the diocesan map at http://www.rockforddiocese.org/about-us/map-of-the-diocese/.