Our Councils

The parish council arose in Catholic parishes following the Second Vatican Council’s Decree on the Apostolate of Lay People (Apostolicam actuositatem, par. 26) of 1965.   The Diocese of San Jose also mandates the use of parish councils.  The Parish Council is the pastor’s chief advisory body.  St. Frances Cabrini’s Parish Council has representatives from the main parish organizations as well as two elected at-large members and one appointee by the pastor.  Cabrini has a very active council that both advises the pastor and assists in running many parish initiatives:  The Village House homeless shelter being a notable example.

In addition to Pastor Father Michael Hendrickson (frhendrickson@sfcabrini.org)  and Parochial Vicar Father Gabriel Lee (frlee@sfcabrini.org), the 2018 – 2019 Parish Council members include these individuals (along with a list of their current Parish activities):

John Dahl, Chairperson (jkdassociates@gmail.com / 408 879 1122)
Council Member Since 2012
Finance Council
Building Committee
SFC Helping Others Village House Director
Men’s Club
Sacristan
Sam Nickolas, Vice Chairperson (sgnickolas@comcast.net)
Council Member Since 2015 as Pastor Appointee
Parish Member Since 1998
Men’s Club
SFC Helping Others Village House Core Team
New Parishioners Breakfast Chef
Fiesta Food Booth Chair
Cursillo
Alpha Table Moderator
Maile Figone, (rmfigone@sbcglobal.net)
Ladies League
SFC Helping Others Village House Core Team
New Parishioners Breakfast Organizer
New Family Registrar
Parish Event Coordinator
Alicia Morales, (alicia_morales@comcast.net / 408 857 0523)
Council Member Since 2016
Mexican Catholic Organization
SFC Helping Others Village House Core Team
New Parishioners Breakfast Voluntee
Alpha
Cursillo
Frieda Flocchini, (FriedaFlo@aol.com)
Council Member Since 2014
Italian Catholic Federation Branch 191
SFC Helping Others Village House Core Team
New Parishioners Breakfast Volunteer
Bocce Courts Coordinator
Lunch Ministry
Eucharistic Minister
Tim Van Overen, (tim@vanoveren.com)
Council Member Since 2016
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) Director
New Parishioners Breakfast Volunteer
Eucharistic Minister
Parishioner Since 1998
SFC School Parent
Doris Bebla, (dbebla@yahoo.com / 408 315 6608)
Council Member Since 2011
Assyrian Catholic Community
New Parishioners Breakfast Volunteer
SFC School Office Admin
SFC Helping Others Village House Volunteer Core Team
Joan Schenck, (jschenck@sfcschool.org / 408-377-2111)
Council Member Since 1998
Altar Server Moderator
Religious Education Director and School Campus Minister
SFC Helping Others Village House Volunteer
Blue Star Moms
Boy Scouts Leader for Religious Emblems
Evangelization Committee
Liturgy Committee
Lyle Adams, (tereatsjc@juno.com)
Council Member Since 2017
Eucharistic Minister
Lector
Fil-Am Group
SFC School Parent
Michael Livingston, (mlivingston@sfcschool.org)
Council Member Since 2017
Fiesta Director
Ronda Clark, (rclark@sfcschool.org / 408 377 6545)
Council Member Since 2017
Vice Principal St. Frances Cabrini School
SFC Helping Others Village House Volunteer
New Parishioners Breakfast Volunteer
Eucharistic Minister
Andy Lore, (thelores@comcast.net)
Council Member Since 2016
School Advisory Council
Pam Ellis, (pamellis1963@gmail.com / 408 771 7630)
Council Member-at-Large Since 2018
Italian Catholic Federation
Parish Office Volunteer
Thanksgiving and Christmas Food/Toy Drive Volunteer
New Parishioners Breakfast Volunteer
Bob Citelli, (robertcitelli@gmail.com / 408 406 0604)
Council Member-at-Large Since 2016
SFC Helping Others Village House Core Team
Parish Facebook Editor
Parish Website Contributor
New Parishioners Breakfast Volunteer

Parish Liturgy Committee

The Parish Liturgy Committee can be grouped into four areas: preparation, coordination, formation and evaluation, as it relates to the Mass and Liturgical Events with special emphasis on Advent, Lent and Feast Days.

The Committee is composed of leaders for Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Religious Education, Music Ministry, Sacristans, Ushers and Environment. Contact information for Committee Members can be found at https://sfcabrini.org/contact-sfc/all-staff-contacts/

Financial Council