Holy Name of MaryHoly Name of Mary Catholic Parish

       and Elementary School

Our Lady of Lake Huron, 413 South 1st Street, Harbor Beach, MI 48441; St. Anthony of Padua, 8233 Helena Rd, Harbor Beach, MI 48441

Holy Name of Mary Parish Council

Purpose of a Parish Council

The Pastoral Council, over which the pastor presides, is established in each parish so that the Christian faithful, together with those who share in pastoral care by virtue of their office in the parish, may assist in fostering pastoral activity. (Code of Canon Law, c 536 art. 1) The Pastoral Council, a consultative body, is governed by norms established by the diocesan bishop. (c 536 art. 2)

  • The Council promotes Catholic worship and identity, supports religious education and evangelization and fosters stewardship and service.
  • The Council helps the pastor in building a community of disciples who recognize their baptismal calls to lives of holiness, witness and service.
  • The Council engages in pastoral planning, taking into account the needs and priorities of parishioners, the diocese, the broader community and the world.
  • The Council promotes within the parish unity of prayer and vision as well as collaboration in pastoral outreach in keeping with the vision of the Bishop of Saginaw and the pastor.


Pastoral Plan for 2020-2021 is under way and will be posted as soon as available.

Due to covid-19 restrictions, we are unable to plan for many of the activities that our parish has been involved in previously.  We ask you to pray for your parish members, that we all stay safe and persevere in our faithfulness during this time.

Thank you and God bless you.