This area relates to all who coordinate the functions and activities of parish administration and finances, including fund-raising, parish building, and facility maintenance.


The Pastoral Council is comprised of as many as 12 lay parishioners, parish staff members and the pastor. The Council identifies the concerns and needs of the parish and considers solutions to address those concerns and needs. The lay parishioners and staff members act as an advisory body for the pastor in these five areas of concern: Spiritual Life, Human Concerns, Parish Life and Administration, and Education. In attempting to address these five areas, the Council seeks to be of service to other SCL ministries as well as to individual parishioners. Lay members serve 4-year terms and meet 10 times per year. For information, please contact the chair person of the Pastoral Council: Madeline Collins 847-657-7935


St. Catherine Laboure Parish is administered through the Rectory Office by an Administrative Assistant, who works closely with the Pastor and Pastoral Council to meet parish goals. The Rectory Office is open and staff are available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Auxiliary staff are available on Saturday mornings from 9am to 12 Noon to answer basic questions and to take messages. Parishioners and visitors are encouraged to contact the Rectory Office to gain information concerning Parish Life opportunities available through St. Catherine Laboure Parish or to initiate any scheduling needs that they may have. For info, contact the Rectory by calling 847-729-1414.


The purpose of the finance committee is to assist the pastor in the administration of the financial needs of the parish. The committee reviews parish finances and prepares the budgets with an annual financial statement for parish review. For additional info, call Barb Hartmann at 847-724-2810.