Through Jan. 10, the Saint Matthew Parish Council is accepting applications for membership. There are three open volunteer positions for a three-year term beginning August 2018 and ending June 2021. Any person who is Catholic, 21 years or older, and a member of the parish is eligible to serve as a member of the council. The purpose and function of the Saint Matthew Parish Pastoral Council is to serve as a consultative body, in shared responsibility with the pastor, through which the parish and its various commissions answer the call to love, serve, and make disciples of the Saint Matthew community and beyond. If you can make decisions that are guided by a firm, faith-filled heart that is open to the Holy Spirit, can listen to fellow parishioners, and present ideas that mold the future of the parish and can strengthen parish relationships and celebrate the peace of Christ, prayerfully consider applying for membership on the Parish Council.