Parish Pastoral Council
The Parish Pastoral Council is not the body that implements the programs and activities to carry out the strategic plan for the parish. That is the work of parish Commissions. Parishes vary greatly in size, resources and needs, and the Pastoral Council needs to keep in mind what will best help its own parish achieve the vision that is set out. In doing so, there must be commissions to represent the following four major areas of parish life and activity:
All parish commissions and their committees operate under the leadership of the Parish Pastoral Council. Through the Pastoral Council, they are to communicate with each other on a regular basis so that the overall implementation of a parish’s vision is a collaborative effort. The coordinating work of the pastor and pastoral staff can be a significant help in maintaining the overall vision and the collaborative spirit.