As the primary policy-formulating body of the parish, this group makes decisions for the parish by responding to the needs of the parishioners and discerning the will of God in a particular community of believers. The work of the Parish Pastoral Council is focused by the parish mission statement and articulated in long and short-range planning and goal setting.
The role of the Parish Pastoral Council is:
Articulate the parish mission
Ensure the implementation of the parish mission
Provide a model of prayerful leadership
Determine the direction of the parish, based on the parish mission statement
Approve policy to implement the parish mission
Ensure that policies which articulate the direction of the parish are developed
Monitor the implementation of parish policies
Assess parish needs and available resources
Determine priorities and options
Evaluate programs and services
The members of the Parish Pastoral Council are selected for a three-year term in May of each year by the Prayerful Selection Process (Discernment). Their term begins the third Tuesday of June. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm throughout the year in the CFC. All parish members are invited to attend.