What is a PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL?
A Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) is a way for the Church to consult and involve the laity of the Parish. A “representative body” (its members mirroring the Parish in terms of age, ethnicity, gender, etc.), the Parish Pastoral Council nourishes a spiritual vision of the Church in the modern world.
The Parish Pastoral Council through prayer and planning has the role of investigating the pastoral reality, reflecting and discerning how well the Parish is living Christ’s Mission, and recommending goals to address areas for improvement.
The three basic responsibilities are therefore:
The Parish Pastoral Council prepares and regularly reviews the Parish Plan and its Goals. It conducts a Parish needs assessment in the areas of prayer; liturgy; evangelization; and stewardship; Catholic education for children, youth, and adults.
It identifies and defines the Parish goals and sets broad strategies for implementing those goals year by year.
The Parish Pastoral Council is the visionary group of the Parish. Its purpose is to implement the Parish Plan.
The Pastoral Council is an organized body of appointed, elected, and volunteer parishioners who meet monthly on the third Monday of the month at 4:15 to 5:30pm to address the pastoral needs of the parish.
For more information about the Council, contact the person(s) listed below.