Parish Pastoral Council

Councils are the primary consultative bodies of the parish, working directly with the pastor in the areas of pastoral planning and financial matters.

 

Parish Pastoral Council

 

Joe Taglioli - chair
Tim Push - vice-chair

The Pastoral Council is the primary visioning body of the parish, working with the pastor in determining the overall mission of the parish.

  • Soliciting the wisdom of the parish community on pastoral matters
  • Forming a consensus about pastoral planning, which addresses the needs of the parish
  • Communicating that pastoral vision to the parish as a whole
  • Involving the parish commissions in implementing the vision

 

An essential aspect of such visioning is the work of evangelization.  Evangelization is  inspiring all that a parish does and is the foundation of its very identity.  To help the importance of evangelization to become a reality, the Parish Pastoral Council has an Evangelization Committee as a direct subcommittee to the 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 the parish Commissions:

  • Christian Worship
  • Christian Education/Formation
  • Christian Service Outreach
  • Christian Stewardship

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.