Parish Pastoral Councils were formed after Vatican II.
I include this quote from Cardinal Roger Mahony
“The Parish is no longer a place where parishioners go to have their needs met (as consumers,passive recipients) but a place where one and all are challenged to exercise their baptismal calling.
The challenge to move beyond a consumer mentality to a mission mentality”
The role of the Parish Pastoral Council is
- to have an overview of the Parish,
- to develop the vision for the mission of the Church in the Parish,
- to plan for the continuing growth of the Parish,
- to advise on the arrangements that need to be in place so that the ministries can properly fulfil their roles
The Parish Pastoral Council is usually appointed for a period of two years
The following are members of the Parish Pastoral Council for 2012-2013