About Pastoral Councils
A Pastoral Council consists of the Pastor together with a group of parishioners chosen by the parish community.
The Pastoral Council's role is to promote the Church's mission to live and communicate the love and values of Christ in our world.
The Pastoral Council shares in the responsibility for the ongoing life and development of the faith community, working together with parishioners to provide support for their efforts as followers of Christ.
Why have a pastoral council?
Pastoral Councils are one of the structures which were strongly recommended by the Bishops of the Second Vatican Council.
They witness to the basic equality of dignity of all members, by reason of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, highlighting the role of all to share in the saving mission of Jesus.
Pastoral Councils are part of the Vatican II movement towards shared responsibility and shared ministry.