Parish Pastoral Council
Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) is a consultative body that represents the parish community with a role to make recommendations to the Pastor of the parish.
A pastoral council has its basis in Canon Law (Canon 536). The bishop of a diocese can establish a pastoral council in each parish that is presided over by the pastor. A parish council is engaged in pastoral care of a parish and is regulated by the norms laid down by the Bishop. The principal role of a pastoral council is pastoral planning into the future by adhering to the mission and vision of both the diocese and the parish; which involves a three-fold approach: one, to conduct needs analysis and prioritize pastoral requirements; two, to set and develop goals and objectives; and three, to recommend a set of intended actions to achieve those goals and objectives. A pastoral council has a three-year term, which can be extended to another term.
I am grateful that the following individuals have discerned a call to serve our parish in this capacity for the next three years:
Along with the Pastor, they will be setting strategic directions for the Pastoral Team and for the Finance Committee.
May God who has begun the good work in us, bring it to completion.
Michael Bechard (Rev.)