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A Parish Pastoral Council promotes and supports the evangelising mission of a Parish, working in collaboration with the Parish Priest to foster the spiritual and pastoral life of all the Christian faithful. The Parish Pastoral Council enables the members of the Parish community to fulfil their baptismal calling to share in Christ’s mission and to connect their needs and their strengths with the Parish’s plans for the future. A Parish Pastoral Council undertakes this planning in consultation with the Parish community, attending to the mandate of the Gospel, the communion of the Parish with the Diocese, and by studying the pastoral realities of the Parish and the wider community. Through a process of dialogue, it then provides recommendations to the Pastor to respond to the spiritual and material needs of all God’s people.
You can read more about the mission and vision, role and function, structure and supporting resources for Parish Pastoral Councils in our Diocese of Broken Bay here (PDF 119.7KB).